Flu / Influenza

Treat the Flu with essential oils

There are many viruses, identified and unidentified, that are responsible for “flu.” Viral attacks that involve fever, tiredness, coughs, colds, muscular pain, and exhaustion are all likely to be given this label.

Treatment needs to be quick and aimed at raising immunity levels, as well as combating the virus. In the Basic blend there are several oils that have a profound effect on such viral infections. Using essential oils may lessen the symptoms of the viral attack.

If you are shivery and cold, take a warm bath to which the following essential oils have been added after being diluted in a small amount of carrier oil:

Basic blend – bath

Tea tree 5 drops
Lavender 2 drops
Thyme linalol2 drops

Then massage your whole body with the following essential oils, diluted in 1 teaspoon (5 mL) of carrier oil. And then go to bed.

Basic blend – massage

Tea tree 2 drops
Eucalyptus radiata3 drops
Thyme linalol1 drop

Try to drink plenty of plain water or fruit juice. Use a diffuser method to circulate the essential oils throughout your living area, using them singly or in combinations of your choice, or trying the blend below:

Alternative blend to diffuse throughout the home

Cinnamon leaf 2 drops
Clove bud 2 drops
Ravensara 5 drops
Eucalyptus radiata 5 drops
Oregano 5 drops

See other sections in this book for more specific advice on how to treat the symptoms. However, bear in mind that flu-like symptoms accompany many conditions, and awareness and vigilance should be maintained.

Other Essential Oils That Could Be Used to Treat This Condition: chamomile roman, eucalyptus
radiata, *oregano (Origanum vulgare), *cinnamon leaf (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), *ravensara (Ravensara aromatica), *ravintsara (Cinnamomum camphora ct. cineole), *niaouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia), cajuput (Melaleuca cajuputi), *clove bud (Syzygium aromaticum), *hyssop decumbens (Hyssopus officinalis var. decumbens)

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