How Can Aromatherapy Help With Immunity?
We are all thinking about our immune systems more than ever before because of this international pandemic, and because of viruses floating around that can kill us.
Beefing up your immune system is essential to keeping yourself healthy. If your immune system becomes weak, then you become more vulnerable to getting sick. Making your body stronger with your immunity is important, and essential oils can help.
Studies have shown that aromatherapy and essential oils can help with pumping up the immunity system in your body.
People have always extolled the virtues of essential oils, and their health benefits, but the Federal Drug Administration for the United States have not yet looked at the quality of essential oils or how it helps the immune system.
The immune system defends your body against things like parasites, cancer, bacteria, and viruses. When your body's immune system encounters something to be a harmful foreign substance, an antigen is created, and once that is recognized, an immune response is generated and signals the immune system.
How Do Cedar and Fir Tree Scents Help?
Aromatherapy is known to help relieve tension and stress. Herbs such as rosemary and lavender can help the immune system because they are filled with anti-viral, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and other properties that help create a stronger immune system.
Other scents such as clove, lemon, frankincense, and geraniums are other scents that can help boost your immune system.
Pine trees, the fir scent, are especially good for the lungs.
Doctors and health aromatherapists have to use the needles and bark of pine trees to make a medicine that helps with immunity.
How Pine Tree Scents Help?
Have you ever taken a walk through a forest of pine trees and had that exhilarating feeling of euphoria and refreshment.
The scent of pine can be beneficial for upper and lower respiratory tract swelling and inflammation, as well as the common cold, cough, hoarseness, stuffy nose, fevers, blood pressure, and much more.
The way it works is that pine trees contain chemicals that fight pain and swelling, and are effective against killing fungus and bacteria.
And that is why the walk in the woods, breathing in the open fresh pine air creates the best natural anti-viral created by the mix of cedar and fir trees.
Is the Cedar Smell Good for You?
Cedar has many practical uses, which is why it is often used in sweat lodge ceremonies recreating Native American customs. When boiled, the cedar bark can purify indoor air, and tea can help reduce fevers and relieve rheumatic arthritis, colds, and flu.
Cedar oil is already used in perfumes, colognes, and home fragrances, and it is often used to treat skin conditions and even acne. The scent of cedar is also used to prevent stress and remains a good insect repellent.
The scent of cedar is also known to promote a good night's sleep.
Pines, or conifers, have needles instead of leaves and that creates purity in their odor. And this is well known throughout history, because cypress, for example, was used in the tombs of mummies by the ancient Egyptians to clean the smell of decomposition and keep away the smells of Death.
Traditionally, cedar blocks and wood shavings are known to repel moths and therefore placed in closets or drawers. Also, some pine is used in pencils to keep a smell that is spicy to promote studying and attention. Balsam firs are known as the most fragrant trees to use for holiday decorations.
The ancient art of forest bathing is also known as shinrin-yoku. It is a Japanese tradition of taking a leisurely walk through a thick forest to shop with healing powers. This practice is becoming a global movement.
We have combined various scents in our rings on Rin'GO for the maximum effectiveness, and in these days of constantly new strains of the virus, who can't use a bit more of an immunity boost?