Feeling like it’s a challenge these days to feel healthy?
Experiencing sinus pressure from allergies?
So many people are suffering from colds!
And, the pollen counts have been remarkably high this year, causing suffering for many people with seasonal allergies. I had a sinus headache that lasted for two days last week, so I wanted to share what gave me relief!
The swift and extreme changes in temperature and barometric pressure can be taxing to your sinuses and even cause lymph congestion and bloating!
Essential Oils were used in ancient cultures as remedies for all sorts of ailments. And, their effectiveness stands the test of time. Oregano and Lemon are two oils I recommend keeping on hand because of their anti- bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Both Oregano and Lemons are grown in the Mediterranean and are both staples in the region’s cooking. Using it for medicinal purposes can be traced back to Ancient Greek and Roman cultures. Before there were antibiotics, these cultures used the healing properties of plants.
You can find juice bars offering immune boosting shots containing both these oils, and Purdue Chicken is now advertising it uses Oregano versus antibiotics to keep their chickens healthy and free of chemicals. While Lemon Oil is the base for many natural anti- microbial cleaning products.
I myself am consistently wowed when I feel my throat beginning to feel sore or my glands beginning to swell, and I take a few drops of Oregano Oil mixed in OJ and feel better in 3-6 hours.
Or when I inhale Lemon Oil, then rub it on the sinus points in the video below and get instant relief. I can breathe better! Or, it helps alleviate my annoying sinus pressure!
A compound in oregano oil, carvacrol, has been most researched. Studies have supported both the antibacterial and antifungal properties of carvacrol, while other compounds in the oil that have not been as widely researched are known to have anti-viral and anti-inflammatory effects.
And, there have been over 500 scientific studies done on Lemon Oil. The secret to lemon oil’s power appears to be d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant. Science is finally catching up to thousands of years of therapeutic use and is finally confirming many of the various Ayurvedic medical applications of lemon essential oil.
Unfortunately, It doesn’t work so well to simply use the juice of a lemon, the essential oil comes from the cold-pressing the lemon peel and not the inner fruit. The peel is the most nutrient dense portion of the lemon in terms of phytonutrients.
You can find both oils in health food stores, but choose your Oregano Oil made from Origanum Vulgare. Other varieties may have little or no therapeutic value.
Check out the videos below to see how you can get the powerful healing effects of these oils at your fingertips;)
How to use Oregano Oil
How to Use Lemon Oil
To a clear head and deep breaths!