Lemon Oil: Using lemon oil for fever July 02 2014
Contrary to popular belief, a fever can actually be a positive sign of healing. As long as the accompanying symptoms are not severe, a fever is the body’s signal that it is working to fight the infecting virus and controlling its immune response. Lemon oil (citrus limonium) helps the circulatory system and aids with blood flow. It is also high in d-Limonene, a natural agent that is helpful in the body’s elimination of toxins. In addition to fluids, ice chips and plenty of rest, the circulatory properties of lemon oilcan help to ease the symptoms of a fever and assist in drawing it out of the body.
There are certainly cases in which medical intervention is appropriate. If the fever is exceptionally high (104 degrees Fahrenheit or above), if it has no noticeable cause (such as a cough, runny nose, or pain), or lasts for more than 3 days, it is best to seek the advice of a medical professional in order to ensure that the cause is not more serious than can be managed at home.
How to use lemon oil to soothe a fever:
Place 1-2 drops of lemon oil on temples and massage gently. Repeat as necessary.
Mix 3-5 drops of lemon oil with 1 tablespoon of quality carrier oil. Massage a small amount onto the bottoms of the feet and cover with socks.
Apply 1-2 drops to the back of the neck and behind the ears.
Add 1-3 drops of lemon oil to about ½ cup of cool water. Saturate a washcloth with this mixture and place on forehead.
Place 1-3 drops of lemon oil in a glass of cool water. Take 3-5 times throughout the day until fever breaks.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.
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