It is that time of year when the flu runs rampant among us. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend getting a flu shot to protect yourself against the virus. But with the ongoing debate about the health harming side effects of vaccines; you may be seeking a safe, less controversial way to guard yourself against the flu. We can look to history for a solution.
In 15th century Europe, as the Plague devastated the population, four thieves who were captured and charged with robbing from bodies of the deceased. When the thieves were on trial, they were offered a lenient sentence if they would reveal how they avoided contracting the disease as they committed their crimes. They confessed the use of a special concoction of essential oils. They applied the essential oil blend topically before committing their crimes.
This immune boosting blend of essential oils was said to consist of clove oil, cinnamon oil, eucalyptus oil, and rosemary oil. Research from Weber State University in 1997 showed this blend of essential oils to have a 99.96% success rate against airborne bacteria. Research from the same study also revealed that most viruses, fungi, and bacteria cannot live in the presence of many essential oils.
Arm your immune system as the thieves did with this powerful blend of essential oils. Each of the oils of the blend individually have potent antiviral and antimicrobial properties. In addition, clove oil is high in antioxidants to fight against free radicals in the body. Cinnamon oil is a natural decongestant. Eucalyptus oil is an anti-inflammatory. Rosemary oil is also a natural decongestant and anti- inflammatory.
Mix each of the oils together in equal parts to create this natural flu-fighting formula. Rub a few drops on the soles of your feet each day to boost your immune system. You can use the blend as a hand sanitizer. You can also use it in an air-diffuser to kill airborne germs in your home.
If you are a local Atlantan, you can find these essential oils for natural flu relief at Sevananda Natural Foods Market. As you shop, keep in mind that all essential oils are not created equal. Be sure to read labels carefully as you make your selection. A pure essential oil should contain no additives. Also, be sure that the essential oil you choose is safe for topical use.
This natural flu remedy is only one of the many uses for essential oils. Stay connected to the Sevananda Beauty Watch for more beneficial ways to use essential oils for your health and beauty. Sevananda Natural Foods Market is located at 457 Moreland Avenue, NE Atlanta, GA 30307. Also, visit MsToi.com for more healthy beauty tips and do-it-yourself remedies.