Herbal Face Steam For Congestion – Saturday Strategy
POSTED ON February 3, 2017 BY Drew Canole
Congestion is the WORST!
Nothing is more obnoxious than laying in bed at night unable to breathe! Especially when you are on day 4 or 5 of being sick and you NEED some good solid hours of sleep. What do you do when you are sick and stuffed up and nothing is seeming to help?
Today, I want to teach you a SIMPLE and EASY trick that will not only help combat congestion but comes with other benefits as well! So breath a sigh of relief (if you can) and check out my trick for relieving congestion fast.
Why Am I Congested?
Your nose is a very important part of your respiratory and lymphatic systems (as I am sure you have gathered). It is a garbage disposal, an airway, and contributes to your ability to smell and taste.
Congestion is what happens when your nose becomes stuffy and inflamed. It is commonly caused by illness or allergies, but did you know it can also be caused by the food you eat or chemicals in your environment?
There are many areas in the U.S. this time of year that are experiencing poor air quality and this can really take a toll on your airways. Click here to see if your city is one of them!
Certain foods contribute to inflammation in the body, and when the body is inflamed it reacts by creating more mucus. If you are sick and congested, it would be wise to avoid the following foods, at least temporarily:
Inflammation also causes the blood vessels in your nose to become irritated and swollen. Inflammation is a natural response to intruders or foreign substances and in most cases a positive thing.
But it sure can be obnoxious when you can’t breathe well!
Sometimes resolving your congestion can be as simple as drinking more fluids – a thick, stuffy nose is often a sign that you need to drink more water. You often get stuffy because your nose is creating more mucus than water to fight off an infection or allergy.
Another quick tip… If you are constantly getting sick and can’t seem to kick a simple cold, it is a sign that your immune system is not functioning at optimum levels. A large percentage of your immune system is houses in your GUT in the form of beneficial bacteria. To give you gut a boost, try taking a daily high quality probiotic supplement. I recommend Biotic Balance.
Herbal Face Steam For Congestion Relief
Here’s another trick to help you find relief quickly.
Maybe you have used a hot steam before to loosen congestion. It is a great way to soothe coughing and mucus when you are sick.
Something you can do to ENHANCE the benefits of a hot steam is adding some healing herbs. It is kind of like when you make a warm cup of tea and inhale the steam.
Facial steams also help to open pores, improve circulation and soften skin in your face. You can go to an expensive spa to experience this or just do it in your own kitchen!
Here’s how to do it!
Choose some of your own herbs that you like. When I’m sick I prefer things like lavender, eucalyptus, thyme, basil, etc.
Boil an inch of water in the bottom of a large pot.
Fold a towel in half and place on a sturdy, heat-proof flat surface.
Remove the pot from heat and place on top of this towel.
Add dry herbs and some fresh minced garlic to the water, then cover with a lid for 1-2 minutes.
Remove the lid, hold your face over the pot and cover your head with a towel, creating a tent.
Breathe in and out for up to 10 minutes.
You can repeat this throughout the day or night as necessary.
Note on essential oils: I don’t recommend adding essential oils to the steam. Oils are already very potent and breathing them in this way only intensifies their properties.
This is a simple, inexpensive remedy to help you find congestion relief when you are sick. If you know someone who could use this remedy be sure to like this video!
Remember, we’re in this together.
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