The industrial revolution started the airborne pollution, and the last centuries have seen constantly increasing toxins substances in the air. The lungs can’t filter out all these toxins, so it’s good to clean them sometimes in order to maximize the oxygen intake. Of course, avoiding smoking and polluted areas should go without saying.

How to cleanse your lungs

The following seven steps will clear your lungs in only three days, and you should repeat the process if you live in the city. People in the country can do it at least once every three months, as the air is far cleaner there. Here are some healthy habits you should implement in order to improve the health of your lungs.

  1. Avoid dairy products

Cows in the USA are being treated with hormones to produce more milk. One of these hormones is IGF-1, one of the main causes of breast, colon, prostate and lung cancer. Beta-CM-7 is a cow-produce protein which stimulates mucus glands in the digestive and respiratory tracts. Milk containing this protein will surely stimulate phlegm, especially in people suffering from chronic lung conditions.

Milk allergy is almost always difficult to diagnose, and continued exposure to milk products will cause inflammation and weaken the immune system. Professor Gary Null in his “Complete Encyclopedia of Natural Healing” wrote the following: “In all respiratory conditions, mucous-forming dairy foods, such as milk and cheese, can exacerbate clogging of the lungs and should be avoided.” If the mucus in your lungs accumulates, it can trigger asthma attacks.

  1. Herbal tea

A good hot cup of tea will easily expel mucus and soothe the inflamed airways. To support and improve your lung health, drink more eucalyptus, lungwort, oregano, plantain leaf, elecampane, lobelia, chaparral, peppermint and osha root tea.

These herbal teas will prevent oxidative damage in the lungs and relax them. Drink a cup or two of them before going to bed to clear the toxins that have accumulated during the day.

  1. Drink more grapefruit juice

Grapefruit juice is rich in lycopene and naringin, powerful antioxidants that preserve the lung health. Lycopene may have a hand in lung prevention and manage asthma symptoms, while naringin minimizes the development of carageeenan-induced acute lung inflammation, preventing lung lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced injury and protecting against paraquat-induced acute lung injury and pulmonary fibrosis.

  1. Drink fresh carrot juice

A glass of fresh carrot juice between breakfast and lunch along can be a powerful lung cleaner. Add some beets and ginger and you will get a more nutritious and tasty drink.

Carrot is rich in vitamins A, C and E, which have been known to protect the lungs and prevent lung cancer.

  1. Drink cranberry juice

Cranberries can fight bacteria that cause infections in the lungs. According to studies, cranberries can inhibit the growth and spread of various human cancer cells in vitro, including lung, cervix, leukemia and prostate cancer cells. Drink a delicious glass of cranberry juice every day to clean the kidneys and urinary tract and prevent bacterial infections.

  1. Use natural remedies

Always prefer natural remedies over drugs and medicine full of toxins which further impact the liver’s ability to detoxify the body and expel toxins.

Drink pine needle syrup with hot water to soothe chest congestion and reduce the inflammation in your lungs.

  1. Enjoy steam baths once in a while

Steam baths will restore the moisture in the lungs and reduce the inflammation in the airways. Warm water around the chest will open up the airways and loosen the phlegm. Take a eucalyptus oil bath or tie a small pouch of dried eucalyptus around your shower – this will open up the airways and help your body expel toxins easier.

A hot Epsom salts bath with a few drops of eucalyptus oil will produce similar effects, and this essential oil can also help you relieve stress.