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.|