In recent years, essential or aromatic oils have become very popular with pharmacists. On their basis, new phytopreparations are created that successfully cope with SARS and acute respiratory infections. These include lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, anise oil, and many others.
Oregano, due to the content of ascorbic acid and essential oil, has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. With SARS and colds, it is used as a diaphoretic, expectorant and antimicrobial agent. Oregano is used inside, for rinsing and inhalation, also for bronchitis, pharyngitis, stomatitis, gingivitis. As a sedative, oregano is part of the fees and tea for insomnia, headaches and toothaches.
With acute respiratory infections: two tablespoons of oregano are poured into a glass of boiling water and insisted. Take the infusion in a warm form 15–20 minutes before meals. You can drink an infusion of oregano 0.5 cup 3 times a day.
With sore throat and stomatitis, a decoction of oregano grass helps. Take four tablespoons of dry grass for 0.5 liters of boiling water. Pour boiling water over raw materials, leave for 15 minutes, strain, cool. Rinse your mouth 5–6 times a day.
Lavender essential oil is used for inhalation for bronchitis, pneumonia and laryngitis (hoarseness), as it has strong antimicrobial properties.
With symptoms of general intoxication, an infusion with a small amount of lavender can also be consumed orally. Drip 3 drops of essential oil into a cup of hot water. Drink in small sips.
Linden is a plant that also contains essential oils, due to which an antiseptic, bactericidal, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effect is manifested.
To increase the body’s resistance to infections, tea with linden blossom is used: pour one tablespoon of linden inflorescences with 1 cup of boiling water and leave for 20 minutes. Strain. Take 1 glass per day. As a diaphoretic infusion, take 2–3 cups at night with the addition of 1 honey.
Azulene chamomile essential oil has a disinfectant and anti-inflammatory effect, it normalizes the work of the gastrointestinal tract; tones the central nervous system; improves the functioning of the heart and dilates the vessels of the brain. But, you need to use it carefully, because an overdose causes a headache and general weakness.
With ARVI, accompanied by high temperature, steam inhalation with chamomile is effective. For her, you can use the infusion. Take 1 teaspoon of chamomile flowers, pour boiling water over it. Insist, strain. Inhalation should not last more than 15 minutes and be carried out more than 2 times a day.
With a cold, a decrease in immunity, you need to use 2–3 cloves of garlic per day. You can even peel them, chop them with a knife and put them on a saucer, inhaling the garlic smell.
For diseases of the upper respiratory tract: peel 5–6 cloves of garlic, crush with a press and add to a glass of milk, which is then boiled. Sue to an acceptable temperature and take 1 teaspoon 3 times a day.
To prevent a cold, prepare a vitamin drink with garlic. Take 1 head of garlic peeled, finely chopped with a knife, add 1 grated lemon with peel and 2 tablespoons of honey. Pour the contents of the jar with boiling water. insist. Take 30 minutes before meals 0.5 cup 3 times a day. Store the drink in the refrigerator.
Attention! Garlic preparation is contraindicated in kidney disease
In acute bronchitis, as well as inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, eucalyptus oil is especially effective. The essential oil obtained from the leaves is one of the main antiseptics in herbal medicine. It is used for various infections, including scarlet fever, measles, and typhoid fever.
With flu and colds, eucalyptus oil, mixed with sunflower oil in a ratio of 1:50, lubricates the nasal passages. However, the use of eucalyptus oil externally and ingestion requires great care.
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