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Natural Ways to Cleanse your Lungs

Published : Jul 02, 2021 2 mins read Updated On : Sep 18, 2023
    • Natural Ways to Cleanse your Lungs

      Keeping your lungs healthy and clean is extremely essential, especially during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, tremendously high levels of air pollution, unhealthy lifestyle, smoking habits, etc. All these factors can contribute to inflammation, congestion, mucus build-up and infection of the lungs.

      Here are some excellent ways to naturally cleanse your lungs by reducing the amount of irritants, microbes and mucus that might have entered your lungs.


      Steam Inhalation assists in opening the airways and also helps the lungs drain the mucus. It may enhance the breathing process and aid in loosening the mucus inside the respiratory tract and lungs. Steam inhalation can also provide temporary relief from congestion, allowing you to breathe easily.

      2. EXERCISE

      Workout or Exercise forces the muscles to work harder, in turn increasing the oxygen demand and breathing rate. This way the body boosts the lung power and naturally cleanses the airways. Breathing exercises such as diaphragmatic breathing, deep breathing, etc. also help to maintain and increase lung capacity, making it easier to keep your lungs healthy and clean.


      Natural Ways to Cleanse your Lungs

      Foods that exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-asthmatic properties can greatly help in cleansing your lungs naturally. Consumption of plenty of fruits & vegetables is a great way to detox your lungs. Foods and supplements comprising Vitamin C, Zinc, N-Acetyl Cysteine, Flavonoids, Carotenoids etc. have shown extremely beneficial effects. Here are some foods that can assist in naturally boosting your lung health:-

      • Turmeric (Curcumin)
      • Berries
      • Beets
      • Leafy Greens
      • Apples
      • Green Tea
      • Peppers
      • Tomatoes
      • Walnuts
      • Olives
      • Garlic
      • Beans


      Coughing is a natural act of getting rid of the toxic substances entrapped in the mucus present in our lungs & airways. Controlled coughing loosens the mucus present in the lungs, sending it up through the airways and out through the oral cavity.

      Doctors recommend COPD patients to perform this exercise to clean their lungs of the excess mucus.

      The 7 simple steps to follow for controlled coughing are as follows:

      1. Sit on a chair with, relax your shoulders, with both feet flat on the floor
      2. Fold your arms over the stomach
      3. Gently inhale through your nose
      4. Gently exhale, slightly leaning forward and pushing your arms on the stomach
      5. Cough 2-3 times while exhaling, with the mouth open
      6. Gently inhale again
      7. Repeat


      Natural Ways to Cleanse your Lungs

      This is the best way to detox your lungs. Cigarette smoke contains greater than 7000 chemicals so if you smoke regularly, there is a high chance of accumulation of toxins in your lungs. The smoke also irritates your lungs & causes inflammation of the lung tissue. This is why many smokers suffer from COPD, asthma, emphysema, and other lung disorders. Therefore, if you wish to detox & cleanse your lungs, you must reduce and gradually stop smoking.

Vaishnavi Gadi
Vaishnavi Gadi
Women Health & Nutrition

Vaishnavi is passionate about health and nutrition supplements. She takes serious efforts to update her knowledge about health and wellness, especially women health requirements. She writes article... Read More

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