TIMESBALI, JAKARTA – In addition to healthy diet and healthy lifestyle, essential oils are good at boosting the immune system, especially when you are stressed or being surrounded by the people who are sick. Most essential oils contain antiseptic properties, which are good at preventing the spread of bacteria, fungus, and virus.
Some essential oils can stimulate the immune system by increasing blood circulation. Here are the best essential oils for a better immune system.
1. Lemon essential oil
Rich in vitamin C, lemon essential oil can stimulate the immune system, prevent influenza virus, and protect the internal organs. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture, it is proven that lemon can prevent the spread of E. coli and Salmonella in food. Moreover, the clean, fresh scent can soothe and relieve nausea.
2. Cinnamon essential oil
Cinnamon can increase insulin sensitivity and stabilize the blood sugar level, and fight the dangerous parasite growth inside the body. Besides, cinnamon oil is good at improving respiratory system, relieving neck pain, improving blood circulation, and keeping your heart healthy.
3. Eucalyptus essential oil
Eucalyptus oil is known for its ability to relieve any respiratory problems. Moreover, the antibacterial, antifungal, antivirus and decongestant properties of eucalyptus are proven to be effective in controlling the blood sugar level, repelling insects, relieving joint pain, and speeding up the wound recovery.
4. Rosemary essential oil
Rosemary essential oil is mostly used as food ingredient and traditional medicine. The fresh, woody scent of rosemary plant is very useful for those who are suffering from respiratory problems, such as sinusitis.
Rosemary is the source of nutrition, vitamin A, C, B6, thiamin, folate, magnesium, calcium, and zinc. Therefore, rosemary is used as a cognitive stimulant to boost the brainpower, prevent inflammation, manage digestive problems, and boost the immune system, thanks to the antioxidants, such as rosmarinic acid and carnosol that can build a secondary immune defense. (*)
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