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Flu season is back and as usual, our bodies are going through a tough time. So today incha Allah I’m going to talk about some of the best essential oils you can use to boost your immune system and help fight cold and flu symptoms. It is never nice to feel down with flu and cold cold symptom but did you know that by using essential oils you can help with fighting the signs of flu and cold by boosting your immune system. The oils I’m going to talk about are pretty much the same I mentioned in my DIY post about natural cough remedy. Plz, note that this article talks about viruses so the oils mentioned below should be used in a diffuser as it has a wider range for cleaning up rooms and bedrooms. Diffusing essential oils in your home is the best way to prevent flu and cold.
How can essential oils help us boost our immune system and fight flu symptoms
Some essential oils have great properties such as antiviral, antiseptic, anti-fungal anti-microbial. Their antiseptic properties are the only antibiotics or antiseptic which have been widely proven to be effective as they destroy a very high number of different bacteria whereas an antibiotic only acts on a few germs at the time. They are as I have been mentioning a gift from God to us. As you already know I’m a big fan of essential oils Alhamdulillah. So here’s the list of some of the best essential oils for flu and cold.
Here we find frankincense a resin that comes from Boswellia sacra trees and is great for its numerous benefits such as antibacterial and antiviral properties and is also wonderful to help boost our immune system as It stimulates the growth of new cells. it is also great for cough and respiratory problems.
2 Peppermint oil
peppermint is a great oil to have for anything really, as it can help in many ways such as nausea, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, and vomiting help with ache cramp and nocturnal cramps. it is great for block nose headache simply apply to a tissue and massage oil onto the forehead or can be inhaled to clear block nose massage onto the neck as well very effective to relieve a dry and sore throat. Plz, note never use peppermint oil undiluted on skin.
3 Cinnamon Essential Oil
It is a very potent oil extracted from leaves and barks. it is said to kill 99.99 X of microbes, even those resistant to antibiotics. This oil deals brilliantly with all infections (respiratory, intestinal, gynaecological, urinary, etc.). It also has fantastic antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial abilities. It is ideal for asthmatic (wheezing) bronchitis, colds and flu. A great oil to have to fight the little evils of winter. In suppository, it takes only 10 minutes to reach the lungs in order to exercise its work. Plz, note that this oil is very strong as said earlier and therefore should be completely avoided in pregnancy and breastfeeding also not suitable for children under 7 years of age.
4 Oregano Essential oils
oregano oil is another very powerful oil to fight against viruses and cold has an orange colour it smells reminds us of fresh thyme. It grows in Morocco and in the South of France It is from the flowering summit that the essential oil is extracted a pretty purple rose flower. This oil has great anti-bacterial properties one of the most powerful therefore should be used with precaution. You could say that in term of antiseptic this is the oil to have with cinnamon. This oil is a great choice for fighting any nosocomial diseases. A major problem today is that microbes are becoming increasingly resistant often to the classically prescribed antibiotic. better still it promotes a healthy gut which helps to boost our immunity only destroying bad bacteria. Oregano oil is extraordinarily efficient but can also be toxic for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and is also not suitable for children under 15 years of age.
5 Tea Tree oil
Tea tree oil is fantastic for congestion and blocked nose. It has anti bacterial , anti viral, anti microbial properties. it is extracted from leaves . Its has been used by Australian native tribes for millenium. used mainly in shampoos and cleaning products for its cleaning and anti bacterial properties. No microbes can resist this oil, very powerful. Was used in the 40 s to help injured soldiers clean their wounds. This oil has a pungent aroma and is clear in colour. This oil is know for its wide anti infectious benefits. It can help reduces significantly viruses, and a great number of microbes. Great to use in your cleaning products added to some white vinegar some lavender to gives a good smell and some cinnamon oil great combo to sanitize all your surfaces at home or in the office.
As a measure of precaution and while essential oils may be safe they can also have few side effects therefore pregnant, breastfeeding women and people taking prescriptions or medications should talk to their doctor before taking any natural remedies. In this section we are talking about essential oil which could potentially replace antibiotics remember never take any essential oils orally.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post. I would love to hear what other essential oils or tips you are using to fight viruses flu and cold. You are more than welcome to share it here. dont forget sharing is caring.
Peace and blessings to you.
Amanee the founder of Naturaleeyou.