Pleurisy is the name given to inflamation of the pleura. The pleura has two layers, one on the surface of the lung and the other lining the chest wall. These 2 layers usually slide over each other as we breathe eliminating friction of the lungs against the chest wall. If the pleura become inflamed and sticky, possibly due to pneumonia or a pulmonary embolus, the two layers rub causing pain.

The underlying cause of the pleurisy needs to be addressed and anti-inflammatory herbs can help.

Nutritional Supplements that could help. (Refer to the individual supplement for cautions in use.)

Supplement/Herb What it does Dosage
Devils Claw Devils Claw is well known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties. 500mg 3 times daily
Willow Anti-inflammatory and pain relieving. The natural form of aspirin. as directed
Fish oils Anti-inflammatory. 1000mg daily.


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