Purification of the lungs allows you to release this important organ from tar, mucus and toxins, to reduce the risk of infection and cancer, to increase the capacity and to improve the general health of the respiratory system.
Cleaning of the lungs is especially recommended for active and passive smokers and people living in areas with polluted air. There are several basic methods by which you can clear the lungs and flush mucus from your body.
Inhalation with essential oils
Regularly (2-3 times a week) do inhalation with essential oils: eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary or thyme. This will help you quickly clear your lungs from toxins and excess mucus. You do not need to buy a specialized device for such inhalation.
Simply heat the water in the pot and add a few drops of natural essential oil in it. Breathe in the warm steam that will instantly become pleasant and relaxing, so it will ease breathing problems.
It can also be used in influenza, colds, bronchitis, laryngitis, and other respiratory complaints.
Correction in diet
Like any other cleansing of the body, so does the lung purification including dietary correction. Healthy eating is very important because it promotes natural mechanisms for cleansing the body and strengthening immunity. During the cleaning, an increased intake of fluids (water, fruits and vegetables) is recommended. Some groceries are of particular importance for the health of the lungs:
Raw foods such as chilli helps break down the excess mucus in the lungs and generally in the body. That’s why, when you eat chilli foods, your nose may leak. In the same way, chilli food acts on excess mucus and tar in the lungs and helps in their easier elimination.
Yes, ordinary water is the best cleanser of the body! Try not to bring carbonated drinks, coffee or alcohol. Give priority to ordinary clean water. Good hydration is the key to health, because it accelerates the process of cleaning the body from toxins.
This universal food is rich in very important nutrients. It prevents the occurrence of many diseases, including cancer and lung infections, helps in the breakdown of mucus and the ejection of toxins from the body.
Herbs that help remove tar, toxins and excess mucus
Watercress (Nasturtium officinale)
Many alternatives think that the watercress is inevitable in the process of lung cleansing. Simple and delicious meals are made from Watercress, which effectively cleans the lungs from toxins.
This soup is recommended to be eaten twice a month, especially for active and passive smokers.
- 1 kg of Watercress (with the flowers and stalks)
- 2 cups of dates
- 4 cups of water
Put all ingredients in a pot on low heat. When it boils, lower the flames and cook for at least 4 hours. If foam appears on the surface of the soup, feel free to remove it with a spoon. When the soup is ready, season it to taste.
You can serve this soup with rice and other dishes.
Note: It is very important to use the correct proportions of the groceries and cook the soup for at least four hours.
Ginger is a powerful detoxification agent for the lungs. You can use it in many ways. Ginger tea with lemon – relieves breathing and accelerates the elimination of airway toxins. You can make a warm bath with ginger powder, for 20 minutes. In doing so, you will encourage sweating and the pores will open up, making it easier to eliminate toxins, and the steam that you inhale will ease breathing.
With each meal you can eat a small piece of fresh ginger. It will improve your digestion and will contribute to the cleansing of the body.
Denseflower mullein (Verbascum densiflorum)
The tea from denseflower mullein makes breathing easier for people whose lungs are clogged by tar, mucus and toxins, which is common for smokers. Be careful – drain the tea thoroughly, why even the smallest hairs of the herb can cause irritation if swallowed.
Coltsfoot and Grape of the bear (Tussilago farfara)
After the cessation of smoking it is very important to cleanse the lungs from all the toxins that carry a potential cancer risk. Coltsfoot and grape of the bear are very popular among smokers because they provide this kind of detoxification. And not only that- these herbs strengthen and nourish the entire respiratory system.
What should be avoided while cleansing the lungs?
Avoid processed groceries, especially white flour and sugar, milk dairy products that stimulate the formation of mucus in the body. Get rid of stress, leave your cigarettes and stay out of smoky rooms.