Clear Chest Congestion and Cough

Effective products to loosen, a few remedies you may want to consider. colds and flu-like symptoms, take NAC as soon as symptoms appear, and for COPD

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A dry cough with congestion that is deep in the chest can interfere with breathing and linger for months. Finding effective products to loosen and expel it can require trial and error, however, here are a few remedies you may want to consider.

What are some benefits of the amino acid N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC):

NAC is a potent antioxidant, as is ALA,  however, NAC raises glutathione levels. It is the standard treatment for acetaminophen overdose and protects the liver while taking acetaminophen. NAC helps the respiratory system function and keeps the membranes moist against dry air, dust, and pollutants. It helps red blood cell production and taken with folic acid and B12, may increase hemoglobin levels. When taken over a period of time, it removes toxic metals such as mercury.

For colds and flu-like symptoms, take NAC as soon as symptoms appear, and for COPD, 600mg at bedtime. Take 500 mg of vitamin C three or four times a day. Vitamin C is water soluble and therefore needs to be taken frequently in lower doses rather than one or two high doses that will exit in urine.

Since there is a potential for NAC to cause kidney stones,  it is recommended to take three times more dose of vit. C to NAC, or at least the same dose amount. Diabetics should consult their physician as it may block insulin. A typical dose is 500-1500 mg. per day taken either a half hour before, or two hours after, eating to avoid competing with protein for absorption. A few foods for COPD are wild Alaskan salmon, dark leafy greens, blueberries, and organic apples.

What are some benefits of Turmeric:

Turmeric is a yellow colored herb widely used in India. It has antibacterial, anti-viral anti-inflammatory action that helps relieve chest congestion. The medicinal component in turmeric is curcumin.

Roast the turmeric root and grind into a powder. Add the powder to boiling water and inhale the vapors for chest, nasal and sinus’. Take a teaspoon with honey two times a day. Stir 1/2 tsp in warm herbal tea or hot water.Turmeric can also be obtained in capsule form.

What are some benefits of Chlorophyll:

Greek word khloros for light green and phylon for leaf, discovered by two French chemists in 1817. Plants need this to carry out photosynthesis, the process that creates oxygen by mixing water and sun. Its molecular structure is similar to a critical part of human blood except the central atom is magnesium instead of iron.

By maintaining the appropriate alkalinity and oxygen levels of the body, it prevents the growth of pathogens. Chlorophyll is effective against various respiratory infections and other conditions such as cold, rhinitis and sinusitis.

Chlorophyll improves the functioning of the colon, liver, bladder, and stomach. It breaks down and gets rid of calcium oxalate stones that help to protect against bile stones, liver problems, an inflamed colon, excessive stomach acid, etc.

Since it has large amounts of vitamins A, C, E, K, beta carotene, calcium, magnesium, and fatty acids, it is a powerful antioxidant, and therefore, anti-inflammatory. You should eat spinach, but don’t forget about the other leafy greens like chard, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, asparagus, cilantro, green beans, celery and spirulina. Steam just until tender as overcooking tends to destroy nutrients, and try to eat it as raw as possible.

Liz Olivia

Ref:
futurescience dot com/nac
turmeric for health dot com
organic facts dot net/chlorophyll

steps to health dot com/ chlorophyll