Spring is a time when you should enjoy the outdoors without worrying about itchy eyes and a runny nose, so we’ve created this guide to respiratory support herbs to help you breathe better this season. Here at Andi Lynn’s, we believe you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence through these beautiful springtime months. That’s why it’s our mission to normalize plants as medicine and supply uniquely blended herbal solutions to meet your wellness needs.
Wild Cherry Bark
Wild cherry bark has traditionally been used as an expectorant for centuries. This natural remedy is used in cough formulas due to its cough-suppressing, mild sedative, and bronchial drying effects. Wild cherry thins and dispels mucus making it easier to move out of your body and not stay stuck in your respiratory system. Not to mention, it actually tastes like dessert.
Mullein leaf soothes the respiratory tract so coughs are more productive and airways are open and not stuffed up. This herb has long been used to ease symptoms of bronchitis, calm spastic coughs, strengthen respiratory wellness, and quiet nighttime coughs. Its flowers and leaves have a rich and aromatic taste, and soothes scratchy throats due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Aronia berry promotes microcirculation, which means more vitamins and nutrients are delivered to more cells- especially in the extremities. These berries increase cardiovascular health by supporting increased blood flow and oxygenation. Additionally, aronia contains 3 times more of the antioxidant anthocyanin than elderberries, making it excellent at removing oxidative stress to the body.
Nettle leaf encourages good sinus flow by relieving pressure and drips while providing vitamin C and folate and minerals like iron. Nettles have been traditionally used to tonify the sinuses and upper respiratory tract, allowing a proper response to common attacks to the body.
People call cranberries a superfood for good reason: They have all kinds of health-boosting benefits! These berries clear build up in kidneys bladder and urinary tract, and contain a specific antioxidant known as proanthocyanidin (PAC) which shields urinary tract health against common attacks.
Tart cherries support muscle strength, motility, and integrity due to their high levels of polyphenols. Polyphenols are micronutrients which reduce oxidative stress and work to eliminate free radicals. Tart cherry also naturally increases melatonin, which regulates your sleep-wake cycle and can help you fall asleep and heal faster.
Orange peel is not only a delightful source of vitamin C and flavor, it also aids defense against pollen. In-season citrus harvested at just the right time prepares the body’s transition from the dark days of winter into the bright blooming spring! Orange peel has more vitamin C in the rind than the juice, which optimizes allergy response to eliminate watery eyes and thousands of sneezes. So zest it up into your favorite mocktail or cocktail!
Stop coughing and erase extra mucus with Andrea’s favorite right-now-remedies this season. We use all the herbs in this guide in our SpringBerry Syrup, EveryBerry Capsules, and Bronchia Calm syrup to boost respiratory wellness, especially when you’re already feeling under the weather.