In the fight against chest congestion thyme is especially very powerful. It produces powerful antiseptic essential oils which are classified as anti – fungal and naturally antibiotic. Thyme tea has the power to chase away and eliminate viruses and bacteria so it doesn’t matter on what is your infection based on, it will do its job. Thyme has been used as a lung remedy consumed since antiquity and is used extensively to day to treat and prevent bacterial infection pneumonia and respiratory tract infections.
Although oregano contains the nutrients and vitamins required by the immune system, its primary benefits are owed to its rosmarinic and carvacrol acid content. Both compounds are histamine reducers and natural decongestants that have direct, positive benefits on the nasal passage airflow and respiratory tract. Better than the most common antibiotic treatments, the oil of oregano fights off the dangerous bacteria Staphylococcus aureus.
Plantain leaf has been used for hundreds of years to soothe irritated mucous membranes and ease cough. Many of its active constituents show antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, as well as being antitoxic and anti – inflammatory.
Clinical trials have found it favorable against lung irritation, cold and cough. Plantain leaf can even help relieve a dry cough by spawning mucus production in the lungs.
Sage’s textured leaves give off a heady aroma, which is created from sage’s essential oils. These oils are the main source of the many benefits of sage tea for common respiratory ailments and lung problems. Sage tea is a traditional treatment for coughs and sore throats. The rich aromatic properties arising from sage’s volatile oils of thujone, terpene and salvene, camphor can be put to use by inhaling sage tea’s vapors to dispel sinusitis and lung disorders. Alternatively, make a strong pot of sage tea and place it into a bowl or a vaporizer, and with a towel cover your head over it and inhale the steam.
Chaparral is just another herb that the Native Americans used for respiratory support, which contains powerful irritation relieving antioxidants. It also contains NDGA which inhibits the energy – producing ability in cancer cells and acts as an antihistamine. The best benefits can be felt if consumed as a tincture, while the tea works as an expectorant.