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“When we draw in a breath, we share that air with all other human beings and all other life on our planet. Through respiration, our oneness with trees becomes a manifest fact, and our communion with the oceans has immediate impact. The reality of the planetary whole reveals itself, with implications for all human life, through the circulation of the gases and the energy of the atmosphere. This vision underlies holistic healing as much as it does ecology. The anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system is a complex and beautiful embodiment of integration and wholeness.” ~~David Hoffmann, Medical Herbalism
There are various ways to think about the way herbs work and act on your respiratory tract. Many of us are still dealing with the aftermath of the wildfire smoke, or some even still in the middle of it. The lungs of our planet, and the lungs of our body are screaming together! And then we have the CoronaVirus. We all share the same air. It's so very important that we try to come together and help stop this virus by wearing a mask, washing our hands, and taking care of ourselves, our immune & respiratory systems.
So let's talk about some of the herbs that can help us with our own lungs, and our collective lungs of the planet!
Althea (Marshmallow) (Althaea officinalis)
Elecampane (Inula helenium)
Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Lungwort Lichen (Lobaria pulmonaria)
Different bodies react to herbs in different ways. The information presented in this podcast is in no way meant to diagnose or remedy any ailment. Find out what works for you with the help of a certified herbalist, naturopathic practitioner, or other health practitioner.
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