Smoking a pack of cigarettes a day is people's favorite pastime. “I’ll go and have a smoke” - this phrase became an occasion to interrupt work, a necessary waste of money and not only. However, it is always time to pay the bills. In the process of smoking, tar and nicotine enter the body, which, together with other harmful substances, can cause irreparable harm to health.
To get rid of nicotine addiction at home, there are a number of proven methods and methods. Do not forget that after quitting tobacco you need clear the lungs and bronchi. This will help to avoid the formation of malignant tumors, prevent the destruction of the underlying tissue and damage to the mucous membrane. Of course, you can wait until the body clears on its own. But, it’s easier to help him, and not to risk health.
The material below will help you learn how to cleanse the respiratory system and restore its function.
Preparation and Precautions
Full recovery takes from four months to a year, depending on the individual characteristics of the body. The main criterion for cleansing the airways is the availability of free time. You need to act gradually, step by step. If the accumulated sputum will be excreted quickly, its greater release is not excluded, which is fraught with impaired lung patency, and, over time, can lead to the development of oncology.
From the point of view of medical practice, treatment begins with folk remedies. Home remedies have a mild effect on the body and have no side effects. Of the many recipes, everyone will choose the best option for themselves. A balanced diet will also shorten the recovery period of organs damaged during smoking.
Do not sharply begin intensive sports training, since during a long run, the load increases not only on the heart muscle, but also on the bronchopulmonary system.
Why clean your lungs
Self-purification occurs in people who consume the minimum amount of cigarettes. In other cases, the mucus produced by the cells, which helps to remove nicotine, tar, carcinogens and irritating substances from the respiratory tract, becomes more viscous and sputum discharge is difficult. In this case, there is a blockage of blood vessels and a violation of gas exchange, as a result of which an insufficient amount of oxygen enters the blood.
Cleaning the lungs helps the respiratory system to remove harmful substances, clean the walls of the bronchi, enrich the blood with oxygen. All this helps to restore damaged areas, improve metabolic processes and increase immunity in general.
Effective folk remedies for cleaning nicotine and tar
In our time, a considerable number of tinctures and decoctions are known that contribute to the restoration of health as a result of the rejection of nicotine.
Whole grains of oats (200 g) are poured with half a liter of milk, brought to a boil over low heat until about half remains. The prepared broth is cooled to room temperature, filtered and drunk immediately. The remaining consistency is consumed during the day before meals. Course duration - 60 days.After the first week, cough intensifies and sputum discharge occurs.
Infusion of Violets and Oregano
Take one tablespoon of dried violet and oregano. Half a liter of boiling water is poured and infused for an hour and a half. Then it is filtered and consumed three times a day. The duration of the procedure is from 30 to 60 days. Sputum discharge is not accompanied by increased coughing.
Sliced onion sprinkled with sugar and let it brew for 7 days. Then the resulting syrup is decanted and consumed once a week. In this case, the effect of the agent is slow.
You will need: primrose, horsetail, medunica, poppy, licorice, soap dish, thyme, elderberry, plantain, picnic, violet, fennel and pine shoots. One tablespoon of each of the ingredients is poured into enameled dishes and poured with two liters of water. Insist at least three hours. Take 200 ml at bedtime. The course lasts 45-60 days. The infusion has an expectorant effect that promotes the removal of sputum.
In a liter of boiling water, 8-10 large leaves are brewed. Insist night, then filter and drink half a glass three times a day before meals. Duration is one month.
Honey with lemon
Using a meat grinder, grind the lemon and add honey from a 1: 1 ratio. Take one tablespoon before eating. Use should be for up to three weeks. Promotes the active discharge of sputum.
In addition to traditional medicine, to improve sputum discharge, drugs are used that anyone can buy in the pharmacy network.
Attention! Before use, be sure to consult a doctor.
The active substance of the drug is ambroxol hydrochloride, which helps to reduce the viscosity of sputum and facilitate its excretion from the body. Sold in the form of syrup, tablets and solution.
Ambroxol analog. It has a similar effect. Increases local immunity, relieves inflammation and suppresses substances that contribute to the inflammatory process.
Means of plant origin. Active ingredient - leaves of climbing ivy. It has anti-inflammatory antioxidant and antifungal effects. Available in syrup form.
The combined preparation is realized in the form of tablets. It has mucolytic, bronchodilator and expectorant action.
Mucolytic agent with an expectorant and antioxidant effect. It is a derivative of the amino acid cysteine. Promotes detoxification of harmful substances. Available in tablet form.
A herbal preparation, the basis of which is the root of the marshmallow. Envelops the walls of the bronchi, preventing irritation. It has an antimicrobial and expectorant effect. Available in the form of tablets and syrup.
Breathing exercises and cleansing procedures
- Breathing exercises. In combination with drugs and folk remedies, you should do therapeutic breathing exercises. The usual inhalations and exhalations in a well-ventilated area, a simple and proven method for the gradual cleansing of the lungs and bronchi.
- Exercises. Perform twice a day, morning and evening, 30-40 times. Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth. Such a sequence maximally opens the lungs. The effectiveness of breathing exercises will increase if you breathe in various essential oils during training and drink mineral water.
- Inhalation. Procedures help in the fight against bronchitis in people suffering from nicotine addiction. For inhalation, both essential oils and herbal decoctions, and saline solution are suitable.
- The bathhouse. An excellent cleanser for the airways. Wet steam dilutes the mucus and helps to remove it from the airways, even through the pores of the skin. You can use an oak, birch or fir broom in the steam room. A good addition is the use of essential oils based on eucalyptus, anise or caraway seeds.Essential oils have antiseptic, deodorizing, antiviral, expectorant, healing and tonic effects on the body.
Special Nutrition and Diet
There is no strict diet for those who want to get rid of addiction. But experts advise to include vitamin C rich foods in the diet. Sauerkraut, rosehip broth, lemon and other vegetables and fruits will help increase the smoker's defenses. Eating onions, garlic and ginger is also necessary.
It is recommended to increase the amount of fluid consumed to 2-3 liters per day. Green tea well removes toxins from the body. Plus, it is a well-known antioxidant.
Complete cleansing of the respiratory system is a long and painstaking process. It takes weeks for someone, while someone clears for several months, it all depends on the individual characteristics of the body. If you take up health, fight to the bitter end. Your health is in your hands!