Top 3 Herbs to Clear Sinus Congestion

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Do you suffer from severe hay fever or find the congestion from a cold or flu debilitating and frustrating? The good news is that vaping certain herbs can potentially help sinus discomfort. As always, do consult a medical personnel or an Aromatherapist before you make any decision on vaporizing any herbs, bellow is for your information only.

In this guide, we will explore the top 3 herbs to clear sinus congestion using a vaporizer.

Whether it be because of a cold, the flu, or hay fever (allergies), sinus congestion we know it can be unbearable and we want to help ease the discomfort. Loosening the mucus in the sinus passages can sometimes help reduce these symptoms and below are a few methods which are believed to do so, either by using your vaporizer or aromatherapy device.

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Eucalyptus

Mostly native to Australia, there are 700 known species of Eucalyptus. Antiseptic and antibacterial, it can be used in teas or inhaling via your vaporizer.

The antiseptic properties make it so it has cooling and expectorant properties which research shows can help with colds and coughs, as well as clearing the sinuses.

There are several ways it can be enjoyed.

Tea/Decoction: An infusion (tea) can be beneficial for all cold and allergy symptoms, however decoctions are often more powerful. To make a decoction, add one bunch of leafy stems to about one pint of water, cover the pan and bring the water to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, covered for 20 minutes. Filter the thyme out of the liquid, and drink with a bit of honey. 

Essential oil: In a diffuser (or the diffuser mode on your vaporizer), thyme can be diffused through the room.
Inhalation: The boiling water and towel method can help as well as vaping.

Thyme

Thyme is a powerful herb. A natural, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, antispasmodic, antitussive, antiviral, an expectorant to name but a few of its properties.

it is a great herb as it may be able to help reduce many symptoms in one shot. It may help:

    • Reduce lung congestion,
    • Reduce coughs,
    • Settle an upset stomach,
    • Help with insomnia,
    • Soothe sore throats,
    • And so much more!

 

Thyme can also be enjoyed in many ways:

Tea/Decoction: An infusion (tea) can be beneficial for all cold and allergy symptoms, however decoctions are often more powerful. To make a decoction, add one bunch of leafy stems to about one pint of water, cover the pan and bring the water to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, covered for 20 minutes. Filter the thyme out of the liquid, and drink with a bit of honey.  

Essential oil: In a diffuser to spread the aroma and to kill germs through the room.
Inhalation: Inhaling the vapors over a bowl of boiling water and peppermint (fresh, dried or a couple drops of essential oil) with a towel over the head can help. Vaping peppermint is something to be explored individually as some people are more sensitive than others. Start very small.

Peppermint

Peppermint also has many properties. It is antifungal, antioxidant, antispasmodic. The plant itself is extremely easy to grow and spreads rapidly, sometimes invading other plants.

The herb can help reduce headaches, congestion, muscle aches, nausea, bloating, and even fever. The flavor of peppermint is widely used in different ways, vaping peppermint can be quite satisfying to the taste.

As with the other herbs in this guide, there are 3 ways to use it in order to benefit from its properties:

Tea: Infusing peppermint and drinking its tea can help with nausea and stomach pains. The scent itself can help significantly reduce nausea. 

Essential oil: In a diffuser to spread the aroma and to kill germs through the room.
Inhalation: Inhaling the vapors over a bowl of boiling water and peppermint (fresh, dried or a couple drops of essential oil) with a towel over the head can help. Vaping peppermint is something to be explored individually as some people are more sensitive than others. Start very small.

Eucalyptus, thyme and peppermint are but a few of the many natural remedies that can ease symptoms from colds and hay fever. Vaping different herbs could help reduce cold symptoms, and it can provide a fun, varied flavor experience.

 

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