Active Ingredients: Nano-Nutrient Complex: Thyme, Anise, Periwinkles, Elecampane, Mullein, Pleurisy-Root, Echinacea, Ginger, White Horehound, Yarrow, Euphorbia, Eucalyptus, Eyebright, Great Plantain, Stinging Nettle.
Other Ingredients: Purified Spring Water, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Natural Flavors, 10% Organic Cane Alcohol.
Indications for Use: Congestion; Free radical activity in the lungs; need for optimized oxygen intake for blood health and energy; Cough, Croup, Cold/Flu Congestion, Whooping Cough, Respiratory Infections, Inflammation, Asthma, Bronchitis, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Mucous Issues, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Low Tolerance for Exercise, Pleurisy, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Edema, Pulmonary Embolism, Pulmonary Hypertension, Recurring Chest Colds, Sarcoidosis, Shortness of Breath, Wheezing, Year-Round Allergies from Food, Water, Air & Medications, Free Radical Support, Digestion–Bloating& Gas, Headaches, Tinnitus, Balance Lipid Profiles, Energy and Vitality, Swelling Legs & Ankles, Memory & Cognition, Bile Flow, Insomnia, Depression/Moodiness
Benefits of NuLung Key Ingredients
- Elecampane (Inula helenium) Root. Elecampane is a member of the same plant family as the sunflowers and ragweed, native to southern and eastern Europe but naturalized around the world. This root is most famous for its ability to strengthen and support the Respiratory System. It is known as one of the best herbal expectorants for congested and stuck mucus in the chest, phlegm-y coughs, and for many respiratory infections, such as bronchitis. It can reach deep into the Lungs and gets things moving again by clearing and releasing old, infected mucus. Emotionally, it is also used for grief and sadness that is stored in the Lungs.
A strong antiseptic and bactericide that helps resolve bacterial infections, elecampane will change thick, green, infected mucus to white or clear mucus. Old herbal writings also indicated the use of it was for shortness of breath and swollen and inflamed respiratory conditions. Elecampane is used for lung diseases including asthma, bronchitis and whooping cough. It is also used to prevent coughing, especially coughing caused by tuberculosis; and, as an expectorant to help loosen phlegm so it can be coughed up more easily.
- Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) Leaves. Versatile, fuzzy mullein is a gardener’s friend, an herbalist’s delight and an engineering marvel all on its own. Mullein tea is a traditional treatment for respiratory problems, such as chest colds, bronchitis and asthma. Mullein leaf tea is slightly bitter; a tea of the flowers is sweeter. Both the leaves and flowers contain mucilage, which is soothing to irritated membranes and saponins, which make coughs more productive. Research has shown that the herb has strong anti-inflammatory activity and lab studies suggest that mullein flower infusions have antiviral properties, as well.
The leaves are the most commonly used part of the plant and among the first remedies to be thought of in treating congestion and dry coughs, as they are an excellent expectorant. An expectorant aids the Lungs in expelling mucous and phlegm by loosening it from the walls of the lungs and allowing it to be coughed up; thus, Mullein will stimulate coughing, even though that’s the symptom being treated. What Mullein is really doing is assisting the body’s natural response to congestion – coughing – to be more effective.
- Pleurisy (Asclepias tuberosa) Root. From early days, this Asclepias root has been regarded as a valuable medicinal plant. It is one of the most important of the indigenous American remedies and, until lately, was official in the United States Pharmacopoeia.
It possesses a specific action on the Lungs, assisting expectoration, subduing inflammation and exerting a general mild tonic effect on the system, making it valuable in all chest complaints. It is of great use in pleurisy, mitigating the pain and relieving the difficulty of breathing and is also recommended in pulmonary catarrh.
Eclectic physicians used this herb to treat mucus buildup within the Lungs, a condition commonly associated with pneumonia. Traditionally, it has been used to relieve chest congestion caused by lung ailments like pneumonia, whooping cough, bronchitis, seasonal flu and the common cold. The Omaha, a Native American tribe, simply consumed the root raw to treat bronchitis. Root of this plant is said to be a natural expectorant which helps liquefy the mucus and helps its expulsion.
Since ancient times, Pleurisy root has been known as an herbal remedy for treating lung related (pleurisy) ailments. The herb was widely used by the Natchez for curing lung related disorders. This herb acts as a diaphoretic, antispasmodic and as an expectorant to solve complaints of cough and pneumonitis.
