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What can I do with basil, mint and lavender leaves, to make something for my cold and stuffy nose?

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Dr. Anna Guarna
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In brief: Lavender is ok

Lavender is a great anti infective, but if you're stuffy try eucalyptus.
Boil some water (distilled preferably) and add in 1-2 drops of eucalytus, then place your face near (not directly over the hot water) with a towel over your shoulders...Essentially you're giving yourself a steam...You can use lavender this way as well.

In brief: Lavender is ok

Lavender is a great anti infective, but if you're stuffy try eucalyptus.
Boil some water (distilled preferably) and add in 1-2 drops of eucalytus, then place your face near (not directly over the hot water) with a towel over your shoulders...Essentially you're giving yourself a steam...You can use lavender this way as well.
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