15 Amazing Herbs to Support This One Vital Organ

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7. Osha Root

Native to the Rocky Mountains, the root of this herb has been used by Native Americans for hundreds of years for lung support. The roots of this plant contain camphor, as well as other compounds, which make it one of the best lung supporting herbs that can be found anywhere. Osha root increases blood circulation to the lungs, which makes it easier to take deep, full breaths. The root of this plant, while not an actual antihistamine, does produce similar effects and can calm lungs that have become irritated or inflamed.


8. Echinacea

Although you might think that this flowering herb is only for improving the immune system. This anti-microbial herb is known to active white blood cell productions and fight off pathogenic microorganisms. Studies have shown that Echinacea can reverse infection caused by the rhinovirus in humans and improve the secretions of mucous. Some studies have also shown that Echinacea can also reduce the amount of mucous produced by the lungs during cold or flu infection.


9. Coltsfoot

Well-known for its healing benefits, coltsfoot is a potent herb that is very beneficial to the lungs. Grown throughout Europe and Asia, this herb is an excellent remedy when it comes to fighting common colds, whooping cough, and other lung problems. This herb can relieve the symptoms of bronchitis, heals mucous membranes, and is well-proven to be a powerful expectorant. Coltsfoot also has strong anti-inflammatory effects that can help people recover more quickly from infected and/or irritated lungs. Tea made from this herb will combat emphysema, coughing, and asthma attacks caused by allergic reactions.

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