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Does Shower Steamer Help With Cold?


In every change of season, typically, in the winter, when the flu virus thrives in colder, drier air, the common cold is the first thing that catches you. It is a self-limiting condition and gets better on its own in set out time. Unless a high fever or throat infection is present, not much medical treatment is needed (Note: severe illness always demands a doctor’s attention!).

However, taking care of yourself at home is a must when you have a cold. Standing in a hot shower with the steam surrounding you has long been used as a natural remedy to soothe cold, cough, and pain symptoms. Inhaling steam is considered a surprising relief to open airways, loosen up the phlegm, and clear out stuffy nasal passages whenever you hit a cold.

Imagine the steam-packed full of winter-relieving essential oils like Menthol & Eucalyptus! What better way to double the effect?


CLEVERFY Menthol and Eucalyptus shower steamers are perfect for when you are under the weather and need relief. Specially formulated to relieve congestion from sinus problems, seasonal allergies, or the cold & flu, these steamer tablets loaded with sinus-clearing Menthol and Eucalyptus dissolve in running water and infuse the air with soothing aromatherapy. All you have to do is breathe in that hot, moist air and let the shower steam work its magic.

Research on menthol and eucalyptus essential oil uncovered multiple benefits. Let’s find out more about this dynamic duo.

Menthol is a primary compound in Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil. It can make people feel like they are breathing through their nose easier because menthol stimulates cold receptors in the nose. This cold sensation relieves those affected by a cold or the flu while improving nasal breathing. Menthol also boosts blood flow and provides a cooling sensation, easing pain and diminishing headaches.

Similarly, Eucalyptus is widely used as a natural common cold remedy. It contains eucalyptol, also known as cineole, that relieves cold symptoms like cough, nasal congestion, and headache by reducing inflammation and mucus buildup. Moreover, eucalyptol may help improve asthma. Eucalyptus also owns anti-inflammatory cineole and limonene, which act as pain relievers and muscle relaxants.


Reference:

  1. Essential oils used in aromatherapy: A systemic review

  2. The effects of oral administration of (-)-menthol on nasal resistance to airflow and nasal sensation of airflow in subjects suffering from nasal congestion associated with the common cold

  3. Does inhaling menthol affect nasal patency or cough?

  4. Efficacy of cineole in patients suffering from acute bronchitis: a placebo-controlled double-blind trial

  5. Therapy for acute nonpurulent rhinosinusitis with cineole: results of a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial