Though we have no cure for the common cold and flu, we do have natural options in the alleviation of the nagging symptoms that accompany such ailments. Stuffy, congested nasal cavities, itchy, watery eyes and scratchy throat with a cough are a few of the most common of these symptoms. We can easily and safely diminish such irritations with the use of natural herbal home remedies and a vaporizer.
One popular and very effective herbal remedy combines the use of the essentials oils of the eucalyptus plant and the peppermint plant. The natural characteristics of eucalyptus and peppermint plants provide soothing properties to the respiratory system. When these plants are vaporized, the soothing natural active ingredients are released into the vapor. The vapor takes on a form that can be easily absorbed by the body through the bronchial tubes and nasal passages. The process is simple and effective.
Begin by placing your herbal material in the appropriate filling chamber of the vaporizer. Careful to not overfill, place just enough material in the vaporizer for a single use as any excess materials should be discarded upon the completion of vaporization. Depending on the type of vaporizer used, you may need to attach the vapor capture device to the machine. Otherwise, if the device is designed to be a room vaporizer, no attachment is necessary.
Next, turn on the heating element of the vaporizer. Eucalyptus and peppermint vaporize to maximum potency at 254 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure to heat the herbs to this temperature to achieve the greatest benefit and the best soothing relief of symptoms. By properly heating the herbal substance, a good concentration of vapor is achieved. The vapor is denser with active ingredients and contains less air. Once the solution is heated, the vapor is created and fills the air or capture device.
For optimum relief of cold and flu symptoms, a slow and steady inhalation of vapors is recommended. Allow the vapor to fill the sinus passages as the eucalyptus and peppermint open the nasal cavities and calm irritated passageways. Inhale the vapor into the lungs to calm the bronchial tubes and soothe the inflamed airways. This will alleviate coughing due to irritation and congestion and also relieves a scratchy throat.
Natural herbal medicine is practiced by cultures around the globe and has been for centuries. Cold and flu are very common illnesses that can drastically affect our daily activities. Combining the natural home remedy of eucalyptus and peppermint with the technology of a vaporizer can provide great relief from symptoms of these ailments and allow you to get back to normal activities with a safe and effective process.
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