Common colds can be extremely unpleasant, causing symptoms like watery eyes, a runny nose, fever, and constant sneezing.
Over-the-counter medications provide a temporary relief, but we bet you will be thrilled to find out that you can fight cold in a completely natural and safe way-using the following essential oil.
Frankincense essential oil is produced by the resin of the Boswellia tree, native to Africa and Arabia. It has powerful healing qualities and a smell which reminds of lemon and honey. Here are its health benefits:
- A Cough relief
Common colds often cause an irritating cough. To make it subside, mix some water with a few drops of this oil and gargle to get rid of the phlegm in the lungs and thus clear your airway and ease breathing. Additionally, massage the neck with this oil to provide further relief.
- Aches and Pains relief
When the immune system fights an illness, the body starts to ache, but this oil can soothe the pain and fight inflammation.
Massage the back, neck, and shoulders, and this essential oil will penetrate into the skin pores and boost the production of dopamine, and help you lessen the pain and fight the fatigue.
- Immune System Boost
Its consumption strengthens the immune system and helps the body to fight colds and illnesses. It is able to fight viruses, bacteria, and even cancer. It also prevents the forming of germs on the skin and mouth. You should just dilute a drop of frankincense into coconut oil, a teaspoon of honey, or a glass of water.
- Anxiety relief
Rub some Frankincense oil on the palms of the hands and breathe in to feel the calming effects of the essential oil, and it will relieve anxiety and soothe the nerves. Its inhalation reduces heart rate and high blood pressure.
- Improved Sleep
When you are sick, you might find it hard to fall asleep, so use a diffuser or vaporizer with frankincense in the bedroom, and the soothing aroma will help you relax, treat pain, open the breathing passages, and help your body to reach an ideal sleep temperature.
Watch out the following video which reveals the recipe of a frankincense oil congestion-clearing rub: