Ayurvedic oils for common cold

Catching up with common cold is as easy as falling off a log. Though it is not an acute problem, it has the worst power to completely spoil your routine activities. Common cold is often irritating, maddening, frustrating and disgusting. It changes your look and gives the impression of being completely sick. Over-the-counter drugs might often look attractive, appealing and seem to be the quickest way for treating your cold. Frequent intake of such medications might look like granting you instant relief but do not destroy the virus completely and have their own adverse side effects. This may be due to the excess intake of chemical formulas like acetaminophen, intranasal zinc, dextromethorphan (DXM), Tylenol etc.  All you need to take in at this time is a natural therapy like Ayurvedic oils that destroy the harmful virus from within, proffering you better health and a protective shield to prevent recurrent infections.

Causes and symptoms: This might occur due to seasonal changes, contagious virus spread through air, through minute air droplets from the affected person and much more during all times of the year. Each year billions of people in the world are affected by cold and a recent report says that it is over one billion people who are affected by cold in the United States every year. Little ones get cold often from their schools and day care centers when the other children next to them are affected by cold cough, sneezes or blow their nose.

Common cold lasts up to 7 days and the troubling symptoms are runny nose, itchy eyes, scratchy throat, nasal congestion, difficulty in breathing, headache, muscular pain, sore throat, cough, decreased appetite, sneezing and at times may lead to viral fevers also.

Ayurvedic essential oils for common cold: You will certainly feel great if you come to know that using Ayurvedic essential oils for your common cold can treat your illness without making you feel tired and drowsy like your cough syrups and other over-the-counter medicines. Few such energizing Ayurvedic oils are:

  1. Eucalyptus essential oil: This is a celebrated remedy for years together for common cold and its unfavorable symptoms. Eucalyptus essential oil helps in effectively fighting cold, cough, bronchitis, asthma, flu, sinusitis, fever and other such infections. You can use it as a vaporizer, rub or add few drops to your bath tub or to hot water for steam inhalation.
  2. Peppermint essential oil: Peppermint oil with its anti-viral properties is a proven remedy for respiratory illnesses like flu and cold. Peppermint essential oil blended with rosemary and lavender essential oil can be added to boiling water and this steam can be inhaled for getting complete relief from headache, cold, blocked nasal passage, congestion and mental fatigue inducing a peaceful sleep thereafter.
  3. Lavender essential oil: Lavender essential oil is always known for its therapeutic properties and is of great use in treating cold, influenza, cough, headache, insomnia, muscular pains and few other problems related to common cold. This efficacious oil inhibits germs and instantly kills viruses. It acts as a defensive mechanism and boosts your body’s immunity, helping you fight sturdily against cold. You can add it to your bath tub or use it as a room diffuser that will purify your environment by devastating the germs.

No more nervousness or uncomfortable feelings the next time when you get cold as these Ayurvedic essential oils will help you stay as cool as a cucumber and bid goodbye to your annoying cold.

Reference Links:

  1. Over-the-counter drug by Wikipedia
  2. Common Cold from A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia by PubMed Health
  3. Cough and Cold Medicine Abuse by Kids Health from Nemours

Thanksgiving Day: Time To Remember Your Near Ones With An Ayurvedic Tribute

The Almighty has sanctified us with innumerable blessings for which we are obliged to thank Him all through the year and throughout our life. He doesn’t appear right in front of us to make us happy, instead He assigns people in the form of our friends, relatives and other respectable persons and Thanksgiving day is such a special day to remember, thank and feel the difference they have made to our lives.

Just knock their door with an elegant gift pack of invaluable Ayurvedic essential oils to make them feel special, honored and loved. Ayurveda is an ancient healing methodology that aims at bringing good health, harmony and a happy living with increased life expectancy. You can never honor your near and dear ones in any other better ways other than gifting them with an extensive collection of their favorite essential oils with tremendous therapeutic properties.

Ayurvedic essential oils to garland this Thanksgiving Day: Only I can feel the delight of my daughter when I gift her with her favorite Lavender oil remembering all the love she gives me all the way through the year. Here are some suggestions to thank the worth-remembering people in your life.

1. For your Mom and Dad: No one can replace our Mom or Dad for they are the direct representatives of our Creator. Ayurveda, the holistic healing science has a separate branch for treating the elderly people and is known as Gerontology or Jara Chikitsa. Rosemary oil, Eucalyptus oil, Lavender oil, Chamomile oil, Grapefruit oil and Cypress oil are the best Ayurvedic essential oils that can aid them in treating their pains, swollen joints, fever, cold, memory problems, respiratory infections and other health issues. The spiritual aroma and the incredible healing values of these oils will make them remember you every day.

2. For the Love of your Life: Better half is always the best half when both of your minds speak the same words and when your hearts run on the same page. Besides differences and boundaries, the love of your life shares all the good and bad times with you. Nothing can cheer them when they are given a hug with few special words like ‘You mean a lot to me’. The glorious essential oils that can make them feel your presence even when you are away are Patchouli essential oil, Sandalwood oil, Lavender oil, Ylang Ylang oil, Jasmine oil and Rose oil. All of these essential oils can give a great start to your romantic evening or to a grand day with an invigorating bath when added to your bath tub.

