Winter weather brings on colds, let’s use a more natural way of getting rid of them. Essential oils and their uses can be issued through topical application, massage, inhalation or water immersion to stimulate a desired response.
Angelica has antispasmodic properties which soothes the cough.
Black pepperhas anti-bacterial properties in clearing congestion and helps prevent sinusitis.
Cajeput (relative to tea tree)has anti-bacterial properties that helps fight infections of the upper respiratory system.
Cedarwoodhas expectorant properties so it removes mucus from the lungs and respiratory tract. It also relieves headache and other symptoms of coughs and colds.
Cyprus has expectorant properties and facilitates the removal of phlegm amassed in the respiratory tracts and the lungs.
Eucalyptus has antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and decongestant properties which makes it a good ingredient in many medicines that treat respiratory problems.
Frankincense has anti-inflammatory properties which helps relax the breathing passages and has antiseptic properties that boost the immune system.
Lavender has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties which loosens up the phlegm and relieves congestion.
Lemon has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties which make it especially effective in treating infections of the throat.
Myrrh has antimicrobial and anti-viral properties so it tends to reduce the accumulation of mucus in the lungs.
Peppermint has antibacterial and antiviral properties which are helpful in treating coughs.
Rosehas antibacterial properties so it helps in reducing coughs.
Rosemary has antiseptic and anti-spasmodic properties which appear to relieve throat congestion.
Sandalwood has expectorant properties and is particularly effective in treating coughs.
Tea tree has antiviral and expectorant properties that can be effective in the treatment of infections that may be responsible for coughs and helps clear bronchial congestion.