Coriander and Dill weed oil in common colds – How Do They Work

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Coriander oil and dill weed oil have a myriad of health benefits. They have been used in ayurvedic medicines since ancient times.

What are the health benefits of coriander oil?

Coriander oil is also referred to as cilantro oil. It helps in getting rid of the gas and bloating. It acts as a natural diuretic. It helps in better digestion. It has anti microbial and anti inflammatory property. It acts as a natural skin moisturizer and soother. It is rich in vitamin C.

What are the health benefits of dill oil?

It promotes restful sleep. It has anti inflammatory properties. Its natural diuretic properties make it useful in treating urinary tract infections. It alleviates the symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.

How do coriander and dill oil help in common colds?

  • Both of them have anti microbial properties. This helps in fighting against the cold causing virus.
  • Both of them have anti inflammatory properties. This helps in reducing body aches and throat aches related to common colds.
  • Both of them have antioxidant properties. Anti oxidants enhance your immunity and protect your body from getting common colds and other infections.
  • Dill oil has been proven to work in treating cough.
  • Coriander is rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C reduces cold severity and increases immunity.
  • Dill oil promotes good sleep and reduces stress. Extra sleep allows your immune system to fight against colds. Stress decreases your ability to stay healthy, especially, in the cold and flu season.

Rubs and other natural products with dill oil and coriander oil are surely effective in treating common colds. They are safe and the risk of side effects in very low. When used in right dosage they are safe to be used on children too.

Our Nasobuddy Cough & Cold balm is based on 6 Essential oils, including coriander and dill weed oil.

Eucalyptus oil in common colds – Eucalyptus Radiata for babies

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It is a fact that essential oils have plenty of health benefits. Eucalyptus oil is one of the essential oils with many benefits. It helps you to breathe easy, to heal cold sores, to decrease joint pain, to clear your chest and to disinfect wounds. However, you should remember that using essential oils for babies is not the same as using them for adults. Some oils are dangerous to be used on babies. Is eucalyptus oil effective in treating common colds and is it safe for little ones?

Eucalyptus in common colds

A few drops of eucalyptus oil added to the bath or hot shower or steam inhaler can definitely give relief from sinus symptoms and from congestion. Inhaling the eucalyptus vapor loosens the mucus from your chest and in expelling it. It has been used for several centuries in Asian countries to treat common colds.

Is eucalyptus oil safe for babies?

It has high 1, 8-cineole content. 1, 8-cineole is also called as eucalyptol. It is known for its mucolytic action on respiratory tract with proven clinical efficacy. When used on babies it can cause problems related to central nervous system and breathing. Moreover, the oil is very strong and can harm the delicate skin of infants. Rarely, it can lead to seizures in babies.

It’s a shocker to know about the side effects of eucalyptus oil on babies. The good news is, not all species of eucalyptus oils have high 1, 8 –cineole content. Some species with low 1, 8 –cineole content are safe for babies if used in the right dosage and in the right way.

Eucalyptus radiata for babies

Eucalyptus radiata is one of the milder forms of eucalyptus oil and is safe to be used on children. It is not as powerful and not as strong as eucalyptus globulus that is most commonly used in adults’ chest rubs.

How to use eucalyptus radiata on babies?

The first thing you should do is to blend eucalyptus oil with carrier oil. The proportion is as follows:

  • For newborns below 2 months – 1 drop eucalyptus oil with 2 teaspoon carrier oil
  • For infants from 2 months to 18 months old – 1 drop of eucalyptus oil with 1 teaspoon carrier oil
  • For kids from 18 months to 3 years old – 2 drops in 1 teaspoon carrier oil
  • For children from 3 to 6 years – 3 drops in 1 teaspoon carrier oil.
  • The most recommended carrier oils are almond oil or olive oil or coconut oil.
  • You can use it in baby’s bath.
  • You can use it as massage oil. If you are using it to massage your baby, you should add 2 more teaspoons of carrier oil to the blend. If your baby is below 6 months old, it is better to massage only the back and not the chest.

If you are buying baby rubs for your kid, make sure that it contains eucalyptus radiata and not eucalyptus globulus.

Our Nasobuddy Cough & Cold balm is based on the Eucalyptus radiata essential oil .

