Essential oils are very beneficial for the human beings and have been used for thousands of years now. Human beings use essential oil in beauty treatment and health-care practices such as treatment of herpes. Scientists have identified approximately 3,000 plus varieties of essential oils. The properties of essential oil vary from plant to plant, and from species to species. The type and quality of the essential oil depend on several factors such as season, geographic location, method and duration of distillation, year grown, and the weather. All these make the production process a critical determinant of the overall quality of the essential oil. Now let’s try to understand what are essential oils?
The essential oil is the concentrated hydrophobic (haters of water- it does not make love with water or we can say that it does not dissolve in the water) oil which contains volatile aromatic compounds of the plants from which they are derived. Volatile means- small organic molecules that tend to change quickly from their solid state or liquid state to a gaseous phase at room temperature. In the same sense, whenever you open the bottle of essential oil, you can smell it even if you are standing at some distance due to its volatile nature. The physical and chemical properties of the essential oils allow it to quickly move through the air and directly interact with the olfactory sensors in the nose. Such unique properties make essential oils ideal for applications like aromatherapy.
The essential oils have several names such as volatile oils, ethereal oils, aether Olea, or simply we can call it “the oil of the plant”, such as if oil is extracted from the lavender, it is called as “oil of lavender or lavender oil”.
When I heard the word essential for the first time, I was confused because I had the oils like coconut oil, lavender oil etc in my mind, but essential oil seemed to be something new. If you are also in the same situation and you don’t know the meaning of essential, just read the next sentence and it will be clear to you.
Any oil is called essential if it contains “the essence of” the plants. The “essence of” meaning is that it involves seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Now let’s take an overview of herpes then we will discuss how to get essential oil and how to use essential oil to treat herpes?
Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease which involves the physical connection with the infected person. Herpes simplex virus is responsible for herpes. This virus is of two types- herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV 1) and Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV 2).
Herpes simplex virus 1 causes oral infections and herpes simplex virus 2 causes genital infections. It is not necessary that if a person is infected by herpes he will suffer from the symptoms also. Symptoms may or may not appear depending on several factors. It depends on the how strong the immune system of the herpes patient is. If the immune system is strong enough, there is hardly any chance of symptoms of herpes to appear, but if the immune system is weak, herpes symptoms will bother you frequently.
How to get essential oil?
Essential oils are generally extracted by distillation (often by using steam), expression, solvent extraction, absolute oil extraction, resin tapping, and cold pressing.
Distillation—most essential oils such as lavender oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, patchouli, and eucalyptus are obtained by the distillation process. For this, we first obtained the raw plant material which is a combination of flowers, leaves, wood, bark, roots, seeds, or peel. Then, this raw material is put into an alembic over water. Alembic is a distillation apparatus. Heat is provided under Alembic so that water is vaporized and involves the volatile fragrance of these raw materials. The vapors flow through a coil, where they condense back to liquid, which is then collected in the receiving vessel. In this way, we can make essential oil.
Expression- before the discovery of the distillation process, the essential oils are extracted simply by pressing. Example -citrus fruits oil.
Types of essential oils:
A list of essential oils is given below.
1. Melissa (lemon balm)
3. Tea tree
7. Star anise
9. Clove oil etc.
You can use either one or a mixture of essential oils for the herpes cure. One essential oil is sufficient to treat herpes.
Why is essential oil used for herpes cure?
Essential oils are very helpful in dealing with herpes because of their antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving properties, and immune-stimulating properties.
1. Antiviral property means that essential oil has the ability to destroy or inhibit the growth and reproduction of viruses.
2. Antibacterial property means that essential oil has the ability to destroy bacteria or suppresses their growth or their ability to reproduce.
3. Anti-inflammatory property means that the ability of the essential oil to reduce certain signs of inflammation, as swelling, tenderness, fever, and pain.
4. Immune-stimulating property means that the ability of the essential oil to boost the immune system.
How to use essential oil for herpes cure?
The use of essential oil is very easy. Before using the essential oil, check your skin sensitivity simply by putting one to two drop on your skin, if it causing itchiness, it means your skin is sensitive. If your skin is sensitive, try mixing the essential oils with a carrier oil to dilute their strength a bit, you can use jojoba or coconut oil. You can directly apply one to three drops on herpes. Repeat this three times in a day. After some days you will get amazing results.
We have provided a full detail of essential oil and how to use them to treat herpes, we hope, you enjoy this article and you read only those things what you wanted to read. Remember home remedies are always helpful in many diseases. Because they do not create any side effect and also they are less expensive. Everyone can afford them easily. So you are advised to go for only for natural home remedies to cure you. Take care and be happy.