What causes breathing problems and coughing is usually some nasal or throat obstructions. One other thing that can lead to health issues is the phlegm in the lungs. This is not a threatening condition, however, it can affect your life negatively. So, if you do not treat it, it can lead to more health issues.

What Is Phlegm?

Phlegm is a sticky substance that is secreted by the mucus of the respiratory system. The mucous membranes produce phlegm to protect the respiratory system. But, the mucus is very sticky, thus, its job is to trap the allergies, dust, and viruses.

The function of the mucus is to prevent infections, like the cold. But, when the mucus is mostly in the chest and the throat, this might lead to coughing. But, if there is a lot of phlegm in the lungs as a consequence of cold, bacterial infections, viruses, or flu, it can lead to severe health conditions.

Moreover, it can also lead to a weakened body, runny nose, fever, cough and breathing difficulties. If you do not get rid of the phlegm then it can obstruct the bronchial tubes, and cause health problems.

Hence, we are here today to present you some natural treatments that will help you eliminate phlegm in the lungs and soothe respiratory issues. Let’s check them out.

Natural Remedies to Eliminate Phlegm

1. Ginger

Ginger is a decongestant that has antibacterial, antiviral and expectorant properties. The ginger root is capable of relieving throat and chest congestion and getting rid of the phlegm. In order for it to work, you will need to drink a couple of cups of ginger root or consume 3-4 slices of ginger daily.

How to Make Ginger Tea?

The Ingredients:

  • Two cups of water
  • A teaspoon of honey
  • A teaspoon of peppercorn
  • 6 – 7 ginger slices

The Preparation:

Take some water, put it in a pan and boil it. Add the peppercorn and the slices of ginger. After the water boils, cover it and leave it for a minute to boil. Then, simmer the mixture on medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Finally, leave it to cool and add some organic honey. If you want to eliminate breathing difficulties and prevent congestion, make sure you consume 2-3 cups of ginger daily.

2. Lemon and Honey

If you mix lemon and raw honey, it will help immensely to relieve the respiratory tract and sooth the coughing. The lemon and honey together possess antifungal and antimicrobial properties. Also, the lemon contains vitamin C which can prevent congestion and boost the immune system. So, the lemon’s acidity can break the mucus down.

The Ingredients:

  • Two tablespoons of lemon juice
  • One tablespoon of organic honey

The Preparation:

Mix the lemon juice and organic honey in a bowl. Make sure you consume it 3 times a day so that it can help in relieving infections and preventing congestion.

3. Steam Inhalation

This is one of the best remedies to help you prevent chest congestion and mucus. It will help you restrain the clogged mucus. For optimal results, you need to infuse water with herbs.

The Ingredients:

  • 4 – 5 cups of boiling water
  •  Half a teaspoon of rosemary (dried)
  • Half a teaspoon of thyme

The Preparation:

Boil some water in a bowl and add the rosemary and the thyme. Afterward, cover your head with a towel and inhale the steam. This will loose the secretion. You can do this process a couple of times a day.

Moreover, you can also take a shower steam twice a day. Just stay in a hot bath for 10 minutes so that you can break the mucus down. Nevertheless, make sure to moisturize the body after the bath because water dries the skin.

If you want to get the best benefits of the steam, you can also add some essential oils that will destroy the germs, reduce inflammation and soothe congestion. For example, tea tree oil will offer you antimicrobial properties that will treat the infections and irritated throat. Also, menthol oil will soothe the congestion and eliminate symptoms of asthma and sinus infections.

4. Turmeric

Turmeric is rich in Curcuma that possesses antibacterial and antiseptic properties that can reduce the phlegm by eliminating the bacteria causing the mucus. Also, it can boost the immune system too.

The Ingredients:

  • A teaspoon of turmeric
  • A glass of water (warm)
  • Half a teaspoon of salt

The Preparation:

Take a warm glass of water and add some turmeric to it. Next, add the salt and mix well. Then, gargle the mixture 3-4 times daily for a couple of minutes. This will help with respiratory infections and with getting rid of the phlegm in the chest.

Another thing you can try is gargling warm salt water. The salt will aid in eliminating bacteria and reducing phlegm and the warm water will relieve the irritated throat.

Other things you can do is blow the nose, raise the humidity at home, apply warm compresses on affected areas, limit exposure to irritants, drink warm liquids, avoid drinking cold drinks. Smoking is also a very nasty habit that will not help at all. Make sure you avoid household cleaners and chemicals, paint fumes and more that can lead to irritated throat and lungs and increased mucus production. Instead, try eating spicy meals with pepper, chili, capsaicin, and garlic.

Sources:

justorganicmedicine.com

healthiestalternative.com

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What causes breathing problems and coughing is usually some nasal or throat obstructions. One other thing that can lead to health issues is the phlegm in the lungs. This is not a threatening condition, however, it can affect your life negatively. So, if you do not treat it, it...