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Top Essential Oils For Cough Treatment

The Hyfe Mind


January 25, 2021
CoughPro is not a medical product. It is a wellness app intended only for users to obtain a better understanding of their cough. It is not intended to diagnose, monitor, or treat any illness.

We at Hyfe, Inc., are a company devoted to working on tools to better understand the importance of cough. It is Hyfe’s intention in the future to seek regulatory approval for medical products that analyze cough in order that they may be used to diagnose, monitor, and facilitate better treatment of respiratory illnesses.

Bottles of Essential oil - Top Essential Oils For Cough Treatment

Sneezing, stuffy nose, sore throat, along with annoying coughing can keep you up at night. This can happen especially when you come down with the flu, the common cold, or other respiratory conditions. Naturally, you're on the lookout for cough treatments and remedies. Essential oils can help you with this problem. Aromatherapy can aid you with your irritating symptoms and will they make your home smell better. Let’s find out the top essential oils for cough.


This herb has a strong scent, but its menthone and menthol components make it an excellent decongestant and antispasmodic. To use it, can put it in a steam bath and inhale while you enjoy your relaxing steaming session. Alternatively, you can add the essential oil into your humidifier. It will not only clear your throat and nose but also give your room a pleasant herbal smell. 

Along with other essential oils for cough, peppermint even has mood-boosting effects. According to research, inhaling it helps you feel more relaxed and calm, making it perfect for focusing on work.


Of all the essential oils for cough in this list, lemon is probably the most well-known and widely used. Lemon oil does not only smell refreshing, but the D-limonene in its composition is a vasorelaxant, helping your blood vessels relax and create better blood circulation throughout the whole body.

Mix a few drops of almond oil and lemon essential oil. Then rub it on your chest and neck to help you with your cough. And it serves as a great citrusy perfume as a bonus. 


This does not serve as one of the essential oils for cough, but it is also used a lot in plenty of tonics for treating chest congestions. Rosemary has both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which make it excellent for getting rid of stubborn coughs. Just like how you would use peppermint oil, put a couple of drops of rosemary essential oil into your steam bath, and let the oil work its magic. 

You can rub it on your neck and chest for a more instant effect but don’t overdo it. 


A bottle of eucalyptus essential oil

Researchers and scientists have found that eucalyptus essential oil offers plenty of health benefits, but it’s widely known for its decongestant properties. When tested on asthmatic patients, it showed promising results and gave patients a better quality of life.

Unlike other essential oils for cough, eucalyptus oil is unsafe when consumed through the mouth or directly applied onto the skin without being diluted. It can have some health complications and issues when misused, so proceed with precaution. It’s generally used for inhaling or for topical uses, and it must contain at least 70 to 85 percent of 1.8-cineol to be medicinally effective. 


Oregano is a famous herb used a lot in Italian cuisine. But when it is made into oil, it can become more than your average essential oil. It contains a high level of a potent compound called carvacrol, which is a useful antimicrobial agent that can fight off various kinds of germs and bacteria, including the one causing your painful and annoying cough. 


A bottle of frankincense essential oil

This is great for getting rid of any respiratory infections you may have; as a bonus, it can also help out with depression. So the next time you have ever felt low or stressed, you can take a long 5 to 10-minute aromatherapy session with frankincense essential oil. 

Tea Tree

Laundry and treatment for your hair aren’t the only things tea tree oil is good for; it’s even a robust anti-infectious oil that is great for respiratory problems. Thanks to its expectorant and decongestant component, it can help you fight off the bacteria and germs which give you infections.

Just like with the other essential oils, you can either add a few drops to a carrier oil then rub it evenly on your neck and chest. Alternatively, you can diffuse several drops into the air. 

Final Thoughts

Though these essential oils for cough can effectively treat those annoying and exhausting symptoms, in the long run, you should take good care of your health. You can visit your doctor or go to the hospital to check out how you have been doing every year. Also, you can take immediate action if you find out something wrong with you with the help of modern technology. 

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Based on our results in Google Play & App Store
  • Excellent, insightful
    By dust mite dan - Apr 7, 2023 - App Store
    This app is easy to use, aesthetically pleasing and has provided me with useful information about my cough and disease patterns that have improved my overall health!

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  • Great app!
    by Imtfx0019 — Dec 6, 2022 - App Store
    Impressed with how well it detected my coughs, even very slight ones.
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  • App is Great!
    by HBert Quach — Jan 22, 2023, - Google Play
    App is great at tracking cough when little ones are sick. I treat it as a early warning indicator before the cold gets back. Customer service is awesome, they actually respond to all my questions.
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  • Great Experience
    by Christi Hammock — Mar 7, 2023, - Google Play

    I had an issue logging into the new app but I contacted the support team and they were awesome in helping me figure out the issue. It turned out to be a technical issue which they resolved very quickly and I was kept in the loop on the status from start to finish. This app is really helpful when talking to my doctor too..
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  • Impressive app
    By KayakTina - Apr 7, 2023 - App Store
    "The app accurately is recording my coughs with excellent ways to review the results. I can add notes to help me identify patterns or have accurate information for my physicians. I’ve hoped for an app like this for years to help me accurately track the amount of coughing I’m doing"
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  • Accurate count of coughs
    by Beardonna — Mar 8, 2023 - App Store

    Just installed the app. Very accurate measuring coughs so far! Cannot wait to see how much coughing I do while sleeping. I'll have a better picture to discuss with my physician at my next visit.

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