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Herbs For Helping With Lung Conditions

by Fred
Categories: Herbal Healing
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Published on: August 30, 2011

Lung disease is popularly linked to smoking, however of late there are other factors which seem to also be 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 too.

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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 reoccurrence of the infection.

It can also be used to treat irritable coughs, bronchitis, tuberculosis, silicosis, asthma, and emphysema. However as this herb can cause adverse effects like vomiting, diarrhea and stomach spasms, and a doctor should be consulted to get the right dosage.

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.

To provide a wider range of herbs that can be used for loosely categorized lung diseases, refer to the information given below:

Lungs that are too dry – wild cheery bark, raw rehmannia 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.

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