Natural Remedies

15 Plants & Herbs That Repair Lung Damage, Combat Infections And Boost Lung Health

Most people will take off when told to take herbs to repair lung damage or even for other medical purposes. This is as a result of believing that herbs aren’t worth taking or they are not as effective as the medicine prescribed by a doctor. Although minimal research has been carried out on the effectiveness of herbs to different people, our forefathers used the same for many years. This is way long before modern mainstream medicine came to fruition.

Interestingly, even mainstream medicine has also been looking into possibilities of extracting some elements of herbs to incorporate them into the mainstream medicine. That said and done, most pharmaceutical drugs tend to mimic some compounds that are present in natural herbs. However, such clones often come with side effects as opposed to using the natural herbs themselves.
Below are 15 plants and herbs that help in undoing lung damage, combat infections, and even boost lung health.

1) Eucalyptus

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Mostly found in Australia, eucalyptus isn’t just great to the Koala bears. Using the refreshing aroma of eucalyptus has been shown to soothe throat irritation. It is also a common ingredient in many lozenges used to treat coughs. Its effectiveness emanates from a compound named Cineole. This compound has numerous benefits as it eases a cough, acts as an expectorant, fights cough congestion, and also act in soothing the sinus passages. Courtesy of the multiple antioxidants, it also boosts the immune system during illness or during cold weather. Be patient and look at number 2


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Shannon Kelley - Culinary Professional

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