3. For the little ones: Babies bring in natural joy to your family and are aptly called as the Kings and Queens of our families. In the celebrated book, ‘Aromatherapy for Babies and Children’, Shirley Price has listed 19 Ayurvedic essential oils that are safe for babies and children. The best among them that can nurture your little one’s growth especially when they are 1 to 3 years old are Roman Chamomile oil, Tea tree oil and Lavender oil. A gentle massage with these essential oils, carefully blended with safe carrier oils like Almond oil, Jojoba oil or Olive oil can help your baby grow up strong both physically and mentally. Only such natural Ayurvedic essential oils used in the early stages of their life can lay a good basis for their intellectual and muscular strength, making them bold enough to face the challenges of this competitive world.

You may wonder what kind of essential oils to bequest your friends, teachers and other relatives. Just check their age and consider under which of these above mentioned groups their age falls and gift them accordingly. Just a small ‘Thank you’ note along with an endearing collection of Ayurvedic essential oils is more than enough to deliver your love and gratefulness with no mistakes. Happy Thanksgiving Day!!! And thanks for your time on my post!!!!

Thought for the day:

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.                                                                   Henry Van Dyke

Suggested Reading:

  1. Chemistry Of Essential Oils Made Simple: GOD’S LOVE MANIFEST IN MOLECULES By David Stewart
  2. Seven Secrets to Raising a Happy and Healthy Child: The Ayurvedic Approach to Parenting By Joyce Seyburn
  3. Making Room for Mr. Right: How to Attract the Love of Your Life By Robin Mastro, Michael Mastro

Reference Links:

  1. Thanksgiving Day by Wikipedia
  2. Aromatherapy for the Elderly by Yahoo! Voices
  3. Essential Oil Care for Children & Babies by Abundant Health

Ayurvedic Essential Oils To Lead Your Weight Loss Mission

Ayurveda is a spiritual admiration that has been healing human infirmities and addressing the pattern of genial living. It believes that human beings are a part of nature and any kind of descend in their health can be taken care brilliantly only with the help of nature. Ayurveda suggests that mind and body contributes an equal proportion both for well-being and ill-health.

Ayurvedic essential oils are trusted to treat excess weight without any kind of side effects that may affect you just like your over-the-counter medicines. You’d love yourselves and admire your young and beautiful structure as you start using them in your daily routine. There are many misleading brands of essential oils in the market that add synthetic agents for artificial aroma, which may harm the ultimate user. Be wise in choosing the real and natural Ayurvedic essential oils that are extracted in a safe and eco-friendly environment.

Why choose Ayurvedic essential oils for weight loss: Ayurvedic essential oils have therapeutic properties and are of great assistance to weight loss as they have detoxifying and uplifting properties that can aid in augmenting circulation, boosting metabolism, controlling the appetite, lessen the craving for ingesting extra calories and shatter the excess fat deposits in your body.

Governing biological effects: Hypothalamus plays a vital role in gaining excess weight due to increased consumption of food. It is an incredible chamber of the human brain that functions dynamically in connecting the nervous system and the endocrine system through the pituitary gland. It can also be called as a satiety center as it controls the feelings of fullness and satisfaction after the meals. The mystical aroma of certain potent essential oils has been proved to decrease the appetite and the desire for more food due to their capability to fuel the function of hypothalamus. Few such curative oils are:

Lemon essential oil: Lemon oil is always refreshing, rejuvenating and revives your senses with its detoxifying, anti-depressant and astringent properties. It increases the function of your stomach in secreting the essential acids for digestion that help in fostering the speedy digestive process. Limonene present in Lemon essential oil assists in free movement of fatty acids into the blood stream and it is at this juncture the fat deposits are wrecked. It boosts metabolism and stimulates the function of pancreas, stomach and liver while promoting your energy to tackle the loss of weight.

Bergamot essential oil: Bergamot oil has calmative and mood enhancing properties, which supports in alleviating stress, anxiety and nervousness. It presents you the sense of hale and heartiness. It soothes the mind and curbs your cravings for food naturally.

Peppermint essential oil: Peppermint always abets digestive disorders in an effective manner.  It has the potential to hold back your appetite when smelled before each meal as the powerful aroma of this oil has a direct impact on the hypothalamus’s ventromedial nucleus that gives you a feeling of fullness and puts an end to your desire to eat more. You can also make use of a unique blend of Peppermint and Lemon essential oil which is very effective for weight loss than using it separately.

Grapefruit essential oil: This mind-blowing oil has been in prolonged use in the treatment of cellulites contributing to reduced fat cells. It has diuretic, fat-dissolving, appetite suppressant and detoxifying properties to assist in weight loss, burning excess fat deposits and control your longing to eat extra.

Apart from these essential oils, you can also make use of cinnamon essential oil, ginger essential oil, lavender essential oil, basil essential oil, geranium essential oil and rose essential oil for deriving the fullest benefits by marrying nature and get ready to break up with obesity and no more overweight as well.

Reference Link:

  1. What are essential oils? Therapeutic Properties of Essential Oils by The International Federation Of Aromatherapists (IFA)
  2. Hypothalamus by Wikipedia
  3. The Ayurvedic Guide to Diet and Weight Loss: The Sattva Program by Scott Gerson