Coughs

Your nervous system sends an alert to your brain when something irritates your throat or airway. By telling the muscles in your chest and abdomen to contract and to expel a burst of air, your brain responds.
A cough is a significant defensive reflex that helps protect your body against irritants such as:

  • mucus
  • smoke
  • allergens, such as dust, mold, and pollen

Coughing is a symptom of many illnesses and conditions. Sometimes, the characteristics of your cough can give you a clue to its cause.

coughs
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Symptoms:

  • runny nose
  • postnasal drip
  • fatigue

Basic blend for dry coughs

Eucalyptus radiata 3 drops
Thyme linalol 2 drops

Blend together and then dilute by adding 4–5 drops to each teaspoon (5 mL) of carrier oil. Apply a small amount over the back and chest at least twice a day.

For the steam inhalation method, use 3 drops of lavender and 3 drops of eucalyptus radiata.

Alternative blend for dry coughs

Frankincense5 drops
Ginger5 drops
Niaouli5 drops

Blend together and then dilute by adding 4–5 drops to each teaspoon (5 mL) of carrier oil, and rub a small amount onto the chest and back every night.

Other Essential Oils That Could Be Used to Treat This Condition: chamomile roman, tea tree, *oregano (Origanum vulgare), *sandalwood (Santalum album), *frankincense (Boswellia carterii), *ginger (Zingiber officinale), *niaouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia), *elemi (Canarium luzonicum), *cajuput (Melaleuca cajuputi), *ravensara (Ravensara aromatica)

Coughs with mucus – essential oils remedy

Follow the steam inhalation treatment outlined above, in dry coughs.

Basic blend for coughs with mucus

Eucalyptus radiata 2 drops
Thyme linalol 2 drops
Tea tree1 drop
Geranium 1 drop

Blend together and then dilute by adding 6 drops to each teaspoon (5 mL) of carrier oil. Massage a small amount over the back and chest at least twice a day.

Alternative blend for coughs with mucus

Niaouli5 drops
Frankincense5 drops

Blend together and then dilute by adding 5 drops to each teaspoon (5 mL) of carrier oil, and rub a small amount onto the chest and back every night.

Other Essential Oils That Could Be Used to Treat This Condition: *niaouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia), *frankincense (Boswellia carterii), *cajuput (Melaleuca cajuputi), *elemi (Canarium luzonicum), *ravensara (Ravensara aromatica), *palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii), *cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), *ho wood (Cinnamomum camphora ct. linalool), *basil linalol (Ocimum basilicum ct. linalool)