Which sauna infusion is recommended for asthma symptoms?

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases such as asthma or COPD should take special care when visiting the sauna, for health reasons.
A sauna bath is quite suitable for asthma

A sauna bath is quite suitable for asthma

Asthmatics should always know whether they have any allergies before going to a sauna cabin with infusion. In general, essential oils or herbal infusions have a positive effect on health. However, if asthmatics are allergic to one or more ingredients in infusion liquids, this can quickly lead to health problems in the form of shortness of breath or circulatory failure. As soon as people with allergic asthma feel irritation of the respiratory tract or start coughing during a sauna infusion, they should leave the sauna cabin immediately.

Adjusted length of stay for asthmatics in the sauna cabin

Nevertheless, even patients with asthma do not necessarily have to give up their beloved sauna visit permanently. However, in order not to further endanger the health of the respiratory tract, asthmatics should ask their doctor for advice before going to the sauna. Sauna and asthma is therefore a combination that is quite compatible. However, if a chronic obstructive respiratory disease with a severe course is present, a doctor advises against visiting the sauna.

Irrespective of the choice of infusion, asthmatics should adjust the sauna times, i.e. step back a little. It does not necessarily always have to be 15-20 minutes in the sauna cabin, and asthmatics should also not take too many saunas in a row. Likewise, the ice-cold shower after leaving the sauna cabin should be avoided, as this could even trigger an asthma attack.

Never inhale the steam from the sauna infusion when it is too hot

Sauna infusions for asthmatics should always be chosen wisely. Sauna infusion essences for people with respiratory diseases should be purely natural, i.e. not contain any artificial or nature-identical additives. The warmth of the air breathed in the sauna cabin, as well as the inhalation of water vapor during the infusion, has a certain training effect on the respiratory tract and can therefore even alleviate symptoms in the long term. If possible, a seat should be chosen at some distance from the sauna heater so that the very hot steam vapors cannot be inhaled. Medicinal infusions with natural ingredients are particularly suitable for asthmatics.

Professional infusion for asthmatics relaxes the airways

Natural extracts of mint, eucalyptus, sage, chamomile or lavender are particularly suitable as sauna infusions for asthmatics, either individually or in combination, also from a medical point of view. Additional relief for the respiratory tract is provided by natural scented essences of rosemary or lime blossom. Anise, fennel, spruce or apple can also be used in the infusion for people with asthma symptoms, as long as they are natural essential oils in organic quality.

When mixing the infusion liquid, it is essential to observe the mixing ratio between water and essential oils. For people with chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma, rather low dosages should be chosen to protect the sensitive respiratory tract. When following these rules and recommendations, however, nothing stands in the way of people with asthma, a visit to the sauna including infusion.

Our top 3 sauna infusions for asthma symptoms

Various essential oils can help relieve asthma symptoms, especially when used as a sauna infusion. By using essential oils as sauna infusions, the healing properties of the oils can be inhaled naturally. Inhalation of essential oils in the warm and humid environment of sauna infusion can have a direct effect on the respiratory system and lead to relief of asthma symptoms.

1. The refreshing power of menthol: a sauna infusion to soothe the respiratory tract

Menthol is a natural compound extracted from peppermint. It is known for its cooling and soothing effect on the respiratory tract. When menthol enters the lungs, it releases its soothing properties there. It helps reduce inflammation and dilate the airways, resulting in improved breathing.

In sauna infusion with menthol oil, the infusion water is poured onto the hot stones. As soon as the menthol evaporates, it mixes with the sauna air and unfolds its beneficial effect. The rising, cooling steam provides a refreshing experience and has a gentle effect on the respiratory organs.

In addition to the beneficial effect on the respiratory tract, a sauna infusion with menthol oil also offers other positive effects. The cooling effect of menthol refreshes the body and stimulates the senses. It drives away tiredness and promotes concentration. The scent of menthol oil also has a relaxing effect on the mind and can relieve stress and tension.

To get the full benefits of a sauna infusion with menthol oil, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, you should make sure that the menthol oil is of high quality and suitable for use in the sauna. Too high a concentration of menthol can be unpleasant or irritating. It is advisable to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.

In addition, the individual needs and limitations of one’s own body should be taken into account. Not everyone tolerates menthol equally well, and some people are sensitive to the scent or the cooling effect of menthol oil. Therefore, it is advisable to try a small amount first and observe your body’s reaction.

If you decide to use a sauna infusion with menthol oil, you should also pay attention to the correct dosage. Often, just a few drops of menthol oil are enough to achieve the desired effect. Excessive addition of menthol oil can be too intense and cause unpleasant reactions.

Also note that a sauna infusion with menthol oil is not a substitute for medical treatment for asthma or other respiratory diseases. However, it can be a supportive measure and help relieve symptoms and ease breathing. Always consult a doctor to find the best treatment for your individual situation.

