Anticatarrhal is one of the herbal actions you’ll encounter as you journey through your herbal studies.

This term was more commonly used in early herbal texts, but I use it in my program as well.

What is Catarrh?

Catarrh is mucus, plain and simple.

Anticatarrhals are primarily used in cases of congestion of the upper respiratory system (nasal passages and sinuses), as well as the ear canal.

Anticatarrhals act on mucus secretions, making the mucus thin and runny, which aids the body in moving it out.

Some examples:

  • elderflower and berries
  • peppermint
  • thyme
  • yarrow