Top 7 Ayurvedic Ways to Cleanse Your Lungs

Bajaj Finserv Health
March 25th, 2022
9 mins read

Key Takeaways

  • Cleanse your lungs regularly to protect yourself from lung diseases
  • You can try ayurvedic treatment for lungs at home easily
  • Steam, ginger, basil are some home remedies for lung infection

With the development of industries and automobiles, and the depletion of flora and fauna, the levels of air pollution have been on a gradual rise. It has various harmful effects on the body like  

  • Shortness of breath  
  • Asthma  
  • Coughing  
  • Wheezing  

In extreme cases, excess exposure to pollution can also cause lung cancer or heart attack. There are various kinds of ayurvedic remedies for lungs that you can try at home.

With the pandemic around, you need to be extra cautious of your lungs. They are more vulnerable to damage as the coronavirus affects your respiratory organs. This makes it important to regularly cleanse your lungs. Read on to know more about the best ayurvedic home remedies for lungs. 

Practice deep breathing techniques

Deep breathing is one of the best techniques of ayurveda for lungs as it helps improve lung function. In fact, this is one of the effective lung disease treatment in ayurveda. However, follow it after consultation with a doctor. For breathing problems, home remedies like practicing breathing techniques prove to be beneficial. You can try any of the following techniques. 

  • Pursed lip breathing 
  • Breath focus technique 
  • Diaphragmatic breathing 

Remember to sit at one place, relax, and then practice any of these exercises. You can also try inhaling from your nose and holding for four seconds before you exhale. Breathe out maximum air possible from your nose and then open your mouth. Push out any air left with a sound. Perform this at least 5-10 times a day as it will hardly take a minute of your time. 

Additional Read:  Ayurvedic Health Tips to Manage Symptoms of Asthma 

Ayurvedic Ways to Cleanse Your Lungs

Inhale steam at least once a week 

Inhaling steam helps cleansing the lungs and promoting blood circulation in your body. This is also one of the best ayurvedic remedies for lung infection. Steam inhalation can help you breathe easily and loosen mucus from your airways and lungs. Adding drops of eucalyptus or peppermint oil will help rejuvenate and refresh yourself.  

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. 

Practice Nasya technique 

Ayurveda considers nose to be the route to your brain and consciousness. Nasya is beneficial in protecting your lungs as it helps clear nose blockage. It is also an effective remedy to prevent allergic reactions [1]. To prepare the nasal drop for Nasya treatment, the usual ingredients used are ghee, honey, water, raw herb juices or medicated oils. 

To practice Nasya, lie down in a comfortable position and add 2-3 drops of the above mixture into each of your nostrils.  

Sip on ginger tea 

Ginger is an ingredient that can do wonders for your body. It can improve your immunity as well as make your lungs stronger. Due to this, ginger is also an efficient ayurvedic remedies for lung damage. You can sip ginger tea daily, according to your taste and keep your lungs healthy. 

food for healthy Lungs

Make honey a part of your daily diet 

Honey is an element that is great in taste and you can include it in your daily diet. Along with its taste, honey can be great for easing respiratory symptoms. It lubricates your airways and clears congestion. The medicinal effect of consuming honey is a result of its following properties [2]. 

  • Antimicrobial
  • Antioxidant 
  • Anti-inflammatory

Additional Read: Ayurvedic Treatment for Cold and Cough

Consume Tulsi  

There are many health benefits of Tulsi and one of those is helping you keep your lungs healthy.  

Basil leaves are common herbs for lung infection treatment in ayurveda. This is because of their antimicrobial and bioactive components. Basil leaves also help in reducing Kapha dosha and relieves your chest.

You can eat raw basil leaves or drink its juice with an empty stomach. Both are effective remedies for lung infections like bronchitis. You can also drink basil tea twice a day.  

Take pippali with your detox drink 

Pippali is a one-of-a-kind herb used for purifying lungs which enables you to breathe better. This herb is effective against lung infections due to the properties present in it. Take it with your detox water daily to get maximum benefits. Including pippali in your diet can also help reduce pitta dosha symptoms like acid reflux, nausea, or bad breath. 

Ayurveda is one of the best and natural ways to take care of your well-being. Following these ayurvedic remedies to cleanse your lungs can improve your overall health. Take all necessary precautions while going out 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. Book doctor appointment and get guidance from the comfort of your home. With proper ayurveda care and guidance, you can start practicing these tips at home.

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