Herbs for Cold and Flu: Lemon Antiseptic Throat Spray

<p>A diluted lemon spray is one of the most effective tools to knock down a cold or flu. Other herbs to use in a throat spray are lavender, eucalyptus, lemon, and peppermint. When sprayed through the air, terpene compounds in these oils combine with oxygen to increase the oil’s antiseptic properties.</p>
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<li>15 drops lemon essential oil</li>
<li>5 drops peppermint essential oil</li>
<li>¼ cup water</li>
<li>¼ cup lemon juice</li>
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<li>Combine the ingredients and pour the concoction into a spray bottle.</li>
<li>Shake well, then gently spray into your throat throughout the day.</li>
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<em>Kathi Keville is the author of eleven books, including</em> Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art <em>(Crossing Press, 1995) and</em> Herbs for Health and Healing <em>(Rodale, 1996). She teaches herb and aromatherapy seminars throughout the United States and is director of the American Herb Association (</em>
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