Herbal Remedies for Emphysema
Emphysema is a lung disease involving damage to the air sacs, or alveoli, in the lungs. The lungs lose their elasticity and are less able to expand and contract. The surface area available for oxygen exchange, with oxygen going into the bloodstream and carbon dioxide and other wasts exiting the blood, is also decreased.
If you suffer from chronic shortness of breath and are diagnosed with emphysema, it is imperative to stop smoking if you area smoker, and to avoid areas of high air pollution. This could help you live a longer, better-quality life. Herbal treatments are not curative but may help slow down the progression of the disease. They include lung tonics, expectorants, and the antispasmodic herb lobelia.
Herbs Used To Treat Emphysema
|Lobelia||antispasmodic||tincture, tea, capsule|
|Mullein||lung tonic||tea, tincture, capsule|
|Yerba Santa||expectorant||tea, tincture|