14 Plants For Cough, Lung Infections, And Bronchitis

14 Plants For Cough, Lung Infections, And Bronchitis

OSHA ROOT (Ligusticum Porteri)

This plant is a traditional Indian lung remedy and grows in the Rocky Mountains. This plant is a member of the parsley family that has antiviral and antibacterial compounds. For centuries people use this root to treat respiratory and digestive issues.  It is one of the best plants for strengthening the lungs because it contains camphor. It will improve lung circulation, ease the process of breathing in, and relieve respiratory irritations caused by seasonal colds. You can make a cough syrup by mixing the root extract with honey or make a tea from crushed and dried Osha root.

THYME (Thymus vulgaris)

The powerful thyme essential oils are classified as natural antibiotics. This herb from the mint family has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. For a long time, Thyme is used as a natural remedy to treat cough, bronchitis, and other respiratory conditions.  Thyme tea is effective in eliminating viruses and bacteria. Also, you can inhale the thyme in the steaming process to open airways.

OREGANO (Origanum vulgare)

Oregano is another herb from the mint family that has many beneficial properties. You can use both the herb and the oregano oil to treat respiratory and digestive issues. Oregano oil taken in tea form or inhaled can be used to treat conditions like cough, asthma, bronchitis, and other respiratory issues. It will purify the respiratory tract. Also, the oregano essential oil is great against the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus.

LOBELIA (Lobelia inflata)

As an herbal medicine Lobelia is long used as a remedy for respiratory issues as cough, asthma, bronchitis, and pneumonia. As an expectorant, it helps to thin mucus, producing more productive cough. As a result, you will be able to breathe easier. Lobelia can be found as a cream, herbal tea, supplement for oral consumption, or liquid extract.

ELECAMPANE (Inula helenium)

Elecampane is a sunflower-like plant that has a powerful ability to strengthen and support the respiratory system. The best expectorant for congested mucus, coughs, bronchitis, and other respiratory infections. This plant functions as a natural antibacterial agent for preventing lung infections. Folk medicine also indicates that this plant can be used for shortness of breath and swollen and inflamed respiratory conditions. Best to use as a tea from dried Elecampane root.
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By | 2020-10-18T02:08:08+02:00 October 17th, 2020|Health Tips, Herbs, Recipes, Remedies, TNR|