Pleurisy

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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