When we draw in a breath, we share that with every living life form on our planet. Through respiration we become one with trees and oceans through the circulation of gases and energy.
Did you know that you take a breath nearly 25,000 per day? It is not only what we eat..also what we breath. From air pollutants, workplace hazards, and smoking any respiratory problems not only affect breathing, but other organs as well and may cause dis-eases in other systems...and vice versa.
I've listed some herbs that may help ease the discomfort and aid in maintaining respiratory health. My personal favorite is Mullein (Verbascum thapus)
Herbs for Respiratory Health: Natural Remedies for Better Breathing
- Damiana (Turnera diffusa) is an herb native to Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. It has a pleasant, slightly sweet flavor and is often used in teas and herbal remedies. Some people also smoke damiana as a tobacco substitute, claiming that it has a relaxing and calming effect.
- Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) Passionflower is an herb native to North and South America. It is commonly used as a natural remedy for anxiety, insomnia, and other nervous disorders. Some people also smoke passionflower as a tobacco substitute, claiming that it helps them relax and unwind.
- Mullein (Verbascum thapus) is a plant that grows throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. It is commonly used in herbal medicine to treat respiratory ailments, such as coughs, bronchitis, and asthma. Some people also smoke mullein as a tobacco substitute, claiming that it has a soothing effect on the lungs.