How to Use Essential Oils to Treat your Cold Symptoms
Whether it is a stubborn runny nose, painful sinus headache or clogged ears, the symptoms of a cold can be quite uncomfortable to deal with. Common cold symptoms can impair your ability to concentrate, sleep or stay active. While there are countless over-the-counter products and medicines to combat cold symptoms, many of them come with a list of unwanted side effects. Whether you can’t tolerate traditional cold medicine or you simply want to avoid putting unnatural ingredients in your body, you should know there is another very effective and very natural solution for your frustrating cold symptoms.
Health expert, Jasmine Talei weighs in on the topic and shares her favorite essential oil remedies for common cold symptoms such as coughing, congestion and sinus headaches:
For a cough that’s keeping you up at night, try an onion poultice with eucalyptus essential oil. Chop and lightly sauté an onion in a pan, wrap the onions in a light towel, and put 4 drops of eucalyptus oil on the towel. Place the onion poultice on your chest and go to sleep.
Eucalyptus not only stimulates circulation of the respiratory tract, but it also has wonderful antimicrobial properties. Eucalyptus oil is also great to use for a steam inhalation. It helps clear the nasal passage when feeling congested. Pro tip: add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the steam inhalation for a soothing effect.
I love using bitter orange essential oil for an external Eustachian tube massage. I place a couple drops on my finger and massage behind the ears to promote proper drainage.
I’m also a big fan of providing nasosympatico treatments when suffering from sinus issues. Essential oils such as orange, thyme, lavender, and eucalyptus are inserted directly by a trained professional into the nasal meatus using long cotton applicators. This application of antimicrobial essential oils has a reputation for clearing mucus and reducing headaches that are often associated with sinus congestion.
At AuraSpa of Beverly Hills Center, we value the importance of giving patients holistic and effective treatment options that promote overall wellness. If you would like to learn more about essential oils or other homeopathic products for your health, please contact our clinic today.
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