Following the devastating fires in California, many people have been affected by the high level of toxins in the air. Smoke inhalation poses serious threats to your overall health. In particular, the particulates in the air can cause serious damage to your lungs.
Yet regardless whether or not you live on the East Coast of the USA; when your respiratory system is not working correctly, the function of vital organs & brain can quickly become deprived of the vital oxygen they need.
The following natural lung support remedies can help clear harmful toxins from your body & repair your respiratory system.
OREGANO has been used for thousands of years for its flavor & medicinal qualities. A rich source of antioxidants it can help naturally fight infection & boost the immune system. If you’re in need of a large boost to your immune system, mix some oregano oil with water & or other herbs.
(DOTERRA has a pure OREGANO oil)
PEPPERMINT has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb. In the case of providing natural lung support, peppermint can both sooth & relax the body. Allergens & foreign bodies (like those inhaled when you’re around smoke) can cause your nasal tract (including throat, nose, bronchi, & lungs) to swell & become congested. Peppermint acts as a natural antihistamine. Additionally, its high levels of menthol offer a cooling relief. (DOTERRA has a pure PEPPERMINT oil)
OSHA ROOT has been used for thousands of years by Native Americans. Considering sacred, it is used to treat a wide range of respiratory issues, including colds & coughs. Not only relieving congestion, it can increase circulation in the lung, making it easier to take deep breaths.
LUNGWORT ‘s primary use is respiratory relief. High in antioxidants, it is a flowering plant, the leaves of the plant offering the medicinal benefits. Once the leaves are harvested & dried, they can then be used in medicinal supplements or steeped in hot water to make a tea.
EUCALYPTUS can soothe your throat when it’s raw & sore, help fight congestion & reduce the need to cough. Its refreshing aroma has been found to promote good respiratory health. Often found in cough drops, the diluted oil can also be added to teas & applied topically to the skin.
(DOTERRA has a pure EUCALYPTUS oil)
PLAINTAIN LEAF has been used for hundreds of years to soothe coughs & improve respiratory function. Despite the similarity in name, plantain leaves are not the leaves found growing near the banana-like fruit. Rather, it’s a green, weed-like plant that grows close to the ground. It’s typically found in balms that are rubbed onto the chest.
CHAPARRAL is high in Nordihydroguaiaretic acid (aka NGDA), making it a powerful antioxidant. Helping to detoxify the respiratory system, giving your lungs the ability to heal naturally, it can also reduce congestion, coughing, & swelling. This can help the throat & nasal passage heal.
ELECAMPANE has been cited for its use in treating respiratory issues by early Greek, Roman, and Chinese doctors. Two active compounds that can offer natural lung support: Inulin, a compound that soothes your bronchial passage & Alantolactone; a compound which can reduce redness.
LOBEILA has been shown to stimulate the adrenal glands which causes the body to naturally releases epinephrine – relaxing airways & making it easier to breathe. It can be consumed in a variety of forms, including tablets, teas, and liquid extracts.