Finally we met a real winter, but it, like the weather that changes very often, brings viral and bacterial infections. Bronchitis, pneumonia, acute bronchitis, are the conditions that “attack” people in these weather conditions.
Herbal remedies can help and ease the problems – they can affect the healing of the lungs or can improve their condition.
Look at the list of some of the herbs that can help if you have problems with the lungs or the respiratory system.
Oregano and oregano oil
There are over 40 types of oregano, and the most healing one is Origanum Minutiflorum, which is used to make oil and contains up to 90 percent of the active healing ingredient carvacrol – an ingredient that has strong antibacterial properties. In spite of the fact that it kills bacteria, the oregano oil has strong antiviral activity, it effectively acts against flu, colds and bronchitis. The antioxidant properties of the oregano oil are beneficial for the long-term preservation of health. It protects against free radicals and repair already damaged cells.
The ginger is very powerful for detoxification of the lungs. If you do not like eating fresh ginger, you can use it in various ways. The tea made from ginger root with some lemon eases the breathing and stimulates the elimination of toxins from the lungs. You can prepare warm bath with ginger powder, it helps the process of opening the pores and the sweating, which helps in the elimination of toxins.
Peppermint or Peppermint Oil contain menthol – calming ingredient that relaxes the muscles of the respiratory system and therefore eases the breathing, which will mean a lot if you have a cold. Peppermint oil has antibacterial and antiviral effects, it clears the airways and eases the breathing. Twice a week you should do inhalations with essential oils (eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary or thyme). This will help you to quickly clean the lungs from the toxins and excess mucus. You do not need to buy a special device for this type of inhalation. Simply heat a big pot with water in it and add a few drops of essential oils. The inhalation of hot steam will immediately ease the breathing problems.
The thyme is very successful in the fight against lung diseases. It gives powerful antiseptic essential oils that can be qualified as a natural antibiotic. For those who suffer from frequent bronchial inflammation, mucus in the lungs, this plant is a real life-saver.