There are a number of habits, environmental conditions or independent health problems that can affect the health of the respiratory tract and lungs in general, for these types of conditions, you can try the following list of natural methods that can help you cleanse and strengthen your lungs effectively.

Natural ways to clean the lungs

respiratory diseases are among the main common diseases in our society.

This is not surprising, since breathable air also produces environmental toxins, allergens, dust, smoke and microorganisms that affect lung health. Therefore the need to clean and strengthen our lungs to achieve a better quality of life.

Do exercise

As we well know, exercise is essential for good health. In this case, aerobic exercises are an excellent idea as they help our lungs to become stronger and more resistant . In this regard, we can run, walk, swim, play soccer or do any other activity that involves exercising our breathing.

Regular physical activity and exercise improve quality of life, whether it is for a healthy person or someone with a lung condition. Many people associate staying fit with maintaining a healthy heart, losing weight, and reducing the risk of diseases like diabetes, but exercise also helps keep your lungs healthy.


Garlic is a natural food that encourages the opening of the bronchial tubes, helping us breathe better . As if that were not enough, garlic also cleanses our lungs, thanks to the fact that it eliminates harmful materials that usually lodge in them. The consumption of garlic is very simple and can be done in several ways.

Aromatic steam

Specialists also recommend breathing in aromatic steam, especially that containing eucalyptus or lemon. This type of remedy is perfect for cleaning the lungs, causing them to enjoy better health. In these cases it is best to boil water and add eucalyptus or lemon leaves and breathe in the steam by covering our head with a sheet. For its part, an easier option is to buy a humidifier.

Decrease fat intake

Decreasing the consumption of fat daily is recommended , in this way we will clean our lungs. One recommendation is to increase the consumption of products rich in antioxidants and nutrients such as fruits and vegetables. Therefore, we would have to reduce the consumption of dairy products and sausages.

Be aware of contamination

Although many times we cannot avoid it, direct and constant contact with contamination can cause serious respiratory problems. Therefore, it is very important that we be aware of contamination. It is best to follow the advice of specialists, try to avoid being in direct contact with pollutants, exercise and go to natural spaces such as parks.

Breathing exercises

Obviously, doing breathing exercises to clear your lungs is excellent for good lung health. Above all, breathing correctly is of great help so that our lungs are stronger.

In this sense, a great option is to do yoga. remember that this type of exercise is fundamentally based on the use of breath. In any case, we must focus on how we breathe and exercises that cause our lungs to exercise.

Give up smoking

One of the most harmful habits for our health, especially for the lungs, is smoking . Therefore, if you are a smoker, it would be best to quit. Quitting smoking will help you strengthen and clean your lungs, something that your body will greatly appreciate. Remember that smoking is the main cause of lung cancer.


Watercress helps detoxify tobacco smoke. In one study, daily watercress consumption resulted in significantly greater excretion of cancer-promoting substances related to tobacco smoke, which was shown to be protective against cancer, as well as being effective in helping to detoxify the lungs.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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