Mucolytic Foods & Herbs List: An Ayurveda Perspective
Mucolytic Ingredients Mucolytic Herbs & Supplements
AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE ON MUCOLYTICAn herb that breaks apart mucus, liquefying the mucus.
For some individuals (generally Kapha), their mucus is thick and tenacious. Thick mucus can obstruct digestion in the stomach, and prevent healing in the lungs.
Breaking up the long molecular strands in mucus liquefies the mucus for easy expectoration and expulsion. Mucolytic herbs can help decongest as well as expectorate mucus.
Oxidative stress toughens mucus into a thick gel. Cystic-fibrosis is a genetic condition that causes thick mucus.
The spicy sulphur compounds in onions, garlic, horseradish, and radishes generally break up mucus.
OTHER HERB ACTIONS AFFECTING RESPIRATORY-HEALTH
HELPFUL FOR*'Mucolytic' may be helpful for these symptoms and causes below.
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.