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.