Nasal congestion affects a huge number of people, and whatever the cause, it represents blockage of the nasal passages due to inflammation of blood vessels which swell the membranes lining the nose. It can cause pain and discomfort, excessive mucous production, snoring and sleep apnea, trouble breathing, and an array of other issues.
Congestion can be caused by allergies, sinusitis, viral illnesses, medication reactions, and much more. Most people go to their pharmacy as a first port of call to treat congestion, but drugs, like antihistamines and decongestants, used for this purpose only mask the symptoms; they don’t treat the cause. They also have side effects, including dryness, local irritation, drowsiness, dizziness, fast heart rate, high blood pressure, and more congestion.
Using essential oils for congestion can be very effective. These natural products are safe, adapt quickly to the body, and can be used topically, in the bath, in a steam inhalation, for massage, in a diffuser or vaporizer, or even as a sinus rinse in a neti pot (follow instructions carefully). Some of the best essential oils for congestion include tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, rosemary oil, geranium oil, oregano oil and peppermint oil.
Artemis Therapeutics’ Cinnamon Massage Oil may be helpful for congestion too, thanks to its ability to stimulate the immune system, decrease inflammation, and fight viruses and free radicals.
Another great alternative for treating congestion is Artemis Therapeutics’ innovative flagship product Lucidia. It is a natural, organic formula derived from herbal ingredients and delivered in capsule form to treat the cause of congestion rather than simply relieving symptoms. The scientifically proven ingredients alleviate congestion and other allergy symptoms including mucous production, sneezing, itching, and watery eyes. They also promote immune, thyroid, and liver health.
Whether you wish to use essential oils for congestion or a natural herbal product like Lucidia, there is an alternative to taking over the counter pharmaceutical drugs. By choosing an all-natural route to better health, you’ll avoid nasty side effects and feel better sooner.