Protect your lungs

The environmental ministry warned that the present haze and hazardous particles associated with it may affect the lungs and the blood. In other words, air pollution may increase the risk of lung cancer (even for non-smokers) and heart attacks.

I believe this will be an ongoing problem for all of us. Therefore continuous protection is necessary. As mentioned in my book From Leaf to Life, Credo 8: Our bodies need unceasing care.

We can control our diet but we cannot stop breathing. The only way is to constantly feed your body with herbs that are powerful enough to neutralise the toxins; to stop them from causing inflammation or damage to your cells.

Some of the best remedies are hart tongue elixir (very good for the liver and cough), nettle as in Phytocel tea and Emblica officinalis as in Phytolec. These herbs have an affinity for the lungs and the liver. For example Emblica officinalis is clinically proven to reduce oxidative damage to cells induced by smoking via improvement in liver function. The herb horsetail is also a good preventive medicine for the lungs, especially for the elderly. Galangal is excellent to treat and prevent a heart attack. Make into a wine and drink nightly.


About Sebastian Liew

Matthew Wood, the renowned American herbalist described Sebastian as ‘one of the most unique and talented practitioners of natural healing and herbalism.’ The New Paper (Singapore) called Sebastian Liew 'The Medicine Man'. Indeed, Sebastian is a qualified and registered Medical Herbalist (accredited by the National Herbalists Association of Australia), with a Master's degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of New England, Australia. He is the first medical herbalist in Singapore and is known to popularize phytotherapy (Western herbal medicine), European traditional medicine, and St Hildegard medicine (Germany) in Singapore and probably in Asia. Sebastian has 20 years clinical work experiences and treated numerous patients with different medical conditions from all age groups in his Singapore clinic. Sebastian authored the book, Leaf to Life: The Natural Approach to Slow Down Aging and Living a Healing Life, which set the fundamentals for healthy aging and the prevention or treatment for almost all diseases.
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