How to take advantage of aromatherapy in colds and colds

The common cold is a mild infection that can be triggered by different types of viruses and affects the upper respiratory tract. It is transmitted by air and, in general, disappears within a few days.

When we have already caught a cold, it is important to take care of hygiene to avoid infecting others: wash our hands and cover our mouth or nose if we sneeze or cough. To help our body heal without resorting to pills, we can resort to aromatherapy.

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The sense of smell is very important, because air is what keeps us alive. All our cells need it to function. Therefore, through Essential oils with antiviral, mucolytic and expectorant action, we can help heal colds and common colds.

The oils penetrate the bloodstream, and act by stimulating the immune system so that it is prepared to develop antibodies and defend against viruses.

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The most recommended in these cases are:

– Eucalyptus essential oil (especially Eucalyptus radiata): decongests the airways.

– Niaouli essential oil (Melaleuca quinquenervia): It is energizing, antibacterial and antiviral.

– Essential oil of ravintsara (Cinnamomum camphora qt cineol): stimulates the body's defenses.

– Lemon essential oil (Citrus lemon): It is antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial.

– Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia): It is antiseptic, bactericidal, fungicidal and antiviral.

All three can be used in children and the elderly, as they are safe and well tolerated.

They can be used in air diffusers, or in the case of eucalyptus, in the shower or steam baths. You can also put them on the pillow, or use them to do chest massages. Remember to dilute them in some vegetable oil.

Important: It should be clarified that Bioguia does not give medical advice or prescribe the use of techniques as a form of treatment for physical or mental problems without the advice of a doctor, directly or indirectly. In the case of applying for this purpose some information on this site, Bioguia does not assume responsibility for those acts. The intention of the site is only to offer general information to help in the search for personal growth and development.

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