Instead of using smelly rubs and decongestants which may raise blood pressure, to clear nasal and sinus congestion try chamomile flower steam. Chamomile is an age-old medicinal plant used by everyone from the ancient Egyptians to modern day naturists.
In ancient Egypt, chamomile had a religious use as the plant was consecrated to Ra, the God of the sun. In ancient Egypt, chamomile had a religious use as the plant was consecrated to Ra, the God of the sun. The flowers are harvested for extraction of essential oils. The dried chamomile flowers are used as a medicinal tea and for potpourri.
Chamomile Flower Steam
Two handfuls of dried chamomile flowers
Four cups of boiling water
Place dried chamomile flowers in a large bowl and pour boiling water over flowers. Place your head over the bowl and place a towel over your head so that it also covers the bowl and inhale deeply for 2-3 minutes.
Did you know?
The word chamomile is derived from the Greek roots chamos (ground) and melos (apple), referring to the fact that the plant grows low to the ground, and the fresh blooms have a pleasing apple scent.