What does Anti Viral mean? -
It is a substance which inhibits the growth of a Virus
Currently the Mod is offering a new layer of protection against COVID-19 as per Sky News can reveal, and it is a product, called Citriodiol, is known to kill types of coronaviruses.
Which the Mod defence laboratory will test whether a product found to repel insects can also destroy a strain of coronavirus that causes covid19
There is a lot of media about essential oils and can they or cannot, work by entering the skin and destroy a virus.
Essential oils have been dismissed for many years, they are classed as an Alternative Therapy but if the Mod are now looking for an answer with them. That is Interesting!!
How does a virus work?
It enters into the host and binds with a cell in the respiratory tract (nose/throat/lungs)
the surface proteins of the virus bind to receptors like a lock and key
the virus is then able to enter the cell & infect it
There are certain components of a variety of essential oils that have been shown to disrupt the viral life cycle at different stages.
As a result, it can be helpful to use a blend of different essential oils.
Essential Oils are powerful and do have many health warning so they must be used with caution.
This is an extract taken from Tisserand A researcher called Straehli did some fascinating tests on essential oils in 1940 and he found that all the oils tested appeared in his subjects’ breath following absorption through the skin.
In other words, the essential oils penetrate into the skin, make it into the bloodstream, diffuse all around the body to various organs including the lungs and are then breathed out.
Straehli found that different chemicals and their constituents were breathed out at different time intervals:
This study, and others that have been undertaken since then, show that essential oils certainly do make it into the bloodstream – and much further than that.
There are many researches will challenge this but plant extracts and oils have been used for thousands of years and now the Mod.
Have a look at www.complementaryhealthprofessionals.co.uk Dermal Absorption of Essential Oils
What Oils are Anti Viral?
Citriodiol is the product that the Mod are testing and where does it come from, it is an Anti Viral essential oil called Lemon Eucalyptus.