Nowadays, numerous people experience some kind of obstructions in the nasal passage that makes it hard to breathe. This breathing difficulty is due to the phlegm located in the mucous membrane of your respiratory tract. In fact, phlegm is a thick viscous substance that has a role to fight infections and keep your health at its best.
Excessive amounts of phlegm usually occur in the case of bacterial infections, flu, or colds, as well as from allergic reactions due to asthma, fever, or damaged vocal cords.
In these cases, people often experience a constant cough, runny nose, fever and weakness, and even difficulty in breathing. If not treated on time, the phlegm might lead to bigger issues by obstructing the bronchial tubes.
Fortunately, there are natural ways to treat phlegm and mucus, in the throat and chest, and eliminate all these accompanying symptoms, in a safe and effective way.
Here’s how to get rid of phlegm and mucus in chest & throat:
- Honey and lemon remedy
Honey has powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties that soothe the irritated respiratory tract while providing immediate relief. On the other hand, lemons are loaded with vitamin C which promotes the immune system and relieve congestion.
- 2 tbsps. of lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. of honey
In a bowl, add the ingredients, and stir well. Drink the solution 3 times daily to get instant relief from the congestion.
- Ginger remedy
Ginger is very popular for relieving throat irritation, cough, and mucus. It easily soothes chest and throat congestion due to its powerful antiviral, antibacterial and expectorant properties.
- 6 or 7 pieces ginger
- 1 tsp. of honey (has antiseptic properties)
- 1 tsp. of black peppercorns (fights infection)
- 2 cups of water
Heat the water in a pan and when it starts to boil, add the ginger and peppercorns. Then, cover the pan and leave it to boil for a minute. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes until it turns pale yellow. Strain and add in 1 tablespoon of honey. You should drink this tea 2-3 times each day until you get rid of phlegm and mucus.