Use essential oils to protect yourself from cold & flu season. Essential oils are helpful to decongest the respiratory system and act as an antimicrobial agent. Essential oils are good to keep on hand to protect you throughout the year, especially during the cold & flu season. Study after study continues to confirm the antibacterial and antiviral effects of essential oils (Rae Cech 2014).
Essential oils can protect us from microbes in many different ways, from keeping the space around us naturally microbe-free, and preparing our immune system for defence, to actually destroying the microbes once they've entered our bodies. Some of the essential oils that are beneficial for the immune system and to protect you during cold and flu system are cedarwood, eucalyptus, peppermint, cinnamon, camphor, rosemary, benzoin and ginger.
Eucalyptus has a number of important qualities, including anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, It is very useful in the treatment of respiratory problems, mental exhaustion and fever. Cedarwood is known to help cure coughs and colds, it sedates inflammation and nervous disturbances, and inhibits bacteria growth and infections. Tea tree is antibacterial and antimicrobial, Tea tree oil is often used to inhibit bacterial, microbial, and viral infections, it can also cure coughs and colds.
Balsam fir essential oil decongest the lungs and sinuses, and it vitalizes the overall energy in the mind and body. Balsam Fir is a strong antimicrobial, used for colds and cases of flu, and calms spastic coughs. Rosemary essential oil is great as an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, It helps with headaches and, respiratory problems, as well as bronchial asthma.
Cinnamon leaf is beneficial for respiratory problems and the immune system. Sweet orange oil traditionally is used to soothe inflammation, fight depression and uplift mood, while also toning up the health of the immune system. Orange oil also reduces emotional and nervous disturbances. So protect your immunity all year round and fight cold and cases of flu this season with essential oils