Due to bacteria and viruses annually thousands of people die, and very often, antibiotics fail to treat the issue. Here are 15 natural herbs will help you fight infections, repair lung damage, and improve lung health:
The leaves of sage abound in essential oils that treat lung issues and fight respiratory ailments, coughs, and sore throats. The volatile oils such as terpene, thujone, camphor, and salvene found in it , treat sinusitis and lung disorders.
Due to its natural ability to strengthen the lungs, Native Americans used this herb for millennia.
This herb removes excess mucus from the lungs and bronchial tubes, soothes the mucous membranes of the lungs, and helps in the treatment of asthma, coughs, and bronchitis. Coltsfoot can be used as a tincture or as tea.
Its leaves and flowers are used to prepare a herbal extract that supports lung health. It can eliminates excess mucus from the lungs, treats inflammation, and cleanses the bronchial tubes. You can add a teaspoon of the dried herb to a cup of boiled water, or use it as a tincture.
It is native to the Rocky Mountain area and the Native Americans and have been used for respiratory support. Osha roots are rich in camphor and other compounds which support the lung health. This herb boosts the circulation to the lungs, so it eases breathing.
It removes the excess mucus from the lungs and thus improves their function. Elecampane destroys bacteria and treats lung infections. Add a teaspoon of it to a cup of boiling water, and drink this tea three times daily for a few weeks.
As a natural way to detoxify the lungs and support the respiratory system Native Americans commonly used this plant. It abound in antioxidants that fight irritations and NDGA which fights histamine response.
Chaparral inhibits aerobic and anaerobic glycolysis of cancer cells and destroys harmful organisms. Use it as a tincture extraction or tea, which treats respiratory problems by clearing the airways of mucus.
This herb is used by Aborigines, Germans, and Americans to support respiratory health and treat throat irritation. It abound with cineole, due to which it is often added to cough lozenges and syrups.
It provides powerful properties, so this herb soothes irritations of the sinus passages, treats coughs, and congestion, and acts as an expectorant. Cineole high antioxidant content strengthens the immune system in the case of illnesses.
An effective way to avoid the toxic breakdown of therapeutic compounds in cannabis from burning the plant is vaporization , and it will mitigate the irritated oral cavity as a result of smoking.
It is one of the most powerful cancer-fighting plants and its active ingredients stimulate the natural immune response of the body and reduce the spread of infections. Vaporizing cannabis can act as a bronchodilator and opens up the sinuses and airways.
This is a soothing herb that softens the mucous membranes of the throat, the lungs, and stomach, reduces the irritation, and fights the inflammation.
Licorice contains saponins, which loosen the phlegm in the respiratory tract so that the body can get rid of the excess mucus. It calms bronchial spasms and inhibits free radical cells damage, that leads to inflammation and tightening of the airways.
Licorice has potent antibacterial and antiviral effects that destroy the viruses and bacteria that cause the infections in the lungs. It abound of glycyrrhizin and flavonoids which inhibit the formation of lung cancer cells.
Thyme is used to treats chest congestion, and the antiseptic essential oils it contains fight bacteria and fungi. Tea made of thyme is a powerful lung remedy and treats respiratory tract infections and the bacterial infection pneumonia.
It has been given to horses to ease their breathing, and it was also known as “asthmador” in Appalachian folk medicine. Lobelia extracts contain lobeline, which has been found to provide positive effects in the treatment of multidrug-resistant tumor cells.
It abound in an alkaloid known as lobeline, which breaks up congestion and thins out mucus. It stimulates the release of epinephrine by the adrenal glands, soothes the airways and eases breathing. This herb relaxes the muscles and supports the function of the respiratory system.
Peppermint as well Peppermint oil abound with menthol, which soothes the muscles of the respiratory tract and eases breathing.
Dried peppermint is rich in menthyl acetate, menthol, menthone, methanofuran, and cineol. Methol is decongestant. Peppermint oil has beneficial compounds such as limonene, pulegone, caryophyllene, and pinene.
Oregano abound in nutrients and vitamins that strengthen the immune system, but the carvacrol and rosmarinic acid it contains act as natural decongestants and histamine reducers that clear the nasal passage airflow and support respiratory health.
Oregano oil has power to fights off the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus.
Its leaf soothes the irritated mucous membranes and fights coughs, and its active compounds have powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory , antimicrobial, and antitoxic properties, so it fights lung irritations, colds, and coughs.
In appearance this tree-growing lichen is similar to the lung tissue, and since the 1600s, it has been commonly used to support lung and respiratory health and to clear congestion.
Its beneficial compounds destroy harmful organisms and improve respiratory health.
Consult your herbologist or naturopathic doctor for the preparation, appropriate dosages and frequency of use before you start using any of these herbs.
Optionally you can use them in the form of tea blends, prepared oils, and nutritional supplements, and you can grow them on your own, to ensure that they are organic and ethically harvested.