Bronchitis

Angelica - This herb is a useful expectorant for coughs, bronchitis and pleurisy, especially when they are accompanied by fever, colds or influenza. The leaf can be used as a compress in inflammations of the chest.  To make tea, place 6-12 Tbsp of herbs in 1-2 liters of water, simmer 30-40 minutes, and steep, covered, 30 minutes to 4 hours. Drink 1-2 cups per day    Buy/view Angelica

Borage - In Latin America, a borage tea is drunk for lung problems. With its high mucilage content, borage is a demulcent and soothes respiratory problems. Prepare an infusion.

Licorice Licorice is one of the most widely used medicinal plants. The chief medicinal action of licorice is as a demulcent and emollient. Its soothing and anti-allergy properties make it excellent in throat and chest complaints and it is a very common ingredient in throat pastilles and cough mixtures. Use as a tincture or drink as a tea.    Buy/view Licorice

Horehound – Drink as a tea. It soothes a sore throat.     Buy/view Horehound

Peppermint – Use 3 – 5 drops of peppermint essential oil in a basin with very hot water. Put a towel over your head and inhale the fumes.    Buy/view Peppermint

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