Did you know that it is possible to protect your lungs naturally? We explain some tips and natural remedies that will help you get it easily.
The lungs are essential organs to be able to live and they are the organs in charge of the blood receiving oxygen through the air we breathe, then the blood releases carbon dioxide and the carbon dioxide passes into the air.
We can say then that it is in the lungs where the gas exchange with the blood takes place, this is the respiratory function of the lungs and in which it provides our body with the necessary oxygen to be able to live through respiration.
The functions of the lungs are two: one respiratory and one that is not respiratory. In the non-respiratory function, the lungs act as an external filter, through which they defend themselves from the contamination that is in the air, and to which they are exposed, they also carry out metabolic actions eliminating drugs and medications, acid-base balance, metabolism lipid by lung surfactant action, hormonal involvement, and a system of prostaglandins that cause bronchodilator or bronchoconstriction.
The lungs are protected by the ribs and are located within the thorax. The left lung is slightly smaller than the right and also weighs somewhat less than the right. The weight and size of the lungs is also different depending on the sex, in men the lungs can be larger and heavier than in the case of women.
The weight of the right lung can be about 600 grams and the weight of the left lung about 100 grams less, about 500 grams, these weights can be called indicative or as averages since it will also depend on the characteristics of the body of each person.
To enjoy good health and have healthy lungs, we must take care of and clean them by leading a healthy life as healthy as possible and avoiding tobacco.
The lungs can be cleaned in a totally natural way with products or natural remedies and with simple and practical advice at the same time.
Tips to cleanse the lungs naturally
Flu, colds, colds, are often accompanied by mucus or bronchial secretions, also known as phlegm, which, when trapped in the lungs, obstruct the ability of the lungs to perform its function well, that of breathing.
In the event that these symptoms are accompanied by fever, you must consult your doctor so that he or she can carry out a timely review.
To eliminate both mucus and bronchial secretions and clean the lungs, we must introduce foods rich in vitamin C and vitamin E, both fruits and vegetables rich in these two vitamins, into our diet.
Perhaps you ask yourself the following question and why resort to these vitamins? Vitamin C has antioxidant properties which help us when it comes to fighting free radicals and preventing the oxidation of the cells of our body as well as our lungs, and they help prevent lung congestion.
Citrus fruits such as orange, lemon, kiwis, grapefruit, blueberries and vegetables such as carrots, spinach, broccoli, peppers, celery and parsley stand out for example.
Vitamin E has cleansing properties that will help us detoxify the lungs so it is advisable to also include these foods in our diet: alfalfa, wheat, rye, brewer’s yeast, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, almonds, oat bran, avocado, peach, papayas, mangoes, passion fruits, asparagus, bell pepper, chard, pumpkin, tomato and plants such as dandelions.
To keep the lungs clean and eliminate secretions it is very important to be well hydrated, drink plenty of water from 1.5 liters to 2 liters of water a day.
We can also resort to other natural remedies such as vapors or vapors with some essential oils that contain adequate properties for the elimination of phlegm. These essential oils are peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus.
Also steam inhalation of the mixture of the following herbs, thyme, rosemary, eucalyptus.
These steam baths can be done either with a humidifier or with a small bowl or saucepan in which we will boil water and once it is boiling we add 3 drops of the chosen essential oil.
We turn off the fire and inhale the steam that comes off with a towel placed on top of our head so that the steam is concentrated so that we can inhale it.
This remedy will help us to thin and loose the phlegm in order to eliminate them more easily and we can also breathe better apart from avoiding the appearance of possible infections.