Healthy herbs for lungs and mucus clearing.
In this article, I will talk about 4 powerful herbs that can help improve our health daily.
It is a herb that has been used in traditional Asian medicine for ages. Ginseng is known for its potent antioxidant properties which work well for fighting inflammation.
Not only is this beneficial for your lungs, but it is also good for pretty much all the organs and systems of the human body. Not to mention, studies found that ginseng actually can provide a boost to your immune system as well.
Studies also found that ginseng is beneficial to those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is a serious illness, it is 3rd leading cause of death In the United States, so it affects far more people than you probably think.
Many studies found that those with stable COPD who take ginseng experience improvements in breathing and lung function which ultimately leads to a better overall quality of healthy life.
Finding let us realised there is no permanent cure for COPD. But traditional medicine and herbs such as ginseng and some other herbs can provide some relief for the symptoms.
Note; always remember to check with your doctor before medicating yourself at home to avoid problems.
2. Osha root.
The root of this herb contains several components that can provide a boost to your lungs and respiratory system. Specifically, it helps increase blood circulation to the lungs, which in turn helps improve oxygenation throughout the entire body.
This root also has antihistamine properties which work well for soothing sinus infections, cough, sore throat, bronchitis and common colds.
A few drops of concentrated Osha root extract can be added to your water or beverages. The numbing effects help to alleviate the irritated tissues of your airways and respiratory tract.
This tree has been a source of food wildlife for centuries, but it wasn’t until later on that its positive health benefits were discovered. The leaves of a eucalyptus tree can be distilled and diluted into an essential oil that can be used for medicinal purposes.
It can be used for sinus congestion, fever, common cold and respiratory ailments treatment. Cineole is an active component of the eucalyptus that works as an expectorant.
This means that it can ease a cough and aid in the removal of secretions.
Cineole has antioxidant and antimicrobial effects that can provide a boost to your immune system as well. It reacts with the mucus membranes of the lungs and helps loosen up secretions so that they can be coughed up more easily.
You probably have heard of this one, and maybe you have tried it at some point because it’s a plant that has become widely popular over the recent years. The reason is, elderberry is known for its antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
This makes this herb perfect for boosting the immune system and treating colds, infections and viruses.
Elderberry is also referred to as Sambucus, and it’s most commonly consumed in the form of cough syrup, my mother of a blessed memory can’t do without this particular herb during her lifetime.
If you want to boost your immune system, you can take a dose of elderberry per day, or if you are sick, you can look into increasing the frequency of your dosages.
Always keep in mind that, although elderberry is generally considered to be safe, you should check with your dosages.
This particular herb became popular in Chinese medicine and is known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory components. Studies found that the astragalus root can boost the body’s resistance to infections and increase immune responses.
This makes it a great option for those who want to strengthen their immune system and decrease their chances of being infected by certain viruses and bacteria.
This herb has been used to treat a wide variety of ailments, such as common cold, allergies and even chronic fatigue.
Lavender is a plant that is found all over the world but many don’t realize that its properties have been used for medicinal and religious purposes for hundreds of years.
Studies found that Lavender may offer benefits to those with COPD because it contains antioxidant properties that work to combat the progress of the disease.
One study found that its aromas help to decrease the production of cortisol. Cortisol is known as the stress hormone, so with decreased production of cortisol comes decreased levels of stress.
Bronchoconstriction is a symptom that comes with COPD and stress only makes matter worse because it causes the airways to constrict which makes it more difficult to breathe.
With that said, as your stress levels are decreased, the airways can open up more which makes it much easier for your lung to take in oxygen and remove carbon dioxide.