It also helps in reducing the inflammation associated with the pleural membranes of the body, in short the swelling of the air sacs and airways of the lungs. Pleurisy was also popularly used for bronchitis and for solving breathing problems (asthma). Today, herbalists use Pleurisy together with other herbs as an herbal remedy for treating common cold and dry cough.
- Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) Root - Echinacea is a native North American coneflower that was discovered and used as a traditional herbal remedy for more than 400 years by the Great Plains Indian tribes.
Because of its immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory effects, echinacea can be used to relieve the following upper respiratory symptoms: acute sinusitis, all flu’s, asthma, the common cold, croup, diphtheria, inflammation, strep throat, tuberculosis and whooping cough.
In fact, in a clinical study of asthma sufferers, echinacea acted similarly to classic synthetic drugs in treating asthma. “Recent studies have shown that secretion of asthma-related cytokines in the bronchial epithelial cells can be reversed by Echinacea preparations.” In particular, echinacea showed significant bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory effects. Study authors concluded that this “provide(s) a scientific basis for the application of this herb in traditional medicine as a supplementary treatment of allergic disorders of the airways, such as asthma.”
- Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Root - As one of the most used dietary condiments in the world today, it’s no wonder that the benefits of ginger are pretty impressive. With its zesty, peppery flavor and its extensive list of health benefits, ginger root is equally delicious and nutritious. It’s versatile, easy to use and has been associated with everything from beating motion sickness to better brain function.
The health benefits of ginger are well-documented and ginger has been used across the globe as a natural remedy for thousands of years due to its medicinal properties. In fact, ancient Chinese, Roman, Greek, Arabic and Sanskrit texts have all documented the use of ginger root to help improve health and well-being. The health benefits of ginger are largely due to its antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and content of therapeutic compounds like gingerol, shogaol, paradol and zingerone.In addition to its antifungal properties, ginger boasts the ability to fight off bacterial infections, as well. Pathogenic bacteria are common culprits behind conditions like urinary tract infections, pneumonia and bronchitis.
According to one test-tube study, the compounds found in ginger could help inhibit the growth of certain strains of bacteria that cause gum disease. Another test-tube study showed that ginger extract was effective against several strains of drug-resistant bacteria, as well.
- White Horehound (Marrubium vulgare) Aerial Parts - For centuries, people all over the world have used horehound (Marrubium vulgare) to naturally treat respiratory conditions. it is said to be one of the oldest known cough remedies! This is just one of many impressive horehound benefits. In vitro, studies have also demonstrated that M. vulgare essential oil appears to have antibacterial, antifungal and anti-cancer properties.
So, what exactly makes horehound a medicinal herb? It has been found to contain a number of health-boosting plant components including vitamin C, essential oils, flavonoids, alkaloids, bitter lactone, saponin, sterols, tannins, monoterpenes and diterpenes. The specific flavonoids that can be found in the plant include apigerin, apigerin 7-glycoside, luteolin, luteolin 7-glycoside, quercetin 3-glycoside, and quercetin 3-rhamnoglycoside.
Horehound can help cough sufferers to get rid of that nasty mucus that is clogging up their airways. Research has also shown that horehound has both antispasmodic and analgesic (pain-relieving) effects. These are two more good reasons why it is a great natural cough reliever.
- Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Leaves & Flowers - Yarrow, an herb closely related to chamomile and chrysanthemums, has been used since ancient times by people and cultures around the world. Traditionally, it’s been used to reduce inflammation (especially in the digestive tract) to treat skin wounds and minor bleeding and as a sedative to relieve anxiety or insomnia.
You may not have even heard of it, but in the 17th century, this herb was actually a very popular vegetable. Back then, the leaves were commonly prepared and consumed like spinach. Today, it’s an under-utilized culinary and medicinal herb.
Traditional herbal medicine in China, Europe and India has used this to calm inflammation for a variety of health issues, especially inflammation in the Intestines and female reproductive tract. Extracts have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Researchers believe that yarrow’s ability to quell inflammation is related to the fact that it contains both flavonoids and sesquiterpene lactones. The herb displays not only anti-inflammatory abilities but also astringent properties.
