What essential oils are used for colds

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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