Respiratory Support Secrets: Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and Elecampane

Cold weather brings with it snow, hot chocolate, and holidays. Unfortunately, with all the fun things that winter can bring along, it can also bring with it a host of respiratory problems. Thankfully, you don't have to suffer needlessly. Powerful respiratory support agents are available right from mother nature. This winter, arm yourself with peppermint, Eucalyptus, and Elecampane to enjoy optimal respiratory health and well-being. 

Respiratory Secret #1: Peppermint. Peppermint is much more than just a flavor in candy canes. Numerous studies have shown peppermint to be both an expectorant and a decongestant. It can decrease lung inflammation, and clear the respiratory tract. Take advantage of the power of peppermint by rubbing it in a tincture on the chest (be sure to use a carrier oil to prevent burning on the skin), or diffusing it in the air. 

Respiratory Secret #2: Eucalyptus. Like peppermint, Eucalyptus can also have an anti-inflammatory effect. Additionally, it can have an anti-spasmodic effect, which can calm coughs. Eucalyptus is also soothing to sore throats. Research has also shown Eucalyptus to be helpful with bronchitis, sinusitis, and asthma.

Respiratory Secret #3: Elecampane. Many people may not be as familiar with Elecampane as they are with peppermint and Eucalyptus, but Elecampane is worth getting to know! Elecampane has been used for centuries for its beneficial effects on respiratory health. It acts as an expectorant to help clear out mucus from the respiratory tract and also has antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. It has long been used to help with asthma as well as bronchitis symptoms. Because Elecampane can help to relax the tracheal muscles, it can help with coughing spasms as well. 

This winter harness the power of nature to support better respiratory health!