5 Ways to cleanse your lungs naturally amidst all the air pollution

Updated on Nov 08, 2019 02:32 AM IST  |  825.2K
5 Ways to cleanse your lungs naturally amidst all the air pollution
5 Ways to cleanse your lungs naturally amidst all the air pollution

The air we breathe directly enters our lungs from where it goes into our bloodstream and to the rest of the body. Now, if you breathe toxic and polluted air, it affects the organs and the skin to a great extent. Moreover, toxins in the body can also lead to diseases. So, in order to protect your body against the toxins, you can naturally cleanse the lungs to prevent bad air from entering the body.

1. Cough it out

We understand that opening your mouth in polluted air can be harmful. but, if you feel like coughing, you should not suppress it coughing is your body’s way to shoo out the toxins and bad air out of the body. It also cleanses the lungs from the trapped mucus and dust so, do not suppress your cough and let it out if you want.

2. Steam

Steam is a form of therapy that helps in cleansing the lungs from within. Inhaling hot water vapour helps in melting and draining the clogged mucus while also opening up the airways. Since it is winters, a lot of smog gets collected near the ground making it difficult for people to breathe. So, during such conditions, it is important to have a clear airway to let the good air get in the body.


3. Green Tea

Green tea is the best way to flush out any toxins that may have entered the body. If the toxic air has entered your bloodstream and the rest of your body, green tea is one of the best and natural ways to flush it all out. The antioxidant properties of green tea also help in protecting the lining o the lungs from all the harmful effects of inhaling the polluted air. 

4. Honey and ginger

Ginger has a lot of antibacterial properties that can easily kill any cold-causing viruses in the air. Honey, on the other hand, has Honey has antioxidants, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory properties, which helps to clear lung congestion with even respiratory problems like asthma. 


5. Exercise

Well, this may sound like an anti-tip but, according to research, exercising does help in restoring the lung quality. Now, during air pollution, you obviously cannot go out running. So, opting for indoor form of exercise if the best way to clear the lungs.