You might rely heavily on cough syrups and lozenge candies when you are fighting a nasty chest congestion.
But happily for you, Mother Nature has quite a few gems in its arsenal when it comes to protecting your lungs. Read on to know the best naturally occurring sources of nutrition for your lung health.
Cineole is a compound which helps in soothing irritated sinus passages, easing cough and breaking down congestion.
Eucalyptus has this component and as a result it is often found in cough lozenges and syrups. It also contains anti oxidants which helps build up immunity.
Root of Licorice
Licorice soothes the body in a cold. Its main action is to work on the membrane on mucous in the lungs, throat, stomach and softening them.
It helps the body in expelling mucous by cleansing out the mucous membrane which gets inflamed.
Root of Osha
Osha is found in the Rocky mountains and its roots contain camphor. This camphor and other components found in the osha root combine to find the best lung support which can be found in a herb.
It also aids in taking deep breaths by allowing greater circulation to the lungs.
Thyme is one of the most easily available herbs which can be found in your local market or even grown on your windowsill.
It packs a powerful punch with essential oils which help fight congestion. Make Thyme tea to fight bacteria in your body as it also has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
The Mullein plant’s flowers and leaves can be used to make a very powerful extract which helps in clearing your lungs.
Not only does it reduce inflammation of the respiratory tract, but it also very thoroughly cleanses the lungs and bronchial tubes of excess mucous.
If you are looking for a naturally occurring decongestant, look no further than peppermint. In addition to having antioxidants which keep your body free of illness, it also contains menthol.
Menthols ease your breathing by soothing the muscles of your respiratory tract.
Essential oils made of sage and sage tea is highly recommended to those who are fighting any lungs illness. It is immensely helpful in respiratory problems because of its aromatic properties.
It very effectively cleanses your sinus when it is inhaled. It also helps soothes your lung.
As opposed to most of the herbs here which destroys mucous and helps in decongesting your chest, plantation leaf works in producing mucous.
This is of course helpful when you are fighting a particularly nasty bout of dry cough. In addition, it also has lots of anti- properties. It is anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial. It is one of the best natural defenses against cold, cough and irritation of the lungs.
I hope you will find this article helpful and the next time you feel a cold creeping up on you, you will try these natural ingredients instead of over the counter medications.