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Expectorant Herbs

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Expectorant Herbs

Expectorants help the body expel mucus from the lungs, nose and throat. Expectorants are often used to treat coughing and related conditions. For dry coughs, treatment with cough suppressants (antitussives) may be indicated to suppress the body's urge to cough, while in productive coughs (coughs that produce phlegm), treatment with expectorants attempt to loosen and expel mucus from the respiratory tract.

Many herbs have been purported to ease cold symptoms including ginger, garlic, hyssop, mullein, and others, scientific studies have either not been done or have been found inconclusive. While the "cure" for the common cold may still be elusive, it is often desirable and beneficial to reduce the severity of the symptoms.

Herbs with expectorant properties include

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