How to treat bronchitis with essential oils?

You cough, you have a sore throat, your bronchial tubes are congested, you are tired? Essential oils are allies of choice to boost your body and knock out this bronchitis that is undermining you!

How to treat bronchitis with essential oils?

Why use essential oils against bronchitis?

To treat bronchitis, it is necessary to thin the mucus that bothers you to regain respiratory comfort and reduce coughing.

Read also: “Rosemary Camphor” What is the effect of the aroma oil ?

Essential oils with expectorant and mucolytic properties are therefore essential. Their immunostimulating, antiviral, anti-infectious properties will also help your body fight against the viruses and bacteria causing your bronchitis. Coupled with the anti-inflammatory properties of essential oils, you will naturally say goodbye to your bronchitis!

3 essential oils against bronchitis

Eucalyptus radiata, expectorant and mucolytic

Expectorant and mucolytic, the essential oil of eucalyptus radiata thins the mucus to facilitate its expulsion and allow you to breathe more easily. Anti-inflammatory, it inhibits the inflammation that causes bronchitis, while helping the body to fight external aggressions thanks to its immunostimulant properties.

Use : Pour 1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil in 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Massage the chest 2 to 3 times a day for a maximum of 7 days.

Precautions : Perform a skin test before application – Do not apply pure on the skin – Not suitable for pregnant women under 3 months, children under 3 months and people with asthma or epilepsy.

NB: Globulous eucalyptus essential oil can also help overcome bronchitis. But beware of the much stricter precautions for use than its cousin, eucalyptus radiata. Use with caution.

Ravintsara, immunostimulant

This “tree with good leaves” from Madagascar provides us with an essential oil essential to the family aroma library. Its essential oil has expectorant and mucolytic properties (thanks to 1.8 cineole molecules) to free congested airways. Antiviral and immunostimulant, ravintsara essential oil boosts our body’s ability to fight against viruses and bacteria that weaken us.

Use : Pour 1 drop of ravintsara essential oil in 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Massage the chest 2 to 3 times a day for a maximum of 7 days.

Precautions : Perform a skin test before application – Not suitable for pregnant women under 3 months, children under 3 months, people with asthma or epilepsy and subjects taking medication (risk of interference).

Niaouli, antiviral

Close to the eucalyptus, it is the leaves of the niaouli, and not its flowers, which give the essential oil. Indispensable for congested bronchi, niaouli essential oil has expectorant and mucolytic properties to expel mucus that clogs the airways. Antiviral and anti-infectious, niaouli essential oil fights against the origin of the symptoms so that your ailments are just a bad memory!

Use : Pour 1 drop of niaouli essential oil into 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Massage the chest 2 to 3 times a day for a maximum of 7 days.

Precautions : Perform a skin test before application – Do not apply pure on the skin – Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women, children under 3 years old, subjects with hormone-dependent disorders, whether cancerous or not, people with epilepsy or asthmatics – Risk of drug interference.

Recipes against bronchitis

Bronchitis treatment oil

  • HE of niaouli: 15 drops
  • HE of green myrtle: 15 drops
  • HE of radiated eucalyptus: 10 drops
  • Calophylle inophylle vegetable oil: 10 ml
  1. In a previously disinfected bottle, pour the essential oils.
  2. Complete with vegetable oil.
  3. To mix together.
  4. Apply a few drops of this mixture to the chest, upper back and soles of the feet. 3 times a day maximum, for 7 days maximum.

By Françoise Couic-Marinier, pharmacist and aromatherapist, Living Earth Guide to Essential Oils, 2017

Body cream against bronchitis

  • HE of eucalyptus globulus: 2 drops
  • Ravintsara HE: 2 drops
  • HE of niaouli: 2 drops
  • HE of borneol thyme: 2 drops
  • Body cream: 15ml
  1. In a previously disinfected jar, pour the essential oils.
  2. Complete with body cream.
  3. To mix together.
  4. Apply ½ teaspoon of this mixture to the chest, upper back and soles of the feet. 3 times a day maximum, for 7 days maximum.

By Françoise Couic-Marinier, pharmacist and aromatherapist, Living Earth Guide to Essential Oils, 2017

Diffusion against bronchitis

  • HE of niaouli
  • HE of eucalyptus globulus
  • Ravintsara HE
  1. Pour once a day, a drop of each on a tissue
  2. Place on a low heat radiator.

By Danièle Festy, pharmacist and aromatherapist, My bible of essential oils, 2018

You may like: How to treat a canker sore with essential oils?

Share