Expectorant: S- Kasa-Svasahara

Expectorant: [S- Kasa-Svasahara; H- Khansi Aur dame Ko Dur Darnewali]

Uses: Promotes phlegm and mucus discharge; clears lungs, nasal passages, and stomach; respi- ratory (colds, flu, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia), digestive problems (from mucus in GI tract) caus- ing poor absorption of nutrients; removes phlegm and mucus that can accumulate and cause growths or tumors (usually benign) or nervous or circula- tory ones.

 

Herbs: Two types: Drying (e.g., ginger) [hot/stimulant/diaphoretic/carminative] and moistening (e.g., licorice) which liquefy cold and sweet herbs. These are also demulcent and emollients see demulcent dispel heat and dryness; liquefy Kapha and áma for Váyu and Váyu/Pitta respiratory illness; lung tonics, nerves, and heart

 

Dry herbs: Calamus, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, elecampane, dry ginger, pippalí, and sage

Moist herbs: Bamboo, comfrey root, licorice, marshmallow, milk, raw sugar, slippery elm, cough relieving: bayberry, ephedra, eucalyptus, thyme, wild cherry. There are seven ways that they work:

1) Relieving bronchial tube spasms (lobelia, to- bacco)

2) Through dislodging, by vomiting (see emeticslarge doses)

3) Increasing the flow from the inflamed membrane

(see emetics—small doses)

4) Promoting expectoration (onion, asafoetida/see expectorant)

5) By soothing the irritation in the respiratory cen- ter and promoting expectoration

6) Causing expectoration through stimulating the nerves of the mouth

7) By stimulating the respiratory center and strengthening the expulsive mechanistic muscles

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