Our immune system is amazing!
We are born with the most amazing immune system that is able to ward off some of the nastiest of microscopic invaders. But if this is compromised in any way it can lead to a vicious cycle of sickness leading to more sickness and eventually disease.
When we bang our leg, get a splinter in our hand or cross paths with infectious entities the immune system is recruited and responds with inflammation which is a tool to heal damaged cells and tissue. This initial inflammatory response is vital to restoring the injured area, yet prolonged inflammation can lead to a number of debilitating and often painful diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and even cancer. Research has established that essential oils have the ability to inhibit detrimental inflammatory processes that contribute to disease.
Many of you may be familiar with the stress-relieving qualities of essential oils as well as their antimicrobial properties which help and support a fully functional immune system. When our immune system is compromised in any way stress and microbes are known to weaken its army of defences.
But are you aware that essential oils can actually strengthen the capacity of the immune system directly to fight off foreign invaders?