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2. The power of eucalyptus: natural relief for our respiratory system

Our respiratory system is fundamental to our health and well-being. When respiratory diseases occur, many people look for natural solutions to relieve their symptoms. One plant that stands out in this context is eucalyptus. Its essential oil has amazing abilities to dilate the bronchial tubes and open the airways, which can help improve breathing.

Eucalyptus is a tree species native to Australia that is now grown in many parts of the world. For centuries, eucalyptus has been valued for its many medicinal properties. In particular, the essential oil extracted from the leaves is known for its healing effects on the respiratory system.

Eucalyptus essential oil contains compounds such as eucalyptus oil, which can have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and expectorant effects. These properties are especially helpful for respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, colds, coughs and asthma. When the essential oil is inhaled, the active ingredients reach the lungs directly, where they exert their beneficial effects.

The bronchodilator properties of eucalyptus oil are particularly impressive. It can help relax the smooth muscles in the bronchial tubes and open the airways. This leads to easier breathing and can provide noticeable relief, especially for asthmatics and people with chronic respiratory conditions. However, it should be mentioned that eucalyptus oil does not replace medical treatment, but should be considered as a supportive measure. In case of severe respiratory diseases, it is advisable to consult a doctor.

There are several ways to use the healing power of eucalyptus oil. One popular method is inhalation of eucalyptus vapor. To do this, you can put a few drops of the essential oil in a bowl of hot water, bend your head over it and gently inhale the rising steam. This can open the airways and loosen the mucus. Alternatively, you can add eucalyptus oil to a diffuser to spread the scent around the room and benefit from its soothing properties.

However, be sure to use high-quality eucalyptus oil that is suitable for medicinal use. It should be free of additives and chemical impurities to ensure maximum effectiveness and safety. Before using, you should also make sure that you are not allergic to eucalyptus oil by performing a patch test in advance or consulting a doctor or naturopath if necessary.

In addition to direct application of the essential oil, eucalyptus can also be used in other forms to support the respiratory system. For example, there are eucalyptus cough drops or pastilles that contain the soothing flavor and healing properties of eucalyptus. They can provide quick relief from cough irritation and irritated airways.

Eucalyptus can also be used as a sauna infusion, similar to the menthol mentioned earlier. By adding a few drops of eucalyptus oil to sauna water, the steam can open the airways and have a refreshing, invigorating effect. Especially during the cold winter months or when you have a cold or flu, this can be a welcome boost.

In addition to its health benefits, eucalyptus is also known for its pleasant scent. It can create a relaxing and calming atmosphere that helps to relax and relieve stress. Inhaling the scent can lift your mood and increase your overall sense of well-being.

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3. The relaxing power of lavender: a sauna infusion for soothed respiratory passages

Lavender is a fragrant plant known for its many uses in aromatherapy. Lavender oil is extracted from the flowers of the lavender bush and has a pleasant, soothing scent. It contains compounds such as linalool and linalyl acetate, which can have a relaxing effect on the body and mind.

In asthma, a chronic respiratory disease, stress and tension often trigger symptoms. The scent of lavender oil helps to relieve stress and create a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Inhaling the scent sends signals to the brain that lead to the release of endorphins – the so-called “happy hormones.” This can contribute to overall relaxation and stress reduction, which in turn can relax the respiratory system.

A sauna infusion of lavender oil enhances this relaxing effect. By placing a few drops of lavender oil on the hot stones or in the sauna water, the pleasant scent spreads throughout the room. The rising steam contributes to a soothing atmosphere and relaxes the respiratory system. This can be especially beneficial for asthmatics, as relaxed respiratory muscles can make breathing easier.

It is important to note that, again, lavender oil does not replace medical treatment for asthma. However, it can be used as a supportive measure for stress relief and relaxation. Since everyone reacts individually to essential oils, it is advisable to consult a doctor before using a sauna infusion with lavender oil, especially if you have particular health problems.

A sauna infusion with lavender oil not only helps with asthma, but also offers other benefits. The scent of lavender helps you relax and has a calming effect on the mind. It can reduce stress, improve sleep quality, and create an overall atmosphere of well-being. In the sauna, the scent of lavender oil can add an extra dimension of relaxation. As you breathe in the soothing steam, you can completely let go and leave the stress of everyday life behind.

A sauna infusion with lavender oil is easy to prepare. Simply add a few drops of the essential oil to the water poured on the sauna heater. Once the water evaporates, the room will be filled with the soothing scent. You can also add lavender flowers to create a visual and aromatic addition.

To achieve the desired results, be sure to use high-quality lavender oil. Be sure to choose a pure and natural essential oil that is free of additives or chemical impurities. This way, you can ensure that you get the full benefits of lavender.

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