Congested respiratory tubes, headache, tedious cough… colds cause a series of health problems.
Even though there are plenty of cough syrups and nasal sprays, we suggest that one should reach for natural treatments.
One of these natural treatments is aromatherapy, which proved to be exceedingly successful in minimizing inflammation, nasal congestion, coughs and sinus pressure.
A great part of the essential oils help to decompose hard mucus.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus radiata) releases breathing, strongly stimulates the immune system, and also has antibacterial and antiviral effect.
Pine has a stimulating impact, relieves and refreshes the body. It has a therapeutic effect in respiratory tract infections, bronchitis and asthma.
It is especially successful in combination with essential oil of eucalyptus.
Niaouli oil and rosemary can also eliminate nasal congestion caused by colds.
It’s also thought to have antiseptic qualities and effects.
Niaouli essential oil can also help to calm irritated and inflamed mucous membranes.
It functions extremely antiviral, and antibacterial. It is one of the most important among anti-allergenic essential oils.
Rosemary is powerful in fighting bacteria (streptococcus, Escherichia coli) relieving breathing, stimulates circulation and reduces pain.
Headache caused due to nasal congestion and sinusitis is another familiar condition that co-occur with a cold.
Oil of peppermint and lavender can be conductive to reduce these problems.
Peppermint, thanks to its analgesic-cooling properties successfully relieves headaches and migraines, and also has anti-inflammatory effect.
Lavender, as well is extremely effective to relieve headaches and the elimination of inner restlessness, irritability, and problems with insomnia.
It is believed that the essential oil of lemon is good for coughing and cleansing the respiratory tract, and also helps to suppress feelings of pressure in the chest.
Essential oils of cedar wood and niaouli are useful for bronchial symptom relief.
Cedar successfully helps for colds, coughs, bronchitis and flu. It acts soothing, clears the mind and strengthens the emotional and mental stability.
Australian tea tree oil has strong antiviral and antibacterial properties. This oil is used for a long time in Australian traditional medicine.
Essential oils that help with colds:
Water vapor inhalation, diffuser and hot aromatherapy bath three very beneficial ways to use medicinal properties of essential oils.
Inhaling essential oils is the most effective method for flu and colds.
Use essential oils interchangeably, since each has slightly distinct characteristic qualities.
For maximum effectiveness do five or six steam inhalations per day.
Each of these oils has peculiarities in the use of a steam vessel, vaporizer or bath. Before use, pay attention to the instructions to avoid unpleasant burns caused by hot water or hot oil.
In this type of treatment more does not mean better. For instance, the adding of large amounts of peppermint oil can easily cause skin irritation and discomfort in the respiratory tract when inhaled.
If vapor gets into your eyes, it will cause burning, so for this reason keep it closed during the inhalation process.
The concentration of essential oils can vary depending on the products used and must always follow the instructions for use contained on the product label.