Many people are looking for an effective asthma remedy that uses natural ingredients rather than the standard over the counter asthma medicines currently available on the market.
Fortunately there are several essential oils that can serve this purpose. Lets look at a few of the more popular ones.
Asthma is a condition in which your airways swell and narrow resulting in shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing and a feeling of tightness around your chest area.
This condition often occurs from allergies or autoimmune reactions triggered by external conditions such as dust, pollen or airborne toxins.
It can also be caused by internal reactions to exercise and viral/bacterial infections.
Essential oils work on three areas of concern for asthmatics:
Having said that let's go over some steps you can take and then we will discuss a few of the more popular oils commonly used in an asthma remedy.
Many essential oils are well known for their ability to help you relax and may assist in avoiding an asthma attack. Application of oils may take one or more of the following steps:
Ease your symptoms of asthma, bronchitis and excess mucous by diffusing 10-15 drops of Balsam Fir.
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Bergamot Essential Oil can be used as an effective asthma remedy because it works on coughing and mucous thereby reducing asthma symptoms.
Bergamot also has the added emotional benefit of improving your mood and your mental focus.
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When you are suffering from an asthma attack try putting two drops of Cypress Essential Oil on a tissue and inhaling.
Mix Cypress with carrier oil in a 50:50 blend and rub it on your chest to treat asthma, bronchitis, coughing spasms, and whooping cough.
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Apply a couple drops of Eucalyptus Radiata undiluted to the toes and balls of your feet in order to open your air passages.
It can also be mixed with a teaspoon full of carrier oil and massaged on your upper back, chest and nape of your neck.
Another asthma remedy is to apply Eucalyptus Radiata to your finger tips and tap them together 50 to 100 times. Since your finger tips are reflex points for your sinuses, you will find that this action may also open your air passages.
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Frankincense is one of the best essential oils for use as an asthma remedy.
Many people add a few drops to boiling water or a diffuser and breath it in but you will need to be cautious because too much might bring on an attack. See warning above.
It can also be massaged onto your chest at night in a 50:50 blend with a carrier oil. (I suggest coconut oil)
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Lavender is probably the most extensively studied essential oil and is very well known for it's relaxing and sedative properties.
It can be used to fight airway inflammation and according to a study posted on pubmed.gov
"Lvn inhibits allergic inflammation and mucous cell hyperplasia with suppression of T-helper-2 cell cytokines and Muc5b expression in a murine model of asthma. Consequently, Lvn may be useful as an alternative medicine for bronchial asthma."
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Lemon Essential Oil has been known to ease respiratory conditions such as:
Massage a few drops of Lemon oil on your chest and throat several times daily as an asthma remedy to help clear your airways.
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Oregano Essential Oil is very potent against allergies, asthma, coughing and sneezing and makes a great asthma remedy.
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Rub a few drops of Peppermint Oil on your palms or add to a tissue paper and breathe in as an asthma remedy that helps to clear your airways. See warning above.
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Rub Roman Chamomile Oil into your palms and inhale or add a few drops in a cup of Epsom salts to your bath water to promote normal respiratory function.
Chamomile can also be added to a massage oil or carrier oil and applied to your chest.
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To assist with bronchitis, asthma, laryngitis, whooping cough etc. try using one or more of the following applications of Rosemary Essential Oil:
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Spruce Essential Oil has antiseptic and expectorant properties which make it ideally suited as an asthma remedy and for many other respiratory issues.
Diffuse Spruce Oil in the event of a sinus or respiratory infection, to improve your breathing, decongest your lungs and chest, as well as promote a a restful sleep. See warning above.
Inhaling Spruce Oil in this manner works well with conditions such as:
A couple drops of oil can also be applied to your upper chest area, followed by a cool, damp cloth or compress to reduce the inflammation in your bronchioles.
Also add a couple drops of oil to each application of lotions and creams.
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Tea Tree Oil can be used to assist with respiratory issues such as asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, cough, tuberculosis, etc.
Simply diffuse 20 drops in the air or add 15 drops to a warm bath together with a cup of Epsom salts. Alternatively you can put a few drops on a tissue and breath it in directly. Place the tissue in a plastic bag to maintain potency and you can use it periodically throughout the day. See warning above.
To maintain normal respiratory function try applying a couple drops directly to your chest or reflex points of your feet.
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I will create recipes for these blends soon but till then you can do a search on the above names, together with the phrase "essential oil blend" or use the following oils and the instructions on this page to create your own blends.
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Essential Oils offer practical and natural remedies for all kinds of respiratory problems from cold and flu to asthma and allergies.
They can open your airways, relieve chest congestion, ease a sore throat and provide relief from cold and flu symptoms. Respiratory Problems
No matter what the allergy, essential oils should be your "go-to" as an allergy remedy because they are completely natural and very effective.
If you suffer from a food allergy, seasonal allergy, or skin rash/hives, there is an oil or oil blend that can eliminate the condition or at least help you cope with the symptoms. Allergy Remedy
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