Treatment of Cold & Cough with Essential Oils
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Treatment of Cold & Cough with Essential Oils

Treatment of Cold & Cough with Essential Oils
Nowadays, Common Cold has become a common disease among all age groups of people. It is a viral infectious disease that infects the upper respiratory system. Cold & Cough symptoms include dry or sore throat, blocked or running nose, and sneezing. Around a quarter of people do not experience symptoms when infected with a cold. Essential Oils plays a very important role in such infections like common cold & cough.
Some of the medical communities give more preference to essential oils therapy rather than medical treatments. There are some essential oils that can be helpful in curing cough or cold by soothing the throat, fighting bacteria & reducing inflammation. We found that using a nasal spray containing a blend of eucalyptus, peppermint, oregano, and rosemary extracts can improve a sore throat, hoarseness, and other cough-related symptoms.
There is a list of few essential oils that are helpful in common cold diseases and their Usages:

  1. Eucalyptus Essential Oil: Eucalyptus oil may also help to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and ease muscle tension that can result from a cold or flu. It can be used to calm cold & cough in many ways.

         Usage:

  • Mixing 5-6 drops of eucalyptus oil to 1 ounce of carrier oil and rubbing the mixture onto the chest and throat.
  • Adding 1 tbsp of eucalyptus oil in boiling water and inhaling the steam.
  1. Tea Tree Essential Oil: Tea Tree oil has properties that can inhibit the growth of bacteria & viruses responsible for causing cold & cough.

        Usage:

  • Inhaling tea tree oil may also help to ease the effects of cold & cough.
  • Adding 10-15 drops of oil to a diffuser.

      3. Peppermint Essential Oil: Peppermint oil contains an extract known as menthol. It has cooling properties that may help in the soothing and calming scratchy throat.

        Usage:  

  • Mixing 1 tbsp of the oil in boiling water and inhaling the steam.
  • Adding 10-15 drops of oil to a diffuser.
  1. Geranium Essential Oil: It has been found that geranium has an extract that has herbal properties for cough treatment.

       Usage:

  • This oil has a refreshing floral scent that creates a refreshing and calming atmosphere when suffering from cold.
  • It has therapeutic properties and can be used in bathwater.
  1.  Frankincense Essential Oil: Frankincense oil is generally used in incense and perfumes just

because of its refreshing aroma. It has some medical properties that help in the respiratory system.
     Usage:

  • Mix 5 drops in 1 tbsp of carrier oil and rub on chest and throat for cold relief.
  • Using 5-6 drops of frankincense oil in boiling water and inhale the steam so as to get relief from Common cold.
  1. Bergamot Essential Oil: Bergamot oil helps in relieving congestion. It contains camphene, a compound similar to camphor which also helps in cold & cough.

      Usage:

  • Use 5-6 drops of Bergamot oil in boiling water and inhale the steam so as to get relief from cold & scratchy throat.

Adding 10-15 drops of oil in-home diffuser so to get the relaxing aroma and relieve from cold.

 

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