Native Americans of the Midwest used this tonic to alleviate bronchial coughs and congestion.2 tablespoons pleurisy root 1 tablespoon mullein root 2 tablespoons elecampane root 1 tablespoon cramp bark 1 teaspoon licorice root or ginger 2 tablespoons osha root, optional; take only if there is congestion or a productive cough 2 tablespoons yucca, dried and split, optional; take only if there is wheezing
Simmer in 2 cups of water, covered for 15 minutes. Strain when cool and drink half a cup daily to facilitate the lungs or drink half a cup three times daily to alleviate congestion. For wheezing, add dried and split yucca, and add half a cup to coffee or drink alone up to 3 times daily.
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