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Natural Supplements for COPD

11 Mar 2016
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Natural Supplements for COPD

Like the heart, the respiratory system is at work every moment of our lives. The lungs can also be the entry point for pollutants, irritants, dust, mold, fungus, harmful organisms, and other toxins. The constant onslaught of impurities can take a harsh toll on people with COPD. People want to ensure their lungs function at peak performance, and Mother Nature has provided a number of Natural Supplements for COPD that can help our lungs provide the best performance.

Beneficial Herbs

Herbs that support lung health typically offer one or more of the following benefits:

  • They may be an expectorant — a substance that breaks up and expels chest congestion.
  • They can soothe irritated nasal passages and airways.
  • They tend to relax the muscles near the upper respiratory system to suppress coughing.
  • They may calm the release of histamines.
  • They have an antibiotic effect.
  • They may be a source of antioxidants.

Here are 5 of the most common Natural Supplements for COPD believed to ease unpleasant symptoms.

 

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is known for its antioxidant properties and is often used to fight infection. In Germany, eucalyptus is approved as a tea used to fight throat infection. In the United States, it’s often found in decongestants, throat lozenges and syrups. Eucalyptus also helps to minimize the mucus lining in the lungs and improve blood circulation throughout the body. If you’re suffering from lung disease, eucalyptus can be a great way to break up congestion. Eucalyptus is diluted and taken orally or applied to the skin.

 

Ginger

Ginger

Ginger has been used for 2,500 years as a healing root. There are many benefits of eating ginger, including better lung health. Ginger helps to break down mucus, making it easier for your body to expel air. It also helps improve circulation to the lungs and reduces inflammation. One way to ingest ginger is to boil chopped ginger in water, strain the ginger out, add honey and drink it as a tea.

 

Oregano

Oregano

Oregano contains carvacrol and rosmarinic acid, both of which are natural decongestants and antihistamines. Therefore, consuming oregano can help improve lung function. Organic oregano oil is a great way to consume oregano and has several other health benefits, such as helping to boost immunity, promote healthy digestion, fight allergies and promote weight loss.

 

Osha Root

Osha Root

Osha, also known as bear root, was traditionally used by Native Americans and Hispanic cultures to promote respiratory health. According to the Global Healing Center, osha is one of the best plants used to support lung health in the United State because it contains camphor, which helps promote blood circulation. Better blood circulation in the lungs makes it easier for a person to take a deep breath. Osha root is generally available in sprays, tinctures and capsule forms.

 

Rosemary

Rosemary

Rosemary is a great source of Vitamins A and C as well as other minerals including magnesium, potassium, sodium, calcium and zinc. These minerals help strengthen the immune system and eliminate toxins. Rosemary tea can be a great way to ingest these vitamins and minerals daily.

Let Us Know How You’re Doing

Please also let us know what supplements  have helped you combat lung disease symptoms.

All of the herbs above are available as produce at the market and as nutritional supplements and in tea blends. Many people grow herbs in their garden. Growing one’s own herbs is the surest way to know the source is a good one. Otherwise, it can be difficult to know if nutritional supplements use non-herbs, contain pesticides, are ethically harvested, etc. Ask questions to ensure you’re getting the best products possible. As always, we recommend discussing any changes to diet or treatment plans with your doctor before putting them into action.

 

If you or a loved one suffers from a lung disease, the Lung Institute may be able to help. Contact us today at (800) 729-3065 to find out if you qualify for stem cell therapy.

 

4 Comments

  1. PB

    7 months ago

    Hello Tana,

    Thanks for sharing your good news with us. We’re so glad to hear that you’re feeling so good. Please keep us updated on your progress, and if there’s anything we can do to help, give us a call at (855) 313-1149. We’re here to help and look forward to hearing more great news from you.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  2. Tana Ranvier

    7 months ago

    I have been to the Lung Institute and I am doing fantastic it is the best thing ever. I breath so much better.

  3. PB

    9 months ago

    Dear Jeanette,

    We’re sorry to hear that you’ve been going through such a difficult time with emphysema and MS. We would be happy to speak with you to discuss possible stem cell treatment and candidacy. Feel free to contact us today to speak with one of our patient coordinators by calling (855) 313-1149. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  4. jeanette l. mendez

    9 months ago

    I have copd and severe emphysema I have been on oxygen for 2 years in2and half years I have have pneumonia and been in the hospital I would like to get better but told I wil never get better since I also have MS I was ready to give up it is hard for me to exercise because I have 3 levels in my neck fused and 3 levels in my lower back fused but I still walk and do what I can is there any help for me I am not ready to give up help me I will talked to my lung doctor

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