Top 15 Herbs That Can Kill Infections And Clear Mucus From The Lungs

The main culprits for thousands of deaths every year are different viruses and bacteria that, unfortunately, couldn’t be treated by antibiotics, as they were not effective. Because of that, many people need to turn to the potent natural remedies. There are a lot of proven herbal cures that can better in treating infections of the lungs and have no side effects.

Here is a list of the 15 optimal herbs for healthy lungs.

1.         Cannabis

Numerous studies have shown that cannabis is one of the most beneficial anti-cancer plants on the planet. It mediates the anti-invasive effects of cannabinoids and stimulates the cannabinoid receptor activation in specific genes.

When vaporized, cannabis allows the active ingredients to encourage the body’s natural immune response, decreasing the spreading of infections. Vaporizing cannabis helps the lungs and sinuses to open up.

This herb can also be used for managing and treating asthma.

2.         Peppermint

The menthol found in the peppermint and peppermint oil has the ability to relax the muscles of the respiratory tract, easing the breathing. The combination with the antihistamine effect of the peppermint, menthol shows the perfect effects of decongestion. Additionally, peppermint is an antioxidant, which can be used to fight off harmful organisms.

3.         Plantain

The leaf of the plantain has been used to relieve a cough and soothing the irritated mucous membranes, for hundreds of years. Due to the active compounds that it contains the lives have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antitoxic properties. Many clinics found it useful against colds, coughing, and irritated lungs. In addition, it can treat a dry cough and also encourage the production of mucus.

4.         Sage

The essential oil made of this herb is traditionally used as a cure for a cough and sore throat. The sage in form of tea is used for inhaling to easily treat lung disorders and sinusitis.

5.         Thyme

Thyme is herb very beneficial in fighting off chest congestion. It can also treat acne better than prescription creams, gels, and lotions. It shows excellent effects in eliminating bacteria and viruses, which cause infections of the respiratory tract and pneumonia.

6.         Osha

This plant native to Rocky Mountain area and have been used for respiratory support, since the ancient time. Camphor found in the root supports the proper functioning of the lungs.

7.         Oregano

Compounds found in oregano natural decongestants and histamine reducers, having a direct, positive influence on the nasal passage and respiratory tract. Oregano essential oil showed better effects than antibiotic treatments in case of treating staphylococcus aureus.

8.         Mullein

Herbal extract from the flowers and leaves of mullein is used to strengthen the lungs. In addition, it eliminates mucus from the lungs, lowers respiratory tract inflammation, and detox the bronchial tubes.

 Mullein can be used in form of tea or as a tincture.

9.         Lungwort

Its healing properties are known since the 1600s and it has been used for the lung and respiratory health and to treat congestion. Compounds found in this lichen have the power to stimulate the removal of harmful organism affecting the respiratory health.

10.       Lobelia

This plant is on the list of the most powerful herbal remedies available. The extract from this plant – lobeline, is proven in treating tumor cells. This extract is an alkaloid that has the ability to thin mucus and breaks up congestion. Additionally, it stimulates the adrenal glands to relax the airways, secrete epinephrine, and ease the breathing.

Because of its ability to relax the muscles, many drug manufacturers use this extract in their cough and cold remedies.

11.       Licorice

When it comes to the number of consumers, this plant is one of the most consumed herbs in the whole world. The traditional Chinese medicine has used licorice to soften the mucous membranes of the throat, lungs, and stomach. It will also detox inflamed mucous membranes, soften the phlegm in the respiratory tract, and lower irritated throat.

Scientists found, also, that licorice can prevent the formation of lung cancer cells.

12.       Eucalyptus

The aroma of the eucalyptus has been used all around the world (by Aborigines, Australians, Germans, Americans etc.) to alleviate throat irritation and to improve the health of the respiratory system. This explains the fact why eucalyptus is often present in cough syrups. Relief from coughing, fighting off congestion, and soothing irritated sinuses are due to cineole, a compound found in eucalyptus.

13.       Eleacampane

Native Americans have been used this herb for many years, in order to eliminate surplus mucus and it can be of great aid for people who are prone to lung infections, including bronchitis.

14.       Coltsfoot

This herb is another one that has been used by Native Americans, for thousands of years, trying to make their lungs stronger. Many people use it today, also, to expel surplus mucus from the bronchial tubes and lungs.

It is also used for reducing asthma, coughing, and bronchitis symptoms.

15.       Chaparral

Native Americans used this herb for lung cleansing, as it is potent antioxidants and prevents irritation of the airways. 

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