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Herb Corner

                                                                      Cecelia Avitabile of The Herb Corner and Learning Center in
                                                                 Melbourne FL is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner with  a Masters
                                                                   of Herbalism degree and over 20 years of  herbal experience.  A
                                                                   member of American Association of Drugless Practitioners and the
                                                                   American Herbalist Guild. Visit 321-757-7522
                                                                  Soothing Your Cough with Herbs

                                                                 Coughing is a reflex of the respiratory system needed
                                                                 for cleansing the airways of unwanted  matter,
               Take Control of Your Health With                  bacteria, viruses, microbes or excess fluid. Symptoms of
                                                                 coughs vary. You may experience a dry hacking cough, a tickle,
              Herbs - Mankind’s Oldest Medicine                  a cough with thick mucus and phlegm or a barking cough that
                 Herbs have been used as a standard practice     leads to shortness of breath. Bacteria fungus and viruses are the
             of complementary health-care for  thousands  of     most common causes of  coughs; but  they  can  also  be caused
             years. History has accumulated a vast knowledge     by postnasal drip, allergies, asthma, congestive heart failure,
             of healing with plants providing us with a huge vari-  fibrosis,  inflammation  of  the  pleural  membranes,  tumors,
             ety of healing options.                             blood clots or inhaled irritants (paint fumes, smoke, household
                 There are over 750,000 plants on the planet     cleaners). Since the lungs require moisture for their health and
             Earth and they all contain chemical  compounds      maintenance,  staying  hydrated  is key  for  their  health.  Using
             that can be converted into hormones, vitamins and   a  humidifier  can  help  thin  mucus  secretions  which  reduces
             minerals that address the root cause of the condi-  irritation of the airways making the cough more productive.
             tion, not just the symptoms. They work like preci-      Herbs help you specifically address the causes and symptoms
             sion instruments providing over-all support for the  of your cough.    Expectorant  herbs  help  produce  a  more
                                                                 productive  cough  loosening  phlegm;  reducing  tightness  in  the
             body. The Herb Corner carries all your herbal needs  chest.  This would be herbs like  Mullein,  Hyssop, Horehound,
             and all herbs are 100% organic.
                                                                 Anise, Elecampane and Fenugreek; this herb also has astringent
               Master Herbalist & Certified Nutritional Consultant on Staff  properties, which can dry up postnasal drip and liquefy phlegm.
                                                                 Antitussive or Cough-suppressant herbs are useful when the cough
                                                                 has become exhausting and you need to get some rest. They work
              We Sell More Than Just Herbs!                      by  reducing  the  irritations  of  the  mucus  membranes  quieting
                                                                 the cough reflex. This would be herbs like Coltsfoot, Grindelia,
              Unique Jewelry- Rings, Necklaces, Bracelets,       Elecampane,  Wild Cherry, Ginger or  Licorice;  which  contains
              Earrings, , Raw and Tumbled Gemstones,             constituents similar to codeine used in many cough medications.
              Gemstone Animals, Eggs & Spheres, Salt Lamps in    Antiseptic, Antimicrobial, Antiviral and Antibacterial herbs such
              various sizes and shapes, Sage,  Candles, multi-   as  Thyme,  Garlic,  Elderberry,  Peppermint, Anise,  Elecampane
              colored LED lightboxes,, Lip Balms,                and  Eucalyptus  work by inhibiting  the  growth the  organisms
              Headache Sticks, Bar & Liquid                      that are causing the cough. Demulcent herbs in the respiratory
              Soaps, Salves, food-grade Essential                system  contain  mucilaginous  properties.  They create  a
              Oils, Unique Tea Diffusers, Tea Pots               protective coating on the mucus membrane lessening irritations
              & Oriental Mugs, Herbal Tumblers                   caused by coughing. Herbs in this category would be Slippery
                                                                 Elm, Marshmallow, Licorice, Osha, Wild Cherry or Plantain.
              and much, much more!!!
                                                                 Herbs  like  Grindelia,  Elecampane,  Yerba  Santa,  Slippery  Elm,
               Specializing In All Natural Products              Astragalus and Mullein; Support and Tone the over-all health of
                                                                 the  respiratory  system  providing extra  strength  to  the  lungs.
                     The Herb Corner                             They  also provide needed  nutrients  to  maintain  the  serous
                                                                 fluids of the lungs these help lubricate and reduce friction from
                                                                 the movements the lungs. And herbs with Warming properties
                          and Learning Center                    such as Ginger, Cinnamon, Elecampane, Cayenne, Horseradish
                                                                 and Turmeric help loosen cold, thick phlegm that gets stuck in
                         Hours: Wed-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 11-3         the respiratory passages; when they warm, the body thins and
                                                                 liquefies mucus so it can be coughed up easier.
                 277 N. Babcock St., Melbourne * 321-757-7522       If you are trying to avoid the use of medications, blending some
                                                                 of these herbs together can be very helpful in addressing your
                                     cough. You may also want to consider herbs with Antihistamines,
                                                                 Detoxifying,  Cleansing  or Circulatory  properties  to  more
                                                                 specifically meet your needs.
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