An herb that helps the body to loosen and expel mucus from the lungs, bronchi, and trachea.. Expectorant herbs promote the thinning and drainage of mucus from the upper respiratory tract. They also help lubricate the irritated respiratory tract walls. Expectorants are commonly used to treat coughs and colds.
- Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum annuum)
- Garlic (Allium sativum)
- Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
- Lemon (Citrus limon)
- Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
- Onion (Allium cepa)
- Sage (Salvia officinalis)
In this video, Chef Janie Pendleton shows you how to prepare your own expectorant cough syrup from ginger, lemon and honey.
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- Rosemary Gladstar (2014), Herbs for Common Ailments: How to Make and Use Herbal Remedies for Home Health Care