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Probably one of the most available and powerful herbal remedies. Lobeline which can be found in Lobelia’s extract is an alkaloid that has been proven effective in relaxing airways, and by making the mucus thinner breaks up congestion. This plant can relax the muscles and ease the breathing, that’s why it is used to relieve pneumonia and bronchitis. Native Americans used lobelia as an asthma treatment.
This root is useful in many ways and that has made it one of the most consumed herbs around the world. It can soften the mucous membranes of the throat; it can detox inflamed mucous membranes; calm irritated throat; soften the phlegm in the respiratory tract; great in reducing bronchial spasms. Moreover, licorice can prevent the formation of lung cancer cells.
The aroma of eucalyptus has been used by Aborigines, Germans, and Americans to improve the health of the respiratory system. These days, eucalyptus is present almost in every cough syrup. There is a compound in eucalyptus called cineole which has the power to soothe irritated sinuses, relief from coughing, and can fight off congestion. Eucalyptus also contains antioxidants and it’s good to have around as an aid in supporting the immune system. By using eucalyptus you can help your body to improve blood circulation and minimize mucus in the lungs.
Another healing root that we always have a benefit from. Whether you are eating ginger or making a tea or a tincture, you can’t go wrong. Its anti-inflammatory properties help in removing toxins from the respiratory tract. Ginger reduces inflammation and breaks down mucus in your lungs. This spice has many vitamins and minerals that help the body overall.
Coltsfoot is a plant. A flower from the daisy family. As a natural medicine usually is used in tea form, using only the leaves of the plant. Several studies show that this plant can have anti-inflammatory properties. Great for reducing coughing, asthma, respiratory infections, flu, fever, and bronchitis symptoms.
Native Americans used this flowering herb for lung cleansing, and other respiratory problems such as bronchitis, colds, and congestion. It contains antioxidants which can prevent irritations where the NDGA can fight off histamine response. Research indicates that this plant may have resistance to bacteria and fungus.
In addition, we give you an easy recipe for a natural elixir that may help in cleansing your lungs.
- 1L water
- 1tsp sugar
- 400 gr. Onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- 2 tsp turmeric
- 1 piece ginger (about the size of your thumb)
Put the water on the stove and add the sugar. Leave it to boil for a bit. After adding the onion chopped to bigger pieces, add the ginger chopped in small pieces and the clover of garlic. Leave it to boil. When it will be boiling hard add turmeric and lower the temperature of the stove. Leave it to boil a bit more until the mixture is half of the starting volume. Drain and put the liquid in a glass jar. Leave the jar on room temperature and after it’s cold put it in the fridge.
Consume 2 tsp in the morning before breakfast and again 2 hours after dinner.
You can prepare an inhalation with etheric oils from eucalyptus and peppermint.
Simply boil water and add a few drops of eucalyptus and peppermint oil to the water. Inhale the warm vapor. This will relax and relieve your airways and will help you with your breathing.
You can repeat this 2-3 times a week.
Use this inhalation for flu, cold, bronchitis, or other respiratory issues.
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.
Give us feedback if you already tried some of these natural herbs and spices and got better health.
Nature is your best medicine!