Unlike drinking a tea or taking a tincture, Herbal Respiratory Steams deliver medicine directly to the tissues experiencing infection or irritation. This is why they are so effective, particularly when employed at the first sign of illness.
Steam relaxes the tissues, relieves congestion, and is mildly antimicrobial due to its temperature alone. So even if you don’t have access to any herbal allies at the moment, simply inhaling the warm wet air will provide some measure of relief. However, many herbs you probably have on hand in your spice cabinet right now can be used with great results! Below you’ll find a guide to the do’s and don’ts, ins and outs, and the who’s and how’s of Herbal Steaming for Respiratory Wellness. This easy practice is safe, relaxing, and surprisingly enjoyable!