There is no known cure for COVID-19 (although many possibilities are being tested), and there is currently no research into the effect essential oils may have on this particular virus. We are therefore not suggesting any treatment for SARS-CoV-2 infection with essential oils. Current standard of care for COVID-19 is supportive only.
Essential oils considered to be “antiviral” are not universal virus killers. Before we explain the existing research on “antiviral essential oils”, it is important to clarify the difference between virucidal and antiviral. “Antiviral” means that a compound inhibits the proliferation of a virus, while “virucidal” means a virus is destroyed or deactivated. In many instances, essential oils may be effective in killing one specific virus, but not another.
100% pure & natural essential oils are used for treating several types of respiratory viruses. Cinnamon, clove & thyme oils are very effective anti-microbial that is very useful in treating respiratory infections. Eucalyptus oil is also effective in treating different respiratory viruses & bacteria’s. Rosemary oil is a great aid for treating drug-resistant mutations of Candida Albicans. Anti-viral oils are very helpful in treating infections that are not healed by drugs. Clove & rosemary oils are effective in treating the same infections.
Anti-viral essential oils like peppermint oil are used for eliminating the Herpes simplex virus. Peppermint oil is effective in treating Herpes simplex viruses of type 1 & 2. Peppermint oil is a great anti-viral agent for treating recurrent herpes infections. Tea tree & eucalyptus oil is a good prospect in the treatment of herpes simplex virus.
Different types of essential oils have highly effective anti-viral properties. There are many amazing & awesome healing benefits of the anti-viral & other essential oils.
Let’s know about some of the commonly used oils: