These plants have been used for centuries, from Traditional Chinese Medicine to Native American Remedies, to clear the respiratory system and have it working properly. These herbs not only boost your health but have the ability to heal infections and repair damage to your lungs.
8 Herbal Lung Remedies
1. Licorice Root
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, licorice root is in most formulas because of its harmonizing actions. It is very soothing and softens and cleanses your throat’s mucus membranes by clearing out the inflamed matter.
Saponins loosen phlegm so your body can get rid of the mucus normally. Other compounds relieve bronchial spasms and are antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and have flavonoids that can help protect against lung cancer.
Long used by Native American populations to keep lung health strong. This plant clears out excess mucus and soothes the lungs and bronchial tubes. It has been used to treat asthma, coughs, bronchitis, and other lung ailments. Use dried coltsfoot as tea or as a tincture.
Antiseptic, antibiotic, and antifungal properties come from thyme’s essential oils. Thyme tea destroys viruses and bacteria, so it works well against most ailments. Use time to treat respiratory tract infections and bacterial infections, or as a daily tool to strengthen your lungs.
Containing immune-boosting vitamins and nutrients, oregano’s main benefit lies in its decongestant ability. Carvacrol and rosmarinic acid contents are high, and both are histamine reducers that have direct benefits on your nasal passage airflow and respiratory tract.
Used in Appalachian folk medicine, lobelia is known as one of the most valuable herbal remedies around. Extracts contain lobeline, an alkaloid that helps fight drug-resistant tumor cells, loosen phlegm, and stimulate the production of epinephrine, which when combined relaxes your airways letting you breathe easy.
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