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Decongestant Essential Oils

 Decongestant Essential Oils


An allergy, cold and sinus infections, and flu are all the most frequent causes of sinus congestion. Certain essential oils, such as peppermint and eucalyptus oils, can help open airways and ease congestion.

Essential oils can be a sought-after natural remedy. They are used to ease congestion in the sinuses, clear the nose and improve sinus drainage.

Peppermint and Eucalyptus oils have extraordinary potential. In addition, no evidence suggests the application of essential oils for relieving congestion in the sinuses.

Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil

The oil extracted from the eucalyptus tree is a viable alternative treatment for congestion and sinusitis.

Many of the over-the-counter decongestants available, including chest rubs, are made with the oil of eucalyptus. Many believe that the oil can reduce the symptoms of coughs and colds, such as sinus congestion and congestion.

It is common to use eucalyptus oils for steam baths. Like peppermint oil, it can help clear congestion and stuffiness within the nasal passages.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea tree oil could help ease the sinuses by fighting 2 of the possible causes: viruses and bacteria.

A review from 2015 highlights that a substance known as alpha-sabine found in tea tree oil can provide antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.

Tea tree oil could also help reduce inflammation and reduce the swelling in the sinuses. The reduced swelling can help relieve signs of congestion like nasal congestion or a runny nose.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Many people feel that inhaling the oil of peppermint feels good after having sinuses that are blocked. It is due to its cooling effects. However, does peppermint oil help to alleviate the sinusitis symptoms?

Peppermint oil has menthol. This chemical can alter the mucus receptors of the nose, which helps open the airways and eliminate mucus.