Essential Oils for Immune System Disorders
How To Use Essential Oils For Immune System
You probably don't spend much time thinking about your immune system. It’s hard at work protecting you from unhealthy toxins or injury. Think of your immune system as your internal police force. This police force is constantly monitoring local activities. They do this without you asking them to or not. Their job is to protect you and your loved ones, as well as everyone else in your city.
That's basically what your immune system is, a health guardian.
There are certain things that can make your local police force work more efficiently. If they have a large budget, plenty of officers, judicial and community support and other positive influences, they operate at the best of their abilities.
A healthy lifestyle along with support from essential oils keeps you free of physical and emotional illnesses.
In this special report, you’ll learn specific essential oils which support and strengthen your immune system against illness and disease. You will first discover exactly what your immune system is, and what it does. We'll take a look at what causes your natural defense system to be overactive (not a good thing), as well as what autoimmune disorders are caused by immune system over activity.
Finally, and probably most importantly, you will learn exactly what essential oils you need to make your immune system stronger, which means a better resistance to illness, as well as quicker recovery time from infection and disease.
What Does Your Immune System Do?
To understand just what your immune system is and what it does for you, let's look at the definition of the word immune.
Immune – adjective – not affected or influenced by something; protected against disease or illness by substances in the blood.
In other words, when your immune system is 100% healthy, it does the best possible job of keeping you from getting sick, developing an illness or contracting a disease. You are not “affected or influenced” by germs. It is that big brother that always looked out for you when you were a kid. It is constantly monitoring your body, to see if any toxins, poisons, airborne viruses or other threats to your health are attacking you.
If you do fall victim to some type of disease or sickness, your immune system jumps to your defense. Your immune system is the byproduct of those people who have gone before you. Because humans have been exposed to countless diseases, viruses and harmful germs long before you were born, your inherited immunity understands how to recognize the profile or makeup of those previous threats.
When it sees that you have been affected by the cold virus, it knows what chemical response to make. If you get a cold and your immune system is strong, this speeds up your recovery time, and minimizes the effect that cold symptoms may have on your lifestyle and daily activities.
Essential Oils to Boost Immune System
A healthy immune system helps you heal quickly whether you suffer a physical injury like a cut or a burn, or your health threat is viral or bacterial in nature.
Essential oils lower the risk of an overactive immune system. Applied topically or diffused into the air, certain essential oils don't allow your immune system to freak out and develop an overactive response. They help regulate a healthy immunity.
The chemical makeup of Echinacea oil was found in one study as an effective preventive for the common cold. In that research, published in 2012 in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Echinacea was also used to deliver "... maximal effects on recurrent infections." A 2003 study at the University of Wisconsin medical school show that Echinacea led to "immunostimulation", or a positive stimulation of the immune system.
The Ginger root has been used since the beginning of recorded human history in the practice of Ayurvedic medicine. Ginger has both anti-inflammatory and immunonutrition characteristics. This means it fights inflammation caused by an overactive immune system, and also gives your immune system the nutrition it needs to prevent infection in the first place.
Myrrh, like Ginger root, has thousands of years of medicinal use under its belt. Myrrh essential oil boosts and stimulates the immune system by strengthening your cells’ natural ability to defend themselves. This versatile essential oil also improves digestive health, regulates healthy respiration, improves thyroid function and protects wounds from viruses, bacteria and fungi that could lead to infection, and possibly a resulting autoimmune disease.
The Astragalus root is native to Northern China and has been present in both ancient and modern healing practices. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), astragalus was and is used to replenish and strengthen the human body’s life force. It is used in aromatherapy to combat low immunity, fatigue, ulcers, chronic weakness, and to treat and prevent colds and flu.
This essential oil has proven successful for fighting cancer tumors, easing stress and anxiety, and preventing infections of the skin and the mouth by strengthening the immune system.
Essential Oils Help Immune Disorders
Put quite simply, your immune system both defends and responds. In a best-case scenario, your first line of immunity keeps infection or disease from happening. If for some reason you do get sick, or develop an infection from a cut or other physical injury, your immune system responds. It goes to work to make you healthier by getting unwelcome invaders out of your body, and by repairing any damage that has been done.
In both of those tasks, essential oils can help. The EOs mentioned in the previous section of this report have something in common with your natural and inherited immunity. When your sense of smell recognizes an aroma it knows is beneficial to strengthening your immune system, it logs away that knowledge. The next time you encounter that same aroma, your sense of smell and brain recognize this as a good thing.
They trigger a physiological and chemical response which automatically makes your immune system better at doing its job. There are literally hundreds of essential oils. The ones discussed in this report improve your immune system in a number of ways, and should be considered as healthy, side-effect-free alternatives to conventional medicine that lead to overall health and well-being, since they boost your ability to resist illness.