Detox your lungs from Wildfire smoke

Updated: Aug 27, 2020

With the recent fires raging our beloved Santa Cruz Mountains, covering our city with smoke and toxic irritants, We, as a community are still dealing with the lingering smoke effects which we can ALL experience even weeks after initial contact – ARE you experiencing any of these symptoms ???

Feeling fatigued, sluggish, experiencing headaches, nausea, emotional trauma and/or throat and respiratory discomfort?

I have put together a detox guide to help you best support your health – with intent to rebuild your immunity and support your Lung/ Respiratory health.

1. Respiratory And Immune Tea

A soothing blend of herbs for healthy respiratory and immune support

Make your own !!! Keeps sinuses and chest clear, supports healthy lungs and respiratory system

Respiratory Tea - Effective and Easy. Mullein has long been used to help with coughs and other respiratory issues because of its anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and expectorant properties. The addition of antispasmodic chamomile, demulcent marshmallow, and honey to this tea makes it very helpful for soothing irritated throats and dry coughs.

How to :

3 g (0.1 oz) chamomile flower 1 g (0.05 oz) marshmallow leaf and/or flower 1 g (0.05 oz) mullein leaf

Use approximately 5 g (0.2 oz) herb blend (12 fl oz) hot water. Steep in a covered container for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain through cheesecloth or a tea strainer to remove hairs from the mullein leaf. Add plenty of soothing honey and sip while hot.

Immune Tea -One particularly common, but powerful, formula is mixing Huang Qi/Astragalus with Gou Qi Zi/Goji Berries. These amazing 2 herbs can be found in any bulk herb store

How to :

Simmer a light handful of astragalus in 1 quart of water for 20 minutes, strain, and then add a light handful of goji berries while the water is still hot.  Let it steep until cool enough, and drink throughout the day.  You can leave the berries in the tea and snack on them.  Both herbs serve to enhance lung qi and function, but also provide nourishment and moisture/yin to relieve the dryness that the smoky particulate causes, as well as give it a carrier to expel it from the lungs.  

2. Hydrotherapy: Detoxing with a Therapeutic Bath