Health Benefits of Aromatherapy: Treating Colds and Flu
With the arrival of winter, there is no doubt that we will not catch any colds and or flu through the whole season. These conditions occur from viral infections which mean the remedies we require are essential anti-viral oils and those which kill bacteria. Let’s read below and find out more. These are excellent for relieving yourself from coughs and congestion. If you are new to Aromatherapy, the sections below should help you acquire more knowledge and understanding.
1) What is Tea Tree Oil?
Tea Tree Oil is a type of medical oil obtained from the leaves of Melaleauca Arternifolia which is a native plant located in Australia. This plant was previously used for tea as you can see where the name of the oil had come from.
Why is it used?
The history of the Tea Tree Oil is long. The Tea Tree was used for other health benefits including skin cuts and infections. Other health benefits which Tea Tree Oil is used for include the following:
It is true that Tea Tree Oil can help against Acne with few side effects despite the remedy taking a while to reveal results.
Study has also shown that Tea Tree Oil reduces the symptoms of dandruff in just a few weeks.
Using Tea Tree Oil for Aromatherapy!
These methods of using Tea Tree Oil are very simple and easy to undertake. However, hot water is a hazard you should consider being alert of which could result in injuries to your skin. But it is a requirement for the vaporization of the oils.
After pouring some hot water into a bowl, add a few drops of Tea Tree Oil, lean towards the bowl and droop the towel over your head. This prevents the vaporized oils to escape through air. Once the evaporation occurs, inhale the smell for a few good minutes and allow the rest of the oils to evaporate.
You may wish to inhale the oil through various other ways including:
On your sleeping pillow
Inhaling the essential oils through these optional choices gives you a closer chance in healing your clothes and flu. Be careful not to deluge your belongings with these oils. Only use what you need!
2) Lovely Lavender!
It may be surprising to you but it is true that Lavender can cure colds and flu. Lavender can also be used to cure skin cuts, burns and stress. Your immune system will boost to help fight the intruders in the body.
Using Lavender for Aromatherapy!
After signalling the first signs of the cold, take a pleasant warm bath with the essential oils. Remember that you can use Tea Tree Oil and Eucalyptus. But do not add too many drops into the bathtub. A maximum of 8 drops all together is satisfactory.
How does this all work?
The chemical elements of each molecule in the oils help activate the white blood cells. Thus, the breakdown of bacteria is faster and the cold dies.
On the whole, the oils can help improve your health and well-being. This is why it is vital for you to use these so you and other people can benefit from the colds and flu’s that are importunate in everyday life.
You may enjoy finding out other ways of getting rid of colds. For more information on this, please check 'ways to treat a cold'.
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