Aromatherapy and Common Cold

People usually go for modern drugs and pills. They forget the already existing natural remedies which have been part of human life from ancient times. Common ailments like cold and cough have no sure cures in the modern tradition of medicines. Often doctors prescribe strong antibiotics which are useless for curing cold and cough. These strong medicines instead of producing any positive effect are sometimes responsible for negative effects on the body.

One such natural remedy which can be used to provide relief from cold and cough without side effects is aromatherapy. Essential oils like oregano, frankincense, cinnamon, eucalyptus, peppermint and lemon are valued by aroma therapists for their effective healing properties in case of cold and cough. Essential oils contain large number of molecules which work simultaneously to remove germs like virus and bacteria from our body.

The germs cannot develop resistance ability against the molecules of essential oils, like they do against modern medicines. This is due to the fact that the different groups of essential oil have different properties. These properties vary according to different season in which the plants have been harvested. Therefore, essential oils can fight germs of cold and cough for longer time and provides great relief.

Oregano is hot oil by nature. Therefore, it should be applied with great caution. First dilute it with some fatty oil like olive and then apply it to face and neck. This oil should never be used in its pure form. It can burn your skin. It should not be used with water also. For best results of oregano oil apply it to the back, shoulders and lower part of the body. Lemon oil helps in increasing immune system of the body. Therefore, taking a drop or two with water daily can prove beneficial in reducing cold symptoms.

Cinnamon is also considered hot like oregano. It strengthens the resistance of body against diseases. It can either be inhaled or rubbed on the lower parts of the legs. Frankincense is an expensive essential oil but it is worth its cost. It has very strong ability to boost your immune system. It is a very gentle and soothing for your skin. Therefore, it can be applied to any part of the body without much problem. Peppermint and eucalyptus oils have cooling properties. These oils help in unblocking the respiratory system. They are completely safe to be applied on face, neck and chest.