The "Breath" we take and adaptogens
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.