This soothing sinus cold respiratory steam treatment features organic eucalyptus, sage, peppermint, thyme, chamomile, and rosemary to help bring natural respiratory congestion, sinus, and cold relief.*
Sinus Cold Respiratory Relief Herbal Steam Tea like all Imani Handcrafted items are made with organic herbs & flowers. No artificial ingredients, no synthetic fragrances, no preservatives.
2 oz 1 ounce in each bag - Makes about 2steams
Directions: Boil a pot of water, and place on a table where you can lean over the pot. Toss a hand full of herbs into the pot and cover breath in the steam! You can place a towel over your head and the pot to keep more steam into your lungs.
Steam is used to gently penetrate the mucosa of the body. Steam is warming and moistening and helps alleviate dryness in the body. Adding aromatic plants to hot, steamy water allows the plant’s volatile oils to combine with the steam. This creates a gentle way for aromatic constituents to enter the body in a more localized, and focused way.
Aromatic plants are my choice over essential oils. Whole plants with strong aromas contain a lot less volatile oils, unlike their concentrated essential oil counterparts often sold through multilevel marketing companies. Using whole plants means that you can choose what's growing around you so that you are more connected to the preparations, and can have potentially higher quality control. Using whole plants is most often the more sustainable choice, and safer for your mucous membranes.
Steams are often used for the respiratory tract to help alleviate congestion and allow for better expectoration, or other times they are used for the genitalia and surrounding area to help heal delicate tissues after surgery, or injuries to the generative organs or surrounding tissue. This post will cover using them for respiratory support.
Aromatic plants are used to help disinfect, affect the nervous system to some degree, promote circulation through their diffusive action, and irritate mucosa, causing better expectoration. Aromatics have a many different kinds of antimicrobial action due to multiple constituents. It is my belief that using different ones regularly when fighting a pathogen or infection, is better than just one. I like to switch it up. I may use rosemary and Eucalyptus, and then Thyme and Juniper. Or one at a time.