Decongestant (Mucostatic, anticatarrhal) - Foods & Herbs List
AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE ON DECONGESTANTAn herb that reduces mucus production often by restricting blood flow to mucus membranes.
Many decongestants are adrenergic (increase adrenal activity). The adrenal stimulation constricts blood vessels in the throat, nose, and sinuses - reducing inflammation, swelling, and mucus formation. The effects are not limited to the respiratory tract however, and may cause an increase in blood pressure from vasoconstriction. Many topical decongestants such as nasal sprays and eye drops only work in the short term before the body develops a higher tolerance.
Mucolytic herbs, on the other hand, break up mucus.
OTHER HERB ACTIONS AFFECTING RESPIRATORY-HEALTH
HELPFUL FOR*'Decongestant' may be helpful for these symptoms and causes below.
Blood and Circulation
Mind Stress Sleep
About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.
John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.
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