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3 Immunity-Boosting Essential Oils: What You Need To Know

Essential oils are not a new invention. They have been used for centuries as a healing device and a way to bring peace to both the body and the mind. Each essential oil has its own special uses, with some of them being anti-fungal, and others offering antibacterial, antiviral, expectorant, or antiseptic properties.

Here are 3 essential oils that boost immunity and fight infection:

1. Tea Tree Oil – this is probably one of the most famous essential oils because it is so versatile. It’s great at fighting viral infections, the cold and flu, as well as sinusitis. It’s often used to chase away mosquitoes and fight acne, one of its greatest powers is its ability to trigger white blood cell production.

2. Peppermint – it might not be considered as versatile as the tea tree oil is, but it does have a reputation for being able to tackle a variety of problems. Peppermint oil soothes bowel problems such as bloating, constipation, gas, and indigestion. It’s also great for fighting nausea, soothing migraines, headaches, dry coughs, asthma, sinus congestion, and bronchitis.

3. Lemon – because lemon oil is a detoxifying agent it’s an excellent choice to provide your immune system with a boost. It can also relieve sinusitis, asthma, flu, and bronchitis. In addition, it can relieve the pain associated with sore throats or full-on throat infections. It can also increase white blood cell production.

The three essential oils listed above have long been known as great immune boosters and can be freely combined with each other or with any of your favorite single oils for fun and creative new uses. Some oils are better at fighting certain kinds of infection, your needs will dictate the kind of oil that is right for you. Tea tree, peppermint, and lemon tend to be popular choices because they have such a wide range of health uses.

- Misty Cassady

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