Essential Oils For Asthma
hey, guys. dr. josh axe here and welcome to ancient medicinetoday. today, we're going to be talking about thetop five essential oils to help you overcome chronic allergies. and if you're an allergy-sufferer, i knowthat allergies can make a person absolutely
Essential Oils For Asthma, miserable and so if you want to get some naturalrelief you're going to want to try these essentials oils here today. also hey, do me a favor, help me spread theword that food is medicine. take a minute right now.
punch that share button, click that like button. let's help teach people how to use this ratherthan some of the conventional treatments that have severe side effects on the immune systemand the gut microbiome. and i've got a great diy vapor rub recipefor you at the end here that's sure to help your seasonal allergies. number one here, peppermint essential oil. you know, peppermint oil contains mentholwhich has cooling properties and also has the ability, according to medical research,to open up the bronchial airways in the sinuses. and so if you've ever used peppermint oilyou know it gives you that cooling sensation.
you feel it in your mouth, your neck, eveninto your lungs and stomach sometimes, you notice that cooling and that opening effectof peppermint. now, something unique here just to know, peppermintcontains menthol which has the cooling sensation and acts on your capillaries. capsaicin, which is a compound found in hotpepper such as cayenne pepper, actually acts on nerve receptors the very same way thatmenthol does, only it gives you a warming sensation. both of them actually have a lot of similarities. but peppermint, again, one of the best onesfor opening up your airwaves.
and one of the things that a lot of timesthat's taught in chinese medicine is it's actually good to actually to combine a coolingoil with a warming oil, so a cooling oil like peppermint and a warming oil like a blackpepper oil or a cinnamon or a ginger oil, mixing those together actually can sometimesreally help open up your sinuses. so you might consider making that type ofblend. but, again, peppermint has been shown to havebenefits, so many things from improving focus, supporting digestion, and also supportingseasonal allergies here as well. all right. number two oil is basil oil and basil oil,one of the most common ways it's used today
is for ear infections. people use basil oil. and listen, you never want to put the essentialoil in your ear. you want to put it around the outside of theear canal there and that upper part of the neck. but basil oil is actually a really well-knownoil. both basil and holy basil oil in chinese medicineare known to subside something called wind in the body. now, wind in chinese medicine is when yourbody is having too much movement, especially
when you have those watery sinuses. some of that can be a combination of coldand wind that has got in your system. what you want to do in chinese medicine isyou want to calm the wind, you want to warm your body as well often times, and boost yourimmune system. and basil can actually calm that wind. it can be effective on the drippiness. so if you have allergies and part of yoursymptoms is not just congestion, but if your nose is, my dad used to say, "it's drippinglike a sieve there," it's just really dripping, if that's happening, basil oil is one of thebest oils you can use.
you can actually rub it on the outside ofyour nose and right on the bottom of your nose and your sinuses. so basil oil is really good for that allergysymptom of those drippy sinuses. and let me ask you a question. are you a person right now watching this videoand you struggle with seasonal allergies and sinus issues? i'd love to hear from you and also would loveto hear some of the natural remedies that you use for fighting allergies naturally. also, hey, i wanted to mention this aboutessential oils.
if you guys have not checked out the new bookthat myself, jordan rubin, and ty bollinger have written, make sure you go on amazon.comand check it out, or draxe.com. it's "essential oils: ancient medicine." we cover over 100 health conditions and over60 essential oils and their benefits. so again, i just wanted to mention that youmight want to check that out there. number three, eucalyptus oil. now, eucalyptus oil is the king of openingup the respiratory airways. it also has some really powerful anti-microbialbenefits at potentially fighting off different types of bacteria or viruses that may invadethe lungs and the sinuses.
and this is one of the key ingredients i'llshare with you as part of a natural vapor rub here at the end. but eucalyptus oil has a lot of pretty powerfulcompounds, one of those being cineole which actually gives it many of its benefits. well, actually i want to jump back and saythis about basil too. a lot of times with basil oil i've seen peoplerecommend something called an allergy bomb which is a mixture of frankincense, lemon,and lavender. i actually think basil is actually more beneficialthan lavender in certain circumstances, but i do want to say actually basil uniquely,very similar to lavender, has linalool.
