Herbs that can be used for Respiratory diseases

What are Respiratory diseases?

Respiratory diseases refer to several disorders that affect the organs and tissues of the respiratory system, resulting in impaired breathing. The most common respiratory diseases are

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Lung cancer

Symptoms of Respiratory Diseases

The symptoms of respiratory diseases naturally depend on the type of disorder the patient is suffering from. The table below depicts the symptoms of some of the commonly met respiratory ailments.

Symptoms of Asthma

  • Chest tightness and pain
  • Dyspnea
  • Wheezing sound
  • Frequent coughing, especially at night
  • Breathlessness while eating, sleeping, and speaking.

Symptoms of Bronchitis

  • Wheezing
  • Persistent cough
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Breathlessness
  • Stuffy nose
  • Sinusitis
  • Low fever

Symptoms of Emphysema

  • Wheezing
  • Persistent cough
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Breathlessness
  • Stuffy nose
  • Sinusitis
  • Low fever

Symptoms of Pneumonia

  • Wet cough (with green, yellowish or bloody mucus)
  • Fever and chills
  • Dyspnea
  • Sharp chest pain
  • Fatigue

3 Herbs Recommended for Respiratory diseases

Chamomile

Chamomile

Chamomile is a lung-protective herb that has been a part of certain clinical trials where it was witnessed to protect the lungs against the toxic effect of bleomycin. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects that help a lot in treating the infections of the mucus membranes and respiratory tract. It does not just shorten the span of cold/flu but also reduces the chances of its deterioration into pneumonia. Add Chamomile Tincture to your routine and say goodbye to your common respiratory disorders.

Elderflower

Elderflower

Elderflower is one of nature’s oldest therapies that boosts the body’s natural immune responses for better functioning of the system. It is a potent decongestant that mobilizes the stagnant mucus and clears up the lungs, sinus, and nasal passages. Its anti-inflammatory property reduces the swelling of the airways, clearing the passage for a better breathing experience. Take half to a full dropper of Elderflower Tincture up to 3 times a day and enjoy the perks of deep breathing.

White Pine

White Pine

White pine serves as traditional therapy for upper respiratory infections. It is rich in antioxidant content and vitamin C that makes up for most of the generation of the immune response. It is used as an expectorant to expel the stubborn mucus, reduce inflammation of the nasal passage, and improve the breathing experience. You can use White Pine Tincture in water or tea up to 3 times daily to treat cough, hoarseness, bronchitis, and stuffy nose.

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