Jack from Toledo, Ohio popularized an herbal combination on Earth Clinic over 15 years ago to heal emphysema and other lung problems. Because of the difficulty that some have had finding the mullein seed pods called for in Jack’s original recipe, the following recipe is a modified version with the same ingredients using mullein leaf instead of mullein pods. Mullein leaf is much easier to find, inexpensive, and is lung healing herb used by herbalists for centuries.
Jack’s Herbal Recipe for Lung Healing Tea
- 1 cup mullein leaf
- ¼ cup hyssop leaf
- 1 Tablespoon lobelia leaf
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- Mix the herbal powders together and store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
How to Prepare Lung Healing Tea:
- Pour 3 cups of warm water over 1 tablespoon of the herb mixture above.
- Allow the mixture to steep for an hour.
- Strain through a coffee filter.
- Add 1 tablespoon (or less) raw honey to the tea.
- Add 1 teaspoon raw and organic apple cider vinegar to the tea.
- Drink 1/3 of your tea (about 1 cup) in the morning, 1/3 of it in the afternoon and 1/3 of it in the evening.
The herb lobelia should never be boiled.
Mullein must be strained through a coffee filter or something similar. A mesh strainer will allow the mullein leaf hairs from the leaf to filter into the tea. These little hairs can cause irritation, though no lasting harm.
It is recommended to use organic herbs from a reputable distributor. Buying in bulk will give you enough herbs to last for a long time if you store them in an airtight container out of light.
Regular use of lobelia can be a deterrent for smoking. Lobelia capsules are sometimes taken by smokers to help them quit smoking as smoking becomes unappealing when taking lobelia.
Hyssop and Lobelia should not be used by pregnant women. If you are pregnant you can make the mix and leave out those two ingredients and still have much benefit from the mullein, cayenne, vinegar and honey. Each of those alone has properties that heal the lungs.
If you find the tea disagrees with you in any way, decrease the amount you drink each day, take a break from the tea, or discontinue its use if your intuition tells you to.
If the tea suits you well, there is no harm in taking more of the tea each day, as long as it continues to suit your own particular health situation.
If you find the tea is too spicy, reduce the amount of cayenne pepper that you use.
Have you tried Jack’s herbal combination for emphysema? Please send us some feedback! Continue reading to see how our readers have fared with this remedy.