Coronaviruses (CoV) is a virus that causes illness from the common cold, Cough leading to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans.
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, Means they are transmitted between animals and people. Various investigations have been conducted such as SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
There are ways by which we can prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing. Avoid going outside, avoid socialising like meeting people directly or going to the events.
Does the new coronavirus affect older people, or younger people also?
People of all ages can be infected by the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus. But we can see that the data via media & other sources, is rising fast & it Is effecting people of every age.
WHO advises people of all ages to take steps to protect themselves from the virus, for example by following good hand hygiene and good respiratory hygiene
How to protect yourself from Coronavirus?
The most effective way to protect yourself against the new coronavirus is by frequently cleaning your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or washing them with soap and water. We need to keep ourselves & our environment free from any virus & these can be eradicated with proper cleanliness. Here there is one more prominent way to safeguard ourselves from Coronaviruses are the various essential oils. Lets see how the various types of essential oil are helpful to cleanse the effects of Coronavirus.
Protect yourself from Coronavirus with Essential Oils-
Essential oils is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing extracts compounds from plants. The oils contain the plant’s scent & flavour or essence. These are the natural form of oils that rejuvenates our mind, body & soul. Essential Oils are produced by more than 17,500 species of plants from many angiosperm families, e.g., Lamiaceae, Rutaceae, Myrtaceae, Zingiberaceae, and Asteraceae, but only about 300 of them are commercialized. Compounds included in the Essential Oils are synthesized in the cytoplasm and plastids of plant cells through the pathways of malonic acid, mevalonic acid, and methyl-d-erythritol-4-phosphate (MEP). They are produced and stored in complex secretory structures, such as glands, secretory cavities, and resin conduits, and are present as drops of liquid in the leaves, stems, flowers and fruits, bark, and roots of plants. Despite containing two or three main components at a level of 20–70%, Essential Oils are very complex mixtures of mainly terpenes, terpenoids, and phenylpropanoids. They may also contain many other compounds, such as fatty acids, oxides, and sulfur derivatives .
Essential Oils are usually obtained as a result of hydrodistillation, steam distillation, dry distillation, or the mechanical cold pressing of plants.
Essential oils can also be isolated using fermentation, crushing, extraction, or hydrolysis. However, depending on the chosen method, the chemical composition of the obtained Essential Oils can unfortunately be different.
Essential Oils have been used since time immemorial for thousands of years, not only as ingredients of perfumes or as seasonings for the aromatization of food, but also in folk medicine, because of their many different biological properties, including antimicrobial properties . The antimicrobial qualities are essential in managing the rapidly growing issue of drug-resistant microorganisms. In 2016, about 6 million people died globally due to infections of the upper respiratory tract, tuberculosis, or diarrheal diseases. At the same time, the number of strains of microorganisms resistant to existing antibiotics is constantly increasing. Patients with infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria are, thus, exposed to an increased risk of worse clinical results and even death. Such patients also consume more healthcare resources than patients infected with non-resistant strains of the same bacteria. According to the WHO report on drug resistance, the most serious problems include the resistance of Klebsiella pneumoniae to third-generation cephalosporins and carbapenem, Escherichia coli to third-generation cephalosporins and fluoroquinolone, Staphylococcus aureus to methicillin, Streptococcus pneumoniae to penicillin, and Salmonella sp. to fluoroquinolones.
So basically I am trying to show tat it has anti bacterial properties & are antiviral properties too that can protect us from Coronavirus.
There are more relevant benefits such as the fungal infections, such as ringworm, or others skin diseases that also can be cured with essential oils.
In food production, inhibiting the growth of microorganisms through the use of socially acceptable preservatives is a serious problem. Society’s reluctance to use antibiotics and synthetic preservatives, such as benzoic acid, sorbic acid, lactic acid, propionic acid, acetic acid, and its derivatives, parabens or inorganic sulfites, nitrites, and nitrates, necessitates finding alternative solutions . This may be an application for Essential Oils, especially since chemical preservatives cannot eliminated.
The main cultivation areas of lavender are in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North Africa . Lavender belongs to the Lamiaceae family, formally called Labiatea. The three species most commonly grown types are: L. angustifolia Mill. (narrow-leaved lavender, usually medical), L. stoechas (French lavender), L. latifolia, and their hybrids Essential Oil of lavender has unique biological activity, not only antimicrobial properties
- Lavender Essential Oil is a colorless or pale yellow liquid with a characteristic odor.
- Lavender Essential Oil is obtained after distillation with water vapor of fresh or dried tips of blooming plants.
