Top 15 Essential Oils Studied For Antiviral Properties

Studied For Antiviral PropertiesThe term antiviral refers to something that is able to inhibit or stop the development or duplication of an infection causing virus.

Arborvitae Essential Oil
Is unique because it has a high ester content, and 0% thuja content (a toxic constituent found in other varieties of arborvitae). It also has insect repelling properties even decomposition of the fallen trees for centuries.
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Basil Essential Oil
Basil is cooling to the skin, and can be used to soothe minor irritations. When diffused, Basil helps promote clear breathing, and healthy respiratory function while sharpening focus, and lessening stress.
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Cassia Essential Oil

When diluted, Cassia can help soothe sore, achy joints. Cassia can be used in cooking either as a replacement for Cinnamon in pies and breads, or by itself in many different entrees and desserts.
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Cinnamon Essential Oil

Cinnamon is strong, so be sure to dilute it (3 drops of carrier oil to 1 drop of cinnamon), but you can cook, bake, or even make candy with it too.
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Clove Essential Oil
Clove has been used for years in dental preparations,candy, and gum for its flavor and ability to promote oral health, yet it provides a myriad of health benefits.
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Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus oil is best known for respiratory health and works great when massaged over the chest and throat. Can be applied without diluting.
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Helichrysum Essential Oil

Helichrysum is highly valued and sought after for its many health benefits. It’s frequently consumed to help detoxify the body.
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Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon oil is great for cleaning, can be taken internally, or used topically. Those with sensitive skin may want to dilute  it, because it can cause photosensitivity.
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Lime Essential Oil

Lime oil can usually be used without diluting, depending on skin sensitivity. It can be taken internally, but like all citrus oils, it can cause sensitivity to the sun with topical use up to 12 hours prior.  Using it before bed is a great option.
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Melaleuca Essential Oil
Melaleuca is best known for its purifying properties. It can be used to cleanse and purify. Taken internally, Melaleuca enhances immunity when seasonal threats are high.
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Melissa (Lemon Balm) Essential Oil
Melissa is also great for your skin or over the reflex areas of concern. You can also add a drop to your tea.
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Myrrh Essential Oil

Myrrh is valued as an expectorant, which means it promotes the expulsion of mucus in cases of bronchitis and lung congestion. Myrrh is best for chronic conditions, because it contains tannins and resins. It has an astringent effect on tissues.
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Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint is very pleasing to the taste buds (you can add the oil to tea or water), but is powerfully soothing to the digestive system. You can usually apply it without diluting. inhale for nausea, or take internally as suggested.
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Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme is a great defense against many concerns. It should always be diluted (4 drops carrier oil to 1 drop thyme). You can also cook with it.
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