Antiviral Essential Oils in the prevention of H1N1 Swine Flu
Essential oils from many plant families have demonstrated antiviral properties in laboratory. Many of the abstracts on Pub Med, the database of the National Institute of Health for peer-reviewed journal articles, describe essential oils activity as an excellent preventative measure. Use before exposure can lessen the potential of infection. This is the case for any type of virus, be it our 'regular' flu season or to the current potential pandemic threat of H1N1 swine flu. In this case, some advanced practitioners would apply small amounts of oil several times a day to the neck & sternum, &may even ingest one or two drops of an anti-viral oil blend.