The main task of the lungs, an essential respiratory organ, is to take in oxygen when we inhale and release carbon dioxide when we exhale. As they never rest, it is important to keep them healthy. Cleansing the lungs on a regular basis is a good practice.
A lung cleanse helps detoxify and cleanse the delicate respiratory linings of the bronchial passages and lungs, which often have an accumulation of environmental toxins, harmful organisms and irritants.
It promotes normal lung functioning, reduces any swelling and inflammation, and rejuvenates lung vitality and strength. Furthermore, it helps clear mucus from the airways and improves circulation to the lungs.
It even helps treat chronic bronchitis, asthma, throat infections as well as bad breath. Cleansing the lungs is not a very elaborate task. You can easily do it with some home remedies paired with lifestyle and dietary changes.
Here are the top 10 ways to cleanse and detox your lungs.
1. Deep Breathing
Deep breathing can help improve lung capacity by delivering more nourishing oxygen to your body. This will strengthen your lungs, clear the airways and cleanse them. Furthermore, it will increase energy and reduce stress.
- Lie flat on your back in a comfortable place.
- Place your hands on your stomach at the base of the rib cage.
- Close your eyes. Breathe in deeply through your nose while counting to 5.
- Hold your breath for 2 seconds, then slowly breathe out to a count of 5.
- Repeat 9 or 10 times per session.
- Do this breathing exercise 2 or 3 times a day.
2. Castor Oil Pack
For lung cleansing, you can also make use of a homemade castor oil pack. A castor oil pack stimulates waste elimination and helps draw toxins out of the lungs as well as the uterus, digestive system and liver. It even reduces inflammation and improves lymphatic circulation.
Use only organic, cold-pressed castor oil to make the pack.
- Soak 2 or 3 pieces of wool flannel in 1 cup of warm castor oil.
- Lie down on a large plastic sheet.
- Put the soaked wool flannels over your chest and sides, covering the lung areas.
- Cover the flannels with a large plastic sheet.
- Put a heating pad over the plastic sheet for 1 to 2 hours.
- Finally, remove the packs and rinse your body off with warm water to get rid of the oil residue.
- Repeat 2 times a week for at least a month.