Essential oils to strengthen the immune system

Certain essential oils have exceptional antiviral properties and can help fight viral infections and their associated symptoms. Before rushing to the nearest pharmacy, consider treating minor symptoms with a few drops of essential oils.

Essential oils to strengthen your natural defenses

Essential oils have been shown in a number of scientific studies to be effective natural remedies for treating viral infections. Essential oils that fight viruses usually also kill germs, and they often have properties that reduce inflammation and boost the immune system.

When colds, viruses, and winter fatigue plague the body, aromatherapy, or the use of essential oils, can provide valuable support to improve health and well-being. Due to the high concentration of their active ingredients, essential oils should not be used by children under the age of seven or by pregnant women. Any essential oil should be handled with extreme caution to avoid accidental ingestion or adverse reaction.

Ravintsara essential oil

Ravintsara essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the camphor tree (Madagascar). Due to its strong antiviral properties, it is the most effective essential oil for fighting flu-like infections or gastrointestinal infections. Since it also has an immunostimulant effect, it is effective in preventing influenza or gastroenteritis and during the outbreak of an illness to strengthen the immune system. It can either be released into the atmosphere or applied locally to the palm of the hand at a concentration of 5 to 20%. Special Precautions: Always seek medical advice if you have asthma symptoms.

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Lemon essential oil

In case of illnesses (colds, coughs, etc.), the antibacterial and antiviral properties of lemon essential oil are particularly beneficial, moreover, there are hardly any contraindications. Thanks to its stimulating properties, it also helps cleanse the digestive system. Infections, high blood pressure and arthritis are just some of the ailments that can be treated with lemon oil. The recommended dose is one to five drops, which can be added to a glass of room-warm water or a cup of herbal tea and taken several times a day.

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Eucalyptus essential oil

Eucalyptus essential oil is immunostimulant, antimicrobial and antiviral and is recommended for bronchitis. When using massages, dilute 1-2 drops of the essential oil with a small amount of vegetable oil. When taken orally, no more than one drop should be taken, diluted with a little honey or syrup. It should not be taken more than three times in 24 hours. Eucalyptus essential oil is not suitable for pregnant women during pregnancy and lactation, as well as for children under 5 years of age.

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Lavender essential oil

Lavender essential oil is one of the most well-known oils for combating anxiety and insomnia. It helps calm the body and mind and makes it easier to fall asleep. Lavender essential oil is used to treat muscle spasms, rheumatism, and cramps. It also has antispasmodic and decongestant effects. Lavender essential oil is suitable for treating superficial skin burns, wounds, dermatitis, itching, bedsores and rosacea. However, it should be diluted with vegetable oil before applying to the skin. To relieve tension, it can be added to a hot bath (20-30 drops).

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Tea tree essential oil

Tea tree essential oil has immune stimulating and antiviral properties. It is an effective weapon against a wide range of viruses, including influenza and herpes. It is used both topically and as a diffusing agent, requiring a 20 percent dilution before use. You should perform a skin test before regular use, as there is a possibility of contact dermatitis forming.

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The use of essential oils in alternative medicine is gaining more and more importance and recognition. They are natural and effective, and they offer surprising benefits. You should talk to your doctor about them before using them.

Please note that the use of essential oils may be harmful to the health of those with respiratory or other conditions. Consult your primary care physician or pharmacist before beginning use. The information on this website is in no way intended as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. The information in Sauna Time cannot and should not be used to make an independent diagnosis or to initiate treatment.


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