Bromelain is a supplement made from a mixture of protein-digesting enzymes found in the stems and juice of pineapple. It is used by many aboriginal people to help Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) because it reduces inflammation, cough and diminish mucus production from respiratory infection and chronic bronchitis.
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Mostly, people use N-acetylcysteine (NAC) as a robust treatment for COPD. It has long been known to be a great antioxidant which is used as a supplement for COPD because it breaks down mucus that can clog the lungs, it reduces phlegm and cough and eases expectoration. It is well known to decrease the deterioration of lung function. But for many people, NAC is more than an antioxidant; it also stimulates the body’s production of antioxidants!
Quercetin is a plant pigment (flavonoid) that is found in many plants and foods. For many cultures, quercetin has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and reduces oxidative stress and inflammation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). You can take it as a food supplement in capsules or powder form.
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✓ Coenzyme Q10
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a nutrient that occurs naturally in the body and that is also in many foods we eat. Several clinical studies show that CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant acting as a natural remedy for COPD by helping increase cell activity and ease inflammation. It is well known to reduce oxidative stress and improve mitochondrial function.
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✓ Vitamin D
Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system. Since old times, vitamin D is known to decrease symptoms of lung diseases and to play an important role in the relief of airway and systemic inflammation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by reducing number of acute exacerbation in COPD patients.
In many medicinal old books it says that it enhances immune responses to respiratory viruses that frequently trigger COPD attacks. It also attenuates harmful inflammatory responses, thereby accelerating recovery and potentially limiting damage to the lung architecture.
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Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, is known by many indigenous healers for being a highly potent anti-inflammatory compound that may reduce airway inflammation. They use it to fight the oxidative stress believed to underlie COPD by controling the production of inflammatory proteins.
Echinacea has traditionally been used to help prevent upper respiratory infections related to the flu and the common cold, to reduce swollen lymph glands and to boost the immune system.
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In Chinese Medicine, one of the best natural treatments for respiratory diseases, including COPD, is ginseng because this root has unique healing powers related to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
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✓ Licorice Root
Licorice extract is used by many old indians healers for itsantimicrobial, antioxidant, antiviral, antiinflamatory, antihepatotoxic, and antimutagenic effects. Glycyrrhizin and glycyrrhetinic acid are considered to be the main active components which attenuate lung inflammation and mucus production. It is why the root of this plant has long been used all over the world for treatment of coughs, colds, asthma, and COPD.
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✓ Astragalus Root
For its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, astragalus root has long been used in Unani Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine to prevent colds, treat respiratory infections and to boost the immune system. It is believed to improve lung function and decrease fatigue.
In many alternative medicines, ginger is known to help our bodies fight off infection and ease sore throats thanks to the powerful antioxidants and natural antibiotics it contains.
Thanks to all its anti-inflammatory properties, in those medicines, this healing root helps improve circulation to the lungs, reduces inflammation and gives a better lung health by helping to break down mucus, making it easier for the body to expel air.
✓ Red Sage
Red Sage was already known by our grandmother to be a powerful weapon against chronic inflammation. It is known to contain a high amount of an antioxidant called ‘tanshinone II’ which help reducing pulmonary artery pressure and protecting the lining of blood vessels when oxygen is low or temporarily halted. It is a well known expectorant which helps expel mucous from the respiratory track.
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By the aboriginal people, eucalyptus is known for its antioxidant properties and is often used to fight infection. It is used as a tea to fight throat infection and it is often found in decongestants, throat lozenges and syrups. They use eucalyptus to minimize the mucus lining in the lungs and improve blood circulation throughout the body.
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Thyme, popular for its aromatic oils, has been used for hundreds of years as a powerfull decongestant and antioxidant. It is often used in treating respiratory conditions by helping the body to fight inflammation. This aromatic herb is a broncholytic and secretomotoric agent that improved mucus clearance from the airways. It has therefore been shown to help airways relax and improve airflow into the lungs.
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