Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Onion Poultice

Take a cloth with some onion poultice, chop onion up and place it into the cloth.  You can crush them a bit. Close the cloth up, tie it up.  Place it onto the chest. You can leave it there for hours.  (be aware of sensitivity to the skin!)

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Thyme Essential Oil

Blend some Thyme Essential Oil into a base almond oil. Put 3 drops into the navel and rubbed 2cm around navel before bed.

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Moringa

USES/BENEFITS

Can assist with the following:

  • Reduces weight gain
  • Antioxidant which protects cells from damage
  • Helps to lower cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Prevents inflammation
  • Helps the body convert fats into energy
  • Reduces fatigue and improves energy levels

APPLICATION/DOSAGE:

1-2 Capsules per day or as recommended by your health care practitioner

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

  • Alkaloids in the plant may lower blood pressure and slow heart rate
  • Moringa bark can cause uterine contractions

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Ashwagandha

USES/BENEFITS

Can assist with the following:

  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Helps fight depression
  • Boosts fertility and testosterone in men
  • Boosts brain function

APPLICATION/DOSAGE:

1-2 Capsules per day or as recommended by your health care practitioner

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

Not to be taken in conjunction with antidepressants and anti-psychotics

  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Upset stomach

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Eucalyptus Essential Oils

USES/BENEFITS

Can assist with the following:

  • Clear your chest to help you breathe easily
  • Bug repellent
  • Disinfectant for wounds
  • Control blood sugar
  • Soothe cold sores
  • Freshen breath

APPLICATION/DOSAGE:

Add 5-10 drops to an Epsom salt bath / you will need to buy a nebuliser and use 1-2 drops twice a day in 30ml water

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

  • Inhaling eucalyptol, a chemical found in eucalyptus oil, might reduce the level of aminopyrine in the blood
  • Abdominal pain
  • Blue discoloration of skin
  • Shortness of breath
  • Problems with coordination
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias)

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