Herbal Steam – Decongestant

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I had written a post when I started this blog, called Healing Steam – Cough, Cold, & Stuffed up Noses.This is for a similar steam with different ingredient options. I decided to make a new one with just herbs. Herbal steams can be so beneficial. This steam works wonderfully for chest congestion, coughs and stuffed up noses.

Herbal Steam – Decongestant

To Make

2 tsp each of the following herbs:

  • Eucalyptus (I crushed 2 full leaves)  (Or 2 drops Eucalyptus Oil)
  • Chamomile
  • Calendula
  • Peppermint (Fresh or dried) (or 2 drops Peppermint Oil)
  • A large heat safe bowl
  • Boiled water

To Use

  • Place your herbs in a heat proof bowl and pour in enough steaming water to cover the herbs.
  • With a towel over your head to create a ‘tent’, hover over the bowl inhaling the steam. (be sure the steam isn’t so hot that it may burn your face) I like to keep my eyes closed because the peppermint can make them water.

This brews into a beautiful dark tea. The strained water (once cooled to being warm but not hot) could probably be used for extra relief by soaking a cloth in the mixture and laying it across your chest.  I’m going to try it and I’ll let you all know.

Herbal Steam – Decongestant

What are your favorite herbal steam blends?


*Medical advice should be sought for those who suffer from asthma or allergies prior to using a herbal steam. ALWAYS do your own research of ingredients before using any of the recipes you find on this site. * DO NOT USE eucalyptus on small children. (under 10)

I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs for all of your herbal healing needs! 
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Briar Rose

Briar Rose - Canadian Mama to two beautiful boys, blessed wife to the most supportive husband, Positive Parenting, Natural Family Wellness & Motherhood. Saved by Grace, Lover of all things old. Antiques, Old Books and Old Homes. History and Ancestry. Refinishing or Restoring Furniture, Creating Rustic Designs, Ornate Antique, Primitive Decorating. Learning to bake, sharing on Old Recipe Book. Taking a break from Blogging @ Briar Rose Blog, The Herbal Healing Mama, & Rustic Reclaimed Designs. - Profile photo: Reflections of Life Photography.

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