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It’s Easy To Keep Away From Lung Ailments With These 3 Natural Remedies

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The most efficient vehicles relaying clean air inside thebody—your lungs are constantly under the pressure to deliver. However, alongwith the life-giving oxygen, they are also an entry point for pollutants,irritants, harmful infectious organisms, dust, and other toxic substances.

With respiratory diseases like asthma, chronic obstructivepulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, bronchitis and lung cancer on the rise, itis important to understand the role of a lung cleanse to filter out theimpurities and protect the lungs. Many lung ailments such as asthma, COPD andlung cancer have also been found to have a genetic basis and can trickle downthrough the generations. It is therefore important to pay special attention toensuring the health of your lungs.

A lung cleanse routine will ensure that the delicatebronchial passages and linings of the lungs are stripped cleaned of theaccumulated toxins and harmful organisms. This will rejuvenate their vitalityand strengthen them, reduce any inflammation, improve circulation and promotenormal functioning.

Experts second that a natural lung cleanse can effectivelytreat chronic bronchitis, asthma, recurrent cold and cough as well as a badbreath. And what’s more, the process isn’t a very tedious one. A few simple homeremedies coupled with lifestyle and dietary changes is all you need to ensuresafe and healthy lungs. Here we highlight five natural ways to detox andcleanse your lungs and prevent illnesses.

1.   Licorice 

One of the most widely consumed herbs in the world, licoriceroot is a powerhouse of therapeutic benefits. Well known for its sweet flavor,licorice is a great expectorant and helps clean your lungs, off any excessphlegm. Its’ anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antioxidant properties make it ago-to-remedy for sore throat, dry cough and other respiratory illnesses.Licorice root is also an excellent bronchodilator, meaning it eases breathingby allowing the lungs take in more air. This is particularly helpful for peoplesuffering from asthma and bronchitis.

2.   Ginger

This rhizome contains gingerol—an active phytonutrient whichis well renowned for its antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatoryproperties. It helps in the elimination of mucus from the lungs which in turnalso assist in getting rid of any accumulated toxins and irritants. Steep adetoxifying ginger blend by boiling 1 tsp of freshly grated or dried ginger inone cup of water. Allow it to simmer for 10 minutes. Strain it and drink oncecool. You can add a few drops of lemon juice or ½ tsp of honey to enhance itseffectiveness.

3.   Thyme

A common kitchen herb blessed with the natural ability tocleanse and purify your lungs from impurities, thyme is great for maintaininglung health. Thymol—the potent detoxifying agent present in thyme is great forfighting infection and releasing mucus and phlegm from the lungs. Thyme is alsoan excellent remedy for alleviating nasal and lung congestion as it initiateseffortless expulsion of the phlegm. Make a healing tea by using fresh or driedthyme in hot water.

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