Dealing with asthma is no easy task. A respiratory condition, asthma inflames and narrows the airways, making it harder for the sufferer to breathe. While symptoms and their effects might vary from person to person, asthma makes things much harder for those who have and for that reason, people have been searching for a cure for years. While medical inhalers and breathing apparatus do the job very well, there is still further action that you can take if asthma is getting your down. These essential oils can be easily incorporated into your routine, helping to naturally relieve symptoms on a day to day basis.
- Peppermint Oil Essential
Stacked full of antispasmodic properties, peppermint oil essential can work wonders on the side effects of chronic asthma. When applied to the body on a regular basis, it can help to ward off incoming asthma attacks and relax the smooth muscles of the respiratory tract. If you’re using the oil as a part of your routine, try adding a few drops of the stuff to a cotton ball and inhaling intermittently. The fumes from the oil will make their way inside your respiratory tract, making it easier to breathe as normal.
- Bergamot Essential Oil
One of the best anti-inflammatories out there, bergamot essential oil is an important part of the fight against asthma. Helping to treat symptoms from the inside out, the oil reduces inflammations in the cells of the bronchi, consequently reducing the buildup of mucus. To use the oil in your routine, try adding a few drops of the stuff into a steam inhaler. The infused steam will bring light relief, making it easier for you to get on with your day.
- Thyme Essential Oil
One of the most powerful essential oils out there, thyme is loaded with antibacterial, antiseptic and expectorant qualities. As well as helping to give your immune system a good boost, the oil can strengthen the respiratory system and fight colds, coughs and wheezing spells. That’s not something to be sniffed at. To get all this glorious fighting power, try mixing 10 drops of the stuff with 10 drops of bergamot oil. Mix them together, rub them on your chest and watch as the magic happens.
- Roman Chamomile and Bergamot Essential Oil
Sometimes, it’s the mixtures that can have the most powerful effect. Roman chamomile and bergamot essential oil can work serious wonders when teamed together. As well as taking all the goodness of bergamot oil, the mixture utilizes the antispasmodic properties of roman chamomile, helping to relax muscles in the bronchi. If you feel like an asthma attack is on its way, try rubbing the mixed oils on your chest. They will calm your nerves and relieve any stress that might be associated with an attack.
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil
If breathing is your issue, try getting eucalyptus in on the task. Complete with a strong odor, the oil can help to clear breathing passages, making it easier for air to flow through your system. As well as this, the oil can help to make the body immune to asthmatic allergens such as pet fur, mold and dust. Simply add the oil to a bowl of hot water, cover your head with a towel and breathe in the steam. Instant relief will be yours!