The lungs play a very important role in our body. It provides oxygen and eliminates carbon dioxide. Moreover, purifying and cleaning the lungs is absolutely indispensable for the body, especially in smokers’ body. The frequent exposure to toxic substances of smokers is the cause of respiratory diseases, chronic diseases such as lung cancer. All Know-How would like to share with you 10 natural therapies against lung cancer.
Pomelo, also known as Shaddock or Pamplemousse, has the scientific name Citrus maxima. This is the largest citrus fruit originated from South Asia.
Pomelos boast of many health benefits due to its high amount of vitamin C which is the key for a healthy immune system. Pomelo is a truly remarkable fruit for its richness in bioflavonoids- an antioxidant that is able to boost the functions of the cells in human’s body. For smokers, especially, a habit of eating pomelos helps them a reduction in risk of cancer and lung diseases.
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Garlic or Allium sativum as its scientific name is a widely used condiment in everyday meals for its pungent flavor and strong smell. When being chopped, crushed or chewed, garlic cloves will form sulfur compounds which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that protect the lungs. Eating raw garlic helps reducing the risk of chronic diseases in “active” as well as “passive” smokers.
Thyme is an aromatic perennial evergreen herb of the mint family. In addition to its culinary uses, thyme is highly considered as a “magic” cure for respiratory diseases. This herb contains active ingredients that may lower the risk of pulmonary congestion. Moreover, antibiotic properties of thyme work effectively for lung infections.
Elsholtzia Ciliata, commonly known as Vietnamese balm, originated from Asia. It is a daily vegetable as well as a herb that we should not miss.
Vietnamese balm is especially noticeable for its significant amount of carvacrol and rosmarinic acid which have positive effects on the respiratory tract. Using Vietnamese balm helps to reduce labored breathing as well as removing excess toxins from the respiratory tract. Therefore, this herb acts a natural nasal decongestant that boosts the functions of the respiratory system.
Ginger(Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or ginger, is widely used as a spice and folk medicine. Ginger is characterized by its high antibiotic properties that protect the body from inflammation. Additionally, ginger is capable of dilating blood vessels and removing mucus from bronchus. Chewing a piece of fresh ginger every day helps to clear the respiratory tract and eliminate toxins from the lungs.
Carrots(Daucus carota subsp. Sativus) are root vegetable present in daily meals. Carrot is a rich source of vitamins A, C, E, and K. This vegetable exerts its great power for the body if we use raw carrots. Therefore, smokers should especially eat raw carrots so as to neutralize the impacts of nicotine and the toxins including in cigarettes.
Eucalyptus essential oil
Eucalyptus is one of the long-standing medicinal plants. Eucalyptus essential oil is ranked among the best essential oil for its benefits to the lungs and respiratory tract. This oil is retrieved from leaves of some selected eucalyptus tree species native to Australia, Tasmania and nearby islands. Eucalyptus essential oil acts to reduce respiratory irritation and remove mucus that clogs the nasal cavity. Also, people use this oil on cases of having flu and colds.
Being the highly aromatic and freshening herb, Mint(scientifically known as Mentha) is widely used for culinary purposes and a variety of other purposes such as in tea, toothpaste, candies. This humble herb contains active ingredients that have anti-inflammatory properties. Chewing 3-5 mint leaves daily helps the body fight infection-causing bacteria in the lung.
Aloe Vera juice
The natural juice from Aloe vera contains powerful active ingredients that purify the lungs. However, you can add honey and a few drops of lemon juice to make this juice tastier.
The licorice root is mainly used as a sweetener in candies and beverages. This sweet root contains anti-inflammatory properties. Besides the role as a decongestant, Licorice root may soothe your stomach in case of food poisoning, heartburn, etc. Using this root certainly helps detoxify the lungs and treat respiratory problems.
Finally, the most important element is the combination of the above foodstuffs with your will to quit cigarettes. However, the very first steps are not easy, you need steely determination so as to gets the desired result. As a consequent, you will have a healthy lung and stay away from serious diseases in the future.