Almost every culture has developed it’s own style of herbal medicine and the Chinese tradition of healing herbs is very rich and dates back as four thousand years ago. On these pages you include plants that are traditionally used in Chinese medicine, and can be easily found and in our regions.
Treating lung disease and cough that accompanies the large production of mucus. Two teaspoons of dry woody spill with 2 dl of boiling water, leave for 5 minutes, strain and drink 2 to 3 times a day. You can prepare tea from the root of knotweed (50g per liter of water).
Elecampane (Inula helenium)
Encourages sweating, soothes bronchitis, hay fever (hayfever), cough and asthma. One teaspoon elecampane charged into a 2 dl of cold water and boiled briefly, filtrated and drink 2 to 3 times a day.
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
Coltsfoot is good medicine for the treatment of respiratory diseases. Prevents and cures inflammation, helps with hoarseness, bronchitis and bronchial asthma, facilitates expectoration. Cough and phlegm deposits is taken 10g flower coltsfoot to 2 dl of boiling water and 1 tablespoon leaf coltsfoot to 1 cup of boiling water, and after half an hour filtrated. Tea is drunk before bedtime, warm or cold.
Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
When this tea filtrated, boiled with a spoon of honey and drink 2-3 cups a day, every half hour or an hour after the spoon, it is a good remedy for pneumonia and inflammation of the trachea. Asthma and anticonvulsants: 1 teaspoon comminuted bark is introduced into 2 dl of boiling water, capped, allowed to cool, filtrated, and added during heat up. It is drunk 1 cup 1 hour before each meal.
Nettle (Urtica dioica)
Pleurisy – 50g dried nettles or nettles seeds cook for 20 minutes in a liter of water, leave to cool, strain it and reheated taken every 2 hours per 1 cup. Warm compresses are placed on the painful side (cart dip in the hot tea) until you feel relief.
Camphor (Cinnamonum camphora)
Camphor in traditional Chinese medicine is administered to pneumonia because they dilate blood vessels, which stimulates circulation and affecting the breathing function and blood flow. It also relieves pain and eases symptoms of severe flu and bronchitis. Camphor oil gently rubbed warm but gentle, slow movements for 20 minutes at the chest of the patient. Then the procedure is repeated on the back.
Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
Is used for flu accompanied by fever, headache and sore back. Approximately 15g mature blossom boil for 20 minutes in half a liter of water and drain. The flowers are removed and placed in another pot, add a few leaves of mint, it all poured with half a liter of boiling water, the vessel was capped and after half an hour filtrated. Both tea is mixed. Drink tea has warmed, every 15 minutes until you feel relief.
Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Drug substances from the root liquorice facilitates expectoration and lenses inflammation. Therefore, the benefits of liquorice to treat respiratory diseases accompanied by accumulation of mucus, inflammation of the throat, fever, cough, hoarseness and difficulty breathing. 50g root cooked in 1 liter of water until the amount of liquid is reduced to 1/4, add 30g coltsfoot and 2 teaspoons lemon juice, then immediately removed from heat, cover and cool. Processes, just below the heats and drink 1 cup 3-4 times a day.
Garlic (Allium sativum)
Is used for colds, cough, sore throat, hoarseness, asthma and bronchitis. Fresh squeezed juice of garlic is mixed with honey, and after take 1 teaspoon at regular intervals (in addition to not eating bread). For serious forms of cough and chronic bronchitis: 50g chopped garlic pour 1 dl of boiling water, leave covered for 10 hours, strain, add a spoonful of homemade vinegar and mix enough honey to make syrup. For persistent cough, colds and sinus disease – 1 teaspoon minced garlic cooked in 2 dl of boiling water and drink after 1 cup 3-4 times a day. For large coughs and colds that “pierces”: juice of garlic confused with soybean oil (1: 2), use this mixture to rub the chest and back every night before bedtime. Combined with taking tea or syrup garlic. For tonsillitis: 1 teaspoon of fresh juice of garlic and sage 50g pour 1 liter of boiling water, after 10 minutes, strain and take in 1 cup of tea, 4 times a day.