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5 natural remedies for lung function

The lungs are constantly working, taking in oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide. The purpose of the respiratory system is to deliver oxygen to the body’s bloodstream, which carries and distributes oxygen throughout the body. For those suffering from lung disease or infection, this transfer of oxygen becomes more difficult, resulting in various health issues. Here are some natural ways to help promote better lung function:

  1. 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 is often found in decongestants and throat lozenges and syrups. Eucalyptus also helps to minimize the mucus lining in the lungs and improve blood circulation throughout the body, according to a post If you are 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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 to strengthen the immune system and eliminate toxins. Rosemary tea can be a great way to ingest these vitamins and minerals daily.

  1. 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, according toLivestrong. One way to ingest ginger is to boil chopped ginger in water, strain the ginger out, add honey and drink it as a tea.

  1. Oregano

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

While living with a debilitating lung disease can be tough, there are steps that a person can take to help improve lung function. Try these suggestions listed above and let us know what works best for you. Please also let us know what supplements that we didn’t list that have helped you combat lung disease symptoms.

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