Over the past decade, essential oils have become increasingly popular for self-medication purposes.
One of the reasons is because essential oils have proven to be quite safe for extended use
And another is because essential oils have a long history of therapeutic use.
3 of the most powerful essential oils for healing are listed below.
1 – Frankincense:
Frankincense is also known as Boswellia in some areas of the world.
This ancient essential oil has been shown to help the prevention of several serious diseases.
As Dr. Wiggy Saunders notes:
“The journal Oncology Letters noted frankincense may help kill cancer cells, specifically the kinds associated with breast cancer. By killing certain cell lines, it could halt and maybe even reverse certain kinds of cancer. Keep in mind this is not a cancer cure, but frankincense has powerful anti-cancer properties which is very encouraging.
:: It helps fight dangerous inflammation: Several studies have shown frankincense reduces markers in the body that lead to inflammation. This suggests conditions caused by inflammation might be prevented through the application or ingestion of this amazing oil.
:: It may boost immune function: Another way frankincense may help keep you healthy is by giving your immune system a shot in the arm. Boswellic acid, the primary healing compound in frankincense, has been shown to modulate your immune system’s response so it can fight off all kinds of unhealthy threats to your body.”
2 – Cloves:
Cloves have a long history of use in a variety of cultures. Their bright flavor is recognized as one of the most satisfying in the culinary world.
Fortunately, they’re not just great for adding to recipes as the oil is extremely useful for helping keep diseases and pathogens at bay.
Cloves are antimicrobial which is why clove oil can be added to an essential oil cleanser to protect you from bacterial infections.
Researchers at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina demonstrated that clove oil was able to kill E. coli and Staph aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, some of the more pernicious bacteria in the world.
It’s also great at fighting inflammation as cloves are an antioxidant with an ORAC score of 1,078,700. This score puts it above powerful antioxidants like pomegranate, raspberries and is even 30x more powerful than blueberries.
The Journal of Immunotoxicology noted in a first of its kind study that clove oil has extreme antioxidant properties that could neutralize harmful inflammation.
3 – Oregano:
Oregano is one of the most frequently used essential oils. It’s inexpensive, easy to extract and can readily be mixed in homemade cleaners.
This is why oregano oil is one of the most frequently used essential oils.
And while oregano oil might have that going for it, the truth is oregano oil is one of nature’s best virus killers.
“Oregano is used for respiratory tract disorders such as coughs, asthma, croup, and bronchitis. It is also used for gastrointestinal (GI) disorders such as heartburn and bloating. Other uses include treating menstrual cramps, rheumatoid arthritis, urinary tract disorders including urinary tract infections (UTIs), headaches, and heart conditions.
The oil of oregano is taken by mouth for intestinal parasites, allergies, sinus pain, arthritis, cold and flu, swine flu, earaches, and fatigue. It is applied to the skin for skin conditions including acne, athlete’s foot, oily skin, dandruff, canker sores, warts, ringworm, rosacea, and psoriasis; as well as for insect and spider bites, gum disease, toothaches, muscle pain, and varicose veins. Oregano oil is also used topically as an insect repellent. “
Thus, if you’d like to use it at home in topical cleaning products or homemade countertop wipes it’s going to be a great friend of yours. Just a few drops in a mixture is enough to wipe out many pathogens in your quest to protect your home from bacteria and microbes.