one of the main compounds in lavender is alsofound in basil which is why sometimes lavender can also be beneficial for your allergies. but, again, when using basil, rub it thereon the bottom of your nose, eucalyptus, good to rub on the lymph nodes, the front of yourneck and your chest area, really helps open up those airways. and number four is lemon oil. now, lemon oil acts as an expectorant whichmeans it actually helps your body get rid of excess phlegm. you know, one of the ways that lemon oil hasbeen used for quite some time is for supporting
lymphatic drainage and one of the things you'llnotice if you have allergies or a cold is these lymph nodes in this upper part of theneck that run down as well, you tend to get those swollen lymph nodes. lemon oil may in fact, help you drain thoselymph nodes and also it helps thin out mucus. so if you tend to be very mucus-y as welland it's starting to get thick in your nose and even up in your chest, lemon oil is agreat thing to do. what i love with lemon oil is i'll tend todo just a few drops in like a hotter warm herbal tea, like a ginger tea with lemon oilis perfect for allergies. you can also add a couple of drops to manukahoney and just sort of suck on that.
but, again, lemon oil and ginger tea, a greatnatural way to help get some relief for those allergy symptoms. and i want to mention this as well with theeucalyptus oil and basil oil. these are great to rub on your chest and alsotake a hot shower, letting it sort of hit your neck and your sinuses there. it can also help get some relief. and number five is tea tree oil. now, tea tree oil is very high in differenttypes of terpineol and terpenes and these oils tend to be gentle on the body, yet havereally strong anti-microbial properties.
so if you know you've been exposed to somesort of bug and that's what causing your symptoms as well or contributing, tea tree oil is effective. but the other big thing that a benefit aboutterpenes and tea tree oil is they tend to have anti-fungal and anti-mold properties. you know, a lot of times during certain timesof the year when people have allergies, oftentimes there's also mold in the air and if that'sthe case, tea tree oil can be really effective to diffuse around your house. now, i never recommend tea tree oil internally. you can definitely use it topically, but myfavorite way to use this oil, again, is to
diffuse it in the air throughout your homeduring allergy seasons, helps cleanse the air. you can also use it for naturally cleaningyour house down on stainless steel appliances, even on wood countertops, it's a great thingto use. but tea tree oil, again, a great thing todiffuse in the air during allergy season. and here is a recipe for a homemade vaporrub. by the way, if you're enjoying this live trainingon allergies, take a minute right now, punch that share button and click that like buttonfor me. you know how many people there are sufferingwith allergies?
in fact, in national right now it's usuallynot the time of year where people suffer with this, but there are a lot of people here thatare suffering with allergies who typically never have allergies. so hey, help me spread the word. this year more than ever people need to knowthe secret remedies for fighting allergies naturally and here's a great natural vaporrub as well. here's what you're going to do. you're going to combine a cup of olive oil,coconut oil, beeswax, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil.
you're going to pour these ingredients ina glass jar. and what you'll need to do with the coconutand beeswax is you'll need to warm those over a low heat in a saucepan and the mix themall together. so again, essentially pretty easy. you're going to melt the beeswax and coconutoil together. you'll pour it in a jar then pour in the oliveoil, peppermint, eucalyptus, put it in the fridge, let it sit for about two hours andthen bam, it's ready to use there as well and store on a regular basis. but this vapor rub, again, great to rub righton the chest, great to do before you get in
the shower as well, really help open up thoseairways and sinuses here. and remember, these are the top five essentialoils. and other essential oils definitely can havesome benefits as well. you know, ginger oil is definitely at thetop of my list of essential oils that can help with allergies. thyme essential oil is also very powerfuland then sometimes lavender and frankincense as well. and hey, if there's an essential oil you lovefor allergies let me know that right now on facebook live and youtube live.
and hey, do not forget, check out my brandnew book here. you can check it out on draxe.com, amazon.comas well. we've got over 50 essential oils we cover,over 100 different recipes including diy, and a lot of natural remedies. for instance, if you want to know, hey, whatare the best essential oils for the thyroid? we have it in here. the best essential oils for hormones, thebest for digestion, the best for immunity, we cover all of that in this book. check it out there, "essential oils: ancientmedicine."
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