Everyone knows that smoking is terrible for your health, yet many people still indulge in this bad habit.
If you’re a former smoker or find yourself often around second hand smoke, it’s a good idea to detox your lungs to get rid of chemical build-up.
If you haven’t stopped smoking yet, this recipe can help you support your lungs as you try to quit. You can even use it as a cough syrup during cold season!
Lung Detox Recipe
Use this recipe to speed the healing process as you’re quitting your smoking habit.
- 14 oz /400 g, roughly chopped onions
- 34 oz /1 liter of water
- 5 tablespoons of organic honey
- 2 tablespoons of freshly grated turmeric
- 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger
- Pour water into a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Add the onion, ginger and turmeric.
- Just before it boils, reduce the heat and let it simmer.
- Let the liquid reduce by half.
- Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
- Add honey and stir.
- Strain into a glass jar with a lid.
- Once completely cooled, store in the refrigerator.
- To use, take two tablespoons in the morning, on an empty stomach and two in the evening, two hours after a meal.
Ginger is often used to treat and prevent allergy symptoms (1), which can can be quite similar to the side effects of smoking.
Many natural aids to stop smoking include ginger ingredients because of its ability to help ease nausea. Nausea is one of the top symptoms of nicotine withdrawal (2). In fact, ginger has been used to help headaches and nausea for more than 2,000 years (3).
Ginger extract can also help ease inflammation, which tends to affect the lining of a smoker’s lungs. It’s even been compared to pharmaceutical drugs like indomathacin (4).