15 Herbs That Help Kill Viruses and Clear Mucus from Your Lungs

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While most people turn to conventional medicine to address bacterial and viral infections, this only adds to the problem related to antibiotic resistance. If you are interested in boosting lung health, healing infections and even repairing lung damage naturally, read on!

1.     Licorice Root

Licorice is said to harmonize the activity of other herbs.  It has a soothing effect and it is capable of softening the mucous membranes of the throat, cleansing inflamed mucous membrane, and reducing the irritation in the throat. Licorice is a potent antiviral and antibacterial agent which helps fight of viral and bacterial strains in the body.

2.     Coltsfoot

Coltsfoot has been long used to strengthen the lungs and clear out excess mucus from the bronchial tubes and the lungs.  It also soothes the mucous membranes in the lungs an assists with coughs, asthma, bronchitis, and other lung ailments.

3.     Cannabis

Vaporizing cannabis stimulates body`s immune response and reduces infections` ability to spread.  Vaporizing high amounts of cannabinoids opens up the airways and sinuses and even helps treat and reverse asthma.

4.     Osha Root

Osha root helps increase circulation to the lungs, which in turn helps the person to take deep breaths easier. While it isn’t an actual antihistamine, it also helps produce a similar effect and calms respiratory irritation when seasonal sensitivities flare up the sinuses.

5.     Thyme

Thyme is a potent antiseptic, anti-fungal, and antibiotic, which helps fight and eliminate bacteria and viruses. It has been long used as lung remedy to both prevent and treat respiratory tract infections and bacterial infection pneumonia.

6.     Oregano

Oregano is packed with nutrients needed by the immune system to function at optimal level. Its natural compounds act as natural histamine reducers and natural decongestants, positively affecting the respiratory tract and nasal passage airflow.

7.     Lobelia

Lobelia stimulates the adrenal glands to release epinephrine, which promotes easier breathing, relaxes the muscles, and helps treat coughs and cold remedies.  It is an extremely powerful healing agent, and should be a part of everyone`s respiratory support protocol.

8.     Elecampane

Elecampane is a natural antibacterial agent which helps reduce infection, especially for those who are prone to lung infections. It is recommended to take a teaspoon of the herb per cup of boiling water and drink three times a day.

9.     Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus contains cineole, a compound which acts as an expectorant, alleviates a cough, soothes irritated sinus passages, and fights congestion.  Additionally, its antioxidant content boosts the immune system during a cold or other ailment.

10.  Mullein

Mullein helps clear excess mucus from the lungs, reduces inflammation in the respiratory tract, and cleanses the bronchial tubes.   You can either make it into tea or take a tincture form of it.

11.  Lungwort

Lungwort has been long used to clear congestion and promote respiratory and lung health. It contains potent compounds that work against detrimental organisms that impact respiratory health.

12.  Chaparral

This plant is packed with antioxidants that fight irritation and resist NDGA, known to combat histamine response. The benefits of chaparral are most available in a tincture extraction.

13.  Plantain Leaf

Most of the active ingredients in this plant exhibit antimicrobial and antibacterial properties as well as antitoxic and anti-inflammatory. It helps relieve a dry cough and lung irritation y spawning mucus production in the lungs.

14.  Peppermint

Peppermint contains menthol, an ingredient that relaxes the smooth muscles of the respiratory tract and allows easier breathing. Dried peppermint typically contains cineol, menthol, menthone, menthyl acetate, and menthofuran.

15.  Sage

Sage`s essential oils, including thujone, camphor, terpene and salvene are the source of the countless benefits of sage tea for lung and respiratory ailments.  You can either brew a strong pot of tea or inhaling sage tea’s vapors to dispel lung disorders.