Lung Cleansing Tea : Best Homemade Recipe To Detox Your Lungs

Best Teas For Detoxing The Lungs

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 home remedy that may help to:

  • Cleanse the lungs
  • Relieve congestion
  • Alleviate allergies
  • 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

Quick link to recipes: original, golden milk.

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 both safety and effectiveness. This includes evidence based natural ingredients you can easily find at your local store.

The coconut – golden milk lung cleansing version. Based on the many comments we have received, we added another very popular variation of this recipe. This option uses coconut milk instead of the water.
Both options are as effective. It really comes down to personal preferences and of course, variety. See more details below.

Lung Cleanse Tea Recipe
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Lung Cleansing Tea

Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Course: Tea
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Indian
Keyword: Lung Cleansing Tea
Servings: 1
Calories: 60kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy


  • 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
  • 6 Sprays Dr. Group’s Allertrex® Lung cleansing herbs
  • 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).

Right before drinking

  • Spray Allertrex® into mouth, inhale deeply three times, then swallow remaining liquid. See below for more info.


Calories: 60kcal

To further enhance the results and benefits of the lung cleansing tea, we highly recommend to inhale Dr. Group’s Allertrex (lung cleansing herbal formula) right before you drink the tea.

The herbs in this formula have a long history of traditional use for respiratory and lungs health. This includes an ability to improve respiratory function, increase oxygen concentration, and relax your airways. With such benefits, you may find these herbs enhance the effectiveness of the other nutrients in your tea. (Or in fact, any lung cleansing foods).

Quite remarkable considering these are all natural common herbs!
To learn more about Allertrex, including the complete ingredients list, see Dr. Group’s website.

Additional Lung Cleansing Recipes

For additional recipes, foods and herbs that may further support cleansing your lungs, see our lung cleanse protocol

Lung Cleansing Tea – Summary Of Evidence


ginger Lung Cleansing Tea

Ginger has a long history of traditional use as a natural remedy to treat respiratory illnesses. Modern science was able to validate this use in respiratory disorders. According to research, ginger can reduce allergic airway inflammation [1].

In fact, the researchers found that certain active components of ginger have a natural ability to suppress allergic reactions. As a result, they concluded that ginger may help to treat and prevent allergic diseases. [2].

Additional studies proposed ginger as a possible therapeutic application in allergic asthma. According to the data, [6]-gingerol, a major constituent of ginger, can prevent immune responses that lead to airway inflammation. [3].

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. [4].


Turmeric Lung Cleansing Tea

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 [5].

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.[6].

Additional evidence, suggested that curcumin might also alleviate airway inflammation in asthma [7], and may be helpful to prevent the development and deterioration of the allergic airway inflammation [8].
Animals studies also suggested that curcumin may also have anti-tumor effects in lung cancer [9].


Honey Lung Detox Tea

Honey is commonly used in folk medicine as a natural way to treat airway inflammation, cough, reduce and prevent asthma related symptoms. [10].

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 [11].

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) [12].

Black Pepper

black pepper lung cleanse tea

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%. [13].

Lung Cleansing Tea Recipe : Top Tips From Our Members


Cinnamon lung detox tea

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 [14]. We also see this use in the Ayurvedic medicine, with many remedies that include cinnamon to treat respiratory, digestive and gynaecological ailments [15].

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.

Lung Cleanse Tea Golden Milk