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Elecampane – Inula heleniun

There are many Western herbs for helping the respiratory system: stimulating or relaxing expectorants, anticatarrhals, antispasmodics and www.supersegway.com relaxants, support for the http://accionmigrante.org/buy-generic-levitra-from-india immune and cardiac systems, antimicrobials, demulcents. Then there are the respiratory tonics like elecampane, coltsfoot and mullein. I have already talked a little about mullein. David Hoffmann describes this category as: “…pulmonaries, or amphoteric expectorants, have a beneficial effect upon both lung tissue and function.” (321). I like that explanation of industriaelsalvador.com respiratory tonics because elecampane, mullein and coltsfoot can be used more generally than other categories. They do, however, have their specific indications as well. Matthew Wood says (147) says that it along with other big leaved plants (mullein, comfrey, burdock) “…have strong actions on the skin and lungs” as they “stand for surface area and gas exchange or breathing hence the lungs and http://mafc.ca/buy-cialis-online-canadian-phamacy the skin”(147). Let’s look at elecampane. Preparations of the root of this Asteraceae family member have been used as an expectorant (on the stimulating side), diaphoretic, antimicrobial, and antitussive to stop coughs (560). Hoffmann states that it is indicated for …