8 Best Essential Oils for Boosting Immunity Naturally

Learn 8 of the best pure essential oils to use and their properties to use for boosting natural immunity.

Try these essential oils to boost your immunity naturally, as well as to promote circulation, detoxification and general wellness.

Essential oils for treating disease has become the focus of much research in recent years.

Hospitals and medical centers are using oils for increased healing benefits such as germ-fighting and the well-known  mood-lifting properties of these amazing natural tools.

1. Lavender

A popular remedy for relieving symptoms of bronchitis, cold, and flu, Lavender oil stimulates the formation of white blood cells and strengthens the body’s immune system.

Researchers are presently conducting ongoing studies to learn if lavender and other pure essential oils are effective against the superbug MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) among other strains of bacteria.

2. Myrrh Oil

Myrrh oil promotes healthy immune function. Good for treating breathing and respiratory issues, Myrrh oil’s antiseptic and expectorant properties have a decongesting and drying effect on excess mucous and wet conditions like asthma, bronchitis, phlegm and respiratory congestion. Myrrh oil may be beneficial for relieving coughs, colds, and sore throat.

3. Frankincense Oil

Traditionally, Frankincense has been used in many cultures for increasing cellular respiration and slowing down breathing and heart rate. Its expectorant and anti-catarrh properties make it useful for treating symptoms of cold, flu, asthma and bronchitis.

Its immune stimulant properties act to increase white blood cell (WBC) count and support a healthy immune function.

4. Lemon Oil

As pure lemon oil comes from the fresh fruit peel you should consider only purchasing oil that has been GC/MS tested and grown without the use of pesticides. Its powerful immune stimulating properties promote the flow of blood and lymph circulation to effectively encourage cleansing and detoxification of the body. A powerful germicide, lemon oil’s antiseptic properties can act to prevent or inhibit the spread of infections.

Lemon essential oil has been used for destroying airborne bugs in hospital rooms, schools and waiting rooms. Hospitals in Europe routinely diffuse lemon oil into the air to help reduce the chance of the spread of virus and bacteria.

5. Eucalyptus Oil

A popular and well known oil that most people can recognize along with mint, rose and lavender, eucalyptus oil has a reputation as a powerful decongestant.

It’s fresh, sweet and camphoraceous scent are long lasting.

Eucalyptus is prized for its strong antibacterial and anti-viral properties. The globulus species is probably the most well known and commonly used eucalyptus oil.

However, the radiata species has the most gentle scent of the two and can be enjoyed daily.  

 6. Thyme Oil

Dynamic, fresh and radiant thyme oil’s intense spicy, pungent and herbaceous scent promotes a protective force field against a broad spectrum of microbes.

Believed to bring courage to the one using it, the origin of the name thyme is related to both the Greek word thymos “spirit” and the Egyptian word tham, a plant used for embalming in the mummification process. The Greek used thyme for purification in their baths and as incense in their temples.

Of course the thymus gland which shares the same root word as thyme plays a key role in the health protective function of our immune system. One of the primary roles of the thymus gland is manufacturing T-cells which attack and kill foreign invaders like virus and bacteria.

Thyme oil that is high in thymol and carvacrol content is the most desirable for protecting against foreign pathogens. A collaborative research study in Italy on the effects of thymol and carvacrol on Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis reported the, “promising role of carvacrol and thymol as new lead structures in the search for novel antibacterial agents.”

7. Oregano Oil

The scent of oregano is intensely spicy, pungent, warm and radiant with herbal notes oregano oil is one of the most effective antibacterial oils in aromatherapy.

Its powerful antiseptic and antimicrobial action make oregano useful for treating a broad spectrum of infections.

Distillations of oregano oil especially high in carvacrol are the most potent germ fighters, along with the presence of thymol.

Both carvacrol and thymol are present in thyme oil also known for its potent germ fighting ability.

A 1973 study by Hildebert Wagner demonstrated that a blend of essential oils had a broader spectrum of effectiveness against treating bacteria than a broad spectrum antibiotic, especially when treating upper respiratory bacterial infections.

8. Rosemary Oil

An aromatic plant prized since ancient times, the powerful, fresh and pungent scent of rosemary is fresh, camphoreceous, warm and radiant like the sun.

In fact Rosemary oil has the highest hydrogen content of all the essential oils which makes it a powerfully stimulating and warming oil.

A sacred plant aromatic since ancient times, remnants of rosemary plant have been discovered in Egyptian tombs and its incense was used by the Egyptians for purification and healing.

†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All statements on this website are intended for informational purposes only.

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    Thank you for sharing this important information with me and others. The time has come when we become better educated in alternative Medicine. I appreciate you being in the front lines.
    Linda Meyerle

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