This elixir is a blend of wild herb extracts and potent infusions formulated to support the respiratory system during illness and symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, excessive mucous production and chest tightness.
This blend was inspired by the fresh elecampane root I received from a farmer this year. I used it in a dual extraction, and when I tasted it, I could almost immediately feel a slight relaxation or opening in my chest. Even without being sick or experiencing symptoms, I could feel the way this herb deeply supports the respiratory system. Elecampane root is a powerful expectorant, especially for those damp, cold, stuck congestion kind of coughs. It can also help relieve a spasmodic or hacking cough, and is a tonic for the lung tissue.
Mullein is a classic lung support herb, with a long history of use in supporting those with acute respiratory symptoms, as well as chronic issue, like asthma. Wild cherry bark is also a classic lung support herb. It supports coughs, bronchitis, lung inflammation, and aids in opening the lower respiratory system.
Another powerful ally to the lungs, especially during sever coughing, is lobelia inflata. This herb has a very long history of use in supporting the lungs through acute illness, relieve spasmodic coughing fits, and clearing the lungs and bronchioles of phlegm. This is a low dose herb, which should be used carefully on its own, but I have added it to this formula in a low enough proportion that you don't have to worry about dosing.
Elderflower is another gentle respiratory support herb which may aid the body in expectorating excess phlegm, reducing mucous production, and lowering inflammation in the lungs.
I also included tulsi, sage and bee balm in this blend which are warming, and gently stimulating herbs that will support the body in getting stuck things moving. Tulsi is also a adaptogen and immune modulator, which can balance the body's response to illness and support the immune system.
INGREDIENTS wild cherry bark, tulsi, fresh elecampane root, elderflower, wildcrafted mullein, sage, lobelia inflata, organic cane alcohol, filtered & structured water, raw tennessee honey