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via BlackDoctor:

Allergy sufferers, especially those living with asthma, are always looking for natural ways to both reduce and manage symptoms.

For an edge up on general trouble breathing, here are 5 herbs for relief from the chronic upper respiratory disease

Licorice

Licorice root

This sweet root has been used as a medicine for thousands of years. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, its active ingredient glycyrrhiza not only acts as a demulcent but it has a systemic anti-inflammatory effect on the lungs. In other words, it helps reduce inflammation of the bronchial tubes, calms the airways and restores normal breathing.

It’s important to note that licorice is not suitable for people with diabetes, high blood pressure, adrenal disease, and reduced kidney or liver functioning.

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