Mullein, Lobelia and Hyssop Tea
I'm reading these posts and would like to know if this mullen, lobelia and hyssop tea would help someone with primary pulmonary hypertension? My mom has had it for about 6 years and has trouble breathing when she exerts herself, sometimes just making the bed is difficult for her.Or maybe someone has some other ideas? Krista
EC: Krista is referring to Jack's Emphysema remedies.
Does your mother smoke, or did she for many years, even decades?
Even if not, she could still have toxicity from heavy metals build-up over decades. If she did smoke, or still does, then the likely culprit is cadmium toxicity if the problem is a heavy metal. (Of course, the real problem could be something else entirely, not related to this at all. )
Anyway, once again to the orthomol site:
Click on SEARCH in the big molecule, then type "pulmonary hypertension" into
First result, "Keynote Speech", from Page 5:
We must emphasize that low zinc aids cadmium absorption. And that cadmium, once in the body, may never leave it. Among the other cadmium-zinc disorders is probably pulmonary emphysema which is
Associated with pulmonary hypertension. Cigarette tobacco contains about 1 ppm cadmium, and the burning tobacco is hotter than the boiling point of cadmium. A pack a day may provide 2-4 ug to the body burden of 38 mg. In time this adds up to a lot, 33 mg in 30 years. Then there's this tidbit from Page 3 it would be good to be aware of:
EDTA causes an outpouring of zinc and has caused acute zinc deficiency in large doses although copper and nickel are more tightly bound by it. Obviously zinc in tissues is available for chelation and other metals less so. The Perrys showed this 14 years ago.
OR, Nutritional Treatments for Hypertension, Page 10:
Elevations in serum copper and cadmium have been found in smokers, which may be the reason why they have elevated blood pressure, according to Davidoff and colleagues (1978) and Kromhout, et al. (1985). Serum copper was inversely related to HDL level (Kromhout, et al. , 1985). Contraceptive pill users have elevations in serum copper and elevations in arterial pressure (Staessen, et al. , 1984). Patients who suffered from myocardial infarctions had decreased levels of zinc and iron but increased nickel levels (Khan, et al. , 1984). Hypertensive subjects that use diuretics have significantly higher serum copper levels. Increased serum copper has a role in primary or pulmonary hypertension (Ahmed and Sackner, 1985). Zinc lowers serum copper and may actually lower blood pressure (Ahmed, Sackner, 1985). Higher dietary zinc intake has been associated with lower blood pressure (Pfeiffer, 1975; Medeiros and Brown, 1983). Zinc is depleted by diuretics (Olness, 1985). Increased red cell content of zinc in essential hypertension has been found by Frithz and Tonquist (1979) and Henrotte, et al. (1985). Zinc is a well-known antagonist of heavy metals such as cadmium and lead (Pfeiffer, 1977), which even in chronic dosages has been found to elevate blood pressure. Hence, all our hypertensive patients receive zinc to lower copper, lead, cadmium, and manganese. So, if you want to push out heavy metals, it seems you want to make sure your Zinc levels are topped up FIRST (which itself will push out heavy metals) before trying EDTA for chelation, because the EDTA molecule preferentially binds zinc! There's many more Search results at this site you can read, and print out to make notes to ask your doctor or practitioner.