Coughing is has a number of underlying factors and there are many essential oils that help to calm or alleviate coughing. Colds, allergies, dust, and smoking are a few reasons that one might cough. There are many serious ailments which can cause coughing so be sure what is causing the cough before attempting to treat it.

Once the reason for the cough is known it can be treated by either a prescription, over the counter medication, or essential oils.

When reading about essential oils you will see the word expectorant this means that the essential oils will break up mucus (phylum) and make coughing more productive. Removing the mucus from the lungs will go a long way toward relieving a cough and getting better faster.

Essential Oils that are Expectorants -Cypress, Frankincense, and Rosemary

Essential Oils for Cough

Cypress Essential Oil (expectorant) helps to loosen and expel mucus.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil controls mucus, eases coughing, and clears the sinuses.

Frankincense Essential Oil (expectorant) helps to loosen and expel mucus.

Lavender Essential Oil is an antihistamine.

Lemon Essential Oil works on throat irritations, bronchitis, and asthma.

Myrrh Essential Oil clears the lungs.

Myrtle Essential Oil helps to control coughs.

Pine Essential Oil is helpful in controlling coughs.

Rosemary Essential Oil (expectorant) helps to loosen and expel mucus.

Thyme Essential Oil helps to fight colds and helps to control mucus.

If the cause of your cough is known a little research can help to identify other essential oils which can help with that underlying cause. If you have a cold find the essential oils that work for cold symptoms or if it is allergies find the essential oils that work for that. Helping symptoms other than the cough itself is one step towards feeling better. Visit your doctor before self-medicating to make sure that your cough is not caused by a serious illness that requires professional treatment.