Herbs, Catarrh and Decongestants
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Catarrh is an excessive mucous secretion from the respiratory mucosa. There are two origins of catarrh:
A. Catarrh of the upper respiratory system – nasal and sinuses.
There are two types of sinus catarrh
1. The more common, hence called the common cold type, is chronic: ‘vagotonic’. It is usually a feature of those with a sluggish metabolism, those who feel the cold, are always cold, love the warmth, the sun, and hot drinks. They love stodgy foods, sweet puddings, sweets, sugary things. Their catarrh is always watery and copious; they frequently have wet noses, often have to blow their noses, but the flow always comes back! Often it is embarrassingly copious, e.g at meal times or in the bedroom! Their mucous membranes are pale and puffy: cold symptoms that don’t often develop into a full-blown cold infection; a runny nose, a running cold without the infection. This can be found associated with bronchitis.
Treatment Warming herbs, anti-virals, herbs for the sinuses. Take CatarrhLess Tonic
2. The hot type. Here the person has a fast metabolism; is hyper, a nervy person, easily stressed. Their catarrh is thicker, more scanty, and the mucous membranes are more inflamed. It is a thick exudate of mucus and white blood cells caused by the swelling of the mucous membranes in the sinuses in response to a viral or bacterial infection. This congestion calls for decongestant herbal treatment.
Treatment Cooling antiinflammatory herbs for the sinuses, with relaxants, or even sedatives. Take ColdLess.
B. Bronchial catarrh of the respiratory system that occurs in the lower system, i.e. below the larynx (throat). This form or catarrh is relieved by the use of expectorants. For this form of catarrh please go to bronchitis or cough for information. You will need our BronchiShield or CoughLess.
More on catarrh
Catarrh is a symptom usually associated with the common cold and chesty coughs, but can also be found in patients with infections of the adenoids, middle ear, sinus or tonsils. The catarrh may either discharge or cause a blockage which may become chronic. It can cause headaches and change to the sound of the voice, a ‘nasal’ sound. Take ColdLess.
Anti-catarrhal herbs have a traditional use to clear catarrh, the sinuses, sinusitis, catarrhal stuffiness, blocked nasal passages and breathing problems. Depending on the diagnosis (thin or thick catarrh) you should take either the CatarrhLess or the ColdLess, see above.
I cannot list the herbs due to the “claim” laws in UK for “unproven” herbal medicines (despite the 100s of years of use by 10s of thousands of people in many countries). But I’m happy to email to you the herb names that are specific herbal anti-catarrhals.
There are herbs that have been traditionally used for the reduction of nasal polyps which are the cause of sinus and nasal congestion, see nasal information
Make sure you also take ABC Daily Herbal NutriPowder Plus