Antimicrobial Properties of Lavender Essential Oils- Lavender Essential Oil has antiviral activity against Herpes simplex virus type 1 , it has shown antibacterial activity to a much greater extent. In dermatology, lavender Essential Oils can be used to treat ulcers, burns, and scarring that are difficult to cure. An extensive review of the properties of many different oils, including lavender Essential Oils, in relation to the pathogens responsible for dermatological diseases is detailed in Orchard et al. Lavender Essential oil is also active against the strain of E. coli J53 R1 resistant to piperacillin. Essential oil caused the strain’s sensitivity to this antibiotic by altering the permeability of the outer membrane, as demonstrated by decreased bioluminescence.
Researchers have found that antimicrobial activity of this Essential Oil is a result of the synergistic action of major and minor components of the essential oil.
Lavender Essential oil also has antibacterial activity against clinical strains of bacteria, which were isolated from patients with respiratory tract infections.
It is used to treat infections of the mouth, throat, upper respiratory tract, and lungs In addition, antibacterial activity may be accompanied by an immunostimulatory effect.
Lavender Oil is an antidepressant, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericide, decongestant that helps in treating many diseases. This essential oil will help in killing the virus of Coronavirus when used in diffusers. Lavender oil works as a medicine due to it’s highly effective & healing properties.
There are other options of Essential Oils & that can be your personal Choice as you can choose accordingly like its fragrance as some of them have mild fragrance & some have strong too. Moreover it depends on the properties that essential oil usually have & here we are looking for properties to kill Virus.
Lavender also can be blended with carrier oil such as Coconut Oil.
TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL
Tea Tree Essential Oil is a versatile oil that can be used on almost any part of the body for almost any ailment. The positive effects of Tea Tree Oil are powerful and have beneficial impacts on interconnected body systems. It is use to cleanse, purify, and rejuvenate the skin, to promote healing and relaxation, to enhance and support immune function, and to eliminate bacteria, both on surfaces and in the air. It can be used in numerous body care products ranging from skin and hair care to emotional care through aromatherapy. This article highlights what can be achieved with natural homemade recipes that use the advantages of Tea Tree Essential Oil.
USING TEA TREE OIL IN A MASSAGE: TO BOOST IMMUNITY
Diluted with a carrier oil and used topically, Tea Tree Oil’s sudorific properties may help to strengthen and stimulate the immune system to increase its ability to fight off infection. It works as it promotes perspiration to eliminate internal bodily toxins. Tea Tree Essential oil also have anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties & further this helps to remove Virus form the environment. This soothing oil provides relief to minor burns, sores, bites, and cuts by decreasing pain, inhibiting bleeding, eliminating bacteria from the wound, and promoting the faster healing of wounds and scars. Tea Tree Oil relieves muscle aches as well as pain associated with illness and arthritis.
So it is more important to keep our immunity boosted.
- Mix the essential oils in a dark glass or PET plastic bottle.
- Dilute the blend by adding the carrier oil.
- Massage over the body for a boost to the immune system.
USING TEA TREE OIL IN A BATH: FOR EASY BREATHING & SOOTHING INFLAMMATION
When used in a bath, Tea Tree Essential Oil stimulates the body’s immune function through its antifungal and antibacterial properties, which combats the harmful effects of contaminants on the skin by inhibiting bacterial growth and reproduction. It heals skin conditions, such as Athlete’s Foot, while soothing burns and cuts. Its antiseptic properties eliminate bodily toxins and disinfect pores to prevent clogging that can lead to acne-prone skin. It can lighten scars while replenishing skin’s natural oil balance.
Inhaling the fragrance of bath water scented with Tea Tree Oil can relieve inflammation that causes not only a sore body but also sinus pressure and headaches. Its decongestant and expectorant properties make Tea Tree Essential Oil beneficial for reducing or relieving respiratory issues such as coughs, colds, and the flu. So symptoms of Coronavirus are cough, cold & flu, if we start using tea tree oil, while taking a bath, it will boost our immune system. It does this by loosening phlegm and mucus in the nose and throat to facilitate their elimination. Its anti-bacterial activity fights respiratory infections and inflammation from ailments such as bronchitis, laryngitis, and tonsillitis.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil is a natural one that is used for Aromatherapy that has various health remedies which is commonly used in our homes. It’s extracted from the peel of fresh lemons using a “cold-pressing” process that pricks and rotates the peel as oil is released. It is composed of limonene & beta – Pienne, two monoterpenes that are known for uplifting properties.
Lemon essential oil can be diluted and applied to your skin, while diluting in a carrier oil such as Sweet Almond oils. You can also diffuse it into the air and inhale. Lemon essential oil has an ingredient that fights exhaustion, helps with depression, clears your skin, kills harmful viruses and bacteria, and reduces inflammation. So with its anti oxidant & vitamin C content, it has an excellent properties of killing virus that gives you relief in cold, cough & flu, so obviously this lemon Essential Oil Can also help you to protect form Coronavirus
LEMON:-Lemon essential oil botanically known as Citrus Limonum.
