Herbal Medicine to Cleanse Lungs

There is herbal medicine to cleanse lungs available to sufferers of respiratory problems. For years, the Chinese have excelled finding natural ways to cure ailments and diseases. They used ephedra as a herbal medicine to cleanse lungs of people suffering from asthma and hay fever. However, when taken over a long period of time, the effects of ephedra in cleansing the lungs may subside and can be potentially hazardous.

Vitamin C is another herbal medicine to cleanse lungs. It is the most plentiful antioxidant in the lungs lining and helps protect against breathing problems. Some people with asthma have less Vitamin C in their blood and studies have shown that increasing the Vitamin C intake can help ease their breathing. Chinese skullcap, also known as scutellaria baicalensis can also ease inflammation of the lungs. Its bioflavnoids prevents the body from making chemicals that inflame the tissues of the lungs. The herb hyssop has also been used for years to help people suffering from respiratory problems. It can coat the throat and nourish the lungs.

Mellein is a herbal medicine to cleanse lungs that has been used for years by Native Americans. Often referred to as a “natural wonder herb,” mullein can sooth the lungs and offer relief from irritations of the respiratory tract. It helps remove mucus from the lungs, thus opening them up and allowing for easier breathing. Native Americans also made use of pleurisy root to help their lungs. It was used to treat coughs, colds, bronchitis, pneumonia and pleurisy, which is an inflammation of the lining that surrounds the lungs.

Slippery elm will also clean the lungs of mucus and help strengthen your respiratory system by soothing aggravated tissues. Elecampane (inula helenium) is a flower that resembles the sunflower. The root of it, when tinctured, can be taken to clear lung infections. A dose of about 10 to 15 drops a day will help lessen the effects of a lung infection.

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