Menthol can relax the muscles in the respiratory system. Mint and peppermint oil are rich in menthol and therefore contribute perfectly to freer breathing. Menthol, in combination with the antihistamine effect of peppermint, acts as an excellent decongestant.
The plantain leaf has been used for many years to relieve coughs and soothe irritated mucous membranes. It is very effective against coughs, irritated lungs and colds and has the power to stimulate mucus production.
Lung diseases and sinusitis can be easily treated by inhaling sage tea fumes. People traditionally use sage essential oil as a remedy for coughs and sore throats.
It is very useful for chest congestion and is also excellent for the elimination of bacteria and viruses.