Today we are going to discuss the best essential oils for asthma attack! Truth be told, asthma is a very serious respiratory disease.
I have a couple of loved ones that suffer from this disease and it’s always heart wrenching watching them go through any of the attack episodes.
It is characterized by tightness in the chest, nasal congestion, difficulty breathing, wheezing and coughing. Unfortunately, the attacks get worse during the cold weather… a friend of mine that has asthma actually dreads winter.
And I sometimes feel guilty for wishing that we have cold weather all year round because my body just doesn’t function well during the hot weather.
Anyway, that’s by the way and a story for another day; let’s get back to our topic for today… the best essential oils for asthma attack!
Yes even though there is no cure for asthma, there are certainly things you can do to reduce the symptoms. And one of those steps is, using essential oils to reduce asthma symptoms.
Here are some of the best essential oils for asthma attack symptoms:
Lavender is calming, relaxing and comforting. Not only does lavender offer respiratory support, but it also soothes allergies, clears sinus congestion and fights infections among many other health benefits.
This EO’s fresh warm fruity aroma with hints of mint is very calming as well as uplifting.
In fact bergamot combines the cooling effects of peppermint with the uplifting effects of sweet orange.
It is used for respiratory support because it clears congestion and mucus, thus helping to improve breathing.
Plant Therapy USDA Certified Organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade. 10 mLEucalyptus is one of the best essential oils for asthma attack symptoms.
This is because it is well know for its ability to support healthy breathing.
It is a great EO for respiratory support because of its ability to clear mucus and congestion.
It also reduces inflammation in the respiratory system and fights infections.
Eucalyptus has also been found to increase circulation, relieve pain and clear mucus.
Other benefits of eucalyptus oil include mental motivation, energy boost and headache relief.
You should be cautious about using eucalyptus oils on children under 10 because it is a very strong EO.
Cedarwood is a good alternative for children! This is because it is milder and better suited for the delicate body system of kids.
Great for digestive support – relieves nausea, indigestion and constipation.
Peppermint also helps to clear the airways of congestion and mucus to aid breathing, thus making it helpful for respiratory support and asthma symptoms relief.
This is an ideal substitute for other strong respiratory support essential oils like tea tree and eucalyptus.
Cedarwood has soft woody aroma that is calming, relaxing and comforting even as it helps you breathe easily and better!
It is helpful for clearing congestion and mucus. It also helps relieve tightness in the chest and relieves inflammation.
Cedarwood is also good for the skin; it soothes irritated skin and rejuvenates damaged skin.
Cardamon has anti-inflammatory properties that are helpful for relieving pain. It is a good essential oil for asthma and respiratory support because of its ability to clear congestion and mucus.
Cardamon is also great for digestive support; it is helpful for calming nausea and relieving stomach cramps and gas.
Plant Therapy USDA Certified Organic Tea Tree (Melaleuca) Essential Oil. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade. 10 ml (1/3 oz).Tea tree’s anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties make it great for clearing infections.
It fights infections and calms inflammation. It is helpful for respiratory support by clearing congestion and mucus.
Tea tree oil can also be used for soothing allergies and relieving sinus congestion. Even though tea tree oil is a good essential oil for asthma, it is important to note that it is also a strong EO.So I will be wary of using it on children below 10 years of age. I would rather use cedarwood for kids!
Blend the oils together in a glass bottle. Then add 1-2 drops into a bowl of hot water. Drape a towel over head, bend over the bowl and inhale the steam (keep your eyes closed).
Aside from using essential oils for asthma attack, it is also important to know some of the things that may trigger the attacks. This will help you avoid those triggers that are preventable.
These triggers include:
This post is for educational and informational purposes only and does not intend to diagnose or treat any disease.