It is known that immunity is the body’s ability to recognize foreign substances from ecosystems that can endanger it and resist them. When it weakens, we get sick so it is responsible for all diseases.
What if our immune system is out of balance? Why does this condition occur?
There are many reasons and most often a combination of several of them is exactly what throws the immune system out of balance: poor nutrition (vitamin and mineral deficiency), climate changes, pollution, lack of physical activity or lack thereof, frequent infections with viruses, bacteria, fungi, stress.
True, these causes are not under your control! And you wonder how you can help your body on your own? You can! Because the answer still lies in your immune system.
How to bring back the immune system to balance?
The answer is – in nature – in essential oils. Unlike most synthetic drugs, which usually only reduce symptoms, essential oils directly affect immunity. Instead of introducing more external pathogens into the body that can further disrupt the immune system, essential oils and carrier oils introduce friendly medicinal substances into the body that return the body to harmony with nature.
Almost all essential oils have antibacterial and antiviral effects and thus indirectly help the immune system (reducing the number of intruders that the immune system must fight).
Best immunity-boosting essential oils
One of the strongest antiviral oil. It is excellent for respiratory tract problems, effective in cases of bronchitis, sinusitis, rhinitis. This essential oil also has an analgesic effect, so it is also used in the treatment of inflammation of muscles and joints, rheumatoid arthritis. In addition to reducing pain, it cools slightly and gives a feeling of relief. It raises the general physical condition of the body, especially after prolonged lying down, facilitates coughing and soothes inflammation.
Eucalyptus acts as a means against coughing up and to open clogged nostrils. In addition, it helps to cleanse the body of toxins and harmful microorganisms that can damage your health. In case of cold before going to bed, drip a few drops of eucalyptus oil into your humidifier or diffuser to feel its beneficial effects throughout the night. An inhalation is also a good option in some cases.
White pine (Pinus strobus)
This oil efficiently dilates the bronchi and increases oxygenation. There a large amount of vitamin C in its needless, thus it is very efficient in immunity-boosting. It is one of the most famous and helpful oils in the case of colds, gips, bronchitis and other respiratory infections. The essential oil of pine needles works against various causes of infection and encourages the expectoration of thick secretions from the airways.
Cajeput (Melaleuca leucadendron)
A powerful expectorant and has a strong effect on bacteria and viruses. This is the most common oil for children’s respiratory infections, which is why it’s called “baby tea tree”.
Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
This amazing oil has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiinfective and immunostimulatory effects. Tea tree oil is used for respiratory infections, urogenital infections, fatigue, acne, skin infections, fungi, lice and nits.
Black Cumin (Nigella sativa)
This oil strengthens immunity, has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects, it helps with respiratory problems, asthma, autoimmune diseases. It is also excellent for treating rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, bacterial and fungal infections, atopic dermatitis and other inflammatory skin diseases.
All of these immunity-boosting essential oils including Vitamin C, Vitamin D, zink and probiotics can also help us boost our immunity system.