THE MAGIC of ESSENTIAL OILS – THE NEW ANTIBIOTICS?
UPDATE April 22, 2020
The simple act of inhaling the anti-viral oils is astonishingly effective.
The molecules are absorbed into the bloodstream within minutes.
“During inhalation, volatile essential oil molecules are systemically absorbed as they enter both the brain and the lungs . . . While a small amount is absorbed through the brain, most is absorbed through the lungs because of the large amount of blood vessels.”
Imagine having those powerful anti-viral molecules flooding your body and working throughout every system.
Many essential oils have broad-spectrum antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral effects – both topically and air-borne, and some, internally.
For example, Thyme Essential Oil was shown to exert powerful antimicrobial effects against 25 different types of bacteria.
Rosemary and oregano oil, are effective against pathogenic bacteria.
In humans, a combination of thyme and clove essentials oils was found to be as effective against bacterial vaginosis as standard antibiotic treatments. Researchers have also successfully treated staph infection with tea tree oil vapors.
An added boon: Essential oils appear to be less likely to cause resistance, for the fact that they contain hundreds of different chemical compounds, which makes bacterial adaptation more difficult.
Remember to use ONLY therapeutic or medical grade oils from a reliable source. If you’re using oils that aren’t therapeutic or medicinal grade, they could contain fillers, coloring or other substances that make your problems worse.
Oils can be diffused, steamed, applied topically (some may require a carrier oil such as organic olive or almond oil) and those deemed as GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe by the FDA for human consumption) may be ingested.
Although therapeutic grade essential oils are not an inexpensive investment, being sick can cost a lot more than staying healthy.
Some good general oils to have for starters are Lavender, Lemon, Oregano, Tea Tree and Peppermint.