If you’re having a cold or a cough, you can’t sleep all night and you feel like you have mucus in your lungs, then this is the proper article for you!
Why would you use different nasal sprays or cough medicines? You’d better reach out for a natural solution!
The World Health Organization claims that respiratory tract diseases are becoming very common nowadays. They cause problems in the air passages inside your body and disturb them. They are the lungs, the bronchi and the nasal passages. We encounter temporary problems with them like congestion or a cough, but there are also some of them which are chronic like for example, COPD or asthma.
People usually visit their doctors who advise the usage of expectorants and cough suppressants, but these may not be the best and smartest option since they may cause various side-effects.
In this article, we’re going to suggest you the use of some of the best natural remedies! These are the best 9 plants and herbs that will treat your cough and you’ll breathe more easily!
1. Plantain Herb
This is a herb that is especially helpful in children. It’s also called Plantago lanceolata. According to a study, it is full of compounds like platamajosid, acteoside and luteolin which are good against inflammation which appears on the trachea and the pharynx.
It’s a herb that we commonly use. It is full of menthol which is especially beneficial when we’re ill. According to different studies, peppermint can help us decrease the inflammation of the nasal mucosa and protects our upper respiratory tract from infections. Different research have proved that peppermint oil actually increases the ventilation of your lungs, but it also relaxes your bronchial smooth muscle.
This is a plant that people in Bulgaria use since ancient times against inflammatory and respiratory issues of the lungs. It is also called Pulmonaria officinalis or Boraginaceae and is abundant in flavonoids. Its most beneficial properties are antibacterial, anti-allergic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Other beneficial compounds of lungwort are polyphenols. They can also be found in green tea. They are claimed to be able to prevent the appearance of lung cancer.
Another name for mullein is Verbascum Thapsus. This plant originates from Asia, north Africa and Europe and it is a type of flowering plant. Now, you can find it in various parts of the world. It was first recommended almost 2.000 years ago by the amazing botanist and pharmacologist called Pedanius Dioscorides. He used it precisely to treat pulmonary diseases. Its leaves can help you against the mucus, calm down your sore throat, treat bronchitis, relieve the dry cough etc.
According to a new scientific research, mullein has a great amount of phytochemicals with antiproliferative and antiangiogenic properties that can help you against the creation and development of lung cancer.
We usually connect the leaves of this tree with koala bears. Another name for it is Eucalyptus globulus and it is an evergreen tree that mostly grows in Australia. Many cough remedies and cough lozenges as it’s full of a powerful compound called cineole that can also be found in rosemary. It is the best compound against mucus in the body.
It can also help you against problems with the upper respiratory infections, because it has an antiviral activity.
This is a plant also known as Inula helenium or horse-heal. It belongs to the family of sunflowers. It can be found everywhere. People have used it for centuries to eliminate mucus from their airways and lungs. Its most beneficial activity is the antimicrobial which helps you eliminate any airway infection.
The scientific name of oregano is Origanum vulgare lamiaceae. We mostly use it for our dishes and soups to obtain a better taste. Oregano oil is more than just a good taste. It can decrease inflammation that appears in our airways, improves our immunity and protects our lungs from oxidative stress.
People have been using thyme for a thousand years for ornamental, medicinal and culinary uses. According to a scientific study, it is abundant in antibacterial and antioxidant effects. People in Turkey mostly use it to treat cough, influenza or colds.
Infuse 1 pint of water with an ounce of this herb. Add some honey and drink this tea to prevent heavy coughs and relax your lungs and chest.
9. Licorice Root
This is a type of root used by the ancient Romans, Egyptians and Greek. The traditional Chinese medicine also uses it to treat numerous different diseases. It is abundant in very powerful expectorant properties that eliminate the mucus out of your lungs.
Note: Make sure you consult your doctor before you decide to use any herbal medicine!