The effect of essential oils on the influenza virus

  • the most common is type A influenza virus. The most pathogenic, most often mutates. And it is this type of virus that most often produces completely new strains that cause pandemics.
  • type B virus mutates more slowly. Therefore, it is more likely that the immune system will have ready-made antibodies against this strain, or similar ones (in this case, you will still get sick, but the disease will proceed more easily).
  • type C virus does not mutate. Once having been ill with it, you practically for the rest of your life get immunity against it.

At the very first symptoms of the flu, we traditionally run to the pharmacy and buy antiviral drugs, often containing interferon. But treatment with interferons has its drawbacks: rapid removal of the active substance from the body, not always good tolerance, as well as suppression of its own production. Homeopathic remedies very often have a placebo effect for a lot of money.

In the last few years, medical scientists have been closely studying the antiviral actions of essential oils. They concluded that certain combinations of essential oils are the most effective topical prevention of influenza and other viruses. When we inhale the vapors of essential oils, their smallest particles cover the mucous membranes of our respiratory tract. Thus, they create an insurmountable barrier to viruses and bacteria. Scientists have determined that essential oils of fir , juniper , sage and oregano are most effective in this regard.. They can be used alone or mixed in equal proportions. If during the epidemic period you have to visit clinics and other public places with a large number of people, it is recommended to put an aroma pendant around your neck and add a few drops of essential oil to it. At the first symptoms of influenza, it is necessary to take an aromatic bath. To do this, mix from 5 to 15 drops of tea tree or fir oil with a small amount of sea ​​salt , add to a bath of warm water and stay there for 15-20 minutes. Then wrap up well, put on woolen socks and sweat well. It is advisable to drink hot tea ( Neboleika , linden or ginger).

However, it is worth remembering that essential oils are not a panacea for all types of diseases, and a doctor’s consultation is mandatory. Be healthy!

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