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Our Journey to Living Clean: Plants for Cough, Lung Infections and Bronchitis

Updated: Mar 25

This is perhaps a topic to read a little more about given our current circumstances.

If you have any of these herbs and plants growing or, in your refrigerator, why not add those that are suitable to your cooking both for extra flavour and a little extra protection


Herb Plants were always used as Alternative Medicine in the past to deal with diseases, but nowadays even doctors are recommending healing naturally. Herb Plants could drastically improve the health of your lungs.

Here are the Top Plants for Cough, Lung Infections and Bronchitis

Coltsfoot Traditional Indian remedy for lungs and it could be used in a form of tea or alcohol extract. Coltsfoot relieves asthma, cough, bronchitis and also purifies the bronchus and lungs.

Licorice Root Licorice Root contains antiviral and antibacterial properties which makes it excellent in preventing lung cancer. This root serves as an expectoration remedy which reduces throat irritation and purifies inflamed mucky tissue. This root will deal with diseases of the respiratory system.

Ligusticum Poteri Like the licorice, Ligusticum poteri is an Indian plant which grows only in the Rocky Mountains. Ligusticum contains camphor which is one of the best plants for strengthening the lungs. Also, It will improve the process of breathing in, relieve respiratory irritations and lung circulation.

Thyme Thyme is the best choice if you’re experiencing acne issue, but is also effective in eliminating viruses and bacteria. Thyme essential oils are classified as natural antibiotics, you can find out more benefits of thyme on this link.


Oregano Oregano will purify the respiratory tract and oregano oil could deal with the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. Oregano is rich with vitamins and miners which will boost your immune system

Lobelia Lobelia contains lobeline, an ingredient that treats a few types of tumors, also eases the breathing process, also it’s a very effective plant against coughing.

Inula Helenium This plant is a characteristic antibacterial operator for preventing lung diseases.


Eucalyptus This plant with the specific aroma is one of the best cleaners of the respiratory system, also prevents congestion and sinus irritation.


Verbascum Thapsus The concentrate of the leaves and blossoms of this plant has the ability to improve lung health. For example, one cup of boiled water with one tablespoon of the dried plant is a simple custom made tea that will make you a great deal.


Chapparal Chapparal contains powerful antioxidants, which detox the lungs, mostly used in the form of a tea. (no picture)

Sage If you’re experiencing sore throat or a cough, the key is Sage tea. On the other hand, Sage essential oil is excellent for the respiratory system.


Mint An extraordinary antioxidant that fights colds and improves ease of breathing.


Plantan Leaves They can deal a dry cough and they’re an effective weapon against lung irritation, cough, and cold.


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