A respiratory tract infection affects the throat, airways, sinuses or lungs. It usually falls into one of two categories, according to where it is primarily located.
RTIs are caused either by bacteria or viruses. Children are more likely to contract RTIs since their immune system is less fully developed. RTIs are usually transmitted through the air (droplets enter the air through sneezing and coughing and others inadvertently breathe these in). They are also often spread when a RTI sufferer touches surfaces/objects after touching their nose, mouth or eyes.
Symptoms usually pass after 1-2 weeks. However, more serious complications can develop in children, older adults and those who are immunocompromised.
It is important that you see the doctor if any of these symptoms persist for more than 3 weeks, if:
Oregano oil is a natural antibi bacterial that has been shown to be active against Staphylococcus aureus (responsible for many upper respiratory tract infections) and Klebsiella pneumoniae (responsible for many lower respiratory tract infections).
Preliminary research into the oil found that tiny doses of oregano oil are capable of wiping out fungi and bacteria, including MRSA.
It can be taken as a few drops in milk or water or made into a vapour (place a few drops in some steaming water and inhale the steam with a towel over your head).
Oregano oil’s two major phenol components, Thymol and Carvacrol give Oregano Oil its antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antibiotic properties:
Thymol and Carvacrol work in a number of different ways
Oregano has GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status worldwide. Specific contraindications are during pregnancy or when using blood thinning medications.
Your body has physical barriers to ward off infection such as nasal hairs, mucous and cilia. Also, adenoids and tonsils work as part of our immune system to engulf and destroy invading pathogens.
However, there are a few basic steps you can take to reduce the spread of infection:
A powerful anti-microbial with 80% Carvacrol and 20% organic olive oil which has properties to support natural defences in the fight against bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses.
A multifunctional product, which supports healthy teeth, gums, bladder and joints.
Sweet Cures ’ Anna talks about her battle with cystitis. Read More