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You have probably heard throughout your life how important it is to eat your vegetables. Well, this is said for a reason. Vegetables have many vital nutrients that are necessary for keeping our bodies healthy. One vegetable in particular has shown to help clear out damaged lungs. This special vegetable is broccoli.

Broccoli not only helps the immune system of the body, but it also helps to clear out harmful bacteria from your lungs. Many of the compounds that are found in broccoli can actually help with a number of different diseases of the lungs.


When your lungs are functioning properly, macrophages, which are white blood cells, remove bacteria and debris that build up in the lungs and can cause infections.

The NRF2 is the chemical pathway of the lungs that activates macrophage. If this pathway is damaged, sulphoraphane, which is a chemical in plants such as cauliflower and broccoli, can actually help restore the path.

Herbs with Lung Cleansing Benefits

Along with broccoli, there are several herbs that you should add to your diet in order to help cleanse your damaged lungs. Some of these herbs include:

  • Licorice Root
  • Cannabis
  • Coltsfoot
  • Thyme
  • Osha root
  • Oregano
  • Lobelia inflate
  • Eucalyptus
  • Mullein
  • Lungwort
  • Sage

A healthy diet that includes fresh broccoli along with a combination of herbs can help you repair damage that is done to your lungs.

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