During a serious cold or flu, under the right circumstances, things can take a turn for the worse. The flu settles in your chest and you have a decidedly unpleasant cough that crackles, barks and is painful and exhausting. It is important that you see a doctor at this stage to avoid more serious infections.
Two of the more pressing concerns during a cold or flu this severe are how to get rest and be comfortable and how to avoid serious respiratory infections, such as bronchitis. This salve comes to the rescue in this scenario like a rock star!
The components of the Clear Chest Salve provide comfort, pain relief and a wide-spectrum antibacterial action that absorbs slowly and consistently into the chest administering medicinal constituents directly into the respiratory system where they are needed.
White Horehound, the big player in this salve, is a powerful antispasmodic, reducing the severity of the hacking cough, thus allowing you to rest more comfortably. It has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and has a special affinity for infected respiratory and pulmonary systems. There is documented research on its ability to draw out mucous, phlegm and other humours from the lungs and bronchi.
In a double boiler (or a pot nestled in a larger pot filled with a bit of water) over medium heat, add the oils and beeswax.
Stir until the beeswax melts and is fully incorporated.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a moment.
Add the essential oils. Stir.
Pour into clean and sterilised jars.
White Horehound: tonic, aromatic, antispasmodic, anticatarrhal, draws out excess mucous from the lungs and bronchi
Sage: affinity for sore throats and cough, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, relaxant, nervine
Thyme: analgesic, antibacterial, antitussive, antispasmodic, expectorant, nervine
Eucalyptus: antibacterial, decongestant, affinity for respiratory system, anti-inflammatory