4 Essential Oils to help Strengthen and Support the Immune system

by kathryn629 on August 12, 2018

Oregano Oil
Oregano has been used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for more things than just seasoning their food. Oregano oil helps strengthen and support the immune system and has been used for years to alleviate, mend or relive cuts, scrapes or difficult times and unwanted bacteria or pathogens on the skin. Its ability to knock out an infection has shown effective even against staph infections. It is also antiviral, antioxidant, antifungal, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory, and has anesthetic (pain-relieving) properties as well! Its two active ingredients, carvacrol and thymol have very powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties. A 2001 study from Georgetown University found the oil to be as effective as most antibiotics and is especially effective against fungus like athlete’s foot and toenail fungus.
Oregano oil can kill off a sinus infection just by inhaling the steam from a few drops of the oil in water. Oregano oil can also stop pneumonia in its tracks as well—even the antibiotic-resistant types of bacterial pneumonia.
For me personally, when I have a sore throat I gargle a shot glass full of warm water with a drop of Oregano & a drop of Lemon. Within 5 minutes my sore throat is gone.
If traveling, don’t forget your oregano oil capsules.

Oregano is a powerful oil & best taken on a short term basis (no more than two weeks at a time).

Melaleuca aka Tea Tree Oil
Tea tea oil is one of my favorites for powerful antibiotic activity. It is one of the few essential oils that can be applied directly to the skin. Tea tree oil is effective for infections, scrapes, cuts, burns, and even skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, acne, and even warts. I especially like it for fungal infections like athlete’s foot and nail fungus.

Tea tree oil, or malaleuca oil, has had numerous studies done on its ability to kill even superbug bacteria like MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus). And this study from 2013, showed tea tree oil not only killed powerful antibiotic resistant bacteria, but also significantly speeds up the healing time compared to conventional treatments.

Tea tree oil can also be used in a diffuser to help kill cold or flu virus, stop a sinus infection, or clear up nasal or chest congestion.

Cinnamon essential oil
Besides its great aroma, cinnamon oil is one of the strongest antibacterial oils of all of them, according to some research. A study in 2006 study on cinnamon oil and bacteria such as staphylococcus aureaus, E. coli, pseudomonas, and klebsiella show cinnamon oil to be more powerful that even other antibacterial oils including clove, rosemary, geranium, lime, orange and lemon. Cinnamon oil is also effective against common dental bacteria that cause cavities and root canal procedures. Cinnamon oil works well added to toothpaste or you can make your own. Using cinnamon oil in a diffuser or steamer will add a delicious fragrance to your home and also help to kill off airborne bacteria.

Cinnamon oil has other amazing benefits too. It’s a powerful antioxidant, digestive aid, blood sugar stabilizer and blood circulation booster. It can relieve depression, stimulate the immune system, and combat cardiovascular disease. It also works as an antiparasitic, and anti-inflammatory. Oh, and it’s an effective remedy for impotence too. Cinnamon oil contains the active ingredients eugenol, cinnamaldehyde, and phellandrene.

Clove essential oil
Clove oil has been a favorite of new mothers for years as a soothing relief for baby’s teething pains or for toothaches. It’s been used for toothaches since the 1600’s when dentistry was not at it best, but it’s thought that it’s been in use for over 2000 years. In one study, it was shown that clove oil had the same effect as benzocaine. What’s more, clove oil can actually help to re-calcify teeth, as well as prevent cavities.
Clove oil also contains the same active ingredient as cinnamon oil, eugenol. Clove oil came out second only to cinnamon oil in studies of essential oils effectiveness against common bacteria and candida albicans. Clove oil has been shown to be as effective as the conventional medication, nystatin, in treating yeast infections, as well as intestinal parasites. Clove oil is also especially good at treating acne, as it can kill the bacteria responsible for causing acne breakouts, as well as warts, coughs, colds and asthma.

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