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Common cold, also known as simple cold, is an upper respiratory tract viral infectious disease that mainly affects the respiratory mucosa of the nose, mouth, sinuses, and larynx. Less than two days after exposure to the virus, signs and symptoms can appear. Coughing, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, headache, and fever may be among others.Typically, people recover within seven to ten days, but some symptoms can last as long as three weeks. Those with other health problems can sometimes develop pneumonia.
Treat common cold with essential oils
Blend the following essential oils together and use 3–4 drops in a hot bath, first diluted in a little carrier oil. Lie back and deeply inhale the aroma:
Basic blend for common cold – bath
For the steam inhalation method, use 1 drop each of the following: thyme linalol, lavender, and geranium. Also, combine 2 drops each of thyme linalol, peppermint, eucalyptus radiata, and 1 drop of cardamom in a bottle and use 1 drop of this blend on a tissue to inhale whenever needed.
Another method involves massaging around the chest, neck, and sinus area (forehead, nose, and cheekbones — keeping the eyes tightly closed) with the following:
Basic blend for common cold – massage
Dilute the blend in 2 teaspoons (10 mL) of carrier oil or aloe vera gel and use a tiny amount for each application.
Alternative blend for common cold – massage
Blend the essential oils together and then dilute by adding 5 drops to each teaspoon (5 mL) of carrier oil or aloe vera gel, and massage over the chest and back.
Other Essential Oils That Could Be Used to Treat This Condition: *oregano (Origanum vulgare), *cinnamon leaf (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), *clove bud (Syzygium aromaticum), *basil linalol (Ocimum basilicum ct. linalool), *ravensara (Ravensara aromatica), *frankincense (Boswellia carterii), *niaouli (Melaleuca viridiflora)