 Chamomile and lavender oils for baby’s cold – How to use and why to use

Parenting is not an easy joke. You have to take some difficult decisions right from the infancy stage. When your baby is too small, you have many decisions to male. One of them is to decide whether to go for natural remedies or to go for allopathic remedies to treat baby’s colds and other minor health issues. Now-a-days most parents are shifting back to natural remedies and grandmother’s cures because of safety and decreased risk of side effects. Essential oils are frequently recommended for the well being of children but not all essential oils are safe for babies. Chamomile and lavender oils are safe for babies and are effective in treating baby’s colds.

Why should you use chamomile and lavender oil?

They have the ability of soothing your baby and promoting sleep. A child with cold feels irritated and finds it difficult to sleep. Both lavender and chamomile help your baby to sleep soundly. Moreover, they have healing properties. This helps in giving relief to the babies from cough and colds. They are recommended for babies. They do not cause any side effects if used correctly.

How to use chamomile and lavender oil?

Lavender oil

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You can add a few drops of lavender oil and two tablespoons of one of the carrier oils to a diffuser. This will purify the air in your child’s room and help with the respiratory problems of your baby.

You can put a drop or two of lavender oil on the child’s mattress, pillow and crib. Just breathing the oil will work wonders in putting your baby to sleep and giving relief from cold symptoms.

You can give the baby a massage with lavender oil after blending it with carrier oil like almond oil or coconut oil or sun flower oil. The safest proportion is adding 1 drop of lavender oil to 1 tablespoon of carrier oil. Rub the blended oil on the baby’s chest and back before putting your baby to sleep.

Chamomile oil

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You can add a drop of chamomile oil to a tablespoon of carrier oil and give your baby a bedtime massage.

You can add the blended oil to your baby’s bath.

Blend of lavender and chamomile

You can add a drop of chamomile and lavender oil with a tablespoon of carrier oil. Blending lavender and chamomile helps in giving better relief. You can also add other safe essential oils like dill oil and sweet orange oil (less harsh than lemon oil) to it.

Do you feel you will not be able to get the essential oils in the nearby shops in your area? Are you too busy to make your own blends of essential oils? Don’t worry. Go for baby rubs that contain safe essential oils in the right proportion. Apply it on your fussy baby and help it to sleep soundly.

Our Nasobuddy Cough & Cold balm is based on 6 Essential oils, it includes chamomile oil and lavender oil.

How essential oils help with your baby’s cold and cough

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Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for the good health of humans. They are used to relieve colds, coughs, pains and stress etc. Is it advisable to use essential oils for babies? Do they really help with your baby’s cold? Let’s find out.

How does lavender oil help with your baby’s cold & cough ?

It has anti viral and anti bacterial properties. This helps in giving relief from cold. It also gets rid of stress and exhaustion of your baby and promotes good sleep. Your baby will sleep soundly when lavender oil with carrier oil and rubbed on chest and back. A study showed that newborns that smelled lavender oil while undergoing heel prick test experienced less pain and lower heart rate than those who did not smell lavender.

How does chamomile oil help with your baby’s cold & cough ?

It has anti inflammatory, soothing and anti microbial properties. It relieves pain and calms the baby. It provides good sleep to the baby and decreases cough and congestion.

How does eucalyptus oil help with your baby’s cold and cough ?

Eucalyptus oil is known for its ability to treat colds, congestions and respiratory disorders because of its anti viral properties. However, you should remember that there are many types of essential oils and not all of them are safe to be used for babies. Eucalyptus oil contains a compound called cineole. The more the cineole content the more it is unsafe for the baby. Some of the species with very high cineole content are recommended for use only for children above 10 years of age. Eucalyptus radiata is one type of eucalyptus oil that is safe to be used for babies because of the low cineole content in it.

How does patchouli essential oil help with your baby’s cold ?

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Common colds and cough affects the baby’s sleep quality,  denying them the comfort and rest required to overcome their ailment.  Patchouli oil helps them to settle in for a peaceful nights sleep. In dilute quantities  in a balm , it can really  work wonders.

Points to remember while using essential oils for your little one

  • It should not be used without diluting with carrier oil like coconut oil or sunflower oil.
  • It should not be used directly on kids younger than 3 months old. You can add two to three drops in hot water and place it under the crib. The vapor gives soothing effect and gives relief from nasal block.
  • It is strictly not recommended for internal use. Keep essential oils out of reach of children to avoid accidental ingestion.
  • Make sure that you use pure essential oil and not adulterated oil.
  • Make sure you do not expose the baby’s skin directly to sunlight after applying essential oils. It may cause irritation and rash on the skin.