What Essential Oils Are Good For Laryngitis?

Laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx, either caused by a viral or bacterial infection or irritation when screaming, smoking or inhaling irritating particles. Since the vocal cords are in the larynx, the voice may sound different (hoarse voice). The laryngitis that follows the cold can worsen because air is inhaled through the mouth (the nose is usually blocked), which is not warm, moist or filtered before reaching the larynx.

What Essential Oils Are Good For Laryngitis?

What Essential Oils Are Good For Laryngitis?

Some Essential Oils Can Help To Relief The Symptoms Caused By This Disease:

Benjui Oil

Its scientific name is Styrax benzoin and belongs to the Styraceae family. The main chemical components of benzoin oil are benzoic and cinnamic acids, benzyl benzoate, benzoic aldehyde, vanillin and coniferyl benzoate.

Medicinal Properties

The medicinal properties are due to the resin and the rubber of this tree, which can be used naturally by diluting it with water for external use. The other way to take advantage of the benefits of this tree is the preparation of ointments or tinctures to take advantage of its active ingredients.

But it is also used to aromatize and purify spaces through the burning of branches or for the production of Benjuí-based incense. Other potential applications are facial masks, soaps, essential oils and creams for cosmetic use.

But this herb has broad therapeutic properties, it can treat conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, emphysema and lung problems, colds, cough, aphonia, it is also a powerful expectorant which helps eliminate mucus and phlegm, so it can be used as a complement in the treatment of laryngitis. The benzoin is an effective healing so it is ideal to relieve wounds, ulcers, acne, psoriasis, eczema, for cracked or too dry skin, is effective for gingivitis, chilblains and boils. It also has astringent qualities.

It is used to treat circulatory problems as well as urinary, particularly cystitis. Having diuretic properties helps to eliminate toxins through urine. Benzoin is recognized by its stimulating capacity, which improves mood in general and even at sexual level. Benzoin can cause allergies in some people and produce symptoms such as skin irritation, coughing and sneezing. This is the best known contraindication. So, consultation with the doctor is recommended before use.

Eucalyptus Oil

This is the distilled oil that comes from the dried leaves of eucalyptus – a colorless liquid with a strong woody and sweet aroma. There are more than 700 different species of eucalyptus in the world, of which at least 500 produce a type of essential oil.

The diluted form of eucalyptus oil is taken orally for pain and inflammation of the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract, cough, asthma, bronchitis, sinus pain, inflammation and respiratory infections. It is also used as an antiseptic, insect repellent and treatment for wounds, burns and ulcers.

Thyme Oil

It is one of the strongest known antioxidants and antimicrobials, and has been used as a medicinal herb since ancient times. Thyme is compatible with the respiratory, digestive, nervous, immune and other systems.

A 2011 study tested the response of thyme essential oil against 120 strains of bacteria isolated from patients with infections of the oral, respiratory and genitourinary cavities. The results of the experiments showed that thyme oil had extremely strong activity against all clinical strains. Thyme oil even showed good efficacy against strains resistant to antibiotics.

Lemon Oil

The essential lemon oil is known for its ability to clean toxins from any part of the body and is widely used to stimulate lymphatic drainage, to restore energy and purify the skin.

Lemon oil is derived from the lemon skin and is excellent for sore throats, as it is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and rich in vitamin C, increases salivation and helps keep the throat moist. Similarly, when diffused, lemon balm essential oil can soothe the throat and sinuses, thanks in part to its minty scent.


Essential oils have very useful medicinal properties. Vapor inhalations are the best method to relieve inflammation, since they facilitate breathing and relieve swelling. You can enhance the effect of inhalations with a few drops of essential oil. The traditional option to treat laryngitis is with the aforementioned essential oils.

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Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Team PainAssist, Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:October 27, 2023

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