3 ESSENTIAL OILS AGAINST COLDS AND COUGHS

It is possible to fight a cold with essential oils. Indeed, in case of colds, natural remedies exist, and aromatherapy can be of great help. The power and effectiveness of essential oils for colds have more to be demonstrated. Three essential oils are especially indicated for colds.

Cold and essential oil of ravintsara

The essential oil of ravintsara is interesting to treat ENT diseases such as colds because of its antiviral properties (almost all colds are due to a virus). It will facilitate the elimination of the virus in question while stimulating the immune system. It can be used orally by putting a drop of EO of ravintsara in a tablespoonful of olive oil and repeating the intake three times a day. You can also apply this essential oil, widely mixed with a vegetable oil (grape seed oil or sweet almond oil for example), directly on the chest, five times a day. Finally, you can place this essential oil in a suitable diffuser a few minutes before going to bed to enjoy its benefits during the night.

Cold and tea tree essential oil

The tea tree is known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action. In the form of essential oil, it is also antiviral, antifungal, antiparasitic and immunostimulant. It can therefore be used in colds, including blocked nose, by breathing regularly two drops of tea tree deposited in a handkerchief. If the cold is accompanied by sore throat, it can also be swallowed at a rate of one drop in a tablespoon of cooking oil, or honey, 2 to 3 times a day. In case of dry cough, you can also use tarragon or evergreen cypress (2 drops in massage at the torso and back up to 8 times a day).

Cold and eucalyptus essential oil

The essential oil of eucalyptus is also antiviral.Cell of eucalyptus radiates is all the more interesting that it exerts an action at the same time mucolytic (it fluidifies the secretions in case of stuffy nose) and expectorant (it facilitates the clearance of bronchi). It is one of the best essential oils for cough. Again, it can be taken orally at a rate of one drop in a food oil, or use it as a cutaneous application on the chest four times a day after mixing it with a large volume of vegetable oil.