From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Lungs:
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- Astragalus Root
- Eucalyptus Leaf
- Fennel Seed
- Ginkgo Biloba
- Juniper Berry
- Mullein Leaf
- Orris Root
Natural Cures and Remedies for Lungs
Due to the severity of bouts of cough, bleeding can occur into the eyes, from the nose, the lung, and , in rare cases, into the brain, resulting in convulsions. In many young children, lung complications such as collapse of a part of the lung are common because of the thick sticky nature of the secretions blocking the passage of air to a part of the lung. Secondary infection may result in pneumonia. They may be convulsions, and, in rare cases, inflammation of the brain.
Respiratory relaxants also assist in calming irritated tissues of the respiratory tract, but unlike demulcents that secrete soothing fluids, relaxants cause restricted tissues to relax. ink about a full day of coughing when you are sick, when your lungs have had the workout of a lifetime and are tender and sensitive. Taking just a bit of an herbal respiratory relaxant is like slipping into a warm
Astragalus Root, Bromelain, Cinnamon, Coltsfoot, Elecampane, Eucalyptus Leaf, Eyebright, Fennel Seed, Fenugreek, Ginkgo Biloba, Horehound, Inula, Juniper Berry, Lobelia, Mullein Leaf, Myrrh, Nettle, Orris Root, Quercetin, Thyme
For most of us, when we think of breathing, we think first of the lungs. The lungs certainly play a vital role in respiration. However, contrary to popular belief, the lungs play a passive, not an active role in the mechanics of breathing. I frequently hear or read about practices or devices which claim they will “strengthen the lungs.” This is a false and misleading claim because the lungs are not muscles.
The basic causes of heart diseases are wrong dietary habits, faulty style of living and various stresses. The famous Framingham Heart Study of the National Heart and Lung Institute identified seven major risk factors in coronary heart disease. These are : (i) elevated blood levels of cholesterol, triglycerides and other fatty substances ( ii) elevated blood pressure (iii) elevated blood uric acid levels (mainly caused by high protein diet), (iv) certain metabolic disorders, notably diabetes, (v) obesity, (vi) smoking, and (vii) lack of physical exercise. Each or a combination of these risk factors can contribute to heart disease. Most of them are of dietary origin. These risk factors can be controlled by changing one’s life style and readjusting the diet.
Organs or systems affected Liver, lungs, spleen, stomach Therapeutic actions Tonic, expectorant, diaphoretic, carminative, diuretic, alterative, antiseptic, astringent Nature Sweet, bitter, dry, aromatic, pungent, warm Plant constituents Inulin, bitters, triterpenes, essential oil, alkaloid, mucilage, resin, sodium, calcium, magnesium Flower essence Helps one move through and move on, and overcome deeply ingrained fears or grief
Organs or systems affected Heart, lungs, stomach Therapeutic actions Sedative, astringent, pectoral Nature Bitter, pungent, cool, dry Plant constitu-ents Flavonoids, bitter cyanogens, tannins, mucilage, resins, volatile oils, calcium, potassium, iron Flower essence Helps those who are feeling gloomy and pessimistic, and who dwell on the negative, to be more optimistic