Breathe easier with a Herbal Chest Syrup
For some the simple act of taking a breathe is extremely difficult and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) may be the result of long term respiratory problems. The good news is that herbal chest syrups have been used around the world to help relieve symptoms of asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, bronchiectasis, and pneumonia for hundreds of years. These diseases are associated with COPD.
Our vulnerable lungs are exposed daily to an onslaught of toxins including cigarette/vaping smoke, indoor and outdoor pollution and infections seriously affecting the quality of life especially for the young and elderly. While life saving modern medicine is essential for some, herbal medicine can make an enormous difference for those with breathing difficulties in the long term and often alongside conventional medicine.
Herbal medicine can reduce the release of inflammatory cytokines and oxidative stress with the improvement of lung function and reduction of pulmonary inflammation. These treatments can prevent the development of the inflammatory processes triggered by allergen, cigarette smoke, virus, or bacteria.
Herbal Respiratory Support
Symptoms can be relieved with a herbal chest syrup only when aggravating factors are removed. There is no getting around that fact that smoking, poor diet, damp moldy houses, toxic cleaning materials and environmental pollutants are all contributing factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary (respiratory) diseases. Hayfever season will also makes symptoms worse. Reducing inflammation is key to on going relief and slowing the pace of these diseases.
Older folk with a history of respiratory infections and asthma are more likely to end up with Bronchiectasis. The large breathing tubes of our lungs are called bronchi. They become damaged, enlarged and scarred as a result of inflammation and chronic infections. The inflamed linings of the bronchi create excess mucus that is very difficult to clear.
From the Bodywise Herbal Dispensary we have many liquid herbs to choose from. When mixed together relieve inflammation, reduce spasm in the bronchi and reduce infection.
Herbs such as Marshmallow root, Mullein, White Horehound, Elecampane and Drosera, and many more are very useful to reduce infection and inflammation, cough and promote expectoration (coughing up of mucous). Liquorice, relieves mucous congestion and soothes bronchial airways. Adhatoda relieves congestion by thinning sputum for effective expectoration.
However if an acute infection occurs we will treat that first and then use other herbs to manage any other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. To enhance the taste a herbal flavouring mix is added to make a soothing syrup.
Quercetin and Bromelain, can reduces allergic reactions through inhibition of histamine release reducing odema and inflammation in both acute phases and chronic breathing problems. Carotenoids and vitamins D and E help suppress lung injury after pollution exposure.
Supplements may also help the body reduce inflammation.
Carotenoids and vitamins D and E help suppress lung injury after pollution exposure.
Zinc and vitamin C may reduce the risk of respiratory infections.
High Purity, Low Reflux, Fish Oil Liquid OR Capsules help resolve the inflammatory aspects of immune activation over time.
NAC is also known for its ability to break down mucus.
As always, checking with a GP is important. Herbal medicine and probiotics can be used in combination with conventional medicine. We will need to know what medicines you are already prescribed so that there is no risk of a incompatability.
Our oldies, and those who are far younger, can be helped by the power of herbal and nutritional medicine. Do come and ask us how we can help you or your loved one breath more easily and slow down the progression of bronchiectasis and chronic lung problems at any age and improve your quality of life.