Covid-19 Related Loss of Smell

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 04/13/2024

This simple home remedy has the potential to restore your sense of smell after a covid-19 infection. Watch to learn more!


0:00 Introduction: Covid-19 Related Loss of Smell

0:25 The olfactory bulb and immune function

1:18 Smell retraining therapy (SRT)

2:44 Share your success story!

In this video, we’re going to talk about a loss of smell related to covid-19.

Covid-19-related loss of smell seems to be very common. Along with a loss of smell, many also have a loss of taste or an altered sense of taste.

80% of your taste is related to your sense of smell.

The olfactory bulb is a large mass of nerves in the brain that have receptors in your sinuses that pick up information and pull it into the brain. This is what allows your brain to interpret what scents are in the environment.

The olfactory bulb has an important immune function. It has to protect the central nervous system from viruses that are introduced into your sinuses from your environment.

Respiratory viruses, like covid-19, can cause inflammation that damage the nerves in the olfactory bulb.

The virus itself is not the cause of this inflammation. It’s your immune system that creates inflammation.

The question is, what can you do about this problem?

A technique known as smell retraining therapy (SRT) has been shown to help restore the sense of smell lost due to viral respiratory infections.

SRT is a natural therapy that uses essential oils to help retrain your sense of smell.

You can use the following essential oils:

• Rose (floral)

• Lemon (fruity)

• Clove (spicy)

Eucalyptus (resinous)

Here’s how it works: take a sniff of each oil separately for 10 to 20 seconds, 1 to 2 times each day, being careful not to allow any of the smells to mix.

SRT helps regrow nerves that are involved in the sense of smell.

Let me know in the comments below if smell retraining therapy works for your covid-19-related loss of smell.


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