Covid-19 pandemic has a devastating impact on the whole world. The emergence of Covid-19 variants spreads with alarming speed, driving record-breaking case counts in many countries. However, a proper treatment or therapy is still undergoing investigation progress.
Although, the contribution of Pure Essential oils have long been known for its antiviral and antimicrobial properties and being widely used to treat respiratory issues. However, further analysis is required to explore the possibility of pure essential oils to be utilized as a potential inhibitor against COVID-19.
Indeed, pure essential oils are a complex mixture of volatile active phytochemicals. Numerous researches and studies have been conducted to analyse the bioactivities of essential oils' natural chemical compounds of the antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Some researchers found a number of pure essential oils to be active against a wide variety of viruses, such as influenza virus (IFV), human herpesviruses (HSV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), yellow fever virus, and avian influenza (Ma and Yao 2020). Vapour form of EOs was also found to be safe against monolayers of epithelial cells. The study concluded that EOs in vapour form could benefit people suffering from influenza (Vimalanathan and Hudson 2014). Major mechanisms through which EOs induce antiviral actions are, direct actions on free viruses, inhibition of steps involved in virus attachment, penetration, intracellular replication, and release from host cells and inhibition of vital viral enzymes (Ma and Yao 2020; Schnitzler et al. 2010).
At present, research from across the world for this new strain of viruses is still in progress.
Existing data about use of essential oil on coronavirus is majority in preliminary vitro studies, it may take years to become available.
Despite the claim of efficacy of antiviral properties of essential oil on covid-19 that is based on evidence. Nevertheless, According to Vimalanathan and Hudson 2014, the study concluded that EOs in vapour form could benefit people suffering from influenza. Thus, the good news is we can still benefit from making use of essential oil for respiratory and psychological support.
In order to strengthen the physical and psychological well being which in succession may accelerate immunological durability. Essential oils are perfectly suited to manage anxiety caused by the current situation.
Blu Scents pure essential oils are directly sourced from members of Aromatherapy Trade Council (ATC) in the United Kingdom. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis has been conducted to determine the phytochemical compound of essential oils which determine the natural healing properties of pure essential oils.
Some well-known blended essential oils with the antiviral and antimicrobial properties like Breathe Easy, Health & Longevity that can potentially help to deliver a layer of protection during this pandemic. While, a number of synergy blend essential oils like Food For Soul, Tender Mind able to promote fast relief from stress and ease emotional strain.
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