This is not a prescription. It isn't a magic pill. It isn't a miracle cure. But, it just might help.
The flu is rampant this year. I just got sick - and it lasted one day. ONE DAY!
For those who know me, I need not explain, but for those who don't, I am pretty obsessive with the herbal supplements. Even with all the vitamins and herbs I pop, I do sometimes, even usually, get sick for longer than just a day, but here is what I did this time, for those who want to try something new. This is not a prescription! Just something that worked for me. I would exercise extreme caution and go lightly using essential oils with youth. And with yourself, if you don't use them often.
Perhaps most important is at the FIRST SIGN that you are weakening/possibly getting sick, start taking your supplements. And SLEEP as much as possible.
Here is the lowdown on what I did:
Herbal tincture: Virattack by Herb Pharm 3x/day (This is an awesome new discovery for me. It's a great tincture).
Thieves - I rub a drop directly on the back of my throat. I will also rub it on my lymph nodes but it isn't recommended to put it directly on skin - best to mix it in some carrier oil. Not that I do. But you should...
Ravensara - a few drops in a bath along with a few drops of Eucalyptus oil, right before bed. Soak for a good 15-20 minutes if you can. I can't - too restless in the tub, but it is good to let the oils absorb, and breathe them in.
I also put those same two oils together in an aromatherapy diffuser and had it going a couple of nights so I was breathing it in while I slept.
Vit C - I tend to hyper-dose.
Oregano oil - they make capsules. I am hard core about this stuff though, and usually the virus starts in my throat, so I put ONE and only one drop of the oil in a shot of water, toss it down and follow it with more water or honey. It burns. It likely isn't recommended. But I do it anyway. Kill those bastards...
Then I drank hot lemon (LOTS of lemon)/honey/ginger tea, with a pinch of cayenne for good measure, several times/day.
And get SLEEP!!!!