Five lesser-known herbs that heal respiratory infections and boost lung health
Luckily Mother Nature has some magical ways that can undo the damage done to our lungs and restore them to a healthier state.
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Polluted environment and unhealthy lifestyle are the two basic reasons for a poor respiratory condition. Constant exposure to dirty air is stimulating an irritant in our nerves that gives rise to some common type of respiratory illness. \
It’s quite unfortunate that apart from knowing the deteriorating condition of our environment we are taking very less care of our lungs. Luckily Mother Nature has some magical ways that can undo the damage done to our lungs and restore them to a healthier state.
Here’s is a list of five best herbs that only boost lungs and respiratory health but also heals them:
Elecampane- Elecampane is a Native American herb that has multitude of medicinal benefits. It a natural antibacterial agent for the lungs and clears our excess mucus that impairs lungs function. It has a relaxing effect that smoothes tracheal muscle and prevents infection.
Coltsfoot- Another traditional Native American herb is Coltsfoot. It sooths irritates mucus membrane of lungs and helps in eliminating dry cough.
Thyme- Thyme is very powerful in fighting against chest congestion. Its antiseptic essential oils help in calming bronchial passages. Thyme tea has the power to stave off active infectious bacteria and viruses.
Osha roots- Osha plant is one of the most powerful lung detoxifier. Its roots contain camphor and other useful compounds that treats cough, cold and other respiratory problems.
Oregano- This popular coking herb contains some vital nutrients and vitamins that are essential for our immune system. Oregano contains carvacrol and rosmarinic acid content that help in fighting some dangerous bacteria. They are also useful in clearing the respiratory tract and nasal passage airflow.