Essential oils have the power in healing asthmatic symptoms; it lessens the asthma triggers and thus prevents asthma attacks.  In asthma the airways gets inflamed, it occurs due to triggers that is found in environment. Allergies worsen the condition. When a trigger occurs, the histamines and blood is rushed fastly to the respiratory tract, causing asthmatic attacks. The respiratory tracts get inflamed by the release of mucus substance on airways and causing difficulty to breathe.  This finally results on cough and wheezing.

The triggers for asthmatic attacks are dander’s of animals, climate, sulphide present in beverages and foods, chemical irritants, perfumes, environmental pollutants, respiratory infections, cigarette smoke and physical exertion.  In many cases asthma remains difficult to predict and once it is diagnosed as asthma, immediate treatment is must to cure asthmatic attacks.  The condition can even cause death in few people when proper treatment is not taken, since respiratory system gets failed and lead to death of a person. So asthmatic persons needs to carry an inhaler all times with him, since the asthmatic attack can come at any times, essential oil can be used by asthma patient, since these have the ability to control and reduce the symptoms of asthma and making it comfort to breath.

If the symptoms of asthma are found in mild level, then you can use these essential oils to get rid of those symptoms and make ease in breath. The list of essential oils which helps in asthmatic attacks are;

  1. Lavender oil
  2. Thyme oil
  3. Eucalyptus oil
  4. Oregano oil
  5. Tea tree oil
  6. Frankincense oil
  7. Clove oil
  8. Peppermint oil
  9. Chamomile oil

Now let’s see each oil separately and its usage on asthma condition below;

1.Lavender Oil

Lavender Oil

Lavender oil has the anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it ideal for treating asthmatic symptoms. Lavender oil prevents the occurrence of bronchospasm and it soothes the muscle contraction, there by resulting in reducing the inflammation on respiratory tract and providing ease of breath. You can steam water by adding few drops of this lavender oil for sometimes or you can mix the lavender oil along with jojoba oil and rub it like vaporub on your chest region for few minutes, let it remain on there for half an hour, then gently wipe it using a wet cloth. It has good proven results, just try this method and stay benefited out.

2.Thyme Oil

Thyme oil

Thyme oil has anti-bacterial property, also has immune boosting property. It is a natural expectorant. Thus it remains the best choice in asthma healing. The mucus which is found excess in respiratory tract are cleared out by this thyme oil and the anti-bacterial property of thyme oil makes it infection causing germs to eliminate from the respiratory tract and thus protecting the airways and prevents from swollen of them. The right way to use this thyme oil is by mixing this thyme oil in steam treatment or you can mix with coconut oil and apply on chest region and allow it to remain on chest in overnight, it has good healing power, the next day morning you can feel the difference and the asthmatic attack are treated effectively by this thyme oil, so it really does magic.

3.Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus Oil

The eucalyptol present in eucalyptus oil acts as a natural expectorant and clears the mucus away, thereby helping out in breathing easily. Steam nicely by adding eucalyptus oil while steam treatment, this can be effective cure on treating and lessening the symptoms of asthma, thereby making your breath easier without any difficulty.

4.Oregano Oil

Oregano Oil

Week immune system and respiratory infection makes the asthmatic condition worsen a lot. Oregano oil contains anti-viral and anti-bacterial compounds, which helps in boosting your immunity power and reduces the respiratory infections and act as a good healer by clearing out asthma symptoms. You should not use this oregano oil directly in steam treatment and don’t use this oil as room diffuser, since that can worsen the condition. Try to apply this oregano oil on your chest for few minutes then wash it out. It has good proven benefits in reducing the symptoms of asthma.

5.Tea tree Oil

Tea tree Oil

The asthma triggers are controlled by this tea tree oil, it has good soothing effect on the muscles and thereby relieving from asthmatic attacks. This tea tree oil in five drops to be taken and then take a good steam of it for few minutes for better healing on asthmatic conditions, no need to apply this oil topically on chest.

6.Frankincense Oil

Frankincense Oil

Frankincense oil is one of the best recommended oil in asthma treatment, it has the power to lower the inflammation on airways and this oil will prevent most of the allergic reactions in our body. The chest tightness is relieved immediately and helps in ease of breath, the way to use this frankincense oil is, use it in an oil diffuser or you can mix with coconut oil and apply it on your chest region. Especially during night times you can do this, so without any disturbance in sleep and breathing difficulty you can remain as normal in condition.

7.Clove Oil

clove oil

Clove oil has anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties, thus it is ideal one on asthma treatment. The muscle tension is lessened by this oil on throat region, thereby making to breathe easily without any difficulty. The aroma of clove oil is noted from the far place itself, it has strong aroma. So you can use clove oil as room diffuser. During steam inhalation, this clove oil can be added. The other way to use this clove oil is by mixing along with almond oil and use as vaporub on chest region. If you have skin sensitivity never keep this clove oil directly on skin, you can dilute it first and then use it on skin.

8.Peppermint Oil

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil has many properties like anti-spasmodic, soothing, anti-inflammatory and decongestant. Thus it remains the best choice in asthma healing. The airways gets open up by this oil usage, thereby making breathing more easily and free from asthma attack. Peppermint oil can be applied directly on chest region; by doing this good respiratory health is attained. During steam inhalation you can add few drops of this peppermint oil and do steaming.

9. Chamonile Oil

Chamonile Oil

Chamomile oil has anti-inflammatory effects; it boosts up the immune system. Thereby asthma triggers are controlled. It is a good expectorant, thus helps in eliminating mucus which is found in excess on throat and lung region. By doing this the asthma attack is treated effectively. While drinking chamomile tea, add few drops of chamomile oil, thus respiratory health is maintained and enhanced well. The other way to include chamomile oil is during steam inhalation you can add few drops of this chamomile oil, that can help in good ease of breathing and airways gets cleared easily. So it is good for people who suffer from asthma attacks.

I hope the above furnished information will definitely be useful to everyone who goes through it. Thanks for taking time to read out my article, after reading out please share it among your groups in social media, since sharing is like caring.

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