A 2013 study published in Phytotherapy Research evaluated Achillea millefolium‘s hypotensive, vasodilatory and bronchodilatory activities, in other words, its ability to lower high blood pressure, relax blood vessels and improve breathing. Yarrow’s effects on the study’s animal subjects backed up the medicinal use in hyperactive, cardiovascular and airway disorders like high blood pressure and asthma.
- Euphorbia (Euphorbia hirta) Leaves - Euphorbia hirta is a strange, hairy herbaceous plant that is often found growing on the roadsides in tropical parts of the world. Considered to be native to India, this herb/weed has now become a pantropical species, which makes it very easy for its popularity to spread. It is primarily used as a medicinal herb due to its unique chemical structure and powerful effects on the body. It has been used traditionally for thousands of years and modern research is still being conducted to fully understand all the chemical pathways that this herb can affect. Some of the most important health benefits of Euphorbia hirta include its ability to promote healing, soothe the skin, protect female reproduction, cure gastrointestinal disorders, improve respiration, boost the Immune System, increase fertility and reduce inflammation.
When it comes to respiratory conditions, euphorbia hirta can be a very effective remedy. The anti-inflammatory nature of the herb makes it ideal for soothing bronchial irritation, asthma, sore throats, and chronic coughing, as well as, conditions like bronchitis.
- Eucalyptus Tree (Eucalyptus globulus) - Eucalyptus essential oil is one of the best essential oils for sore throats, cough, seasonal allergies and headaches. Eucalyptus oil benefits are due to its ability to stimulate immunity, provide antioxidant protection and improve respiratory circulation. Researchers have found that its “broad-spectrum antimicrobial action make it an attractive alternative to pharmaceuticals.” This is why eucalyptus essential oil is commonly used in products to fight foreign pathogens and different forms of infections. Of all the essential oils, eucalyptus has been believed to be one of the most effective against a range of respiratory conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, the common cold, cough, allergies, infections, inflammation and the flu.
Eucalyptus essential oil improves many respiratory conditions because it helps to stimulate your Immune System, provides antioxidant protection and improves your respiratory circulation. Eucalyptus makes it feel easier to breathe when you’re feeling stuffed up and your nose is running because it activates your nose’s cold receptors and it even works as a natural sore threat remedy. Plus, eucalyptus can help with sleeping when you are feeling congested and unable to breath.
Research shows that Eucalyptus globulus, of which cineole is the major active ingredient, helps to reduce the inflammatory effect of chronic bronchitis and inhibits the hypersecretion of airway mucins in animal studies.
- Eyebright (Lobelia cardinalis) - Lobelia was very popular with the Native Americans. They ranked it high in their materia medica and trade it among themselves. Several tribes reported to have used it are the Penobscot, Cherokee, Iroquois, Shoshone and Crow. Prepared as an infusion, they used it for asthma and catarrh, for relief from chest pains, expectorant, anti-asthmatic and as a tonic after influenza.
- Great Plantain (Plantago major) - Plantain was known to some of the ancient Greek and Roman physicians. The Greek Pedanius Dioscorides (40 BC-90BC) recommended plantain for wound healing, dog bites and burns and Pliny the Roman (23 A.D.-79 A.D.) referred to the plant as an infallible remedy for bites caused by wild animals. Throughout the centuries the herb has had many medicinal applications and it was used as a remedy for a variety of ailments such as mouth inflammation, throat infections, earache, dropsy, asthma and epilepsy. Plantain reduces mucus secretion in the airways which makes it helpful in treating colds, catarrh, sinusitis, lung and bronchial allergic conditions such as hay fever and asthma. As the herb also has antiseptic properties, it can be used as a remedy for a sore throat, tonsillitis and coughs.
- Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) - Have you ever walked by a seemingly harmless plant and accidentally brushed up against it, only to feel a slight stinging or prickly pain? Chances are you have … and you very well may have come in contact with a stinging nettle plant. While you may curse the plant for the temporary discomfort, stinging nettle is actually a beneficial perennial that treats several conditions. Perhaps, its most popular use is turning the leaves into stinging nettle tea, which is a common natural allergy relief remedy. It’s also proven to benefit skin, bone and urinary health, as well.
