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ASTHMA - What oils may help this and Bronchitis?

by Penny Keay

Having asthma and often times, bronchitis can be a stressful affliction.

When your trachea, bronchi and muscles surrounding them become tight and contracted causing airway narrowing, breathing becomes difficult.

Many things can cause or trigger an asthma reaction: Airborne allergens, food allergies, chemical sensitivities, exercise and even hearing upsetting news.

Coughing and wheezing result as you attempt desperately to breathe.

Asthma is or can be a serious medical condition and should never be taken lightly. Please follow your doctors’ instructions. Suggestions in this article maybe helpful in mild cases asthma, but only you and your doctor can decide this.

If you have had, life-threatening episodes in the past you need to consult your licensed health care provider before implementing the use of essential oils in your regimen.

Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi. Again, this can be caused by many of the same triggers for asthma. Thick mucus can accumulate, as the bronchial walls are irritated and inflamed.

It can be difficult to expel this mucus. Often times, bronchitis will develop at the end of a cold or other upper respiratory infection.

In both cases, you should always consult your physician before implementing aromatherapy. Trying to avoid offending allergens of course will greatly reduce any attacks. In the case of bronchitis, getting plenty of rest is also important.

Aromatherapy can help to open airways and make breathing easier. Essential oils help to clear congestion, reduce inflammation and thin excess, thick mucus so coughing is more productive.

Essential oils helpful with asthma include Clary sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fragonia, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Peppermint, Myrrh, Pine, Rose, Rosemary, and Tea tree.

Essential oils helpful with bronchitis include Cedarwood, Cypress, Elemi, Eucalyptus, Fragonia, Frankincense, German and Roman Chamomile, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Peppermint, Myrrh, Mandarin, Orange, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood and Tea tree.

Helpful to relieve and soothe coughs include Basil, Black pepper, Cedarwood, Clary sage, Elemi, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Lavender, Marjoram, Myrrh, Pine, Rose, Rosemary, Spruce needle, Tea tree and Thyme.

When making blends for any health concern - remember the best is to try one or two oils to start with.

You may want to try one or more of our Synergy Essential oil blends: Easy Breathe (great for use when you have almost croup like symptoms), Respiratory, Conifer, Pure cleansing, Allergy Tamer, Protect Me, Four Robbers, Forest Rain or Mint Energizing.

A Helpful Breathing Rub

Jojoba - 1 oz
Eucalyptus - 3 drops
Pine 3 drops
Tea tree - 3 drops
Frankincense - 2 drops
Myrrh - 2 drops
Thyme - 2 drops

Blend oils in a clean container such as a 2-ounce PET bottle - rub on chest and / or mid back.

If you prefer, you can mix the essential oils (not the jojoba) in Hand and Body Lotion or other lotion or cream base.

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Please do not use my information without my permission.

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