We all know that smoking is terrible for our health, yet most of us can’t stop smoking. Thanks to the addictive properties of nicotine, smoking is just as hard to stop any drug addiction. Nicotine can stay in your system for quite a long time and detoxify it is pretty difficult. If you’re a former smoker or you’re around smokers all the time, detoxifying your lungs is your best bet at quitting smoking. If you haven’t been able to stop yet, we’re going to show you a simple natural recipe that will remove the nicotine from your lungs and help you ditch the habit once and for all.
- Lung detox recipe
- 1 teaspoon ginger (grated)
- 2 tablespoons turmeric (grated)
- 5 tablespoons honey
- 1 l. water
- 400 gr. onions (chopped)
Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan, then add the chopped onions and the turmeric and ginger as well. Next, reduce the heat and let the mixture to come to a boil. Wait until half of it evaporates, then let the syrup cool down and add the honey. Stir well, transfer the mixture to a glass jar and store it in your fridge. Take 2 tablespoons of the syrup every morning before breakfast to clean nicotine out of your lungs. Repeat the process two hours after dinner as well for best results.
Here’s how each ingredient in the remedy works:
Ginger is commonly used against allergies which can be similar to the side-effects of smoking. Most natural remedies for smoking contain ginger which can also relieve nausea. Nausea is the most common nicotine withdrawal symptom and can also soothe your headaches. Ginger can relieve the inflammation in your lungs and has been compared to the effects of the drug indomethacin.
Onions are rich in flavonoids, phenolics and the antioxidant quercetin which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The vegetable also contains allicin, a powerful compound that has been found to fight various types of cancer. Allicin can also stop the formation of nitrosamines in the body which are carcinogenic and related to lung cancer. Smoking significantly raises the risk of lung cancer as well as throat, larynx, pancreatic, stomach, bladder, kidney, cervical and ovarian cancer.
According to one study, consuming honey every day can actually treat coughs better than most pharmaceutical drugs. Smoking causes dry cough and heaving, two common side-effects which can be relieved with only a teaspoon of honey. Besides the nectar itself, you can also use honey wraps on your throat to relieve the coughing and other symptoms.
Turmeric is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory remedies in nature and has potent anti-cancer properties as well. According to a recent study, turmeric can stop the growth of lung cancer cells and prevent the inflammation in your lungs, preventing lung cancer. Furthermore, the same study found that the spice can prevent metastasis of lung cancer cells.