So to finish our topic on helping the body "breathe"
These are the "adaptogens" that I spoke of yesterday.
NOTE: Please remember to always consult your own healthcare provider before taking any herbs for any condition.
Now . . . herbs (adaptogens) that support respiratory health . . . normally do so by offering one or more of these benefits . . . soothe irritated throat and lung tissue, fight viruses and bacteria that can cause a cold or the flu, calm coughs, help break up lung congestion and lessen the release of histamine to calm allergies.
And adaptogens strengthen the body's "Lung and Oxygen network".
Okay . . . so now you ask . . . what are some of these adaptogens???
Well . . . that would be . . .
American ginseng - is used for stress, to boost the immune system, a stimulant, diabetes and upper airway infections
Elecampane - is a soothing herb that is used for treating coughs associated with bronchitis, asthma and whooping cough.
Sundew - as a tea can help various breathing problems including bronchitis, asthma, whooping cough, windpipe infections, coughing fits and dry cough. It is also used for stomach ulcers and cancer.
Thyme - helps fight respiratory infections and fights throat and nasal congestion
Eyebright - inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria, protects the liver and reduces blood sugar in people with diabetes and inflammation from colds and coughs.
Lobelia - is actually called Indian tobacco and is used for respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia and coughs.
Mullein - helps the body expel excess mucus from chest and throat.
Fenugreek - maintains mucus conditions of the body, mostly in the lungs, by helping to clear congestion.
And my favorite Echinacea - boosts the immune system which increases the number of white blood cells to fight off infections. This in turn . . . can prevent and treat upper respiratory tract infections such as the common cold and the flu.
And the best part of Echinacea is this . . . it's a potent "antiviral" for respiratory virus infections like these viruses we're dealing with today.
But as always . . . PLEASE . . . consult your own healthcar3e provider before taking any of these herbs.
Tomorrow we'll finish this topic with some foods that can also help heal the Lung and Oxygen Network of the body.
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