Lemon tree is a small evergreen tree native to Asia. It is believed that it brought to Europe in 15th century and was used by ancient Egyptians and Romans to treat infection diseases.
BENEFITS– This fresh, citrusy essential lemon oil can be used for a wide variety of health benefits where it boosts immune system, keeps the hair strong and healthy and treat skin-conditions such as tightens and brightens the skin with its antibacterial properties. It is a miracle for people suffering from insomnia.
BLENDS– Lavender, Rose, Sandalwood and coconut. Coconut as a carrier oil for lemon oil.
Lemon essential oil have anti viral & anti bacterial properties too fight with the symptoms of Coronavirus. Thus we can use it in a diffuser or our baths.
ORANGE SWEET– The botanical name of orange sweet is Citrus sinensis.
ORIGIN-The origin of orange sweet is a mystery but the two takes are associated with it. One tale states that the orange sweet travelled first from Libya to Europe and later on spread to other countries where another states that it’s origin as somewhere in between Himalaya and the south Western China.
BENEFITS– Orange sweet is essential oil for beauty products like lotions, soaps, shampoos and sanitizer etc. It energizes the body and stimulates the senses, calms and uplifts the mood, remedy for poor-digestion, natural pain- reliever, supports immune system and also used in culinary dishes etc. The aroma of sweet orange is so cheerful that it keeps your environment cheerful. It calms the senses and soothes nerves, the therapeutic properties ease numerous functions of the body when massaged gently and its numerous medicinal benefits strengthen your aura when ingested in the form of juices.
Orange sweet oil of Limonene component which is again a citrusy one like a lemon with anti viral & anti bacterial property which is the most enhancing one for the upliftment of immunity & digestive system. So with the strengthening of immunity & upliftment of digestive system it will eradicate the malefic effects of CVOD19.
The cinnamon tree is an evergreen tree native to China, India and Vietnam. It has shiny, leathery green leaves, and small, white flowers with purple berries.
CINNAMON:-Cinnamon oil botanical name is Cinnamonum Zeylsnicum Oil .
The cinnamon tree is an evergreen tree native to China, India and Vietnam. It has shiny, leathery green leaves, and small, white flowers with purple berries.
Promotes health, maintains immune system, Emotional balance that rejuvenates our chakras and this cinnamon essential oil is the prominent oil for spiritual well being of the person as it eradicates negativity & attracts positivity.
Cinnamon constitute of anti oxidant, anti inflammatory, anti platelet aggregation that improves the blood circulation & also improve the immune function. So with these ani inflammatory & anti oxidant properties we can protect ourselves from many diseases specially the new one CVOD19.
Eucalyptus tree belong to the plant family Myrtaceae, which is native to Australia, Tasmania and nearby islands. In Spain, the timber of Eucalyptus was used in construction. The ‘eu’ and ‘kalypto’ means ‘well’ and ‘covered’ in Greek, referring to the cup-like membrane that covers the flower bud, which is thrown off as the flower
Eucalyptus oil Botanical Name is Eucalyptus Globulus
Eucalyptus tree belong to the plant family Myrtaceae, which is native to Australia, Tasmania and nearby islands. In Spain, the timber of Eucalyptus was used in construction. The ‘eu’ and ‘kalypto’ means ‘well’ and ‘covered’ in Greek, referring to the cup-like membrane that covers the flower bud, which is thrown off as the flower expands.
Eucalyptus oil was introduced to Europe in 1788, and the first oil exported to England was called ‘Sydney peppermint’. The tree uses a lot of water while growing and has been used to clear water-logged land, draining the water from swamps where malaria mosquito may be found. The tree was thought to prevent malaria in the past, due to this draining action.
Eucalyptus is again anti bacterial, antifungal one
Eucalyptus Plant has several health benefits that relives joint pain, cures sore muscles, reduces inflammation, improves respiratory conditions & it also has healing properties to cure wounds, insect bites etc.
Eucalyptus cures respiratory conditions so it is obvious that it will protect us from the symptoms of coronavirus which starts with cold & cough as it has anti bacteria are relevant healing properties.
You can use these above mention essential oils in diffuser or sprinkle them by spraying them diluting in water in your area wherever & whenever you want.
You can do self healing to as you can put few drops of essential oils in your bath water & can do the cleansing for few days.
So here I have mentioned about few of our essential oils that can build our immunity & uplift our mind , body & soul & yes It will definitely safeguard everyone of us from Coronavirus.