Smoking has been a lifestyle for more than a century now. Even though it has lethal side-effects, there has been no decrease in the number of people smoking. Instead, the name has been growing regularity. Smoking is inhaling the smoke from a burnt substance like tobacco.

The dried leaves of tobacco, are smoked in the form of a cigarette, hookah, pipe, cigar, etc. In case of cigarettes, tobacco is mixed, with aerosol particles and nicotine. On smoking, these aerosols are heated along with smoking tobacco and nicotine and inhaled deep into the lungs. In the lungs, these harmful components are absorbed into the bloodstream.

Nicotine is a stimulant compound found in tobacco plant (Nicotiana tabacum) and related plants. 0.6-3% of tobacco is made up of nicotine, and an average cigarette provides 2mg of nicotine that can be absorbed.

Nicotine associated with lung damage, cardiovascular problems, congenital disabilities, etc. Nicotine is one of the principal components of cigarette smoke. It is an addictive substance which affects the brain reward system.

When nicotine enters the blood from lungs, it raises blood pressure, constricts the arteries and reduces oxygen supply. Also, carbon monoxide that accompanies nicotine reduces the blood’s oxygen-carrying capacity.

Nicotine also causes inflammation and spasm in the muscles of the airway leading to asthma and inflammatory conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. Nicotine does not cause lung cancer, but it protects and enhances the growth of lung cancer cells.

No matter how aware people are of the harmful ingredients in cigarettes and how they are the number 1 cause of lung cancer, they still can’t quit smoking. Well if you recognize yourself in the sentence above, the least you can do is clean your lungs of nicotine and tar build up and decrease your risk of infections.

The same goes for “non-smokers” who have given up cigarettes recently. Smokers who are looking for a way to eliminate these compounds from their lungs, this article very helpful. First and foremost, if you are currently a smoker, give it up as soon as possible; This is important because nicotine and tobacco affect your lungs and you are about to suffer irreparable damage to your health.

While no magic formula will clean the respiratory system of nicotine, tar and other harmful ingredients of cigarettes, certain foods can help to clear the lungs.

The following remedy is exceptionally effective and all-natural way to cleanse your lungs. The best part about it is that it consists of only three simple ingredients.


1) 1-liter water
2) 400 grams onion
3) 400 grams honey
4) Two teaspoons turmeric
5) Ginger root ( an inch)


1) Boil the water sugar. If you have any syrup honey used it, make sure you add it at the end.
2) Chop your onions and grate the ginger root. Add both of them to the mixture.
3) Once the mixture boils again, add turmeric powder and reduce the heat to low.
4) Simmer the mixture until it reduces by half. Then remove the pot from the heat, strain the liquid and transfer the content into a jar.
5) Let the mixture cool off completely. Store the jar in the fridge.


Take this remedy twice a day – in the morning, on an empty stomach, and after your late-night snack or dinner.Take two tablespoons each time.


Onion, similar to garlic, is a good lung cleaner. Onions can be of great help to prevent many diseases, including lung infections. In the case of people who already have cancer, it inhibits the growth of new cells.

Ginger as natural medicine and food helps to defend against malignant diseases; This is another reliable tool to relieve you from the toxins in your lungs. You can consume ginger root tea because it facilitates breathing. Also, you can eat a piece of ginger with a meal.

Turmeric is known for its antiseptic, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties. Moreover, it prevents inflammation, and it cleanses the blood, Turmeric reduces nicotine toxicity in lungs
Nicotine-induced lung toxicity impairs the antioxidant status of the body: This marked by a decrease in antioxidant enzymes and increased lipid peroxidation. Lipid peroxidation is a natural process occurring in the body, but when it is uncontrolled, it causes disease and damage.

It is a destruction of essential fats present in the cell membrane by reactive oxygen species which leads to cell death and tissue damage. Animal study shows that curcumin and its related compound reduce lipid peroxidation and raise the level of antioxidant enzymes while restoring minerals to normal levels.

This entire phenomenon is known as oxidative stress (imbalance between prooxidant and antioxidant agents). Curcumin, as an antioxidant; ameliorates such nicotine-induced oxidative stress.

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