Good Health Healthy Lungs is a natural lung formula designed to help clear the airways and support healthy breathing. In traditional herbal medicine, Thyme, White Horehound and Ginger are used to support healthy lung function.
Our lungs can be affected by many different factors. Air pollution is a big problem these days in some places and is a major concern when it comes to our health. Breathing in poor quality air, whether it’s from traffic fumes, heavy industry, or smoking (or even second hand smoke) all takes its toll on our lungs and overall health. It’s important to support the health of our lungs by helping to keep our airways clear and enabling healthy breathing.
Thyme - In Traditional Western herbal medicine Thyme is one of the most popular herbs used to treat conditions involving the respiratory tract. Thyme helps to strengthen the immune system due to its antibacterial and antiviral properties which help fight bacterial and viral infections. It is very effective at relieving wet and dry coughs and has an expectorant action which enables mucus to be thinned so it can be coughed up more easily helping clear the air passage of excess mucous. It also effective for sore throats including tonsillitis.
White Horehound - Used in respiratory conditions for its expectorant and anti-spasmolytic actions (relieves spasms of smooth muscle), White Horehound is commonly used for bronchitis (acute and chronic conditions), the common cold and all respiratory conditions with a non-productive cough and asthma. Also used for hoarseness.
Ginger - Improves circulation in the lungs and has a warming action. Good for coughs, colds, bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, nausea and any respiratory condition requiring an expectorant action.
Aniseed - Antitussive (anti-cough), and expectorant action to remove mucus. It’s relaxing effect on the bronchi and eases spasms in the chest. Ideal for coughs and bronchial inflammation. Both Ginger and Aniseed have a warming effect on the body and is also popular to add as a flavour to herbal medicines.
The word ‘Expectorant’ – in latin means to expel from the chest. It enables mucous to be thinned so it can be coughed up more easily helping clear the air passage of excess mucous.
• Coughs of any type
• All respiratory infections
• Sore throats, tonsillitis, laryngitis
• Chest infections, colds
• Bronchitis, whooping cough, asthma, emphysema
• Any respiratory symptoms arising from pollution (air pollution from traffic, heavy industry, and smoking etc )
“Beijing issues smog ‘red alert’” NZ Herald 8 December 2015. See full NZ Herald article here