Intro to Salal (Gaultheria shallon)

The leaves of salal contain several phenolic acids including tannic and gallic acids. They dry out congested tissue.

Think of a sponge – when we squeeze a sponge, water comes out, it dries, and is then able to function better. The tannins in salal help to squeeze fluid out of the lungs and sinuses, as it were, bringing down inflammation and opening pathways to allow for better respiratory function.

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