Jan 15

Aromatherapy Essential Oil for Coughs

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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 pepper has 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.

  • Cedarwood has 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.

  • Rose has 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.