Mother Nature has provided numerous natural remedies that can help you relieve a cough, treat common colds, and stuffy sinuses, fight infections, and improve the health of the lungs.
The following 9 plants and herbs are the most powerful ones you can use:
Thyme soothes chest congestion due to the antiseptic essential oils it contains. It has potent natural antibiotic and anti-fungal properties. Thyme tea cleanses viruses and bacteria and helps the body to fight infections.
- Plantain Leaf
It has natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties which relieve a dry cough, stimulate the production of mucus in the lungs, and treats lung irritations, colds, and coughs.
It is a strong natural remedy that clears excess mucus from the lungs and cleanses the bronchial tubes and treats inflammation in the respiratory tract.
- Licorice Root
Licorice relaxes the body and softens and cleanses the inflamed the mucous membranes of the throat, lungs, and stomach. It also treats throat irritations and helps the body to remove the mucus.
Peppermint contains menthol that eases breathing and relaxes the muscles of the respiratory tract. It is a powerful decongestant and its antioxidants effectively fight illnesses.
- Osha Root
This plant is native to the Rocky Mountain area, and its roots are high in camphor and other compounds that support lung health. Moreover, it boosts circulation to the lungs and supports breathing.
Sage essential oils and sage tea are excellent remedies in the case of respiratory illnesses and lung problems. Its aromatic properties soothe lung disorders and clear the sinuses.
Oregano is a rich source of various vitamins and nutrients that strengthen the immune system. It also contains natural decongestant compounds like carvacrol and rosmarinic acid, and positively affects the respiratory tract and airflow through the nasal passage.
It is commonly added to cough syrups and lozenges, because it contains a beneficial compound called cineole which fights congestion, eases coughs, and soothes irritated sinus passages. This herb is also rich in antioxidants that boost immunity.