however there are other factors which are also
linked to lung problems.
The quality of air most people breathe today is really very polluted.
Some foods eaten as cooked or prepared raw also contain a lot of
unwanted chemical that is the cause of lung problems. Allergies are one of the biggest contributors to chest congestion. The mucus membranes in the nose and throat attempt to trap and sweep away these allergens, however; when allergens are rampant, the body produces excessive mucus, which can lead to congestion.
Numerous herbs have been known to have the necessary elements to help
treat lung diseases. Asthma, lung cancer, influenza, and chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease are just some of the conditions that can be treated with the use of herbal concoctions.
Licorice is an herb that may have some benefits when used to treat lung disease.
Bronchitis and lung infections usually decrease of even get eradicated from using licorice regularly.
It can also be used to milder conditions
like inflamed throat or coughs.
Elecampane is mainly used as an antiseptic which help to kill of the existing germs and also treat the
lungs and throat to prevent the re-occurrence of the infection.
It can also be used to treat irritable coughs, bronchitis, tuberculosis, silicosis, asthma, and emphysema.
But use this herb with some caution.
Asian ginseng, also known as Panax ginseng may be helpful in treating lung diseases too.
The ginseng is generally used to treat numerous conditions, boost the overall health
and also to further support the immune system.
In some cases a highly significant reduction is tumors have been noted. Ginseng can be
taken as dietary supplement.
Mullein is used for cough,
whooping cough, tuberculous, bronchitis, hoarseness,pneumonia,
earaches, colds, chills, flu, fever, and allergies.
A wider range of herbs that can be used for loosely
categorized lung diseases are :
Lungs that are too dry –
Wild cherry bark, raw rRhmannia root, Glehnia root, Licorice root, Slippery elm bark and Marshmallow root.
Lungs that are very weak –
Astragalus root, Cordyceps mushroom, Schizandra berries, Amla fruit, Ginseng root, and American ginseng root.
Simple mild lung inflammation -
Boswellia gum, Scute root, and Turmeric root.
My personal favorites are Bee balm, Thyme, and Mullein.
But it always depends on what ailment you are balancing.