Winter is here and it will stay for a few months. Obviously, we cannot avoid it, so we will have to adapt and try to make it as pleasant as possible. Common colds, flu, and clogged sinuses are the most common problems and the demand for solutions that can prevent or at least minimize them is huge.
At the first sight, medications and nose drops look like a promising alternative, but they are not as safe as they look. The first issue is with medications. Each pharmacist (only if he is your friend) will tell you that there is no a single medication without side effects. In most cases, they are minor, so people don’t pay attention to them. However, in some cases, they are severe, and they can cause huge consequences.
The situation is the same with nose drops. They are effective, at first, but later they can cause certain difficulties. The most dangerous nose drops are those that increase the blood pressure, therefore they cannot be taken for a long period of time. Usually, people with nasal deviation require them.
Lavender oil is the best type of natural alternative you can get. It can be used in both cases, we mentioned above and it doesn’t have any side effects. After all, it is a completely natural substance, used for centuries and tested thousands of times.
The first type of use is against winter-caused diseases. During the winter, bacteria, viruses, and other threats will flourish. Lavender oil is the best way to kill them. All you have to do is to apply it to the desired area and you are done. Repeat the step as long as you think you need it.
In a case of clogged sinuses, you will have to inhale the oil. Steam inhalation is probably the best method, but you can use a vaporizer as well. In simple words, you can add a few drops of the water, boil it, cover your head with a towel and breathe in the steam. As soon as you complete this procedure, you will feel how your sinuses are wider and the entire nasal paths are de-clogged.
When having whooping cough, lavender oil is useful, again. There are a lot of additional usages of this essential oil.You can rub it on your neck, chest and even on your tongue. No matter how often you use it, nor how much you apply to the desired area, there won’t be any side effects, as we mentioned at the beginning.
According to a research, conducted by Dr. Naila Malik, a dermatologist from Texas, lavender oil reduces the inflammation and swelling. When you have a cold, your airways will be swollen. Applying this essential oil will reduce the swelling and redness.
At the end, we must mention that lavender oil is a common ingredient in many medications and health-related products.All of this should help you understand how great this essential oil is! It is actually the best one ever discovered.