3 Teas to Strengthen Your Lungs
Keeping your lungs healthy requires above all that you maintain good habits. Some of the key ways that you can care for your lungs is by stopping smoking, staying away from toxic environments or pollution, getting plenty of exercise, and caring for your immune system.
Nevertheless, there are times when this important organ can suffer from serious disorders like bronchitis, asthma, and infections that require medical treatment.
In addition to the treatment course prescribed by your doctor, there are always times when one of these three medicinal teas will help your lungs get stronger. We’re sure of it.
Enjoy them freshly brewed and served in your favorite mug!
1. Thyme and nettle tea
This tea is a great way to cleanse and strengthen your lungs. Do you want to know why?
- Thyme is one of the most quintessential medicinal plants for lung health. It’s used all the time to alleviate coughs and treat respiratory diseases. Thyme is a natural expectorant and antiseptic, making it perfect both as a tea and just for inhaling the steam.
- Nettle is a plant that’s been used for centuries for a variety of things, and one of its primary properties is cleansing and purifying the bloodstream and lungs. Nettle contains plenty of vitamins and minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, and silicon, so it’s perfect for people who have anemia, weakness, or even those who are bedridden.
- 1 tablespoon of thyme (30 g)
- 1 tablespoon of dried nettle (30 g)
- 1 cup of water (200 ml)
- 1 tablespoon of honey (30 g)
- It’s easy to find nettle and thyme for tea preparation in any natural store. These ingredients are usually sold in bags ranging from 300 to 500 grams, and they’re very affordable.
- The first thing you need to do is bring the water to a boil. As always, we recommend using a ceramic teapot or kettle because aluminum and other metals don’t conserve the medicinal properties of tea as well.
- Once the water is boiling, add the thyme and nettle and let it simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Afterwards, let the tea stand for another 10 minutes as it cools.
- Add the tablespoon of honey and drink slowly, being sure to inhale the steam from the tea. It’s very soothing. You can drink two cups of this tea a day.
2. Medicinal tea made with plantain, fennel, and lemon balm
This is a delicious and medicinal remedy for the lungs. It’s one of the best teas for removing toxins that build up in these important organs, making it perfect for former smokers who not only need to cleanse their lungs, but also treat any infections and ease their cough. Here’s why:
- Plantain: This plant helps you eliminate any mucus or phlegm that’s obstructing your airways. Furthermore, plantain is an excellent anti-inflammatory agent that’s excellent when consumed as a tea or inhaled as steam – you can even use this tea as a hot compress on your chest.
- Fennel and lemon balm: Combining these two medicinal plants helps remove toxins that have built up in your lungs, while also relaxing you. Often when you suffer from lung problems you can also experience extreme fatigue and uncomfortable pressure throughout the respiratory system. Lemon balm helps relieve this.
- 1 tablespoon of lemon balm
- 1 tablespoon of plantain
- 1 tablespoon of fennel
- 1 cup of water (200 ml)
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- Again, first you need to heat the cup of water to a boil. Once it’s boiling, add all three herbs: the plantain, lemon balm, and fennel. Let them simmer for 20 minutes, then let the tea continue to steep for another 10 minutes.
- This tea will taste a bit strong thanks to the plantain, so we recommend adding two tablespoons of honey to this recipe. Despite its bolder flavor, you should drink this tea three times a day because it’s excellent for detox and reducing inflammation.
3. Linden and green tea
This delicious tea serves primarily to prevent you from having lung problems by strengthening and optimizing their function. That means this tea is more like a daily “vitamin” that you can enjoy with breakfast. If you already suffer from lung disease, however, the previous two teas we’ve described here are better options.
- This recipe uses green tea for its antioxidant content, and it’s based on research that was conducted a few years ago at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The team found that green tea helps prevent the onset of lung cancer. Obviously it’s not going to be 100% effective, but a cup a day could make a big difference.
- Linden is a plant that fights spasms and it’s easy to find in any natural store. It helps you relax, allows you to breathe better, and strengthens your lungs. It’s truly amazing, with a pleasant taste that blends well into other types of teas.
- 1 tablespoon of green tea
- 1 tablespoon of linden
- 1 cup of water (200 ml)
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- It’s so simple: just boil your cup of water and add the green tea and linden. Let this tea steep for 10 minutes. Pour the liquid into your favorite mug and add the honey. It’s delicious, and makes for a perfect pairing with breakfast!