The one organ in the human body that works almost endlessly is the lungs. Sometimes we don’t often consider the part our lungs play in keeping us healthy and strong. They keep us alive and what we do is take them for granted. We take care of our lungs only when we encounter breathing issues that we begin to respect how hard our lungs function for us. The fact is that, like the other parts of our body, our lungs demand daily care and lookout to work at their best.
Taking good care of the lungs has become essential these days because of the growing pollution in the air. That’s why it is significant to prioritize your lung health. The foremost and significant step is to quit smoking. Except that, there are a few naturalistic ways by which one can try to enhance their breathing ability and get a set of more powerful lungs.
The most common cause of weak lungs is smoking Cigarettes. Other causes include:
- Allergic vulnerabilities such as dust, pollen, smoke, fumes
- Disproportionate intake of cold potency foods, cold water, residing in cold places.
- Disproportionate exercise, sexual intercourse, long walk beyond one’s ability.
- Constipation associated with flatulence
- Weakness and injury to vital organs
- Regular use of non-compatible foods. E.g., Milk and fish, milk and sour foods, etc., excessive intake of Vata increasing foods, excess consumption of sesame oil, or fasting in excess.
- Excessive administration of shodhan therapies.
- As a secondary affliction to diarrhea, fever, vomiting, rakta-pitta, udavarta, visuchika-cholera, anemia, poisoning.
- Intake of aquatic meat, marshy animals and birds, excess curd, and unboiled milk.
- Injury to throat and chest.
Ayushakti Brings You a Few Simple Home Remedies to Keep Your Lungs Healthy and Strong
- Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek seeds break down mucus and eject it from the body. Take a tablespoon of fenugreek seeds also known as methi dana, simmer it in water for about 5 to 10 mins and then drink the liquid. Hava this liquid at least twice a day.
- Deep Breathing and Yoga
Practicing yoga and breathing exercises helps improve oxygen levels; thus, the congestion can reduce and relieve lungs related problems. Deep breathing and practicing yoga is one of the best ways to steadily improve your breathing capacity. It is advisable to avoid breath-holding exercises in Asthma ailments. Just concentrate on deep breathing and make sure to practice yoga daily.
- Drink Plenty of Water
Water is a therapy for a lot of problems related to human bodies. Getting sufficient water is as significant for the lungs as it is for the rest of the body. Having water regularly and staying well hydrated will improve blood flow, which in favor will maintain your lungs hydrated helping them to function better.
- Eat Well
A healthy diet is as useful for your lungs as it is for any other part of the human body. Eat a lot of hot, soupy, sloppy meals that are easy to digest, and do not produce mucus. Consume more cooked vegetables such as pumpkin (kaddu ), squashes, mange-tout, asparagus, fennel swedes, sweet corn, onions, marrow, Ivy Gourd (Tendli ), snake gourd (Padwal), smooth gourd (Galka), carrots, parsnips, spinach (Palak), fenugreek leaves (Methi), French beans (Phansi), bottle gourds (Dudhi), ridge gourds (Turai), beetroot, celery, chicory, and leeks. Hot black tea or ginger tea considerably helps to dissolve the sticky mucus and eject them out.
- Don’t Smoke or Use Tobacco Products
You’ve heard it a thousand times earlier; Smoking is harmful, chewing tobacco, and parallel products are not right for your lungs, or your health altogether. There’s a logic behind why every health expert and association says this over again and again: Every time you take a puff of a cigarette, you inhale numerous chemicals into your lungs, which also include tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide. These poisons harm your lungs. They grow mucus, make it more challenging for your lungs to cleanse themselves, and trouble and inflamed tissues. Slowly, your airways narrow, making it more challenging to breathe. Sidestepping or quitting a smoking habit is the most efficacious way to keep your respiratory system healthy and strong.
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Author of the Blog: Dr. Rajeshri Mehta
Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd