The natural lung cleanse protocol below is specifically designed to detox, clear and flush excess mucus, phlegm, and toxins from the lungs, with the best lung cleansing foods, drinks, juices, recipes, and lung cleansing herbs.
As all our body cleanse protocols, the lung cleanse protocol is also based on safe traditional medicine that have been practiced for centuries as well as backed up by modern science.
How To Clean Lungs
4 easy steps to clean & detox your lungs and support the health of your respiratory system:
- Drink lung cleanse drinks. See homemade diy recipes: juice, smoothie, tea.
- Avoid foods that are bad for the lungs. See: foods to avoid.
- Eat lung cleansing foods: See: foods to eat.
- Take lung cleansing herbs to improve results. See: herbs.
- Perform the lung cleansing breathing exercise. See: breathing exercise.
Protocol Duration: 1-5 Days.
Lung Cleanse Drinks
Many studies were able to find a strong connection between certain foods to lung and respiratory health . For this reason, many researchers and health experts recommend to include lung cleansing foods as a part of the diet.
The lung cleanse drinks below are designed to help you get many of these lung cleansing foods using tasty recipes you can easily make at home. The nutritional profile of these drinks is exceptional. See the links below to the complete recipes and see the amount of vitamins, minerals and lung health nutrients you get.
Lung Cleanse Juice
The first step to detox your lungs is to make the the lung cleanse juice. Healthy, easy to make, effective, and safe, this juice includes many lung cleansing foods that have a long history of traditional use that is also supported by modern science.
Out of these nutrients, the juice is high in iron (60%) and magnesium (35%) that according to research, may play a key role in the health of your lungs.
See the complete recipe.
- Ingredients: carrots, apple, kale, romaine lettuce, cucumbers, pomegranate, ginger root, raw local honey, stevia.
- When to drink: drink first thing in the morning and up to two times a day. Drink the juice on an empty stomach, when you still didn’t eat solid foods that day.
Lung Detox Smoothie
Another potent lung cleansing drink we recommended to include in the lung cleanse is the lung detox smoothie. The consistency of the smoothie is much thicker than the lungs cleansing juice, which many people enjoy.
See the complete recipe.
The smoothie provides you with much more fiber than the lung cleanse juice. Around 50% of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA). As research suggests, a diet rich in fiber-containing foods may play a role in improving lung health .
In addition to its high fiber content, the lung detox smoothie also provides your body a few unique lung cleansing nutrients with potent lung detoxifying properties such as pineapple bromelain, apple quercetin and berries anthocyanins .
- Ingredients: water, kale, romaine lettuce, blueberries, strawberries, pineapples, apple, vanilla stevia.
- When to drink: drink first thing in the morning and up to two times a day. Drink the smoothie on an empty stomach, when you still didn’t eat solid foods that day.
Lung Cleanse Tea
The Lung cleansing tea recipe is designed to support normal lung and respiratory system function, using natural lung cleansing foods and herbs you can easily find at your local store.
See the complete recipe.
The lung cleansing tea is one of our most popular home remedies to clean lungs, especially during the winter. Based on the many suggestions and comments we have received over the years, there are two versions of the tea you can make: the original, and the golden milk with the addition of coconut milk.
- Ingredients: water, ginger root, turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, coconut milk, raw local honey, stevia.
- When to drink: drink the tea anytime during the day as a part of your lung cleansing, or by itself as a natural way to clean your lungs and support your respiratory health.
Lung Cleansing Herbs
There are a number of known lung cleansing herbs that can further improve the lung cleanse due to some unique properties in them.
Peppermint (mentha piperita) for example, has a long history of traditional use to support respiratory health. A few studies suggest that peppermint essential oil can improve respiratory function, increase brain oxygen concentration, and may help to relax the airway and bronchial smooth muscle tonicity [4,5].
Plantain leaf (Plantago major) is another example of a popular lung cleansing herb, that is commonly used to treat respiratory diseases . Research data suggests that Plantain leaf may have a safe and effective anti-inflammatory effect against upper respiratory tract infections .
For best results, always get your lung cleansing herbs from a trusted source. You want to make sure you use high quality fresh herbs (ideally organic or wildcrafted) that are well suitable for the purpose of cleansing and detoxifying lungs.
Dr. Group’s Allertrex is the lung cleanse herbal spray we use in our lung cleanse protocol.
- Ingredients: Lovage root, Eucalyptus leaf, Peppermint leaf, Lungwort leaf, Lemon Balm leaf, Orange peel, Plantain leaf, Chapparal leaf, Elecampane root, Lobelia flower, Peppermint essential oil, Menthol.
- Directions: Spray into mouth, inhale deeply three times, then swallow remaining liquid. Repeat three times daily during your lung cleanse.
Breathing Exercises & Lung Cleansing
The connection between exercise and better lung health is well known and supported by the medical community [8, 9]. What is even more interesting, is that the research data also suggests that a simple breathing exercise such as balloon blowing, can increase the respiratory muscles strength and promote better lung function .
This is very important. Many health experts believe that most people do not breathe deep enough. This shallow breathing is very common, and something that we highly recommend to address during the lung cleanse.
All it takes is a few minutes of deep breathing, two to three times a day:
- Find a quiet place with a good flow of fresh clean air.
- Sit comfortably, close your eyes and focus on your breathing.
- Slowly inhale through your nose for, and allow the air fill your lungs and stomach.
- Slowly exhale until all the air is out.
- Repeat for one to two minutes.
Many of our members like to use Dr. Group’s Allertrex Lung Cleanser when they complete this exercise.
Lung Cleansing Foods
When it comes to foods for lung function and respiratory health, the research data is quite remarkable. Certain foods have the ability to naturally cleanse, detox and clean your lungs. The diet you eat can improve your breathing, repair and heal lung damage, and decrease your risk to develop lung disease.
You don’t have to eat all of the lung cleansing foods of course. It is best to choose the ones you enjoy the most that agree with your body and taste buds.
The list of common foods for lung health you can easily find at your local store:
- Fruits: apples, berries, pineapple, pomegranate.
- Cruciferous vegetables: cauliflower, cabbage, kale, garden cress, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts.
- Other veggies: carrots, tomatoes.
- Spices: turmeric, garlic, ginger.
- Sweeteners: raw local honey.
To help you choose the best foods for your lung cleanse, we wrote an entire guide on this topic. We also included all the relevant science and suggestions.
Read the guide.
Foods That Are Bad For The Lungs
During the lung cleanse we highly recommend to limit problematic foods that are known to increase mucus production or to introduce more toxins into your body.
For best results, try to avoid large meals and overeating, as these can stress your lungs and body.
The main foods you want to avoid or limit during the lung cleanse:
Excessive milk consumption can increase the production of mucus in the respiratory tract . According to the U.S. national library of medicine, 65% of the human population has a reduced ability to digest lactose after infancy .
For this reason, we highly recommend to eliminate all dairy products during the lung cleanse.
Commonly known allergens, especially peanuts, tree nuts, soy, dairy, eggs, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish may cause a response in the body that can also affect the respiratory system.
If you suspect you have a reaction to these foods, we highly recommend that you eliminate the food you suspect during the lung cleanse.
Sodium & Salt
If you eat too much sodium, and notice you have water retention issues, you may want to switch to a healthier natural salt such as himalayan pink salt, and also reduce the amount of salt as this may impair your ability to breathe.