The Lung cleansing tea recipe below 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.
Use it as a part of your lung cleanse, or when needed, as a natural alternative that may help to relieve congestion, alleviate allergies, and ease airway inflammation.
For the complete lung cleanse protocol, including the best foods, drinks, juices, recipes, and lung cleansing herbs, see: Lung cleanse.
Lung Cleansing Tea Ingredients : Summary Of Evidence
Lung Cleansing Tea Recipe
The lung cleansing tea recipe offers a great natural way to cleanse and detox your lungs and respiratory system.
As in all our home remedies and cleansing recipes, we focused on safe and effective evidence based natural ingredients you can easily find at your local store.
A popular variation of this recipe is the the coconut – golden milk lung cleansing. The recipe uses coconut milk instead of the water.
Lung Cleansing Tea
- 1 cup spring water
- 2 inches ginger root
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- pinch ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp 1 raw local honey or a few drops of stevia
- pinch ground cinnamon optional
- Peel the ginger root and cut to thin slices.
- Boil the ginger in water for 5 minutes together with the turmeric powder, ground black pepper and cinnamon (optional).
- Reduce the heat, cover and allow the to simmer for additional 5-10 minutes. The longer, the stronger the taste.
- Strain the tea into your tea cup.
- Add the raw honey or stevia to taste (optional).
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Lung Cleansing Tea – Summary Of Evidence
Ginger has a long history of traditional use as a natural remedy to treat respiratory illnesses. Modern science was able to validate the traditional use of ginger in respiratory disorders and suggests that ginger can reduce allergic airway inflammation .
The research data also found that certain active components of ginger have a natural ability to suppress allergic reactions, and therefore may help to treat and prevent allergic diseases. .
Additional studies proposed ginger as a possible therapeutic application in allergic asthma. According to the data, -gingerol, a major constituent of ginger, can prevent immune responses that lead to airway inflammation. .
Some research data also suggests that 6-Shogaol, an active constituent of ginger, may be useful as a chemopreventive agent against certain types of lung cancer. .
Dating back nearly 4000 years ago, turmeric also has a very long history of medicinal use. Ayurvedic medicine practitioners often use turmeric to treat various respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies, bronchial hyperreactivity, runny nose, cough, and sinusitis .
Most of the benefits and medicinal use of turmeric, are due to its natural anti-inflammatory activity. One study found that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, improved the airway obstruction in patients of Bronchial Asthma. For this reason, the study suggested that curcumin may offer an effective and safe natural add-on therapy to treat bronchial asthma..
Additional evidence, suggested that curcumin might also alleviate airway inflammation in asthma , and may be helpful to prevent the development and deterioration of the allergic airway inflammation .
Animals studies also suggested that curcumin may also have anti-tumor effects in lung cancer .
Honey is commonly used in folk medicine as a natural way to treat airway inflammation, cough, reduce and prevent asthma related symptoms. .
According to research data, a single dose of honey can help to reduce mucus secretion and reduce cough in children. Further studies also suggested that honey may help to relieve inflammation and irritation in men as well .
Consuming raw local honey is a well known home remedy for seasonal allergies many people swear by. The evidence on this topic, however, may not be as strong since most studies didn’t use local and raw honey. One study was able to show that honey can improve the symptoms of seasonal allergies (allergic, hay fever) .
Piperine, the major active component in black pepper, is known for its ability to enhance the bioavailability curcumin along with other herbs and spices. This combination has a long traditional use that is also backed up by science. According to one study, piperine increased the bioavailability of curcumin by 2000%. .
Lung Cleansing Tea Recipe : Top Tips From Our Members
Many of our members did like our suggestion to add a dash of cinnamon to the lung cleansing tea.
Cinnamon does have a long traditional use for respiratory issues. In the medical community, however, there is not enough evidence to support this use.
As for the traditional use of cinnamon to cleanse the lungs, what we do know is that the Romans used cinnamon to treat digestive and respiratory tract issues . We also see this use in the Ayurvedic medicine, with many remedies that include cinnamon to treat respiratory, digestive and gynaecological ailments .
The Coconut – Golden Milk Lung Cleansing Recipe
As you can guess, this version of the lung cleansing tea is very popular. The original version does taste great. When you replace the 1 cup of water with 1 cup of pure coconut milk, however, the taste,texture and overall feel you get are simply amazing.
To make the coconut golden milk lung cleansing recipe follow the same directions as the original recipe. The only differences:
- Use 1 cup of pure coconut milk instead of the water.
- Heat the coconut milk with the ingredients on medium heat. Do not bring to boil.
- All the other directions stay the same.
This use of natural fats together with tumeric is a known ayurvedic principle we see in the authentic golden milk recipe. This use may help to improve the absorption and/or bioavailiblity of curcumuin in the body. Another benefit that some people report, is better sleep.
From lung cleansing perspective, however, we are unaware of any studies or evidence that support specific benefits due to the addition of coconut milk.