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Gina Vucci
By Gina Vucci
Author, Speaker, Activist, Sr. Marketing Communications Manager at The Shift Network


In the United States, if you’re on the East Coast, you’re most likely dealing with dry, winter weather and an extended cold and flu season…

If you’re on the West Coast, you might be experiencing an early spring and dealing with allergies…

Or maybe you have an acute illness or chronic condition?

Regardless of the source, your respiratory system might feel under attack. The good news is, you can improve breathing, relieve pain, and soothe inflammation — holistically and naturally.

There might even be plants in your kitchen or garden pharmacy that can help you...

In this 10-minute video, renowned herbalist, speaker, and author, Holly Bellebuono, shares the essential roots, barks, flowers, seeds, and leaves that are best for treating your respiratory system — plus, your ears, nose, throat too. (Holly’s unique and holistic approach focuses on treating the different systems in your body as an integrated whole.)

Holly uses a unique approach that is welcoming, easy-to follow and allows you to experiment with a safe set of herbs, and guides you in selecting the ones that are best for you and your family.

First, she helps you identify the primary system that needs attention and then what “action” herb you need for treating your symptoms... 

Do you need an analgesic for pain? A decongestant to relieve nasal congestion or congestion in your respiratory tract? A stimulant to increase circulation? An emollient for raw or dry skin? 

Watch Holly’s video as she gives you a number of herbs — so grab your pen and paper before you press play! — and their actions to treat your respiratory and related systems.


Don’t miss these highlights in Holly’s 10-minute video:

  • (0:40) — Understanding herb categories and their actions
  • (3:10) — Identifying herbs in specific categories
  • (4:40) — How to make teas, milks, and tinctures with the best astringent herbs — and a surprising “at-risk” herbs to be mindful of
  • (6:44) — Overlap herbs that can be used to treat multiple symptoms and systems
  • (8:50) — Discover the #1 soothing herb (a common culinary herb that will surprise you!)

Holly provides a welcoming, easy, hands-on approach to crafting effective herbal remedies for the health and healing of your key body systems (including respiratory, digestive, neurological, and more) — for both adults and children, and for both common and chronic conditions.

What herbs, plants, or flowers do you keep in your home pharmacy? What’s your go to herb for treating your family? We’d love to hear from you!

Discover how to craft simple and effective herbal formulas for preventing illness and addressing a variety of symptoms in Holly’s FREE class Keys to Herbal Healing: Discover a 4-tier Formula for Creating Effective Herbal Remedies


Did you discover something new from Holly Bellebuono in this article or elsewhere? Share your thoughts in the comments below.