Lungs are the most hard working organs in the body where a person inhales and exhales between 12 and 20 times each minute in order to bring new oxygen into the body and to exhale carbon dioxide together with the other waste items. It is a known fact that the body can sustain life without food or water for a certain period of time, but without air can survive only a few minutes. Therefore, healthy lungs are the highest body imperative so that it can function accordingly.
There are plenty of factors which can cause breathing issues and concerns with the breathing organs like allergies, asthma, harmful organisms, and also inhalation of different pollutants.
The most common signs of respiratory issues are irritated nasal or throat passages, difficulty breathing and chest congestion. If you have come across with these symptoms or you have noticed them to someone close to you, then you are more than aware how disruptive they can be.
Mold, pollen, chemicals, dust, bacteria and fungi are attacking the body that releases a chemical known as histamine which causes reactions such as sneezing, nasal blockage, and elevated mucous production.
There are natural ways which can assist you with this matter and one of them is herbal therapy. These herbs incorporate powerful properties which can aid you with the cleaning of the lungs and at the same time support the respiratory system. Moreover, they are high in flavonoids, carvacrol, and terpenes which are natural antihistamines and decongestants.
As mentioned before histamine causes issues similar to allergic reactions, but there are herbs which can neutralize histamine like in this case oregano. This herb aids in lowering these reactions.
Furthermore, oregano has in its content acid, which according to a newly performed study it can reduce the fluid accumulation and also the swelling when there is an allergic reaction attack. This makes oregano a natural histamine-reducing substance. Plus, it contains calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamins A and C, and niacin. Even though these nutrients are not directly related to the upper respiratory problems, they are very much required for the body in order to enhance its immune system and in that way it can efficiently fight off health issues like upper respiratory problems.
This herb contains two wide areas of use. The first one is the use in the treatment of coughs and bronchitis, particularly linked with upper respiratory catarrh, and from there comes its name. The second one is treating various health conditions and for that purpose it can be combined with White Horehound, Coltsfoot or Lobelia. Here it is the suggested dose:
Infusion: For the preparation of this infusion pour a cup of boiling water onto 1-2 teaspoons of the dried herb and let it to infuse for 10-15 minutes. Use: Consume it three times a day.
Tincture: In case of tincture take 1-4ml of it 3 times a day.
The obtained oil from this herb is highly beneficial health wise. The eucalyptus oil contains potent antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiperspirant, antiseptic, decongestant, stimulating, and other medicinal properties. This oil is great for the treatment of a variety of respiratory issues such as cough, cold, asthma, runny nose, aching throat, bronchitis, nasal congestion, and sinusitis. It is widely used in many medicines that treat respiratory issues due to its antifungal, anti-bacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and decongestant features. As per newly performed study it is extremely helpful in the treatment of the non-bacterial sinusitis.
In addition to this, gargles of eucalyptus oil combined with warm water are very effective in the treatment of sore throats.