Ayurvedic Concoctions to Keep Your Lungs Healthy

Ayurvedic Concoctions to Keep Your Lungs Healthy

In India, winters mark the onset of the wedding season where burning firecrackers is common. These firecrackers can cause vast harm to your lungs. They can irritate the air passage and cause coughing, wheezing, inflammation, congestion, shortness of breath, etc. Therefore, it is extremely important to prevent these respiratory disorders and boost the functioning of the lungs during winters. Ayurveda mentions many herbs that can help you strengthen your lung tissues. Consuming the concoctions made from these herbs can help you prevent the adverse effects of smoke.   

Ayurvedic Concoctions for Lungs

Turmeric Milk

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According to Ayurveda, turmeric or Haldi is one of the best herbs to cure lung problems. It helps to reduce inflammation in the respiratory tract and remove toxins from the body. Additionally, curcumin, a compound present in turmeric, also helps to strengthen your lung tissues.

How to Make Turmeric Milk? 

Warm one cup of milk and add ½ teaspoon of turmeric to it. Mix it well and let the mixture boil for 1-2 minutes. Drink this Ayurvedic concoction every day to prevent lung problems.   

Tulsi and Mulethi Tea

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Mulethi or liquorice helps to soothe sore throats and prevent infections in the respiratory tract. The expectorant activities of Mulethi help to secrete healthy mucus and clear nasal passage. Tulsi, on the other hand, is antibacterial, antiseptic and antioxidative, thereby promoting the overall health of the lungs. 

How To Make Mulethi and Tulsi Tea?

Add one piece of Mulethi and a few Tulsi leaves to 2 cups of water. Boil it for 5 minutes until the water is reduced to half. Strain the tea and add honey or lemon juice if you want.  

Ginger and Honey Concoction

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Rich in anti-inflammatory properties, ginger is one of the best Ayurvedic herbs to promote lung functions. During the winters, you are more prone to suffering from congestion and clogging of air passages. Ginger helps to detoxify the lungs, relieve congestion, unclog the air passages and improve circulation in the lungs. Honey is also highly effective to boost your lung health. It is rich in antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties that help to keep respiratory infections at bay.

How To Make Ginger and Honey Concoction?

Take one teaspoon of honey and two teaspoons of ginger juice. Mix them well and add black pepper to the paste. Consume this concoction every day during the winter season.  

Lemon, Ginger and Peppermint Tea

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According to Ayurveda, lemon is highly effective in pacifying Kapha Dosha, which causes most of the lung-related problems. It is highly rich in antioxidants and helps to prevent infections. Ginger is also one of the best herbs to boost circulation in the lungs and unclog the air passages. Peppermint, on the other hand, helps to remove excess mucus from the lungs and relieve congestion. Therefore, lemon, ginger and peppermint tea is considered one of the best remedies to keep your lungs healthy.

How to Make Lemon, Ginger and Peppermint Tea?

Boil 2 cups of water and add one teaspoon of grated ginger to it. Let it boil for 2-3 minutes. Then, add a few peppermint leaves to it and turn off the heat. Let it steep for a few minutes, and then add one teaspoon of lemon juice to it.   

Triphala and Honey

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Ayurveda classifies Triphala as a Tridoshic Rasayana, meaning that it helps to pacify all the aggravated Doshas. Additionally, Triphala is also known for its detoxifying and rejuvenating properties that help to promote the functioning of the lungs. Furthermore, Bhibhitaki, one of the three ingredients of Triphala, helps cleanse the lungs and treat respiratory ailments. 

How To Make Triphala and Honey Concoction?

Mix one tablespoon of Triphala powder with one teaspoon of honey and consume it every night during the winter season. 

Pippali and Honey

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Pippali or long pepper is a potent Ayurvedic herb to cure lung problems. It helps reduce inflammation, clear excess mucus, relieve nasal congestion and treat many other respiratory disorders. It is one of the best herbs to pacify Vata and Kapha Dosha in the body. 

How To Make Pippali and Honey Concoction?

Take one teaspoon of Pippali powder, a pinch of turmeric powder, a little bit of ginger powder and one teaspoon of honey. Mix all the ingredients in 1 cup of lukewarm water and have this concoction every day to promote lung health. 

Easy lifestyle adaptations

Carrot and Beetroot Juice

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Carrots are rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants that help to prevent free radical damage in your lungs. Beetroots, on the other hand, are packed with antioxidants and nitrates that help to boost lung function. They both are highly effective in preventing and fighting respiratory problems. Therefore, it is advised to take carrot and beetroot juice every day, in the morning, during the winter season. 

How to Make Carrot and Beetroot Juice?

Take one carrot and one beetroot and add them to a blender. Juice them well and add rock and black pepper to the juice. Consume them while it is fresh.


It is very important to prevent respiratory disorders and strengthen your lung tissues. The Ayurvedic concoctions mentioned above are the best ways to promote lung health. Therefore, you must consume them regularly to enjoy the festival without worrying about your lung health.   


Dr. Ashwini Konnur

Dr. Ashwini has 17 years of experience in Clinical Practice, Research & Education in the field of Ayurveda with competency in acute & chronic conditions & lifestyle diseases. She has also expertise in treating Female Infertility disorders, other Gynecological Problems & General disorders along with specialised focus in Ayurvedic detoxification therapies, Panchakarma & other Ayurvedic treatments