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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thieves oil a natural anti virus

A Healthy Immune System: The "Anti-Virus"

With the stresses in our environment, germs, and poor dietary choices, our immune systems can easily become weakened. Then we catch whatever bug comes along. We are more likely to catch colds and other viruses when our immunity is down.
In addition to being highly contagious, one of the problems with viruses is they mutate so quickly. Scientists may formulate a vaccine to treat one strain of a virus and in the meantime it has morphed into something else.
Essential oils, however, are very complex in nature. The variety of constituents in an oil make them ideal for combating “super-bugs”. Think about this: One essential oil can have anywhere from 200 to 800 chemical constituents. If a virus or bacteria mutates or becomes resistant to one component, an essential oil employs its other constituents to stop the bug’s progression. It’s like having a gang of superheroes at your disposal. If one chemical constituent doesn’t protect you, you can be pretty sure there will be others who will save the day!

Essential oils have a history of effectively combating contagious bugs. During a plague in the 15th century, a small band of thieves robbed the dead and dying. Although the plague was highly contagious, not one of this band was infected, despite being exposed to it daily. Eventually, the thieves were caught. In exchange for a more lenient punishment, they disclosed the formula of herbs, spices and oils they used to protect themselves.

Young Living has an essential oil blend that is based on that historical legend. Thieves is a synergistic blend of clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus, and rosemary. This proprietary blend of pure essential oils was tested at Weber State University and found to have a 99.3 percent effective rate against airborne microorganisms when diffused for only 20 minutes.
The oils in Thieves are antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral.

A few easy ways to benefit from Thieves essential oils is to apply a few drops to your feet, run a cold air diffuser for 15 minutes several times a day, or put several drops in a capsule and take it internally.  Another option is to add it to hot water and drink it as a tea or add a few drops to a spoonful of coconut oil.

Thieves is one of the oils that I will always have on hand. It is a “super hero” that just may save the day. It smells good, too!

1 comment:

  1. I have also read about a homemade thieves blend where you put the dried spices in a mason jar with Apple cider vinegar in a window and let it marinate for a month.. do you know anything about this method?