Essential oils versus cold and inflammation of the sinuses

Blockage of the respiratory system, headache, annoying cough are the most common symptoms of colds that cause more health problems.

Although there are many cough syrups and nasal sprays, there are other effective alternative treatments for these symptoms. One of these is aromatherapy, which is extremely effective in reducing inflammation, clogged nose, cough and sinus pressure.

Many essential oils help in breaking the rigid mucosa. Most efficient are lavender, mint, rosemary, cedar, eucalyptus, pine, lemon, tea, etc.

Essential oils

Oils of eucalyptus, peppermint and pine are very effective in the dismissal of the sinuses.

They are oils with strong refreshing fragrance, making it more efficient their therapeutic action.

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus radiata) facilitates breathing, strongly stimulates the immune system, and it also has antibacterial and antiviral activity.

Pine has stimulating effect, it relieves pain and refreshes the body. It has a strong therapeutic effect in respiratory infections, bronchitis and asthma. It is especially effective in combination with essential oil of eucalyptus.

Oil niaouli and rosemary can also remove a clogged nose. They reduce impassibility of the respiratory system and nasal discharge. It is thought that they have effective antiseptic properties.

Essential oil niaouli has a striking antiviral, and antibacterial activity and is one of the most important antiallergenic between essential oils.

Rosemary is powerful in attacking the bacteria (streptococcus, E. coli), facilitates breathing, stimulates circulation and relieves pain.

Headache due to nasal congestion and inflammation of the sinuses is a common complaint of cold. The oil of mint and lavender help relieve these symptoms. Lavender is also effective in removing inner restlessness, irritability and problem with insomnia.

It is considered that the essential oil of lemon is a good expectorant and cleans the respiratory system and may help in suppressing the feeling of pressure in the chest.

The essential oil of cedar and niaouli are useful for alleviating the symptoms with the bronchi. It helps against colds, coughs, bronchitis and flu. Has a calming effect, it clears the mind and strengthens mental and emotional stability.

Australian oil has strong antiviral and antibacterial properties. This oil is used for centuries in traditional medicine in Australia.

Steam inhalation, diffuser and aromatherapy bath are the three most effective ways of utilizing the healing properties of essential oils.