The Cayce Herbal 
 A Comprehensive Guide to the  
Botanical Medicine of Edgar Cayce
Formula 2186-1: Inhalant

    This is an inhalant for respiratory relief.  It contains: tincture of tolu balsam, eucalyptus oil, tincture of benzoin, turpentine oil, and rectified creosote, in an antiseptic grain alcohol base.

    The inhalant vapors help the lungs and respiratory passages throw off excess mucus.  They penetrate deeply into throat, nasal and bronchial passages to purify and balance sensitive tissue, remove infection, prevent spasmodic conditions and clarify breathing.

    This formula is a stimulating expectorant and decongestant for hay fever, asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis, coughs, colds, and all respiratory problems.

    No known contraindications.

    Accidental inhalation of liquid will irritate mucous membranes.

    When ready to use, shake bottle and inhale the fumes (not the liquid), using a breathing tube.  Insert the tube at least one inch into the bottle to get the full effect of the fumes, and inhale gently through the nose and/or mouth.  For increased effectiveness, hold fumes in lungs for 20 seconds before exhaling.  Use this inhalant two or three times daily, or as often as needed.  If symptoms persist, consult a physician.

    Herbal Breathing - Baar Products
    Inspirol - Heritage Store

4 oz liquid in 8 oz bottle.


    Prepare an inhalant in a large-mouthed, dark glass bottle, with two vents through the cork, - and these vents corked with smaller corks.  Let the bottle be at least a six to eight ounce container.
    To 4 ounces of Pure Grain Alcohol, add - in the order named:

    Oil of Eucalyptus ...............20 minims,
    Compound Tincture of Benzoin.....15 minims,
    Rectified Oil of Turp.............5 minims,
    Rectified Creosote................3 minims,
    Tolu in Solution.................30 minims.

    Shake the solution when it is to be inhaled night and morning, or when there is a tickling or coughing, or the inclination for sneezing at other times also, - that is, when these occur any time during the day; but inhale regularly of mornings upon arising, and of evenings when retiring.  Inhale into one nostril, holding the other, then into the other side; also into the throat, - letting the fumes go into the lungs, - not swallowing the inhalant, but inhaling the fumes, see?  Hold either side of the nostril as it is inhaled in the other nostril.

[See Formula 3242-2 for a simplified version of this type of inhalant without the creosote and tolu.]


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