Essential oils for Bronchitis
The polluted air that we breathe, the dust and filth that we inhale and which surrounds us all the time in one or the other way can be the cause of a serious health problem, which might even lead to death.
Starts with a simple cough, leads to inflammation and obstruction of bronchial tubes further narrowing airways in the lungs, coughing and heavy phlegm and wheezing, this is nothing but bronchitis.
Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. Acute bronchitis generally happens from viral infections and can be cured fast if taken care but chronic bronchitis is a serious long-term disorder that requires regular medical treatment.
If acute bronchitis is not cured, it leads to a chronic one. Some effort one has to do like if the person smoke, leave immediately cause it causes more damage to the cells and the person gets more immune to the disease, with the mucous accumulating, it’s more easy for viral and bacterial infections to attack lungs which might permanently damage the lungs’ airways.
Symptoms of bronchitis infections can be bad throat, difficulty in swallowing, constant coughing and excess mucus, pain in the chest, fatigue, headache, running nose, aching muscles, soreness, pain when breathing, and back pain. Causes can vary a lot, like pollution, dust, some respiratory infections, fever and cold, but the main factor is heavy long-term cigarette smoking.
Best essential oils for Bronchitis
Natural methods are always safe and easy to follow. Like, Aromatherapy a very natural way to combat this infection with the help of essential oils,
which do not only cure but also build resistance to the infection in future.
Essential oils such as Eucalyptus, Hyssop, Aniseed, Lavender, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Basil, Benzoin, Cedarwood, and Peppermint will help ease breathing and relieve nasal congestion.
This is a respiratory disorder, which means steam inhalation, massaging, and bathing all are effective.
Let’s see how to use them in an effective manner.
One can inhale the aroma of the oil by dropping few drops on the handkerchief or taking steam inhalation with warm water in a bowl, add some oils to it and inhale the aroma. Massaging is very effective for bronchial infections just dilute the essential oil with carrier oil and massage on chest and back. Bathing with a mixture of warm water and 10 drops of oil that is soaked for about fifteen minutes would be amazing.
Being an antispasmodic and expectorant, Sandalwood oil is very effective oil for this infection.
Basil is very effective for relieving chest infection.
If you want to know more about oils just go to our section on Essential Oils. One has to take some precautions before using like use these oils in small doses. If the infection aggravates or high fever stays, a physician must be consulted.