Čagu (cha - goo) means lung in the Lakota language.
Ingredients: mullein, horehound, plantain, plant glycerin, water (alcohol-free)
Product comes in a 2oz amber glass dropper bottle.
Uses: This tincture is great for maintaining overall lung health, as well as treating symptoms of respiratory illnesses such as colds, flu, and seasonal allergies.
Dosage: For adults, take 1 dropperfuls as needed, and half a dropperful for children. The tincture can be taken straight from the bottle, or mixed in with juice, tea, or smoothies!
Storage: Tinctures have a shelf life of 1 year IF properly stored. Proper storage is to keep the tincture in a cool, dry place away from sunlight (medicine cabinet, pantry, etc) and make sure the bottle is tightly sealed after opening. After opening, the tincture should be refrigerated within 1 month, or unopened within 1-2 months to prevent molding.
Mullein: Mullein’s soft, flannel-like leaves help signify its soothing nature. Mullein opens constricted airways, moistens the lungs, and eases and cools inflammation and irritation. It can be used solo, but it makes a lovely supportive herb in this lung blend.
Horehound: This wrinkly, silvery herb tastes intensely bitter, with an oily texture. Even though it doesn’t taste or smell aromatic, it’s rich in essential oils. Horehound thins and moves mucus, and it’s a classic for wet coughs, making them more productive.
Plantain: This common weed can be found in lawns, paths, and disturbed soils. The richer the soil, the bigger it gets. Plantain is most famously used as a poultice for bug bites and bee stings, but the leaves are also soothing and healing in lung recipes. They ease irritation and dryness as well as boggy dampness, gently moisturizing while also helping to dry, tighten, and tone the mucus lining. They may offer antimicrobial activity as well.