Be still a moment….take a long, slow deep breath in….roll your shoulders gently back…..breathe out again. The act of simply breathing is so inherent and automatic that many of us don’t even think about it, but with all these wildfires surrounding us creating so much smoke in the air, it’s important that we take care of our precious respiratory system! In this week’s #herbalwisdomwednesday we’re sharing a few of our favorite herbal blends to keep those lungs in top shape!
First up is our incomparable Lung Blend tea. Formerly called Forest Blend, this combination of organically grown Echinacea Purpurea root, Elecampane root, Ginger root, Licorice root, Pleurisy Root, White Oak Bark, Cinnamon Bark, Orange peel, Fennel seed works to gently boost your immune response, tone lung tissues, reduce inflammation and pain and act as an expectorant for mucus trapped in the lungs. Works beautifully on dry coughs.
Wishgarden Herbs Deep Lung is a superb formula offering a similar combination to the Lung Blend. Here we see Elecampane root, Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Yerba Mansa root, Yerba Santa leaf, Mullein leaf, Garlic bulb, Hawthorn berry, Osha root, Angelica root. This formula has the expectorants (Elecampane, Mullein, Yerba Santa, etc) anti-viral/anti-septic properties (Osha/Garlic), anti-inflammatory (Yerba Manza) and cardiac tonic (Hawthorn Berry) to effectively restore and support healthy lung function.
Breathe Free – Especially effective for your poor folks who generally suffer from weepy allergy conditions! This formula combines Osha root, Eyebright, Lemon Verbena, Mormon Tea, Lemon Thyme, Propolis and Cayenne pepper to relax spasms, irritation and particularly inflammation associated with some respiratory infections, allergies and asthma while improving immune response. We have gotten great feedback from our customers on the effectiveness with which this combo improves breathing during respiratory distress.
Is there a respiratory combo that you love that we haven’t mentioned? Let us know in the comments below!
Feel like creating your own respiratory blend? You can find many of the herbs mentioned above here: https://store.moonriseherbs.com/collections/herbs-single-herbs
*Art Credit: Camila Carlow