Herbs can do a lot to help you if you are going through a coughing spell or if your lungs are congested making it hard to breathe. Suppressing the cough with pharmaceuticals is not the way to go in my opinion. I would:
- Use expectorant herbs like Dr. Robert Morse’s Lungs Formula. His #2 formula is a better expectorant to loosen mucus so it can be coughed out. Mullien Leaf and Fenugreek Seeds are very good expectorant herbs.
- Use anti-spasmodic herbs like Wild Lettuce and Lobelia to calm the lungs. Dr. Morse has an antispasmodic tincture “Spasm Calm” that works well. It’s a good formula to have on hand.
- Strengthen the Adrenal Glands. They control the autonomic nervous system which controls the lungs and breathing. They also make anti-inflammatory steroids that fight mucus forming acids in the lungs and throughout the entire body. This will help open the bronchioles.
- Get the kidneys filtering and move your lymph to get mucus forming acids out of the body. There are lots of videos on this website to help.
Mucinex is very good over-the-counter expectorant if you absolutely need it.
This is not medical advice and is for educational purposes only.