EUCALYPTUS (Eucalyptus globulus)
This plant has a specific aroma and very often it is used for respiratory system cleaning. It contains cineole which prevents nose congestion and sinus irritation. Eucalyptus oil benefits are numerous. It’s best known to help cold and respiratory relief, bronchitis, sinusitis, and asthma. You can make tea from chopped eucalyptus leaves in warm water, also can inhale eucalyptus oil through the steaming process.
COMMON MULLEIN (Verbascum Thapsus)
The extract of the leaves and flowers of this plant has the power to thin the mucus. As an expectorant is a great addition to relieve issues on the respiratory tract. Promoting discharge of mucus and soothing mucus membranes, Mullein is great for bronchitis and asthma. One cup of boiled water with one tablespoon of the dried plant is an easy homemade tea that will help for relieving cough.
CHAPARRAL (Larrea tridentate)
Chaparral herb, usually in form of a tea is best to use for bronchitis and the common colds. But the benefits from this herb can be used to treat digestion issues like stomach problems, bowel cramps, and diarrhea. It can be of use for urinary tract infections, rheumatic pain, and arthritis. Indians used this plant for lung detox. It contains powerful antioxidants. And it’s promoted as a blood purifier.
SAGE (Salvia officinalis)
Sage has anti-inflammatory properties. For a sore throat is best to do a gargle with sage tea. Sage essential oil is excellent for the respiratory system. This herb directly attacks microbes that cause infection. Drink sage tea if you suffer from a sore throat or a cough.
PEPPERMINT (Mentha x piperita)
Peppermint is probably the first herb that comes to mind when you have a cold. The reason is that the menthol, its active agent is a powerful decongestant and it helps in opening airways. Menthol as an expectorant thins and breaks up mucus, producing a relief. It is an excellent antioxidant that fights colds and improves breathing. Mint essential oil is a must-have when it comes to tending lung issues.
SUNDEW (Drosera spp.)
The traditional use of this herb is as a cough suppressant. Sundew tea is best to use as a natural treatment for respiratory problems like bronchitis, asthma, dry cough, and windpipe infections. Sundew herb is another expectorant that thins mucus and helps to break up chest congestion.
Try to add honey to your daily habits. By consuming one tablespoon of honey in the morning, preferably organic, you can treat upper respiratory tract issues and even prevent them.
Dark-colored honey has more vitamins and minerals than the lighter one.
Honey is a great immune booster!
Easy homemade cough relief recipe.
Milk – 250ml.
Butter – 1 tablespoon
Honey – 1 tablespoon
Yolk – 1 beaten yolk
Sodium bicarbonate – ¼ tablespoon
Warm-up a cup of milk (250ml). Leave it to cold a little, then add 1tbs butter and 1tbs honey. Stir and add 1 beaten yolk and ¼ sodium bicarbonate.
Use this treatment at least 5 days. 1 full tablespoon before going to bed. It is a great remedy for breaking and coughing up mucus, congested in the chest.
You can choose to try improving your health by following healthy habits and by adding foods and herbs to your diet that can help in strengthening your immune system.
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Nature is your best medicine!