Steam therapy involves the inhalation of water vapor. The warm, moist air is thought to work by loosening the mucus in the nasal passage, throat, and lungs. This may relieve symptoms of inflamed, swollen blood vessels in your nasal passages.
Here are some amazing benefits of steam therapy:
Relief From Common Cold
Steam therapy has been used for ages to provide immediate relief from the common cold. For some people who experience severely stuffed noses, inhaling steam works wonders.
Alleviates Sinus Infections
Steam helps relieve congestion by loosening mucus. Add menthol, camphor, or eucalyptus oils to the water. Sinus when aggravated gives hard time to the affected person, steam provides drastic relief.
Aids To Counter Nasal Allergies
Nasal allergies revisit prone people from time to time. Taking steam therapy regularly reduces the severity of such seasonal allergies saving you from a lot of troubles.
Helps With Bronchitis
Breathing steam from a vaporizer can help to loosen phlegm. The warm moist vapor loosens the mucus in the nasal passage, throat, and lungs making coughing easier and providing relief.
Saving From Viral Infections
Taking steam on regular basis can help prevent you from catching viral infections. Usually, the bacteria or virus enter through the nasal passage and take some time before they spread inside the body. Inhaling steam may reduce the impact and intensity of those infections.
Right Way To Take Steam
Steam vapors are generated from boiling water. If you don’t own a steamer, then you can always opt for the traditional way of steaming, heat the water till its boiling point, pour it in a pan, and then inhale steam by covering your head with a cloth. Take steam twice a day for not more than 5 minutes each session to reap its benefits.