Smoking is a problem, let’s face it. Despite what big tobacco corporations say, it is. It is not only addictive, but also highly damaging to the lungs. The smoke all but chars the internal tissue of the alveoli and long term smoking is one of the major causes of cancer.
The reason behind its addictive nature is the nicotine, an alkaloid, which when inhaled as smoke gives a temporary sensation in the brain of relaxation. In fact tobacco smoking started among the Apaches of America as a hatchet-burying activity; done to seal truces.
The damage done to your lungs however is more often than not, major and irreversible. This makes it a very risky and self-destructive habit. This elixir aims to try and salvage whatever little lung tissue it can from the damage. It has three readily available ingredients only and is quite tasty too. The ingredients are ginger, onion and turmeric.
Turmeric has the active principle curcumin which is a cleansing agent, used in Indian rituals and medicine. It is one of the stars in the Indian book of medicine, Ayurveda. It is also used as a condiment and preservative as well as an antibacterial ingredient in Ayurvedic soaps.
Gingeris a common spice and condiment which is used in Chinese, Indian and also Western cooking. It is a decongestant that is used in throat lozenges and tea. It reduces the amount of mucus in the lungs and clears out pulmonary pathways.