9 Herbs That Will Help You Enhance Your Respiratory System

Thousands of Americans are affected by bacterial and viral infections annually, and the various symptoms require a long time to be healed.

Yet, the conventional medicine treats them using antibiotics and other drugs, which might do more harm than good, as they contribute to the body’s resistance to antibiotics, and do not activate any of the recovery and healing processed in the body.

Antibiotics help a lot of people, but they are often misused and overused, as they are useless against viruses, and destroy bacteria only.

The traditional folk medicine is based on herbal remedies, and when it comes to lung health, they are extremely effective. The following herbs are the best in improving lung health, healing infections, and enhancing overall health:

  1. Thyme

Thyme has powerful antiseptic, antifungal, and antibiotic properties, so the tea effectively treats virus or bacteria-based infections. This natural lung remedy has been used for millennia, mostly in the treatment of infections of the respiratory tract and bacterial infections like pneumonia.

  1. Eucalyptus

This herb is native to Australia and is known as the food of Koalas. Its revitalizing scent has been used to soothe throat irritations and issues with the respiratory tract.

Its efficacy is due to Cineole, a common ingredient in syrups and cough lozenges. It provides numerous benefits, including cough relief, fighting congestion and calming the irritated sinus passages. It is also high in antioxidants which boost the immune system.

  1. Licorice Root

The Traditional Chinese Medicine used this herb to harmonize the synergy of all other herbs. It acts as an expectorant, treats throat aggravation, softens the mucous membranes of your throat, lungs, and stomach, and cleans any inflamed mucous membrane.

It contains saponins that slacken the respiratory tracts’ phlegm and thus helps the elimination of mucus. Its elements treat bronchial spasms and prevent damage caused by free radicals that stretch the airways and indulge inflammations.

It has powerful antiviral and antibacterial problems, while the flavonoids and glycyrrhizin prevent the formation of cancer cells.

  1. Peppermint

Peppermint and peppermint oil contain menthol which relaxes the respiratory tract’s muscles and helps breathing. The dried peppermint is rich in menthol, cineol, menthone, menthyl acetate and methanofuran, as well as limonene, pulegone, pinene, and caryophyllene, but in smaller amounts.

Menthol, if combined with the antioxidant and antihistamine properties of the peppermint, is a potent decongestant, so therapeutic inhalants and chest balms that contain it effectively break up congestion and fight dangerous organisms.

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