The 3 New Coronavirus Symptoms and Natural Ways to Treat Them
Recently three new symptoms were added to the coronavirus's symptoms list by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Congestion or runny nose
These symptoms join the list of fever, chills, cough, difficulty breathing, muscle aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, and sore throat.
Mother nature has provided us with natural solutions that we can use to treat these symptoms.
In this article, I will talk about the essential oils, extracted from medicinal herbs.
Every herb has its properties and can treat different symptoms.
So How Can We Use The Essential Oils?
There are various ways to use essential oils,
These are the common ones:
Bath – simply mix a few drops of the essential oils with a carrier oil, like Sweet Almond cold-pressed oil for instance, and add to the water you're taking bath with.
Burner or Diffuser- you can add a few drops of essential oil into the burner, the scent will immediately enter your respiratory system.
Steam Inhalation – add a few drops of the essential oils to a bowl filled with hot water,
Cover your head and the bowl with a towel and inhale deeply a few times.
Massage- add few drops of the essential oil to a carrier oil, such as Sesame or Sweet almond cold-pressed oil, apply to the chest and massage until you feel relief.
5 Essential Oils and their Properties
1. Myrtle Essential Oil
The Myrtle is an evergreen shrub, growing up to 5 meters tall.
Thousands of years ago it has been prescribed for fever and pain by ancient physicians.
It contains high levels of salicylic acid, which is a substance related to aspirin.
Using Myrtle essential oil helps to:
avoid the accumulation of phlegm in the respiratory system.
It helps to clear congestion of the nasal tracts, bronchi, and lungs.
It provides good relief from coughing.
Myrtle essential oil prevents infections, due to its antiviral properties.
2. Ravensara Essential Oil
The Revensara family includes evergreen shrubs and trees, it grows in Madagascar and Comoro Islands.
In Madagascar the common name for the trees of the Revensara is
Hazomanitra. meaning 'tree that smells'.
Ravensara is known to be an antiseptic, anti-viral and antimicrobial therefore it clears
and stimulates and is very
effective for relieving the congestion associated with
colds and coughs and for clearing the sinus and breathing passages.
Due to its antispasmodic properties, the Revensara essential oil can effectively reduce muscle pain.
These properties make it perhaps the most effective
of essential oils against the flu and other respiratory infections.
3. Benzoin Essential Oil
The Benzoin essential oil is extracted from the resin obtained from the bark of the Styrax tree.
It has sedative and expectorant properties and is very useful for helping the respiratory system in
clearing congested mucus, ease coughs, and asthma and soothing bronchitis.
4.Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea Tree Oil is a great natural healer that has been around for a long time. It comes from the Melaleuca Alternifolia tree that grows in Australia.
The Aboriginal Tribes there used it to make tea in order to heal various diseases, they also used to chew on the leaves to ease headaches.
It is an immune stimulant and a very strong anti-septic oil.
Tea Tree Oil’s expectorant properties also make it effective in the relief of congestion and respiratory tract infections.
5. Camphor Essential Oil
Camphor oil works as a decongestant and cough suppressant, it can be added to an electric diffuser
to promote decongestion and provide soothing relief to the nose and throat, therefore,
diminish the discomforts of coughs and colds.
The camphor essential oil is a mild anesthetic and works as a sedative too.
It also helps in cooling down your body temperature.
If you're pregnant, breastfeeding or taking certain medication - consulting with aromatherapist is advised.