Some people looking to cleanse their lungs have looked into natural cures that involve a herbal lung cleanse. There are some of these herbal remedies advertised as drinks you can simply knock back and be cured of your condition and other that come in supplement pills. However, do these approaches really work on someone who has layers of tar built up in their lungs from years of smoking?
The answer is no. No single herbal supplement can possibly eject all the tar from your system and flush the toxins from your body. If it were that easy the cigarette companies would be selling this stuff with every pack of cigarettes to make more money and so you can live longer to buy thier addictive crap!
This is not to say there are no good natural remedies involving herbs for detoxification of the lungs, but it does mean that it is only a part of the solution no the whole solution which involves a great deal more.
Some herbal lung cleanse supplements that are useful to incorporate are:
Ginger – Ginger is a powerful detoxification agent and can be used i a number of ways. You can boil a ginger root tea mixed with lemon which will help you breathe easier and will also flush toxins from your system faster. You can also add powdered ginger to a bath which you lie in for 20 minutes or so. This causes your body to heat up and sweat out a lot of bad substances … however this does not directly target the lungs. It will make you drink more which is good though and the fumes from the bath will enter your lungs and help soothe and decongest them.
Mullein – This herb is excellent in loosening congestion of the chest which is a problem when mixed with tar and toxins in the lungs. You can use this plant to make a tea but be careful of the little hairs on the leaves as they can be very irritating if swallowed so make sure to remove them.
There are many more but focusing just on herbs is a mistake when you need to also look at your diet, exercise, mental state and other lesser known vitamins to really get the best out of a proper lung detoxification system.
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Yes! You can detox your lungs with the power of your mind! Sounds crazy? Well the way YOU are probably thinking about (sorry the picture does not help either.)
What we really mean by this is that your mental state plays a huge part in two aspects of lung detoxification (and quiting smoking too): Stress Reduction, Reforming Your Outlook.
Stress is a real killer. Not only does it make you feel like you need to smoke more and generally makes life very difficult to deal with, stress also causes a lot of physical harm. High levels of stress over a period of time can lead to a massive upshot of a hormone called cortisol. This is an important part of the body’s functioning but when faced with an overload of this hormone you begin to have troubles.
You see, cortisol is a fight or flight hormone which raises the heart beat and lowers the immune system while releasing more adrenalin. When you run your body in this sort of a state for long periods of time your body cannot handle it and you become sick. It also means your body is not dealing with toxins from cigarettes or the tar that is inside your lungs very well either.
Lowering stress therefore makes it easier to give up cigarettes and to boost your immune system. It also makes it easier to stay focused when administering a lung detox to yourself!
Reforming Your Outlook
No, not the mail program. I am talking about your outlook on a number of things. Your health, your motivations, your dedications. The big WHY of what you are doing and how you can achieve it. This may not seem like some amazing mental superpower but when you consider how much most of us just glide through life without this introspection and ability to change our outlook on life for the better you can see how many fail.
This is not an easy task either. I requires constant repetition and adherence to change to force a shift in thinking large enough to end smoking addiction and promote positive, healthy thinking that will translate to lung detoxification success. The key to this is to take action on positive things not on negative things. Try not to say “My lungs are sick i need to do a detox” for instance and instead say “I want to have healthier lungs!”.
Don’t act on a negative if at all possible and you will slowly start to WANT to quit smoking and really WANT to change your habits to be healthier and really WANT to have a nice set of pink healthy lungs!
Click below to find out exactly how to do this!
The Complete Lung Detoxification Guide