by Collective Evolution
December 4, 2015
Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician, was right when he
"Let food be thy medicine and
medicine be thy food."
This has been confirmed by decades of
research showing the healing power of food, as well as, inversely,
its potential to cause some serious health problems.
So many diseases, as well as the
exponential rise in chronic disease in recent decades, can be linked
to our eating habits today.
We live in a world full of pesticides, antibiotic-laced meats, and
processed foods that are manufactured to be addicting. On top of
this, the birth and rise of chemical-based medicine has completely
wiped out natural remedies that seem to be more effective.
Chemical-based medicine, according
to many, is also responsible for the massive rise in various
As Glenn A. Warner, MD, former head of the immunotherapy
department of the Tumor Institute under Orliss Wildermuth,
"We have a multi-billion dollar
industry that is killing people, right and left, just for
financial gain. Their idea of doing research is to see whether
two doses of this poison is better than three doses of that
This is precisely why Dr. Richard
Horton, the current editor-in-chief of The Lancet - considered
to be one of the most well respected peer-reviewed medical journals
in the world - recently published a statement declaring that a lot
of published research is in fact unreliable at best, if not
The case against science is
straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half,
may simply be untrue.
Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes,
tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts
of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable
trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards
Dr. Marcia Angell, a physician and
longtime Editor in Chief of The New England Medical Journal
(NEMJ), which is considered to another one of the most prestigious
peer-reviewed medical journals in the world, makes her view of the
subject quite plain:
It is simply no longer possible to
believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely
on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical
I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached
slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New
England Journal of Medicine.
It is highly unlikely that a doctor
would prescribe you a daily dose of celery rather than pills to
lower your blood pressure, despite the fact that some foods, like
celery, have been shown scientifically and experimentally to have
That being said, below is a list of 10
plants and herbs that can heal respiratory infections, boost lung
health, and repair pulmonary damage.
Sage is packed with essential oils which
have multiple benefits. These can be unlocked by drinking sage tea,
which is used to treat common respiratory and lung ailments.
...which, when inhaled in vapor form, can dispel lung
disorders and clean out your sinusitis.
To do this, you can brew a strong pot of
sage tea and place it into a bowl or vaporizer.
Not many people know this, but when you
smoke cannabis you actually change its chemical composition in a
If you are going to
use it for healing purposes, it's
best to ingest it or use a vaporizer; neither of these methods
result in the toxic breakdown of the therapeutic compounds that
happens when burning the plant.
Study after study has shown that
cannabis is one of the
most effective anti-cancer plants in the
world. Vaporizing it can allow the active ingredients to trigger the
natural immune response that exists within the body, thus reducing
the ability of infections to spread.
Vaporizing cannabis (especially with
very high amounts of cannabinoids) opens up airways and sinuses,
acting as a bronchodilator.
It is even a proven method for treatment
and reversal of asthma.
This herb contains vitamins and
nutrients that are vital to the immune system.
Oregano contains compounds, like
rosmarinic acid, which are natural decongestants and histamine
reducers. These have a very positive effect on the
respiratory tract and nasal passage airflow.
Oil of oregano is also great and known
to fight off strep throat; it is also considered to be a great
alternative for common antibiotic treatments.
This has been used for thousands of
years, and today it's commonly used to promote respiratory health
and help ease throat irritation. This is precisely why it's a common
ingredient in several cough medicines.
Mullein - Verbascum Thapsus
Both the flowers and the leaves of
plant have medicinal value, and they are both used to make an herbal
extract that makes the lungs stronger.
Holistic and herbal practitioners often
use it to clear mucus from the lungs. Tea can be made from one teaspoon of the
dried herb to one cup of boiled water.
Peppermint - Mentha + Piperita
Peppermint contains menthol, an
ingredient that relaxes the respiratory tract and muscles, thus
promoting free breathing.
Peppermint oil contains many other
additional compounds, like limonene and pulegone, which are great
decongestants. Many therapeutic chest balms contain these
Plantain leaf (P.
Plantago major) is another herb that has
been used for hundreds of years to help soothe an irritated chest
It also also contains many anti-inflammatory and
antitoxic compounds. Clinical trials have found it favorable
against cough, cold, and lung irritation.
Plantain leaf has an added
bonus in that it may help relieve a dry cough by spawning mucus
production in the lungs.