Respiratory System Treatment
The respiratory system is the system via which the body intakes oxygen and expels carbon dioxide, primarily relying on the lungs. Illnesses associated with the respiratory system include bronchitis, asthma, coughs and flu. Aromatherapy via diffusion is a great way to get the most respiratory benefit from essential oils, as inhaling them means they go directly to the lungs and the airways.
Eucalyptus oil is known to be particularly effective in improving bronchitis, as well as allergic reactions (with breathing difficulties) and sinusitis. Peppermint oil is known to improve respiratory health, and Niaouli oil opens up the respiratory system – in New Caledonia, the Niaouli tree is credited with ensuring clean air and the absence of malaria.