Our lungs—along with our bronchial tubes, throat, sinuses, and our nose—are a major detoxification pathway. They act as the go-between for the internal and outer environment, inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide through their pulmonary capillaries. Each cell performs as a mini lung by taking in oxygen from the bloodstream and eliminating carbon dioxide, which is then carried back to the lungs. That’s why it’s so essential for our lungs to have good-quality air that is clean, moist, warm, and rich in oxygen.
Equally important to our health and detox process are our large intestines, which also need our special attention during this season. When our system becomes backed up with toxins, a mucus buildup along the lining of the intestinal wall occurs. The waste lodged in our colons ultimately affect every part of our body and the result is constipation. One of the first places this intestinal problem appears is our skin in the form of rashes, blotchy skin, acne, and eczema. And because constipation can cause fecal matter to stay lodged in your system for weeks or even years, this motionless waste develops a hard, stubborn buildup along the walls of our bowels and creates a dangerous playground for unwanted bacteria.
Autumn healing teas, herbs, and spices like Fenugreek tea is my autumn beverage of choice due to its effectiveness as a lubricant and its ability to soften and dissolve mucus in the lungs and moisten the intestinal tract to prevent constipation.
Autumn spices including warming cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and anise, which are not only deliciously aromatic but help to prevent indigestion, gas, and cold hands and feet. Anise is a lung remedy as well, known to help bronchial disorders and asthma. Our autumn tea, herbs, and spices all help to support intestinal and respiratory function and alleviate dampness.
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