How To Cleanse Lungs Naturally With Ayurvedic Ways

Dr. Mohammad Azam

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Mohammad Azam


6 min read

Key Takeaways

  • Cleanse your lungs regularly to protect yourself from lung diseases
  • Ayurvedic treatment for lungs can help cleanse your lungs at home
  • Home remedies for lung infection include Tulsi, steam, and ginger

With the development of industries, an increase in the use of automobiles, and the depletion of flora and fauna, the levels of air pollution have been on a gradual rise. This adversely affects you and can be seen in the form of asthma, wheezing, cough, or shortness of breath. In extreme cases, excess exposure to pollution can also cause lung cancer or heart attack. With the pandemic ongoing and its effects still being studied, you need to be extra cautious and regularly cleanse your lungs. They are more vulnerable to damage as the coronavirus affects your respiratory organs. You can try ayurvedic treatment for the lungs to enjoy better health. Read on to know more about the best ayurvedic home remedies to cleanse your lungs.

What Is Lung Detox

A lung detox is a method or product designed to help reverse lung damage. For example, lung washes are sometimes used to improve breathing and minimize symptoms like coughing.

Who can gain from lung detoxification? Individuals who are the most likely to benefit from a lung cleanse in terms of lung function and general respiratory health include:

  • Smokers who smoke cigarettes, marijuana, or vape
  • Those exposed to air pollutants, chemicals, gases, and irritants, such as bleach, phosgene, sulfur oxides, nitrogen dioxide, and ammonia, can injure the lungs
  • People who are suffering from respiratory diseases such as chronic pulmonary disease (COPD), asthmatic, allergies, cystic fibrosis, or interstitial lung disease (an umbrella word for a vast spectrum of lung illnesses characterized by scarring or fibrosis)
  • Those who are suffering from lung cancer

How To Cleanse Lungs Naturally

The following are some of the home remedies to clean your lungs.

Quit cold turkey

Quitting smoking is the greatest approach to purifying your lungs. Smoking and tobacco smoke impairs lung function and increases your risk of lung infections and cancer. Going cold turkey may assist you in removing tar from your lungs.

Remove dairy

To cleanse your lungs, eliminate all dairy products. This will assist your body in eliminating toxins throughout the lung cleanse.

Green tea

Before going to bed, consume a cup of your favorite herbal green tea to help eliminate toxins in the bowel that might cause constipation. During this cleansing procedure, avoid doing anything that would strain your lungs.

Lemons are supreme

Add a quart container of lemon juice to a large warm water glass and drink this before breakfast. Instead of lemon juice, try a tumbler of pineapple or pomegranate juice to clear your lungs.

Choose the yoga route

Yoga on a daily basis might assist in relaxing your mind and lungs. Deep breathing should be practiced for half an hour every day. This will aid in the removal of pollutants from your lungs. All of the asanas listed above aid in the purification of your lungs.

Hastha Uttanasana, Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose), Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend), and others. Balasana - Child's Pose, Ustrasana - Camel Pose

If you are performing yoga for the first time, learn carefully with an instructor.

Food for healthy Lungs

Perform nasya

Nose blockage can adversely affect your lungs. As a result, it is essential to ensure that your nasal pathway is not blocked. In this regard, the Nasya technique can help keep your nose free from congestion. This, in turn, helps improve and protect your lung health too. Along with these benefits, Nasya techniques can also help prevent allergies [1]. To practice this technique, ensure that you lie in a comfortable position before putting in nasal drops as recommended by an ayurvedic doctor. 

Sip on ginger tea

Along with recovery from lung damage, improved immunity and lung strength are also reasons why ginger is an efficient ayurvedic treatment for lung damage. To make the most of these benefits, drink ginger tea regularly.

Do deep breathing 

The deep breathing technique helps boost your lung health and relieve shortness of breath. As a result, it is an effective lung disease treatment in Ayurveda. Pranayama is one of the most known breathing techniques that help improve your lung capacity. As a result, for breathing problems, home remedies that include these techniques are beneficial. 

Remember to sit in one place, relax, and then practice any of these exercises. Ensure that your inhaling and exhaling techniques do not harm your lungs. Perform deep breathing techniques multiple times a day as it will hardly take a minute of your time. 

Additional Read: Ayurvedic Tips to Manage Asthma

Consume Indian long pepper

Pippali can help clear your lungs and make breathing easier. This is a result of the properties present in it that allow it to relieve inflamed nasal passages, widen air passages, and relieve coughs. Another way pippali can benefit you is because it can help reduce Kapha and pitta dosha symptoms such as skin problems, foul-smelling sweat or breath, and more. 

Cleanse Your Lungs with ayurveda

Inhale steam weekly

To cleanse your lungs, steam is one of the best ayurvedic home remedies for a lung infection. Steam inhalation can help you breathe easily and dislodge mucus from your airways. Steam also provides hydration and moisturization to your skin. It cleans your pores and enhances your skin’s ability to absorb topical serums or creams. This is why steam is also one of the most common ayurvedic skin care home remedies.

Consume honey

Honey is great in taste, and you can include it in your daily diet to ease your respiratory symptoms. The medicinal effect of consuming honey is a result of the fact that it helps reduce inflammation, oxidative damage, and microbes that cause infection [2]. Due to its lubricating properties, it clears congestion in your nasal passages. So, having honey can help ease your lung problems. 

Additional Read: Ayurvedic Treatment for Cold and Cough

Include Tulsi in your diet

There are many health benefits of Tulsi, and one of those is its ability to maintain and improve your lung health. Tulsi has bioactive components and antimicrobial properties that can help relieve your chest. As a result, Tulsi is an effective lung infection treatment in Ayurveda. Raw leaves, as well as their juice, are effective remedies for lung infections like bronchitis. You can also drink tulsi tea twice a day. 


These ayurvedic remedies can help cleanse your lungs as well as improve your overall well-being and protect your lungs from pollution. You can also talk to top Ayurveda specialists on Bajaj Finserv Health for more ways to practice Ayurveda at home. If you have persistent discomfort or have problems breathing, contact your doctor immediately. Book an online doctor consultation and get guidance from the comfort of your home. With proper Ayurveda care and guidance, you can start strengthening your lungs from home.

Published on 25 Mar 2022Last updated on 12 Apr 2023

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Dr. Mohammad Azam

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Mohammad Azam

, BAMS 1 , MD - Ayurveda Medicine 3


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