Myth or Fact: Essential Oils (EO) are effective against viruses.
Fact: Certain compounds found in some EOs have been scientifically proven to slow the spread of virus transmission in the air when vaporized. The EO compounds were often 96-99% effective at decreasing the infectivity of the virus and decreased the units of virus present in the air. These studies showed the compounds were effective against H1N1 and other coronavirus - SARs. There are not any studies that show its efficacy against this strain of coronavirus that is causing COVID19, however I think it's likely they have some impact due to this previous research.
The top EOs that decrease viral infectivity up to 99% in the air & links to the research articles:
1. Cinnamon EO. Link 1, Link 2
2. Orange EO. Link
3. Clove EO. Link
4. Eucalyptus EO: Link
4. Tea Tree & Cajaput EO: Link
Link to review article that contains these research articles.
Contrary to common belief, certain EOs exhibit demonstrable impact against viruses and bacteria. The amount to which when vaporized is lower than applied 65% ethyl alcohol and synthetic compounds such as in antibiotics in cleaning solutions but their low-toxicity and natural origin make them a considerable alternative or addition to cleanliness protocols already in place. Keep your air safe - This is shown to work and causes little to no harm!
I use Now! brand found at Sprouts but you can find many different sources online that can be shipped to you. I needed my office vaporized with these EOs to protect my patients ASAP so I bought my whole set at Sprouts. Vaporize the oil by getting a diffuser. It can be as simple and low tech as a soap stone and tea light candle one or an electric model. Put water in the basin and add one droplet each of Cinnamon, Orange & Clove EO into the water. Then light the candle or plug it in. Voila! You are helping to keep your air space clear of transmitting viruses among other bacteria as well. Bonus is that it smells like the holidays! There are other EOs that are effective against the spread of viruses but these were the top ones I found. I also bought Eucalyptus EO and have a separate diffuser with one drop of that plus one drop of Tea Tree.
List of other ANTI VIRALS in the body when ingested:
GARLIC (+ PARSLEY)
HOLY BASIL EXTRACT - VEG CAPS
CAT'S CLAW BARK
Note: Please do your research to make sure which oral anti-viral will be best for you. These are all natural however check them to make sure they don't interfere with any medication you are currently taking. It is important for your maximum benefit and safety.
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Hi, I'm Dr. Marisa Sum, DC and I love the science of healing. The healing journey can be windy and arduous, but I am committed to helping you through that process as you reach for your goals and reclaim your body, mind and spirit. I specialize in central nervous system health as a chiropractor and gut/brain/immune system health as a nutritionist, and women's and children's health rights activist as a doula & mother.