Super Effective Ancient Remedies For Bronchitis, Asthma, And The Flu

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2. Oregano Oil

Oregano Oil is one of the most powerful yet completely natural antibiotics in the plant world. Two of the most powerful compounds are carvacrol and rosmarinic acid, which are natural antihistamines and decongestants. Use oregano oil the same way you use eucalyptus oil, and breathe in the healing steam as often as needed.

 

3. Mullein

This is another ancient herb that has been used for several hundred years to ease breathing problems. Mullein is a natural anti-inflammatory that can reduce pain levels. Mullein flowers and leaves are also good for coughs and sore throats. Make a tea by mixing two teaspoons of the dried herb in one cup of boiling water. Allow to steep, covered, for 10 minutes. Drink two or three cups each day.

 

4. Sea Buckthorn

This is the powerful herb with the strange name! For the treatment of asthma and chronic coughs, this herb has been used for hundreds of years to improve breathing. This is generally sold as a supplement. Consume as directed or speak with your doctor about the proper dosage for your unique situation.

 

5. Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus oil has been used for an untold number of years to clear up all kinds of respiratory problems. The best way to use the natural antibacterial, antiseptic, and antioxidant power of eucalyptus oil is to boil a small pot of water and add a half a dozen drops or so of eucalyptus oil. Drape a towel over your head and breathe in the steam until easy breathing returns. (Always be careful not to burn yourself with the steam). You can repeat this as often as needed to keep your airways clear.

 

6. Lobelia

This herb is so effective when it comes to improving breathing abilities that even race horses are given this as a means of helping them breathe more deeply. This is perhaps one of the oldest herbs known to man. Lobelia breaks up congestion by thinning the mucus in the respiratory tract. Lobelia also stimulates the adrenal glands to release a compound called epinephrine, which relaxes the airways. This alone can help you breathe easier. Many over—the-counter cold and cough remedies use lobelia! This herb is generally sold as a supplement. Consume as directed or speak with your doctor about the proper dosage for your unique situation.

 

7. Chaparral

This plant, native to the Southwestern states, has been used by Native Americans for ions for respiratory support and detoxification. Chaparral is a natural antihistamine and has antioxidants that help to ease irritation of the airways. Chaparral is generally sold as a tincture, but you can also find chaparral tea. Drink two or three cups of chaparral tea for relief of respiratory problems.

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