Aromatherapy home remedy for cough
The best form of a home remedy for cough is an aromatherapy steam inhalation, since this will soothe the throat and bronchi, and also loosen any excessive mucus so that expelling it by coughing becomes easier.
If the cough is due to a bacterial infection, bactericidal essential oils should be chosen to attack the root of the problem, Essential oils that combat coughs include Benzoin (extremely soothing to the throat), Eucalyptus, Thyme, Frankincense, Lavender, Marjoram and Sandalwood (helpful for dry coughs).
Massage to the throat and chest, with any of these oils, is an alternative, or both methods can be used together. Oils in a burner will help especially at night.
Home remedy for cough ingredients:
Frankincense essential oil – 3 drops
Peppermint essential oil – 3 drops
Rosemary essential oil – 4 drops
Petitgrain essential oil – 4 drops
Home remedy for cough application:
Use the oils as inhalation in hot water and breath.
Use the oils in an oil burner.
Mix with 10 ml carrier oil (e.g. grapeseed) and rub gently into the chest.
Of course any cough which does not clear up after a few days with this home remedy for cough should be treated by a doctor.
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