Many essential oils can be used in effective Laryngitis treatment because of their natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
They have the ability to stop the growth of bacteria and viruses while at the same time, calm the inflammation and remove mucous and phlegm from your lungs, bronchioles and vocal chords.
As a bonus, many oils can boost the immune system and help repair damaged tissue.
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Laryngitis is an infection or inflammation of your vocal chords that can occur following or along with an infection in your respiratory system.
Some of the symptoms can include:
Check with your doctor if symptoms of laryngitis persist longer than 2 weeks.
Of course, obtain immediate medical attention if symptoms begin to threaten your ability to breathe, present a high fever or cause any bleeding.
This condition often occurs as a result of a viral infection which may come from another condition such as a acid reflux, cold, flu or bronchitis.
Many people can experience a bout of laryngitis after attending a sporting event or concert because of straining their voice yelling or cheering.
You can suffer from chronic laryngitis if you drink excessively, smoke or often inhale irritating chemical fumes or allergens. Air pollution is known to be a common cause.
Even inhaling steroid medications may be a trigger for laryngitis.
Eucalyptus Radiata is good for laryngitis treatment because it has the ability to stop the growth of bacteria on your vocal chords as well as remove mucous and heal tissue.
Application can be by diffusion or other means of inhalation.
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Frankincense Essential Oil can clear the mucous from your bronchioes, lungs and vocal chords.
For laryngitis treatment, you can consume the oil, inhale it directly or use it in the bath.
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Ginger Essential Oil has been shown in studies to reduce the inflammation, pain and swelling caused by laryngitis.
Try adding some Ginger Oil to your favorite cup of tea each day.
Put a towel over your head and inhale a couple drops from a pot of steaming hot water to help remove mucous from your vocal chords.
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Lemon Essential Oil stops bacteria and viruses from causing respiratory infections and is known to loosen mucous in the throat so you don't cough as much.
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Peppermint Essential Oil can provide welcome relief from allergies, inflammation, phlegm and a scratchy throat.
These conditions are all known "triggers" for Laryngitis.
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Inhaling Spruce Essential Oil can help laryngitis treatment by removing mucous and phlegm from your vocal cords.
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The antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of Tea Tree Essential Oil make it a great addition to your laryngitis treatment.
It can be applied topically as well as consumed by mouth or used in a cleansing mouthwash.
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Thyme Essential Oil used in combination with other oils in a laryngitis treatment can be very effective and, as a bonus, will help boost your immune system.
Try massaging your neck using the following blend:
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