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How to keep your lungs healthy naturally

How to keep your lungs healthy naturally | Mr Vitamins
No matter what time of the year it is, if you can keep your lungs healthy you will avoid catching all the nasty bugs going around your neighbourhood. The good news is, you can enhance your lung health and vitality, even if you live in an environment polluted by smog and other airborne toxins.

Why the changing seasons are risky

During wintertime, we spend more time indoors than we do out in the open air. Spending so much time in heated and air-conditioned environments means your respiratory tract dries out, and the more dry it is, the greater chance you have of catching a cold or flu. Add to that all the time you spend breathing the same air as your possibly sick and contagious colleagues, family and friends; and it is the perfect cocktail for catching every bug that goes around.

Why a lung tonic is useful to keep your lungs healthy

During the cold and flu season, keeping your lungs healthy involves eating a balanced diet (with plenty of fresh fruits like oranges and lemons, and lots of fresh vegetables), keeping well hydrated (by making sure you drink 2L of water every day), and making sure you take a herbal lung tonic if you are at a high risk of catching a cold. So, if you are at more risk of catching a cold due to:
  • Your workplace (if you are stuck in an office building all day, or work with children),
  • Your general lung health (do you usually catch every bug that is going around?) or
  • Your environment (do you live in a smog filled or polluted city?)…
…then taking a lung tonic may be one way to prevent illness and enhance your health naturally.

Herbal medicines for lung health

There are many herbal medicines beneficial to the health of the lungs. Some herbs provide support to reduce the symptoms of lung infections (like a congested chest, spasming cough, dry cough or horrible sore throat), while others work to prevent these symptoms from developing when taken before a sickness develops. Examples of great English tradition herbs that help to treat and prevent lung infections include:
  • White Hoarhound (Marrubium vulgare) – this herb is traditionally used for cough and wheezing of the lungs, and works to relieve spasming coughs and congestion on the chest.
  • Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) – this herb is particularly beneficial for nasty sore throats, and is commonly used as an antimicrobial for chest infections. Used commonly in cooking, Thyme has a characteristic flavour and strong medicinal quality.
  • Elecampane (Inula helenium) – this herb combines well with White Hoarhound, and works specifically for the relief of congestion on the chest.
  • English Ivy (Hedera helix) – this herb is particularly beneficial in the relief of bronchial coughs and in helping to remove congestion from the chest.

Mr Vitamins recommends

Nutra-Life Lung TonicLung tonic 200ml

Formulated using a complex blend of traditional European herbal medicines White Hoarhound, English Ivy, Thyme and Elecampane; this formula provides relief from congested lung infections while protecting the lungs from the harmful effects of pollution and smog. This formula also contains the well-known Chinese medicines Loquat, which is traditionally used to clear heat from the lungs and relieve sore throats. Find out more and shop online for Nutra-Life Lung Tonic here

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