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Readers Respond: Why Did You Decide to Try an Herbal Remedy for COPD?

Responses: 12


Updated May 01, 2014

Herbal remedies remain popular among consumers, in spite of the lack of scientific evidence supporting claims that they really work. If you have ever tried an herbal remedy to treat the symptoms of COPD, what made you decide to do so?

Side Effects of COPD Medications

I've been using a Spiriva inhaler which causes sores on gums, dry mouth and chapped lips. Now, I'm seeking a natural remedy. HELP!
—Guest arnold breuer

Pivotal Health Website

My husband has COPD and had the cough along with coughing up the nasty stuff. I found the Pivotal Health website and ordered the products they recommended for COPD. It has been a miracle for my husband. He seldom coughs anymore and does not have to spit up the mucus all the time. His breathing has been easier, especially at night. I used to stay awake wondering if he was going to be able to get his next breath. It has been a miracle for us. I hope it can help others.

Health benefits of the Nopal fruit.

My name is Allen Seagers and have survived the Chronic bronchitis form of COPD since 1976. At the age of 16, I dove into shallow water from a boat dock breaking my neck and drowning in water with diesel fuel in the water. I came to coughing water on shore and then begin the survival education of a lifetime. An effective anti-inflammation product is needed so I do not depend on Prednisone. Which is a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressant drug. It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases and (at higher doses) some types of cancer, but has significant adverse effects. Because it suppresses the immune system, it leaves patients more susceptible to infections. But sometimes Prednisone is essential, I had to take a weeks worth after a bout with pneumonia. Always follow the Doctors advise. This is were an anti-inflammation product is needed to open your airways without leaving us open to more respiratory infections. Nopal Cactus Helps!
—Guest allenseagers

COPD- Remedies

Hello My dad has had copd for aprx 20 Plus Years, the docs can't do anyhing more. The things he takes is for all of his symptoms, not for healing his lungs. so yes we started our own herbals, and I've done alot of research on the matter over the last few years... A few years ago I took him to a MD/Alternative meds doctor, when none of our local docs would write a prescription for a specific med that we heard would work, so the alternative meds doc did and dad took it inhaling it for 10- half months those same docs, were amazed at his lung xrays. But he is getting bad now, so we are about to start some more of the medicine he previously took. If anyone would like the name here it is L- gluithione, Apothcure pharmacy- in Texas has it, and it would be shipped on a UPS truck on cold packs, it slows the progression down, and the patient inhales it. Consult with your doc first, but don't be suprised if he/ she has never even heard of it. God blessed us wih natural meds- let's use them...
—Guest 1dovoteddaughter


I use medical marijuana for my COPD, and fibromyalsia. I can't smoke it, but I cook with it, and eat it. It has helped both. If it's legal in your state you should try it.
—Guest Geda

Cheers for Natural Remedies

Glad to know that herbal remedies are recognized. The COPD I have is 'chronic bronchitis.' Albuterol by nebulizer was prescribed. Didn't do zip -- steroids made me sick -- steroids are the pits. I did research and discovered salt therapy, or speleotherapy I think it is called; a natural remedy. It works! I can breathe! I'm not sick! Told the doc, she looked amazed, and said 'If if works for you, so be it.' I feel this natural remedy is successful for me, and I hope, for everyone.
—Guest Tom Bunny

Eucalyptus Oil

I heard that if you have eucalyptus pure oil and hold it close to your nose it well help people who have COPD.
—Guest noreen

Respiratory Essentials

Respiratory Essentials Condition Specific. This stuff kept me away from the emergency room. I can breathe again. I have COPD and this is the only thing that has helped a lot.
—Guest nosarb


I am using an inhaler 6 to 10 times a day but still do not get much comfort in breathing.
—Guest gopalananda

Kava Kava

I don't have COPD, but I am a chronic insomniac and type-A personality. Sometimes, I just can't get my mind to "shut up" and let me sleep or even relax. In those times, I find it impossible to let go enough for meditation to even begin to happen, and my attempts at self-hypnosis fall on deaf ears. Yet I hate the way prescription or OTC sleep-aids make me feel (if they work at all!). I also just don't like to put them in my body. But I know I need stress relief and sleep to be healthy. Kava Kava is by far the most effective and healthful-feeling relaxing agent I have ever used. The bad news is that somewhere along the line, some study had some negative findings about Kava, and now it is next-to-impossible to find.
—Guest NatalieKita

Herbal Remedies & Constipation

I used to have chronic constipation. I started taking an herbal remedy after reading about it on the internet. It took a couple of weeks, but my constipation has eased completely!
—Guest minnie

I Trust in Them Completely

When I can't sleep, a cup of herbal chamomile tea will catapult me right into dreamland. I do believe in the power of herbs. I think more focus should be spent on proving their efficacy.
—Guest npalan

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