Asthma is a common condition of the bronchial passages in which they become swollen and narrow, filling with mucous, causing great difficulty into one’s ability to take a full breath. As a result, a person gasps for air, and the characteristic wheezing of asthma occurs in an effort to push air through distressed air passages. Common causes of asthma include airborne
allergens, air pollution, respiratory infections, stress, and even food. Symptoms tend to be heightened by strenuous physical activity, particularly in high allergy seasons.
We have previously recommended Eucalyptus Oil to provide treatment in between asthmatic attacks, and Frankincense oil (boswellia serrata) can also be used as a natural asthma remedy. It is anti-inflammatory and can be extremely helpful in the natural treatment for asthma, and is beneficial particularly during an attack.
How to treat asthma with frankincense oil:
Add a few drops to the bridge of the nose, behind the ears, to reflex points such as the inside of the wrists, between the toes and on the bottoms of feet. Repeat in the morning and evening.
Place 5-10 drops in a steam vaporizer and keep it running throughout the day and night.
Using frankincense vapor at all hours of the day helps to keep airways clear and calm.
Place 3-5 drops of frankincense oil in a pot of boiling water. Place a towel behind the head as a “tent” and breathe in the steam. Take deeper breaths for more immediate results.
Add 5-10 drops to a hot shower and gently inhale the steam. This can be done as a both a preventative measure to keep airways open and also to relieve a full-blown asthmatic attack.
For a quick fix at the onset of an attack, take a few drops on your palms, rub them together, cup hands together, and breathe in deeply.
During an attack, rub 1-2 drops directly on the chest. You can also dilute 3-5 drops in one tablespoon of carrier oil and rub this on the chest for more sensitive skin.
During high allergy season, dilute 5-7 drops in one tablespoon of carrier oil and massage into feet before bed. Cover with socks and repeat nightly. This helps to increase blood circulation throughout the body and translates to the lungs and bronchial passages.
Our proprietary essential oil blend BOOM can also be applied using the methods above.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.