Steaming

autumn earth element herbs earth element Jan 20, 2021

 

Steaming is a powerful way to clear out sinuses and open and moisten the airway passages. As the fall hits protecting the tenderness of lungs from cold dry air is a simple rule of thumb to assure they stay healthy. Adding in mucilaginous foods and herbs also helps to moisten the respiratory passages and maintain a protective support system for their tender lung tissue. In the Western part of the United States we have also been hit with poor air quality from the forest fires leaving people congested and dry in their respiratory passages.

Try these steams followed by enjoying warm tea and some deep belly breathing.

Herbal Steam

  • Equal parts of fresh or dried:
  • Eucalyptus
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Basil

Essential oil steam

  • 3-4 drops each
  • Eucalyptus
  • Rosemary
  • Peppermint
  • Cypress
  • Or we love Doterras Breath Blend

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add in herbs or oils
Let steep covered for 2-3 min. Remove cover and place head over the water covered by a l large towel, inhale and exhale deeply for 5-10 min

 

 

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