Damp, cold and lack of light weakens the body. Viruses and bacteria take the opportunity to attack. To fight against these attackers, essential oils have demonstrated effective. However being highly concentrated, they are used wisely.
What is an essential oil ?
This is the epitome of an aromatic plant, whose active ingredients have been extracted from flowers, leaves, stems, bark or roots by slow steam distillation of water.
The resulting concentrate called essential oil has its own virtues and indications. Acting on the body and also on the psyche.
Aromatherapy is an ally for the winter season
The art of healing with essential oils is well codified and scientifically rigorous.
This is the art of aromatherapy to prescribe the right dose for therapeutic purposes alone or in addition to allopathic and homeopathic medicines.
What are the main essential oils to use during the winter months?
The 4 essential oils:
Thyme, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary are used primarily for respiratory diseases (rhinitis, bronchitis, flu symptoms …)
To cope with winter and strengthen our immune system, other oils are effective:
Tee Trea essential oil, which comes from the aboriginal pharmacopoeia is an anti-infective versatile essential oil, cinnamon oil or basil helps digestion, oregano and Niaouli clear the respiratory tract..
In case of fatigue, aches, cold snap:
Prepare a mixture of 5 drops of each of the following essential oils: thyme, oregano, rosemary and lavender in a hot bath and relax.
Enter the fascinating world of these scents that soothe, heal and beneficial to stimulate the immune system or calm the pain.
*** The essential oils should be used with precision and care.
Some of them are : photosensitizing dermocaustic, allergenic, toxic in high doses.
*** In pregnant women or in breastfeeding in children under 6 years the use of essential oils should be avoided.
Before use, it is best to refer to an essential oils manual.
If your meals are not always well balanced made cures B vitamins, especially vitamin B6, which is naturally present in cabbage, potatoes, whole grains … and vitamin B12 found especially in fish, dairy products or eggs. Watch your vitamin D levels, especially if you live in a sparsely sunny as in UK! A deficiency can be detrimental as the immune level as on the skin surface, cardiac or bone. It was she that was found in the famous cod liver oil grandmothers …
Give attention to your food hygiene!
Prefer meals rich in fruits and vegetables of all colors, oily fish, eggs and whole foods. They will provide you all antioxidants, minerals and vitamins essential for the proper functioning of the body.