Angelica Archangelica As Bronchodilator

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Agrimony

Alfalfa

Aloe

American mountain ash

Agrimonia spp.

Medicago sativa

Pyrus americana

Anemarrhena asphodelioides (see Chinese lily) Anemone Anemone canadensis

Angelica Angelica archangelica

Angelica dahurica (see Dahurian angelica) Angelica polymorpha (see Chinese angelica) Anise Pimpinella anisum

Apocynum androsaemifolium (see Dogbane, bitter) Apocynum venetium (see Dogbane, venetian)

Apple

Apricot Arnica

Ashwagandha Asian epimedium Asian skullcap

Malus domestica

Prunus armeniaca Arnica spp. Withania somnifera

Epimedium grandiflorum

Scutellaria baicalensis

High silica content makes aerial parts of plant useful as an astringent to stop bleeding

Leaf concentrates shown to promote desirable balance between LDL and HDL cholesterol levels

Juice from leaves contains chrysophanic acid, which promotes healing of burns; used for relief of constipation

Liquid made from steeping inner bark in water used as an astringent; tea of berries used as a wash for piles; berries eaten to prevent or cure scurvy

Pounded boiled root applied to wounds as an antiseptic

Fruits used in treating colds and fevers; leaves used to stimulate appetite

Seed oil used to relieve indigestion, colds, and respiratory problems such as sinusitis

Source of polyphenols and enzyme inhibitors that exhibit antioxidant and bactericidal activity (e.g., against gingivitis bacteria), especially when working in concert with bioflavonoids

Seed extract said to function as a bronchodilator

Plants applied as a poultice to bruises and sprains

Reported to have multiple immune system-boosting effects as well as alleviating menopausal symptoms

Plant extracts are said to have a stimulatory hormone-like effect on the prostate gland and testes

Plant extracts contain flavonoids and antioxidants; some components function together as a bronchodilator and bactericide; they also reduce blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels

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Coping with Asthma

Coping with Asthma

If you suffer with asthma, you will no doubt be familiar with the uncomfortable sensations as your bronchial tubes begin to narrow and your muscles around them start to tighten. A sticky mucus known as phlegm begins to produce and increase within your bronchial tubes and you begin to wheeze, cough and struggle to breathe.

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