If you are a smoker, someone who are regularly exposed to pollution or someone with chronic conditions that affect the respiratory system (Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Cystic Fibrosis), you need to clean your lungs as often as possible.
Lungs are easily susceptible to infections. In addition to pollution levels, seasonal changes, chemical exposure and viruses also affect our lungs. Every year around 4 million people die because of respiratory ailments. Even within the context of Coronavirus, it affects the respiratory system in such a way that the majority of deaths caused around the world are due to respiratory problems caused by the virus. Another reason why lungs are more susceptible to airborne ailments is due to the consumption of cigarettes, which may also cause lung cancer.
Lung health is significant for a person’s overall health. The lungs are self-cleaning organs which will start to heal themselves once the exposure to pollutants stops. For instance, when someone stops smoking.
Below are the a few natural ways to detoxify your lungs:
Honey-water is known as a powerful drink because it helps to detoxify the body and fight off the effects of pollutants. Honey has anti-inflammatory properties which will help your body clean out infection. Please remember to not add honey to boiling water. After water gets boiled, keep it aside to cool down and add 2-3 tablespoon of honey to the cup.
Steam therapy involves inhaling water vapour to open the respiratory airways. It helps the lungs to drain out mucus. People with lung conditions may notice their symptoms worsening in cold or dry air climate. This condition can dry out the mucous membranes in the airways and restrict blood flow. You can add any of the essential oils like Eucalyptus Oil, Rosemary Oil, Peppermint Oil, Cinnamon Oil for better effect.
Properties of turmeric are beneficial for controlling cough, congestion and cold. Turmeric-Ginger drink contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancerous agents. Ginger also heals you from nausea.
To prepare the drink, add an equal proportion of ginger juice and turmeric to boiled water and you can have it any time of the day.
Lemon, Beetroot, Carrot Smoothie
These 3 powerful foods help to detox the whole body. They’re rich in fibre, vitamin C, vitamin E and potassium. Additionally, they contain a wide range of compounds that help to control Asthma, a standard lung condition during winters. Taking this antioxidant-rich smoothie around noon is a good way to help the body clean your lungs.
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