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6 treatments with essential oils for colds and flu

6 treatments with essential oils for colds and flu

It offers a chance for natural treatments and combats flu and colds with some of the oldest medicines in the world: essential oils. The extract of oil from plants, flowers, leaves or seeds contains molecules that destroy viruses and help you to be in shape regardless of the season.

In addition, these natural products are unique, and this means that bacteria and viruses do not develop resistance to them. Here are 6 treatments with essential oils for colds and flu.


Essential oils are used successfully in the prevention of colds or flu. You can drop 5 to 8 drops of oil in a lamp (a small bowl of water) that burns above a round candle. Heat helps to evaporate the essential oil molecules and thus, by inhalation, will protect you by keeping bacteria and viruses away. The most suitable essential oils for this operation are those of lavender, eucalyptus, camphor, rosemary or mandarin.

For inflamed throat

If you have a sore throat you can prepare a mixture of orange, cloves, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary essential oil.
Another solution for sore throat is to mix two tablespoons of honey with a cup of warm water and a few drops of lemon essential oil. Mix well and enjoy it as a drink that will calm you down.
Also for the inflamed neck you can make a gargle with another solution prepared by yourself. You need half a glass of warm water, in which to add up to two drops of essential oil from any of these plants: eucalyptus, tea tree, sage, garlic or ginger.

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