Phytotherapy in the treatment of COPD

COPD stands for ‘Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease’.

Chronic means incurable, ongoing, progressive. The acutely incurable disease becomes chronic.

In these patients, cough, sputum, shortness of breath and as a result of these, disruptions in quality of life and work life are observed.

COPD is not an allergic condition, the feature of this disease is; is that there is no fluctuation in the course of the disease, the disease follows a constantly increasing course.

By not leaving the house, not using the stairs, staying at home all the time, freshening the breath through the windows, this disease does not get better, and even after a period, patients start to carry oxygen cylinders with them.

The damage in the lung progresses gradually, after a while this lung does not lift the body.

In this case, lung transplantation is required, which is much more difficult than other organ transplantations.


Today, cardiovascular diseases are the first in the list of the deadliest diseases in the world, and cancer is the second.

COPD is in third place.

This disease, which is generally seen in advanced ages, is one of every 5 people over the age of 40 in Turkey.

is seen.

It is predominantly seen in men.


The biggest factor in the emergence of COPD is smoking with a share of 90%.

The incidence of COPD in smokers is 30 times higher than in non-smokers.

The amount of smoking, including passive smoking, also affects the extent of COPD.

Dirty air, another factor, also triggers COPD.

Miners, workers in the paint industry, workers in areas where chemical gases are present, and some genetic

conditions are also factors in the emergence of the disease.


Herbal therapy (Phytotherapy) has very positive and important effects on the course of this disease. In the House

patients who cannot even go from one room to another, regain their health thanks to medicinal plants.

is seen.

Medicinal plants that balance the immune system are useful in defeating asthma and COPD.

COPD damages cells in the lung, and when irreversible damage occurs,

cells are deactivated.

Probiotics such as vinegar, homemade yoghurts, kefir are the elements that correct the good flora in the intestines.

Their use is beneficial in curing allergic diseases.

Effects of Phytotherapy to get rid of COPD

1- Drying of inflammation

2- Scavenging toxic substances with antioxidants

3- Correction of damaged cells in the lung

autophagyIt is the mechanism of healing damaged cells in the body.

Yoshinori Ohsumi, Japanese cell biologist who discovered autophagy, awarded 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine


Medicinal plants enable the stem cells in the lung to function and provide new cell formation.

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