Thursday, October 2, 2014

Oregano, tea tree, and clove, essential oils to help support a healthy immune system

Related: Essential oils supportive of immune system function

OREGANO: "The EO’s of European oregano (Origanum vulgare L., EUO) and Mexican oregano (Lippia graveolens H.B.K., MXO) are active against bacteria, yeasts, and molds, in which thymol and carvacrol are mainly responsible for these properties [4, 7, 8]." Source

Oregano Essential Oil
  • For dietary or topical use. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid such as rice, goat, or almond milk. For a gargle, dilute one drop in 4-6 oz. of very warm water. Repeat as necessary.
  • Since oregano is "active against bacteria" (both good and bad), the good bacteria will need to be replenished with a high-quality probiotic before/after taking oregano. Do not take the two at the same time, as the oregano will cancel out the good of the probiotic. Consult your physician in this regard.
  • Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Always dilute before applying to the skin or taking internally. Keep out of reach of children. Do not inhale.

CLOVE: Both clove and clove oil are useful for boosting the immune system. Its antiviral properties and ability to purify blood increases resistance to a multitude of diseases, because the antioxidants in clove essential oil scavenge the body of dangerous free radicals that cause a multitude of diseases like heart disease and certain types of cancer. Source

FRANKINCENSE: Overall, frankincense essential oil tones and boosts health and is therefore considered a tonic. It benefits all the systems operating in the body, including the respiratory, digestive, nervous, and excretory systems, while also increasing strength by aiding the absorption of nutrients into the body. Furthermore, frankincense oil strengthens the immune system and keeps you strong and protected for the future. Source

GINGER: "The substance that gives ginger its flavor appears to inhibit the growth of human colorectal cancer cells, according to research at the University of Minnesota's Hormel Institute in Austin, Minn. Working with mice that lack an immune system, research associate professor Ann Bode and her colleagues found slower rates of cancer growth in mice given thrice-weekly feedings of [6]-gingerol--the main active component of ginger." Source

Ginger Essential Oil
  • For dietary or topical use. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid such as rice, almond, or goat's milk.
  • Make a hot tea
  • Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Dilution recommended for both topical and internal use. Dilute before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck, genital area, etc. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children.

Disclaimer Notice: This information is intended for educational purposes and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition.

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