Strongest Antiviral Essential Oils (According to Science)

Updated: Feb 21

Essential oils are nature's disease-control medicine. They can be yours too.
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Plants produce chemical compounds to control diseases and stay healthy. Many plants produce volatile (quickly evaporating) oils. We call them essential oils because they contain the essence of the plant and without these oils, the plant would quickly succumb to diseases. It is very remarkable how versatile these little compounds are. They can work as deterrents to bugs, many different bacteria, and even viruses! While essential oils are essential to keep plants healthy, there are many ways humans can benefit from them as well. We'll talk about some of the most well-researched oils that have broad antiviral properties in this blog post, and also about Evexia Science's Bronchia Guard Throat and Lung Spray, which is designed with 4 of the most antimicrobial essential oils.

Most people don’t know that there has been a lot of scientific research into the efficacy of essential oils for their pharmacological effects, such as antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-immunomodulatory, antioxidant, and wound-healing effects [1]. In general, it has been found that essential oils work to kill microorganisms through a process of membrane disruption. The microbial cells are like bubbles and essential oils pop those bubbles[2, 3].

Most essential oils are mixtures of different chemical compounds, usually with one dominant compound. This is the compound that provides the plant with the most beneficial qualities, such as anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, or antifungal properties.

*Disclaimer* This information is not intended to be advice of substitutes for vaccination and does not negate the need for proper vaccination for the prevention of viral infection.

Cinnamon bark

Cinnamon essential oils come from the bark of two main species of tree: Cinnamonum zeylonica and cassia. Both are high in a chemical compound called cinnamaldehyde which makes up 60-80% of the oil and has been