Natural Health Remedies With Essential Oils – How to Use Aromatherapy (Part 1)

Are there natural remedy choices for illness better than Nyquil, acetaminophen, antibiotics, Celebrex, and other expensive over-the-counter and prescription drugs? Yes! Essential oils are the do-it-all, safe and effective remedy replacing the potential side effects of medications. Pain, colds, flu, bacterial infection, digestive issues, headaches, skin care, stress and depression are all successfully treated with essential oils.

Health care is “care of your health.” This means managing your health, and working to be healthy instead of waiting to get sick then fixing it – which is the “sick care” focus of our current medical system. A healthy diet and lifestyle is where it starts. The essential oils are your safe and simple natural cure medicine kit for sickness and disease.

What are essential oils?

Essential oils (E. O.’s) are potent health providing substances derived from plants. They are a complex mixture of secondary metabolites produced in the plant to prevent bacterial, fungal and viral infection and to protect the plant from environmental damage and harm from predators. The E. O.’s have therapeutic properties that benefit human health in the same way they protect the plant. For humans, E. O.’s are a good tool for health care and are safe, natural remedies during illness.

As antibiotic, antiviral and fungal cures

E.O.’s are proven in scientific method to be powerful antibiotics and to prevent, or reduce the time of, viral infections. There are several essential oils, such as oregano, cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus species and tea tree that can be used in replacement of prescription antibiotics. These same oils are also excellent for viral infections, along with lemon, lavender, thyme species and many others.

Unlike prescription antibiotics, the bacteria do not become resistant to the essential oils. There are studies that show the dangerous and resistant bacteria, methicillin-resistant Staphlococcus aureus (MRSA), can be reduced or eliminated with E. O.’s. Oregano is likely the most effective, but many other oils have also been tested with positive results. This is potent natural medicine! Tea tree, geranium, lavender and eucalyptus are not only antiviral and antibacterial, but are very effective treatments for candida and other fungal type infection.

Anti-inflammatory and pain relief

The natural pain relief from E. O.’s can be used for headaches, back aches and arthritis pain. The essential oils of helichrysum, frankincense, ginger, Cape chamomile, peppermint, wintergreen and many others are excellent remedies for reducing pain, headache and other inflammatory conditions.

How to use essential oils

Use only authentic essential oils. Not all oils sold are of good quality and best for therapeutic effect. Organic and therapeutic grade labeling do not necessarily guarantee authenticity. Topical use and inhaling are the two most popular uses. Each has many methods that would include massage, lotions, ointments (2 – 5 drops of E. O.’s in a teaspoon of unscented vegetable oil or cream). To breathe them in you can simply sniff from a bottle, place on a tissue or use a diffuser designed to spread the oils into the atmosphere. For more medicinal purposes E. O.’s can be taken internally in capsules, liquids or suppositories.

The best natural health remedies

There is a lot to know about E. O.’s. The best way to learn is to start using them. You can’t go wrong, these are safe and effective cures for all your ailments and, when used daily, are a healthy way to prevent illness and disease.