How To Instantly Eliminate Phlegm & Mucus in Chest And Throat (Homemade Remedies)

How To Instantly Eliminate Phlegm & Mucus in Chest And Throat (Homemade Remedies)

People frequently feel some kind of blockage in the nasal passages or throat, constant cough, and find it difficult to breathe.

Phlegm is the thick substance hidden by the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract whose role is to eliminate infections, especially in a case of a serious cold.

It accumulates in the throat and chest, thus congesting it and the body uses a cough to expel it.

Excessive amounts of phlegm usually occur in the case of cold, flu, sinusitis and viral or bacterial infections, as well as allergic reactions because of hay fever, asthma, or damaged vocal cords.

In these situations, symptoms usually include a runny nose, weakness, fever, constant cough, and also difficulties in breathing. Unless the phlegm is treated on time, it might cause clogging of the bronchial tubes, and maybe upper respiratory infections.

The homemade remedies listed below can eliminate phlegm and mucus in the chest and throat, and treat all their symptoms, in a quick, safe and effective way.

Honey And Lemon


Honey contains powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties that calm the irritated respiratory tract and cause an instant relief. On the other hand, lemon is rich in vitamin C, which empowers the immune system, and eliminates congestion.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of Lemon juice

Instructions:

Add the honey and lemon juice in a bowl, and stir well. Drink the concoction at once three times daily to alleviate congestion.

Ginger


Ginger can act as a natural antihistamine and decongestant. It has also powerful antiviral, antibacterial and expectorant properties. Therefore, it eases chest and throat congestion by drying out excessive mucus and stimulating the elimination of buildup.
You need to chew 3-4 raw ginger slices every day, or drink ginger tea a few times daily.

How to prepare a ginger infusion

Ingredients:

  • 6 or 7 pieces ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of honey (has antiseptic properties)
  • 1 teaspoon of black peppercorns (fights infection)
  • 2 cups of water

Instructions:

Heat the water in a pan. When it begins to simmer, add the ginger and peppercorns. Cover the pan, leave it to boil for 1minute, and then lower the heat. Simmer for 5-7 minutes until it turns pale yellow. Strain and add 1 tablespoon of honey. You should drink this tea 2-3 times every day by sipping to instantly relieve the congestion.

Apple Cider Vinegar


Apple cider vinegar alkalizes the body and keeps a healthy pH balance, that will protect from excess production of mucus in the body.

You can add 1 tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to 1 glass of water and mix well. Then, drink it 2-3 times every day to eliminate phlegm or gargle to soothe a sore throat.

Turmeric


The active compound of turmeric, curcumin, is a powerful medicine which destroys bacteria.

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon of Salt (has potent antibacterial properties)
  • 1 glass of Warm water (calms an irritated throat)

Instructions:

Add 1 tablespoon of turmeric to a glass of warm water, add the salt, stir and gargle with the solution. Repeat 3 to 4 times every day to ease mucus and reduce phlegm in your throat.

Gargling with salt water is extremely beneficial, as the water soothes the throat, and the antibacterial qualities of salt kill bacteria and fight infections.

Steaming


Steaming is a really effective way to eliminate mucus and phlegm in the throat. The inhaling of vapors will provide quick relief.

Breathing in steam lets the vapors travel down your throat and loosen up clogged mucus. Infusing the water with herbs is also very helpful.

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 cups of boiling hot water Rosemary (contains antiseptic properties) – ½ teaspoon
  • ½ teaspoon of thyme (reduces excess mucus)
  • ½ teaspoon of dried rosemary

Instructions:

Add ½ teaspoon of thyme and dried rosemary to the water. Lean over the bowl to inhale the steam. You'd better put a towel over the head so that the steam can go directly into the face. Repeat 3 to 4 times every day.

In addition, you can enjoy a steamy shower twice daily.

More tips:

-Regularly blow the nose to expel the phlegm
-Avoid colds drink and foods
-Avoid smoking
-Use a humidifier to reduce the mucus production
-Avoid exposing yourself to household cleaners, paint fumes, and hazardous chemicals
-Do not swallow the phlegm or mucus, but try to gargle and spit it out to accelerate the healing process
-Eat spicy foods such as garlic and peppers to decrease the mucus and break up the congestion.

References: Womansenergy.com, Healthyfoodhouse.com
How To Instantly Eliminate Phlegm & Mucus in Chest And Throat (Homemade Remedies) How To Instantly Eliminate Phlegm & Mucus in Chest And Throat (Homemade Remedies) Reviewed by Κατερίνα Παπ on 9:01 PM Rating: 5

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