Prepare this steam with dried or fresh herbs to clear up respiratory infections.
A simple herbal steam with eucalyptus, juniper and sage will relieve inflammation in the respiratory tract.
Though this steam recipe calls for dried herbs, it can be prepared with fresh herbs if desired.
• 2 ounces young eucalyptus leaves, dried
• 1 ounce sage leaf, dried
• 1 ounce juniper leaf or berry, dried
• 1 gallon water
1. Place herbs in water (in a glass, stainless steel or ceramic-coated pot) and bring to a rolling boil.
2. Remove from heat, hold head over steam, and cover head and steaming pot with a large towel. Breathe steam deep into lungs. Bring herbs to a boil and repeat as often as necessary. Replace herbs when their strong smell begins to noticeably diminish.
Notes: This steam method can also be used with essential oils: Use 30 drops each of the essential oils of rosemary, sage, juniper, eucalyptus and bergamot in 1 quart of water.
Learn more and find recipes for herbal alternatives to conventional medicine in 5 Effective Natural Antibiotics.
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