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Landon Sunrich
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I don't know. Maybe I'm going about things the wrong way, but this permaculture stuff with all it's spore wafting fungi and playing with fire is really taking a toll on my lungs. What's everybody got to say about food, drink, veg, exercises et cetera for the lungs? Something tells me Oxygen is important.
 
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I forget where I read it and seems counter intuitive, but, smoking some mullein helps (1 joint 1x). I have only done it 3x in the past 10 years when my lungs have felt horrible. Then support with ingesting more mullein in tea or swallowing.
Hope you feel better soon.
 
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What's going on with your lungs, exactly? Is there mucous? What does the cough feel like? Does it feel like there's an ongoing infection? Different herbs for the lungs have different effects, depending on what's going on in there...

I would suggest some yogic breathing, Pranayama, to strengthen the lungs and cleanse them. You're right, oxygen is a good idea. When I have lung stuff going on, I'll often do some steam inhalation as well - take a pot of clean, just boiled water and put your head over it with a towel draped over you to keep the steam in. You can add a few drops of essential oils, particularly if you think infection is involved - I use eucalyptus, tea tree, and oregano often - they can be strong, so go easy and close your eyes!

Also consider the root causes of your problem, and whether you can mitigate them in any way. Can you wear a mask for jobs that involve a lot of dust or possible mold? Herbs can help strengthen and tone, but they can't make us immune to the bad things we do to our bodies...
 
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Hey thanks, I'm feeling pretty decent at the moment but I am young yet and more worried about longevity. I have defiantly found mullen to be soothing but I still wonder about breathing all that particulate.
 
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