Lesson 11: The Respiratory System (page 15 of 19)

The best answer is E (B and D). Proanthocyanidins are powerful antioxidants that come primarily from grape seeds and pine bark.


Sinus and Lung Support for “Dry” Conditions

“Dry” conditions involve dry lungs and sinuses. There is a deficiency of mucus, or the mucus is thick and yellowish. Dry conditions can be either “Hot” or “Cold”:

Hot Dry Conditions:

Dry conditions that are “hot” result in a dry, irritated unproductive cough. The best herb to use here is Mullein, which has a soothing moistening effect on the mucous membranes.

Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) is native to Europe and Asia, although it has been naturalized in the U.S. It bears yellow clustered flowers and is known by many names including Bunny’s Ears, Donkey’s Ears and Velvet Plant. The plant has a long history of use in many cultures. Mullein has a high mucilage content and contains mild saponins, making it ideal for “dry” respiratory conditions since it soothes and protects irritated mucous membranes and is a good natural decongestant and expectorant. Mullein also inhibits the growth of viruses and bacteria, including those that cause tuberculosis. (Classification: Mucilaginous herb. Cool energy.)

Marshmallow & Fenugreek is an excellent herbal combination for dry hot respiratory conditions. Like mullein, marshmallow root (Althea officinalis) is a cooling and wetting herb. It has been used for respiratory conditions since at least as far back as ancient Greece. This herbal combination is also suitable for emphysema. (For emphysema use with Omega-3 Hi EPA fish oil or Flax Seed Oil.)

Cold Dry Conditions:

Dry conditions that are “cold” often involve wheezing and shortness of breath. The person is often pale or thin. The products to consider here are Mullein used along with Hi-Potency Garlic.

Respiratory conditions in which there is a deficiency of mucus, or the mucus is thick and yellowish, are said to be _____ conditions.



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