Body Detox with Lung Detox
Because the lungs are always in direct exposure to the air outside our bodies, they are very vulnerable to pollutants and toxins in the environment. These pollutants often are absorbed by the lungs, and then trapped there with no release. It is sometimes dangerous, because some toxins in the air can instantly damage the lungs upon contact. Sometimes, the lungs/nostrils/bronchial system is coated with a layer of mucus, and so the lungs are not able to effectively release dangerous gases inside our bodies; this can result in a formation of waste and toxics gases within our bloodstream, which can then lead to decreased absorption of oxygen.
Taking deeper, longer breaths is essential in a lunch detoxification. Blood flow is increased and many parts of your body are stimulated when you take deeper breaths. It also gives your body an increase in oxygen supplies, clearing our poisonous gases and further improving the functions of the immune system.
Drink an abundance of fluids; it can be either water or fruit juices. Stay away from dairy foods such as milk and cheese, which will further cause mucus to form in the lungs. Foods which prevent mucus formation, such as onions, garlic, pepper and ginger should be eaten as much as possible, as well as "chlorophyll-enriched" foods (chorella, spirulina, and barley are just a few). Foods that are naturally good for your lungs because they contain bioflavonoids, such as peaches and plums, such also be consumed generously.
Antioxidants are essential for the optimal function of the lungs. To keep your lungs healthy, be sure to intake a sufficient amount of vitamins A, C and E, along with selenium, cysteine and coenzyme Q10. Ingredients such as olive leaf extract, colloidal silver and garlic will prevent bronchitis, because they are known as "anti-infectives". To prevent allergies, quercitin (a very effective anti-histimine) should be ingested between meals.
Benefits of Lung Detoxification
- Increases health of the respiratory system.
- Reduces the irritating effect of pollutants from the environment on the lungs and breathing.
- Sterilizes and clears out the lungs and air passageways.
- Oxygen assimilation is increased and improved.
- Mucus is eliminated and further prevented from growth.
Herbs used in Lung Detox
- Fenugreek (seed) - Possess qualities which prevent inflammation, therefore healing conditions such as bronchitis or sore throats.
- Hyssop (aerial) - Prevent spasmodic actions, preventing and curing coughs and bronchitis.
- Thyme (aerial) - Tones and reduces the mucus membrane, preventing the growth of excess mucus. It also allows for expectoration.
- Horehound (aerial) - Causes the relaxation of the bronchus muscles, increasing the production of beneficial mucus and allowing expectoration.
- Coltsfoot (aerial) - Cures acute bronchitis, annoying coughs and whooping coughs, due to the fact that is prevent spasmodic actions and is an expectorant.
- Nettles (aerial) - Soothes various acute allergies, such as hay fever, or more serious illnesses like asthma.
- Sage (aerial) - A useful healing ingredient for colds, sore throats and tonsillitis due to it's antiseptic nature.
- Long Pepper Fruit - Stimulates the lungs, creating better response methods.
- Lobelia - Relaxes the lungs, preventing unnecessary stress and allowing for better breathing.
- Extract of Turkey Tails Mushroom - Gives the lungs more structural support and removes excess phlegm.
- Ginger Root - Stimulates the lungs.
- Sweet Violet Flower and Leaf - Gives the lungs more structural support.
- Cordyceps - Releases superoxide dismutase, which is a powerful antioxidant within the body.