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H1N1: Virus & Flu Prevention Using Aromatherapy
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H1N1: Aromatherapy & Flu Viruses
Pure Essential Oils hold many therapeutic components that have been documented to alleviate many symptoms of heath conditions and are also a very powerful prevention tool.
The effectiveness of Pure Essential Oils is based on their individual chemical make up. Some oils are more beneficial for pain, powerful anti-viral, anti bacterial while others are excellent for tissue and skin repair. These are just some of the therapeutic benefits gained when using Pure Essential Oils in our daily life that can help combat severe health ailments and help prevent flu & virus infections.
Applications of Pure Essential Oils differ again along with safety guidelines. I will mention here that it is never safe to ingest them orally. Some companies promote this as a path to better health but let me give you just a few reasons why that procedure is never a good idea.
When you ingest a Pure Essential Oil, it does not have the capability to break down properly and can cause serious damage and sensitization to the esophagus, stomach lining and vital organs.
Massage therapy combined with safe carrier oils, bath
mixtures, inhalation and blends mixed with natural cream bases are the safest
way to use Pure Essential Oils.
We will discuss the inhalation of Pure Essential Oils in this article and suggest an extremely effective blend of the strongest oils suitable to combat the H1N1 Virus while also fighting off many other Cold and Flu Viruses out there.
The Olfactory System, your 'smell' sense, is the only one of the five senses directly connected to the brain. All other senses are routed first through the Thalamus, then directed to the Cerebral Cortex and other brain regions. Each “scent-sensing” cell is a sort of chemical receiver - Each receptor in the nose reacts to some scents and not others. Each of these scent-cells is directly linked to the brain by one nerve fiber.
In a way, it is difficult to sense a smell and first think
about it before having a response. The signal does not travel to the thought
centers first because each sensing cell is in direct contact with the chemical
being sensed and the cell is in direct contact with the brain, the
physiological response to smell is quick and powerful.
The olfactory region of the brain is closely associated with the limbic region - that being the center of emotions, memory, sex drive and intuition. The limbic system is also connected to parts of the brain that control heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure and stress levels. Further, the olfactory region connects to the hypothalamus, which controls the entire hormonal system by influencing the pituitary. This gives us a good idea as to why the aromatic compounds of plants - essential oils - can have an “ Aromatherapeutic effect. The molecules also absorb into the tissue and blood steam moving throughout the body.
What makes Pure Essential Oils very interesting and so effective are that they tend to go to the parts of the body that need help to heal and balance, then moves on with absolutely
No Chemical Side
Effects or Toxicity Buildup.
Below is a list of the most powerful Pure Essential Oils that have powerful anti bacterial, anti viral and immune system stability components.
Due to a part of the H1N1 Strain that over stimulates the immune system, it is recommended to avoid immune system stimulants and work more closely with immune system stabilizers. The amazing benefits, when using Pure Essential Oils in your daily life, is their ability to balance and work in harmony with the body’s chemistry with no side effects or organ toxicity as synthetic medicines can do.
The following oils are listed in the order of potency for combating H1N1 and other flu strains. I will mention that there is nothing that is certain and is guaranteed to prevent any illness at a 100% level but by making more natural and positive health choices, your body is better able to balance itself naturally and fight off harmful invaders.
Ravensara - Ravensara aromatica
Ravensara may assist with respiratory problems, colds and flu, canker and cold sores, cuts, wounds, burns, anti-biotic, liver, lung infections, rhinopharyngitis, flu, sinusitis, viral hepatitis, cholera, herpes, infectious mononucleosis, insomnia and muscle fatigue. It is also viewed as an excellent treatment for athlete's foot.
Eucalyptus - Eucalyptus globulus
Eucalyptus essential oil is fantastic on skin ailments (Burns, blisters, wounds, insect bites, lice, and skin infections), as well as to combat the effects of colds and the flu. There is also a history of Eucalyptus essential oil being applied to sore muscles and joints.
Tea Tree - Melaleuca alternifolia
Tea Tree essential oil is best known as a very powerful immune stimulant. It can help to fight all three categories of infectious organisms (Bacteria, Fungi and Viruses). There is also evidence that a Tea Tree oil massage, prior to an operation, may help to fortify the body and reduce post-operative shock. Used in vapor therapy, Tea Tree oil can help with colds, measles, sinusitis and viral infections. For skin and hair, Tea Tree has been used to combat acne, oily skin, head lice and dandruff.
Moroccan Chamomile - Tanacetum annuum
Moroccan Chamomile - like all of the blue essential oils containing the active azulene - is best known for its skin care properties as an anti-inflammatory. It has also been credited by Aromatherapists as being an antihistamine and antispasmodic. It is believed to induce relaxation, reduce nervous tension and stress while beneficial for allergies. It does the latter by being a stimulant for the thymus gland.
- Thymus vulgaris
Red Thyme essential oil has been used effectively as a bactericide, antiseptic, antimicrobial, astringent, antispasmodic, antitoxic, diuretic, antifungal, insecticide, tonic, and as an immune stimulant. Thyme oil can assist with nervous complaints, respiratory problems, poor circulation and problems of the digestive system.
Ginger – Zingiber officinalis
Ginger oil is believed by Aromatherapists to be applicable for colds and flu, nausea (motion sickness, morning sickness) muscle aches (particularly the back), circulation issues and arthritic pain. It also has warming properties that help to combat loneliness and depression. Ginger has been used in China to fight malaria and is especially effective for infectious diseases.
Cinnamon - Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Cinnamon Bark essential oil is highly respected as having antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. It has also been used to treat diarrhea and other problems of the digestive system. It works very well in topical applications because of it’s pleasant scent and a perfect additive to creams, lotions, and soaps. From a spiritual perspective, it is believed to have a warming, uplifting characteristic.
Cinnamon Bark essential oil is highly respected as having antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. It has also been used to treat diarrhea and other problems of the digestive system.
Clove - Syzgium aromaticum
Clove bud essential oil is an effective agent for minor pains and aches (particular dental pain) and is helpful when battling flu and colds. This blend should never be taken internally and it is recommended to keep away from children. If you choose to make a massage blend, be sure to mix it well with a carrier oil such as Sweet Almond as the potency can sensitize the skin when applied neat (pure essential oils not blended)
We have developed a powerful blend of Pure Essential Oils that are specifically designed to provide protection from the H1N1 Virus when used with our Aromatherapy Inhaler or Room Diffuser.
For more information on Aromatherapy & the use of Pure
Essential Oils when blended with Natural Cream Bases & Lotions, please
visit us at: www.BlissHomeSpa.com
© Lynn Bezanson 2009
CEO & Chief Development Officer