The herb has anti-inflammatory qualities that can affect treatment of many health issues. The above-ground parts have typically aided in allergy relief and other breathing related problems. Histamine production in the body creates the adverse reactions related to allergies. Allergies cause uncomfortable congestion, sneezing, itching and more.
Stinging nettle’s anti-inflammatory qualities affect a number of key receptors and enzymes in allergic reactions, preventing hay fever symptoms if taken when they first appear. The leaves of the plant contain histamine, which may seem counterproductive in allergy treatment but there is history of using histamines to treat severe allergic reactions.
There is also evidence that in severe reactions, low plasma histamine levels (as opposed to high levels) are present. Another global study from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine found that stinging nettle use for allergy relief was rated higher than placebos in a 98-person, randomized, double-blind study.
- Periwinkles (Vinca minor) - Periwinkle has been used in the tradition medicine of many cultures and peoples worldwide including Europe, China, India and the Pacific and Caribbean Islands. Periwinkle is used for “brain health”. Periwinkle is also used for treating diarrhea, vaginal discharge, throat ailments, tonsillitis, chest pain, high blood pressure, sore throat, intestinal pain and swelling (inflammation), toothache, and water retention (edema). It is also used for promoting wound healing, improving the way the Immune System defends the body and for “blood-purification.” A chemical in periwinkle, called vincamine, can be converted in the laboratory to the compound vinpocetine, which is marketed as a dietary supplement.
- Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) Leaves - Thyme isn’t just one of the most popular culinary herbs today — it also has a long, long history of use as a medicinal healer and protector. Back in the Roman era, it was consumed to prevent poisoning and put in baths to stop the effects of poisoning once it already happened. In the days before refrigeration and food safety laws, including it in recipes gave you at least some protection against spoiled meat and food-borne illness. Prior to modern antibiotics coming on the scene, thyme oil was used to medicate bandages.
You might not even realize that you have used this herb medicinally in your life before — thymol, thyme’s most active ingredient, is used in Listerine mouthwash and Vicks VapoRub because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties. The fact that these classic, although not very natural, products choose to use thymol as a key ingredient speaks to the undeniable medicinal benefits of this versatile herb.
Thyme oil is one of the strongest, natural antimicrobials, making it a serious weapon against sore throats. Its carvacrol content is a major reason why it’s one of the top essential oils for sore throat relief.
One recent study conducted by the Medical and Sanitary Microbiology Department at Medical University of Lodz in Poland tested thyme oil’s response to 120 different strains of bacteria isolated from patients with infections of the oral cavity, respiratory tract and genitourinary tract. The results of the experiments showed that the oil from the thyme plant exhibited extremely strong activity against all of the clinical strains. It even demonstrated a good efficacy against antibiotic-resistant strains.
Thyme has been used for centuries for the treatment of coughs and bronchitis. A study conducted by the Practice for Internal Medicine and Pneumology in Germany used an oral treatment that was a combination of thyme and ivy. The group treated with this combination had a 50 percent reduction in coughing fits that was achieved two days earlier than the placebo group. In addition, the group treated with this combination had no more adverse events than the placebo group and no serious adverse events at all. Further research confirms this and suggests this herb makes an effective bronchitis natural remedy, as well.
- Anise (Pimpinella anisum) Seeds - Anise, also called aniseed or Pimpinella anisum, is a plant that hails from the same family as carrots, celery and parsley. It can grow up to 3 feet (1 meter) tall and produces flowers and a small white fruit known as anise seed. It’s also known for its powerful health-promoting properties and acts as a natural remedy for a wide variety of ailments. Test-tube studies show that anise seed and its compounds possess potent antimicrobial properties that prevent infections and block the growth of fungi and bacteria. One test-tube study demonstrated that anise seed and anise essential oil were especially effective against certain strains of fungi, including yeasts and dermatophytes, a type of fungus that can cause skin disease.
Anethole, the active ingredient in anise seed, inhibits bacterial growth, as well. In one test-tube study, anethole blocked the growth of a specific strain of bacteria that causes cholera, an infection characterized by severe diarrhea and dehydration. Animal and test-tube studies suggest that anise seed may reduce inflammation to promote better health and prevent disease. For example, one study in mice showed that anise seed oil reduced swelling and pain. Other research indicates that anise seed is high in antioxidants which can reduce inflammation and prevent disease-causing oxidative damage.
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