Lungs, the Breath of Life
Jul 15, 2014
The biggest issue with the lungs is mucus and phlegm build up, which can clog the lungs, not allowing efficient release of the toxic gases, such as carbon dioxide. This can also block the amount of clean, fresh (hopefully) air the body needs to function at optimal levels.
I only use the best herbs for the lungs in my formulas. Here are my favorite and most effective:
- Fenugreek and Slippery Elm Bark. These herbs are highly effective in breaking up mucus and phlegm in the sinus cavities and lungs. In addition to their efficacy against mucus, slippery elm bark also has astringent properties. They are the perfect herbal complement to nutrients like A, C, and zinc.
- Beta-carotene (Vitamin A). It is my preferred source of Vitamin A because it is non-toxic, and is converted to Vitamin A only as the body needs it. Vitamin A is important for healthy function of the thymus gland, as well as other body systems. The thymus is active in the production of antibodies.
- Vitamin C. It stimulates immune response, and has a generally positive and strengthening effect on tissues of the respiratory tract.
- Zinc. It is very important in the production of antibodies.
Now breathe easy…
- Michael Schwartz, N.M.D.