Materia Medica for Chest Congestion
Chest Congestion General
A regimen for Chest Congestion
Early morning take half a teaspoon of freshly ground Black Pepper with one teaspoon honey. The combination dries phlegm.
After two hours take a cup of ginger tea. Acts to loosen the mucus.
After two hours take a cup of liquorice tea. Liquorice is an expectorant.
Dab a few drops of Eucalyptus oil on a handkerchief and smell throughout the day. The real decongestion agent.
Repeat the above regimen once more during the day. Ginger and Liquorice need repetition every four hours to maintain their level in the body.
At night, before sleeping drink a cup of Turmeric milk. Remember. Turmeric is fat soluble only. It does not dissolve in milk. Therefore, heat ghee (Clarified Butter), add half a teaspoon of Turmeric, when fully dissolved, add milk, heat again and drink. Milk should not be too hot. Don't like the taste. Add a little sugar.
In two days this regimen should clear the chest.
Soak some crushed rootstock in a pot of drinking water. Drink after adding honey whenever feel thirsty..
Make a paste of the root of Cassia Indigo. Apply over the chest for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off. Use once a day.
Take buds of Gilead Tree and boil in some water. Inhale the steam by covering your face with a towel. It gives a sigh of relief in chest congestion.
Roast 5 to 6 Turkey Berry in Ghee. Powder them. Take 1/4 teaspoon thrice a day.
Boil 2 tablespoons rootstock of Evening Primrose in One cup of water for 10-15 minutes. Drink lukewarm.
Eucalyptus ( Safeda ) Oil for Chest Congestion
Add few drops of Eucalyptus ( Safeda ) Oil in a cup of boiling water. Inhale the steam.
Nut Grass as Immunity Booster
Grind tuber of Nut Grass to make a paste. Add 1 tsp of it in a glass of Milk. Boil. Drink once a day.
Crush whole plant of Biophytum. Extract its juice. Mix 1 tsp of the juice with same quantity of Honey. Take it twice a day.
Drink 10 ml leaf decoction of Indian Borage once a day.
Mix half teaspoon Turmeric ( Haldi ) with Honey ( Shehad ). Take it with one glass of lukewarm milk.
Brown Mustard ( Lal Sarson ) Seeds for Chest Congestion
Grind Brown Mustard ( Lal Sarson ) Seeds. Add water to make a paste. Apply it on chest and bandage.
Yerba Santa as an Expectorant
Take a cup of boiling water.
Put One tablespoon crushed leaves in it and steep for 10 minutes.
Strain and drink Luke warm.
Prepare a paste of Horseradish flour with water. Apply it over chest for 15 minutes. It relieves in congestion problem.
Liquorice gives a soothing effect to the Lungs and Bronchi.
Take One tablespoon dried Liquorice root. Boil it in a cup of water. Strain.
Drink as a tea twice a day.
Boil 10 g root of Bitter Gourd ( Karela ) with 50 ml water. Take 5 ml twice a day.
Mix half tablespoon Black Pepper ( Kali Mirch ) powder in a glass of lukewarm water. Drink twice a day.
Apply the leaf paste of Adiantum Capillus Veneris ( Hansraj ) on the chest. Leave covered for 2-3 hours. Take a warm water bath.
Yarrow Essential Oil helps to lessen the congestion. It also helps to hurl out the phlegm and give instant relief.
Put 5 to 8 drops of Yarrow Essential Oil in a litre of boiling water. Breathe in the steam for 5 minutes. It gives you good relief from congestion.
OR : Add 10 drops of Yarrow Essential Oil in a teaspoon of Olive oil. Slightly warm the mixture. Rub it over chest, throat and back at night. Cover them. It makes you easy to breathe.
Note : continue the process until the problem persists.
Pine Essential Oil acts as an expectorant. This property helps to remove excess mucus and clears the airways. It soothes the throat and treats Chest Congestion.
Add 4 to 5 drops of Pine Essential Oil in any Carrier Oil. Mix well. Apply it on the Chest, Back and Feet. Do this daily for a week.
Oregano Essential Oil has strong Antimicrobial property. This property helps to fight infection and clears up the respiratory tract. This helps to treat Chest Congestion.
Add 3 to 4 drops of Oregano Essential Oil in a glass of water. Have it twice a day.
OR : Mix 10 to 12 drops of Oregano Essential Oil in 6 teaspoons of any carrier oil ( such as Jojoba Oil ). Apply this Oil blend on the chest and gently massage.
OR : Add 2 to 3 drops of Oregano Essential Oil in a bowl of hot water. Inhale its steam.
Put 5 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil to a vaporizer. Let its perfume spread into the room. The volatile organic compounds in Rosemary Essential Oil has antibacterial property.
Put 1 Cinnamon ( Dalchini ) stick in a 1/4th cup of boiling water. Simmer it for 20 minutes. Strain off this decoction. Drink it daily to remove mucus from the lungs for better breathing during Chest Congestion.
Take a large pot filled with water. Boil it. Add Peppermint leaves in it. Cover your head with a towel and inhale the vapors for 15-20 minutes.
This remedy is helpful in case of acute Congestion.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil provide relief from Congestion. Diffuse the oil in your area or where you spend most of the time. Multiple Herbs How to Use Herbal Treatment? Click Here +
Herbal Treatment For Chest Congestion 1
Take Catechu and Red Wood. Prepare a paste. Apply on the chest two times a day.
Herbal Treatment For Chest Congestion 2
Grind equal quantity of Turkey Berry ( Tint in India ), Carom ( Ajvayan in India ), Indian Gooseberry ( Aamla in India ), Curry Leaf ( Karipatta in India ), Fenugreek ( Methi in India ) , Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Mango ( Aam in India ) kernel and Pomegranate ( Anar in India ) rind. Fry them in little Ghee. Take 1/4 teaspoon twice a day with milk.
Herbal Treatment For Chest Congestion 3
Take one teaspoon Carom ( Ajvain ) and one teaspoon Turmeric ( Haldi ). Boil in a cup of water. Cool. Add 2 teaspoons Honey ( Shehad ). Have 2 teaspoons thrice a day.
Herbal Treatment For Chest Congestion 4
Take a bowl of boiling water.
Add 4-5 drops of each-
Aniseed Oil ( Choti Saunf ), Eucalyptus Oil ( Safeda ), Fennel Oil ( Saunf ), Cardamom Oil ( Choti Ilaichi ), Peppermint Oil( Vilayati Pudina ), Angelica Oil ( Choraka Bheda ), Juniper Oil ( Aaraar ) and Hyssop Oil ( Jufa ).
Inhale the aromatic smell.
OR : Make a blend of all these oil with any massage oil and rub on the chest.
Herbal Treatment For Chest Congestion 5
Mix half tablespoon of dried Yarrow and Golden Seal.
Boil in a cup of water for 5-7 minutes.
It works as a very good decongestant.
Herbal Treatment For Camphor Essential Oil For Chest Congestion
Camphor Essential oil is a good Herbal treatment to reduce Chest Congestion. Heat some Coconut Oil and add 3 to 4 pieces of Camphor into it. Make sure you off the Gas before the oil reaches its smoking point. Now apply this oil on Chest and Neck. It provides a sound Sleep and reduces Congestion associated with Cough and Cold.