Natural Flu Remedies – Learn How to Use Essential Oils to Fight Flu

Every time I read or hear about flu fatalities, it makes me wonder, mainly because whenever my family or I get flu, we manage to overcome it quite quick using ONLY natural remedies. Now the world is fighting swine flu and its’ warnings are all over the news, Internet and airport posters.

Since my darling husband travels quite frequently, I had to figure out a way to prevent any flu virus getting near him. So, I made a preventive kit to use anytime he is about to get on the airplane. This kit contains Antiviral Essential Oil Blend that Natures Lovers produces, Vitamin C and homeopathic remedy. It works every time and he hasn’t brought any viruses back home since:

In case you already caught the nasty virus, the experience can be quite unpleasant and exhausting. In this case, my suggestion is to get plenty of rest, drink enough warm liquids, stay away from sugar (which shuts down our immune system) and ask your loved one to make you a bowl of chicken soup! Another very effective tool is again to use Essential Oils of Eucalyptus, Lavender, Thyme, Myrtle, Pine and Lemon. These amazing oils help with nasal congestion, headaches, fever and cough.

Essential Oils of Lavender, Thyme and Lemon promote production of white blood cells, which are essential to our immune system for fighting viruses and bacteria. Oils of Eucalyptus, Myrtle, Frankincense, Pine and Ravensara will help with nasal congestion and mucus. Usually, we pick up a virus in crowed places places like malls where ventilation is very poor; a good prevention tool would be to drop few drops of antiviral Essential Oils on a tissue and carry it with you throughout your busy day inhaling the vapors before stepping into those crowded places.

Essential Oils rarely cause allergic reactions, unless applied undiluted directly to the skin or mucus membranes, therefore, it’s always better to consult with qualified aromatherapist about what oils to use.

Oils of Eucalyptus, Lavender, Myrtle and Frankincense are usually safe to be used in children (over 2 y.o) and elderly. For kids smaller amount of drops for inhalation should be used. For example – adults should use 5-7 drops of essential oil for inhalation and kids should use 2-3 drops. Nevertheless, if your flu symptoms get worse go visit your doctor.

Be well & stay healthy!