Who knows where we are with the Covid crisis, but I am getting fewer requests for anti-viral herbs, and more enquiries about post-viral fatigue, with some people suffering from lung strain.
If you are one of those who became ill and your lungs are still aching or feel weak, from what I understand through talking to nurses on the front line, it is because the lung tissue became inflamed. The inflamed lungs made your breathing feel very laboured and difficult to ‘get enough air’. Following this, the inflammation fibroses, so it forms a thin layer of scar tissue over the lungs. My patients describe this symptom as their lungs feel stiff and sore. I have been using herbs to clear this, and I am very grateful to say that so far, the herbs have worked beautifully. Thank you, wonderful Plant World.
It seems that the virus still prevails, and whilst you may like to phone me to help you, I would like to offer you a recipe which you can make at home which has anti-inflammatory anti-viral herbs. I also have added a cosy bed time anti-inflammatory milk which you can enjoy. They are both very simple and rather tasty.
Fresh raw pineapple and papaya help to break down scar tissue and are in themselves, anti-inflammatory, so these are great fruits to enjoy if you feel that your lungs feel stiff and sore.
Into a cup of boiling water, add the following:
A slice of lemon
A sprig of fresh Rosemary
A sprig of Lemon Balm
A knob (about the size of your thumb nail) of turmeric finely grated.
5 slices of fresh ginger
All of the above herbs have traditionally been used as anti-viral herbs, and the ginger and turmeric have anti-inflammatory properties.
Cosy bedtime nurturing milk:
½ cup of water and ½ cup of almond/Oat/Coconut milk.
Heat gently in a pot
Add a knob of finely grated turmeric
A grind of black pepper
5 slices of ginger
1 lavender flower head