With the flu season upon us once again and the recent increase in Covid cases in Singapore, many of us are looking for natural ways to boost our immunity, how to stop ourselves from falling ill or natural remedies to help us recover quickly from cold and flu viruses. While a healthy lifestyle including regular exercise, eating well and practicing good hygiene are important, we can also consider natural and homeopathic remedies to help support our immunity and respiratory health all year round.
Essential oils are often highlighted as a component of holistic health and herbal remedies that can be employed at home to bolster our immune system. But what are essential oils, and how do they work? Essential oils are natural and volatile oils extracted from plants, mainly through steam distillation. Each essential oil has its unique therapeutic properties that capture the plant's essence. Some researchers have suggested that the volatile aromatic components that make up essential oils are formed as part of the plant's defence system against external threats.
While household names such as Peppermint, Lavender, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus essential oils have earned their reputation as natural immune boosters, there exists a treasure trove of some lesser-known and more uncommon essential oils, each with their own distinct and wonderful therapeutic properties.
In this article we will look at 10 Uncommon Essential Oils and how they can be used to help support our respiratory health and boost our immune system naturally.