Lung Congestion and Sinus Treatment Homemade Herbal Capsules
Using herbs for healing is important. When you take herbs, you allow nutrients to enter the body's system and that sometimes reduces the symptoms of some diseases. Herbs nourish, detoxify, and stimulate the system.
The stimulating herbs help to increase the production of enzymes and hormones. They can stimulate the kidneys, helping them to remove harmful toxins from the body. Some of the herbs attract the toxins to them and then the toxins are passed through the system and out of the body. Many herbs will kill invading organisms and bacteria.
When congestion is present, no matter what the cause, the body produces mucus and phlegm to protect sensitive mucous membranes. This recipe contains herbs that will break up the congestion and pull it from the lungs and sinus cavity. Dosage is 2 capsules every 2 hours for 3 days/and then 2 capsules daily until symptoms are relieved.
Mix together in a blender or food processor 1 tablespoon each fenugreek, slippery elm, thyme, and comfrey. Place in capsules and refer to the dosage suggestions.
Here are the reasons we are using these herbs:
Fenugreek is a germicidal for the lungs. It will act as a disinfectant and help to reduce inflammation.
Slippery elm will cause the loosened phlegm and mucus to ball up, which helps it move more easily out of the respiratory system. It also has healing and soothing properties to benefit the lungs.
Thyme is used mainly for its antiseptic properties, but it also has great expectorant properties. An expectorant is used to discharge the mucus from the body.
Comfrey root has been used since ancient times for congestion problems. It reduces inflammation and it breaks up congestion in the lungs.
I shall be making some of these for my daughter, she has had the most horrendous cough now for weeks and nothing is shifting it, maybe this will help, I am quite worried about her at the moment!
Oh Mystic I do hope this works for her. I wonder if it would work on my nasal congestion? It talks about lungs but it's my nose that is sooo clogged up and has been for weeks now. What do you think?
All the herbs mentioned here are really great for breaking up the congestion and phlegm in lower resptratory problems, they certainly might help with nasal congestion too but usually I would recomend a different approach.....
Nobody enjoys the prospect of nasal congestion caused by a cold, flu or allergy, but it occurs frequently. While many sufferers assume the problem is too much mucus production, quite often nasal congestion is caused by swelling of the nasal membranes themselves. The mucus draining from the sinus cavities has nowhere to go, so it backs up until the swelling subsides enough for drainage. As any sufferer can attest, this process can take days and the trapped mucus causes a number of other problems in the meantime. Fortunately, there are a number of home remedies for nasal congestions to try while you wait for permanent relief.
Some home remedies for nasal congestions center around environmental changes. An air conditioner can help remove allergens and other airborne irritants, so be sure to recuperate in a room with a filtered air supply. Vaporizers are also recommended for relief from nasal congestion, especially when additives such as vinegar or Vicks-style menthol salve are added to the water supply. Some experts suggest vaporizers using cool water are just as effective for small children who may get burned by steam. If a vaporizer is not available, breathing over a container of boiling water and herbs or vinegar may also provide some relief.
Other home remedies for nasal congestions involve the consumption of spicy or pungent foods. Chicken soup laced with heavy doses of black pepper may open up the sinus passages. Ethnic foods known for their spiciness are also popular home remedies for nasal congestions. Many people find relief after eating spicy Mexican, Chinese or Indian dishes containing hot peppers. A centuries-old recipe for basil tea is also said to clear the sinuses quickly, as does a spicy tomato tea similar to an alcohol-free version of a Bloody Mary cocktail.
A few home remedies for nasal congestions use physical manipulation of the nasal area to achieve relief. Hot, moist compresses should be placed under the eyes and over the nose to encourage sinus drainage. One suggestion calls for pressing the tongue against the roof of one's mouth, followed alternately by gently pressing on a point between the eyes. It is believed that a facial bone in the sinus area could be shifted to allow for better drainage.
One of the most popular remedies for nasal congestions is a saline spray. There are several different recipes for a homemade saline nasal spray, but essentially they require boiling table salt and baking soda in a pan of water and storing the cooled contents in a sanitized bottle. A rubber nasal syringe or dropper can be used to apply several drops of saline directly into the nasal passages. The saline is believed to shrink affected membranes and encourage natural drainage. A similar recipe using 3% hydrogen peroxide and colloidal silver in solution is also believed to have some positive effects.
Some home remedies for nasal congestions, however, are intended to address the root cause of the congestion, not just the stuffiness and blockage. A surprising number of stuffy noses are triggered by food allergies, not colds or other infections. Dairy products are often considered triggers for nasal congestions, as are products containing nuts or wheat gluten. Eliminating suspected food allergens from your diet may reduce the frequency and severity of nasal congestions not associated with the cold or flu.
I do hope you get some relief soon as I know how miserable a blocked nose and painful sinuses can be!
Love and light being sent your way ~M~x
Thank you Mystic for all your help. I may try the saline solution and a dropper. I have some brand new droppers and bottles so ... how much salt and baking soda should I use? This is thick yellow stuff in my nose not the usual stuff lol ewww
Saline solution is a salt water mixture commonly used for nasal irrigation. Periodic rinsing of the nasal cavity can help relieve symptoms of mucous build up, swelling, congestion, sinus irritation and allergies. Saline nasal rinses are available for over-the-counter purchase, but they also can be made in the comfort of your home. This solution can be made fresh before each usage or in larger volume for storage up to a week.
Add 1/4 teaspoon of noniodized salt to 2 cups of distilled water.
Add a pinch of baking soda to cup of salt water and mix well before use
Discard any remaining saline solution after use.
Or to make enough to store...
Add 2 to 3 tsp. of noniodized salt to a liter of distilled water.
Add 1 tsp. of baking soda to the salt water. Close the container and shake well to mix the solution.
Close tightly and store saline solution in a cool dark place, such as under the sink or in the refrigerator. The solution can be stored for up to a week.
WOW I am just getting to this Mystic my dear sister. Thank you so much for this. I will be printing it out cause I'm still plugged up. Now I just need to get out one of my bottles with the dropper and they are all brand new and clean. But I have to gert some noniodized salt.
Thank you agian so much.
You are very welcome!
I hope it works....