5 Herbs for Lung Health, Clearing Mucus, COPD, and Killing Viruses
Respiratory Therapy Zone
Did you know that some Herbs can clear mucus from your lungs, kill viruses, and fight infections? That’s right, it can all occur naturally!
🟦 1. Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus has a component called cineole which is an active ingredient that works as an expectorant. This means that it can ease a cough and aid in the removal of secretions. Cineole has antioxidant and antimicrobial effects that can provide a boost to your immune system as well. It reacts with the mucous membranes of the lungs and helps loosen up secretions so that they can be coughed up more easily.
🟦 2. Horehound
The horehound leaf, which comes from the mint family, is actually a common ingredient in cough drops and cough syrup. That is because, its natural properties work as an expectorant to aid in the removal of mucus and secretions from the lungs. This means that it would be useful for those with allergies, sinus infections, and chest congestion.
🟦 3. Osha Root
The roots of this herb contain several components that can provide a boost to your lungs and respiratory system. Specifically, it helps increase blood circulation to your lungs which, in turn, helps improve oxygenation throughout the entire body. Osha root also has antihistamine properties which works well for soothing sinus infections and other respiratory illnesses. Examples include: cough, sore throat, bronchitis, and common colds. A few drops of concentrated osha root extract can be added to your water or beverage of choice. The numbing effects help to alleviate the irritated tissues of your airways and respiratory tract.
🟦 4. Ginseng
It’s an herb that has been used in traditional Asian medicine for centuries. Ginseng is known for its potent antioxidant properties which works well for fighting inflammation. Not only is this beneficial for your lungs, it’s good for pretty much every organ and system in the human body. Not to mention, studies found that ginseng actually can provide a boost to your immune system as well.
That’s not even why we included ginseng in this video. The reason is, studies found that ginseng is beneficial for those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). And in case you weren’t aware, COPD is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, so it affects far more people than you probably realize.
🟦 5. Mullein
It’s another herb that has traditionally been used as a remedy for the lungs and respiratory tract thanks to its soothing ingredients. The mullein leaf has antibacterial properties that fight against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Some studies found that it even has antiviral and antifungal properties as well. This trifecta is good when it comes to treating breathing issues that are associated with colds and respiratory infections.