Expectorant

Definition of Expectorant:

A substance that promotes the removal of mucous from the respiratory tract.

Also: Expectorants

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Acute Bronchitis

...recommendation Licorice Root
“Licorice root, among other herbs, is a commonly-used expectorant to ease mucus removal in bronchitis...”

Arjun

...as a treatment
“...The bark is astringent, sweet, sour, cooling, aphrodisiac, cardiac tonic, urinary astringent, expectorant, alexiteric...”
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Asthma

...recommendation Licorice Root
“...Glycyrrhiza is an expectorant, which can be useful for relieving asthma...”

Bayberry

...as a treatment
“...Although little research has been performed, bayberry is said to have stimulant, astringent, emetic, antispasmodic, alterative, expectorant, diaphoretic, and tonic properties...”

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

...recommendation Spicy Foods
“Spicy foods are known expectorants, which help the body to expel phlegm...”

Eucalyptus Blue Gum

...as a treatment
“... Eucalyptus Oil has several medicinal uses, including ... Expectorant: Eucalyptol, the active component of the oil, works to loosen phlegm...”

Fennel

...as a treatment
“...It also has been used for the treatment of gastroenteritis, indigestion, to stimulate lactation and as an expectorant and to stimulate menstrual flow...”

Ginger Root

...as a treatment
“...Respiratory infections: It is well known for its warming expectorant action on the upper respiratory tract, and this is why Chinese herbalists have traditionally used ginger to treat colds and influenza...”
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Guaifenesin

...as a treatment
“...Guaifenesin is an expectorant drug usually taken orally to assist the expectoration ("bringing up") of phlegm from the airways in cases of acute respiratory tract infection...”

Ivy Leaf

...as a treatment
“...While the emetine content is very low in ivy, this could in part explain its traditional use as an expectorant...”

Parsley

...as a treatment
“...Other traditional uses include the treatment of diseases of the prostate, liver, and spleen, anemia, and arthritis; as an expectorant, antimicrobial, aphrodisiac, hypotensive, laxative; and as a scalp lotion to stimulate hair growth...”

Stillingia

...as a treatment
“...It is considered to be a powerful expectorant that helps to bring up and expel phlegm from the lungs and relieve a dry, hacking cough...”

Thuja

...as a treatment
“...bronchitis; As an expectorant – to clear phlegm by inducing coughing; As an emollient – to produce softer, warmer, moister skin; Other skin-related applications; As a parasiticide – against parasites; Stomachic -...”

Tuberculosis

...recommendation Spicy Foods
“Spicy foods are known expectorants, which help the body to expel phlegm...”

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

...the condition
“...Note: Conventional cough medications (cough mixtures, expectorants, cough suppressants) should not be used...”
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