Infusions Good for Your Lungs
You can alleviate symptoms such as coughing, excessive mucus, respiratory problems and many other lung conditions through drinking infusions. There are many aromatic and other medicinal plants that can help you clean your lungs and therefore improve the condition of your airwaves. In this OneHowTo article we're going to show you some of these infusions good for your lungs, so you can start drinking them from now on. You'll feel your lungs cleaner and your body healthier overall.
The first infusion to clean your lungs is licorice. Among the many properties of licorice, it works well against respiratory conditions and to relieve coughing and other lung illnesses. And this root will help open the bronchi and allow the air to pass easily through your airways.
To prepare a licorice infusion, boil about 30g of this root per litre of water. Have a spoonful three times a day for at least 6 consecutive days.
Thyme infusions are also good for the lungs, due to the fact that this plant is an expectorant, a mucolytic and an antiseptic. All these properties make it perfect for alleviating most respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and asthma. However, if you suffer from any of these conditions is better to consult your doctor before taking this infusion.
To prepare this infusion just add dried thyme in boiling water and leave it to infuse for a few minutes.
Also, having horsetail infusions will also help to cleanse the lungs and improve any breathing difficulties, eliminating mucus. Sometimes it is even used for cases of pulmonary haemorrhage.
To prepare a herbal tea or infusion you will need to add a teaspoon of dried horsetail in a cup of hot water. This will be enough to clean your lungs and improve any breathing condition. It is important to remember that it is not recommended to take these infusions for long periods of time so drink it only on occasion.
Due to its high mucilage content, mallow can also be used to fight respiratory and lung illnesses in general, among the other beneficial properties of this plant.
However, you won't be able to take mallow if you're diabetic. Mallow can increase glucose levels, so it is not recommended for diabetics. If you suffer from this condition we recommend you to try any of the other infusions mentioned above.
This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.
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- If you suffer from any breathing condition we advise you to visit your doctor. These infusions will help you with your lung problems but should never be taken instead of prescribed medicines.