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Treatment of Norovirus with Essential Oils

Norovirus: 

Also known as Norwalk virus, norovirus is typically spread via contaminated food and water, though it can be passed from person to person. Gastrointestinal distress, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, and a low fever of less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit are typically present. Essential oils provide comfort and alleviate symptoms in most cases; few symptoms become severe or require medical attention.

Melissa Bath Oil: 

MAKES 1 TREATMENT

Melissa essential oil has both antispasmodic and stomachic properties. These, along with its other properties, make melissa essential oil ideal for alleviating the gastrointestinal problems that accompany norovirus. Melissa essential oil also eases headache and fever, making it a top pick for this and similar illnesses.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Tablespoon Carrier Oil
  • 8 Drops Melissa Essential Oil

Directions: 

  1. In a small glass bowl, add the carrier oil and melissa essential oil, and stir to combine.
  2. Draw a warm bath and add the entire treatment to the running water.
  3. Soak for at least 15 minutes. Use caution when getting out of the bathtub, as it may be slippery.
  4. Repeat this treatment up to 3 times a day until symptoms subside.

Palmarosa Compress: 

MAKES 1 TREATMENT

Palmarosa essential oil helps alleviate fever, clear intestinal infections, and aid the digestive system. Its fragrance is uplifting, helping eliminate the exhaustion that accompanies illness.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Teaspoon Carrier Oil
  • 4 Drops Palmarosa Essential Oil
  • 1-Pint Cold Water

Directions: 

  1. Using your fingertips, apply the carrier oil to abdomen, followed by the palmarosa essential oil.
  2. In a medium glass bowl, add the cold water.
  3. Submerge a towel in the water, wring it out, and apply the compress to the affected area. Leave the compress in a place warms to body temperature.
  4. Reapply the compress until water had lost its chill
  5. Repeat this treatment up to 3 times a day until symptoms subside.
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