Aromatherapy – Antibiotics


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There are many essential oils that contain antibiotic properties. Today, I want to write about four of them that act as a powerful antibiotic alone, and together.

Cinnamon essential oil is extracted from Cinnamomum zeylanicum (also known as C. verum and Laurus cinnamomum) of the Lauraceae family. Both cinnamon (leaf) and cinnamon (bark) essential oil contains valuable antibiotic properties.

This spicy essential oil has great value in aromatherapy. It fights exhaustion and helps build-up the immune system, making it a great essential oil to use while fighting colds and flu as well.

Clove essential oil (Eugenia caryophyllata) is extracted from the bud, leaves, or stems of the clove tree. Clove essential oil contains antibiotic properties that make it useful in treating colds and sinusitis.

Ginger essential oil (Zingiber Officinale) contains exceptional antibiotic properties. For centuries, ginger essential oil has been widely used as a natural remedy for treating flu and cold.  The antibiotic properties in ginger helps prevent cold.  Shagaol, a compound found in ginger, destroys the virus, that causes colds, and unblocks the nose relieving symptoms of sinus.  Ginger essential oil also has the ability to stimulate the secretion of mucus, providing relief from coughs and other respiratory diseases.  It helps boost the immune system and prevents the recurrence of the common flu.

Lemon essential oil (Citrus limon) is cold pressed from all parts of the lemon. It is a powerful antibiotic making it well suited for respiratory infections and provides relief for many suffering from coughs or sore throats.

*All four of the above mentioned essential oils can be volatile to the skin. Inhalation is the preferred method of treatment.

Use a single essential oil or a mixture, following the recipe below; place 3 to 5 drops to water in an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner. You can also use the essential oils (8 to 10 drops) added to steaming water in a bowl, place your head about eight inches above the steaming water with added essential oils, then place a towel over your head.


Blend the following essential oils into 1 ounce of your favorite carrier oil:

11 drops Cinnamon

11 drops Clove

11 drops Ginger

12 drops Lemon

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    1. It would be good in a bedroom…works while you sleep, but don’t forget to use it in other rooms of the house during the day, especially when you feel a cold/flu coming on, or if it already has its nasty grip on you. 🙂


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