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Essential Oils Studied for COVID-19

COVID-19 has been declared as modern history’s gravest health emergency worldwide. Until now, no precise treatment modality has been developed. The angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor, a host cell receptor, has been found to play a crucial role in virus cell entry; therefore, ACE2 blockers can be a potential target for anti-viral intervention.

In a recent study, the ACE2 inhibitory effects of ten essential oils were evaluated. Among them, Geranium and Lemon essential oils displayed significant ACE2 inhibitory effects in epithelial cells. Analysis also confirmed that Geranium and Lemon essential oils possess potent ACE2 inhibitory effects. The results suggest that Geranium and Lemon essential oils and their derivative compounds are valuable natural antiviral agents that may contribute to the prevention of the invasion of COVID-19 into the human body.

With this knowledge, you may want to consider diffusing a recipe of four drops of Lemon essential oil and two drops of Geranium essential oil. Please note, this recipe is not recommended to be used around children under six months of age.

Plant Therapy’s TerraFuse diffuser offers a timing feature that al-lows you to set it on a 15 minute on and 30 minute off pattern. This is a great option for safely diffusing this powerful blend of Lemon and Geranium oils throughout the day. Or you can use the same recipe on a pocket inhaler or diffuser jewelry.

As always, if you have any questions about essential oils or the benefits they can offer, please stop by or call and talk to our essential oils specialist, Sharon Smith.


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