The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Natural Blaze
A cough combined with nasal congestion is, simply put, annoying. These symptoms often accompany the common cold, but they also occur with allergies.
A holistic-minded medicine cabinet may be the place to go to for cough and cold relief. Aromatic oils and plants have been used for thousands of years in medicine and religion.
Various ancient cultures have used essential oils, including Egypt, India, China, and Southern Europe. Aromatic, or essential, oils can be found in various parts of a plant including the root, leaves, flowers, bark, wood, seeds, resin, and balsam.
Essential oils are also called volatile oils or ethereal oils. These oils provide the “essence” of the plant’s fragrance, as well as a specific flavor. For example, the essential oil of a lemon orpost was originally published on this site