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Coughs Ailment

Genito-Urinary Essential Oil Treatment

Essential Oil Treatments for Coughs

A cough is a respiratory tract disorder, often accompanied by a sore throat. Oregano oil is commonly used to treat coughs and the more severe bronchitis, as it has immunomodulating and antibacterial properties. Sandalwood is a highly potent but gentle bactericide, and is effective at soothing a sore throat.

Anise oil is often added to cough syrups and lozenges, as it has antibacterial and expectorant properties, increasing bronchial secretions and so lubricating the throat. Steam inhalation including eucalyptus oil is also good for clearing the airways.

Application Usages

Massage Oils Application

Select 20-30 drops of your preferred essential oils for colds and mix with 2 ounces of a carrier oil (grapeseed oil is a good option). You can apply the mixture on the chest, neck and nose.

Steam Application

Take 7 drops of your preferred essential oil for colds and apply to a large pot or bowl of boiling water. Lean over the bowl and cover head with towel to prevent steam from escaping. Close eyes and take deep breaths through the nose for 1-2 minute intervals. Make sure to approximately having a 10 inch gap between you and the bowl as to prevent steam burn.