The health of our lungs is vital especially during these uncertain times. Tea Tree oil is a wonderful oil you can use to help to sooth congestion in your lungs.
What is Tea Tree?
Tea tree oil also know as melaleuca oil is derived from the leaves of the native Australian plant Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree).
It’s been used for nearly 100 years for its:
- Antibacterial properties
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Anti fungal properties
- Antiviral properties
What Does Tea Tree Do For Lung Health?
Tea tree oil can provide relief from congestion and respiratory tract infections, such as those that stem from colds and viruses.
The citrusy scent works to help clear up congestion, helping to bring further relief to coughs.
It also works as a natural disinfectant.
Tea tree oil can help loosen chest congestion associated with:
- Sore throat,
- Other respiratory problems
- It can help expel the mucus and kill bacteria in the throat.
How Can You Take Tea Tree For Lung Health?
Tea tree oil can be used in a variety of ways topically or through inhalation:
- Add a few drops to a diffuser such as an air purifier (Where to get) and inhale
- Inhaled from the bottle (Where to get)
- Mixed with coconut oil (Where to get) and rubbed onto your chest or neck (mixed 2 to 4 drops of oil a teaspoon of coconut oil)
- Inhale it by taking a warm bath (add 5-8 drops to you bath water) and relax
- Put a drop of tea tree oil on your handkerchief and inhale the smell every few hours to relieve congestion.
- Inhale tea tree oil with steam:
- Adding 2 to 4 drops in a face steamer (Where to get) Or you can fill a bowl with very hot water.
- Place your face over the bowl or face steamer and put a towel over your head.
- Inhale the steam for as long as you can and breathe deeply.
- Repeat 2 or 3 times daily until the congestion clears.
- Perform a patch test before using tea tree oil topically to rule out the possibility of skin irritation.
- Do not take tea tree oil internally.
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use tea tree oil.
- Those who have sensitive skin must dilute tea tree oil in olive oil (Where to get) or any carrier oil (Where to get) before using it.
- Undiluted tea tree oil can cause itchiness, irritation and redness.
- If tea tree oil causes skin dryness, itching, stinging, burning or redness, stop using it.
- Tea Tree oil must not be used on babies younger than 6 months.
Where Can I Get Tea Tree?
It is always best to buy tea tree oil from reputable brands to ensure you get the best quality and best results.
Stay safe and healthy
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Advice is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP before trying any remedies.
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