Category Archive: Coughs and Colds

Jan 12

Eucalyptus, Lemon, Tea Tree, and Lavender Essential Oils for Coughs

A cough often accompanies the common cold or flu, seasonal allergies, asthma, pneumonia or bronchitis. Smoke or other irritating substances in the environment can bring on a cough. GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease) may cause a cough. Medicines that control high blood pressure have been known to produce coughing. You should not be too concerned if …

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Jan 12

Eucalyptus and Pine Needle Oil Preventing Winter Illnesses

Eucalyptus essential oil has antiseptic and antibacterial properties making it a must for colds and flu. It is often found in cough drops and ointments such as the infamous Vicks VapoRub just take a whiff – you are smelling eucalyptus. Eucalyptus essential oil stimulates the immune system and combats inflammation in the lungs. Use it …

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Jan 12

Echinacea for Decreasing Incidence and Duration of the Common Cold

Echinacea essential oil is best known for its anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties making it a must have to prevent or treat acute viral and bacterial infections, colds, and flu. If you feel like you are getting sick, start taking echinacea as soon as possible. Most of the time a few days of Echinacea essential …

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