For thousands of years, many cultures have been inhaling the vapour from healing plants and herbs. The first positive results of aromatherapy were discovered in China, Taiwan, Indochina and Japan. The most important aspect of aromatherapy (vaporisation) is obviously its influence on our health. Eucalyptus or marshmallow have been used for ages in the treatment of the upper respiratory system inflammation, throat irritation and common cold. Not to mention the relaxing effect of lemon balm, vaporised on an autumn evening. Inhaled mint vapour has antiseptic properties while chamomile calms and soothes headaches. Every herb has different properties, depending on the temperature. Below we present a list of herbs, properties and operating temperatures. Hope it comes in handy!
Anise: 150°C to 175°C
Antispasmodic and expectorant properties, stimulates pancreas.
Eucalyptus: 150°C to 200°C
Powerful antiseptic properties, heals cough, cold and sore throat.
Damiana: 150°C to 175°C
Calming and antiseptic properties, natural antidepressant.
Cloves: 125°C to 150°C
Antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral and expectorant properties. Clears out the excess mucus (catarrh, bronchitis).
Chamomile: 100°C to 125°C
Anti-inflammatory, relaxant and calming properties. Reduces the nervousness, depressions and headaches.
Lavender: 100°C to 125°C
Antidepressant, antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Stimulates blood circulation. Reduces headaches.
Licorice: 175°C to 200°C
Expectorant properties, soothes hoarseness and dry cough. As a natural relaxant and anti-inflammatory product, it is recommended as a remedy for bronchitis, asthma and tonsillitis.
Calming properties, reduces insomnia and anxiety, helps heal depression and neurosis, recommended for headaches and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Peppermint: 100°C to 150°C
Antiseptic properties, stimulates perspiration.
Ginkgo biloba: 125°C to 175°C
Helpful in the treatment of allergies, anxiety attacks, blood circulation disorders, dizziness, balance disorders, headaches, heartache and lungs pain, mood swings and toxic shock syndrome.
Passiflora: 100°C to 150°C
Anti-inflammatory, relaxant, soothing, anti-hypertensive and calming properties. Combats palpitations, anxiety and high blood pressure.
Marshmallow: 150°C to 200°C
Helpful in the treatment of lung diseases.
Sage: 125°C to 150°C
Reduces perspiration, antiseptic and expectorant properties – facilitates clearing up the bronchi from the accumulated secretions.
Thyme: 100°C to 150°C
Antiseptic and expectorant properties.
Yerba Mate: to 190°C
Energizing and stimulating properties.
Green tea: 150°C
Analgesic properties, helps heal depression, detoxifies, boosts the immunity and energy levels.
Comfrey: 150°C to 175°C
Expectorant properties, helpful in the treatment of bronchitis.