Is your throat or nasal passage is blocked and you frequently sneeze and cough? You may want to clear them out for sure!
Phlegm is such annoying even they are not dangerous but it is fatal for those who have problems in the respiratory system like pneumonia and asthma because they can cause terrible congestion in the throat.
Phlegm usually contains mucus with bacteria, virus, sloughed-off inflammatory cells, and other debris. Once phlegm came out, it becomes sputum.
These are the natural alternatives to perfectly clear out phlegm:
Ginger and Honey
Peel some ginger and crush it. Heat two tablespoons of raw honey and then mix with crushed ginger. Take this twice a day for three days. You may also make honey with warm water. These combinations can relieve your discomfort to phlegm.
Like the procedure above, mix a half teaspoon of white pepper and add in two tablespoons of heated honey. You may take this three times daily for seven days. This will dry up phlegm.
Pan Fry two spoons of chickpea in a teaspoon of oil until it becomes brownish. You can also add some honey. Consume this twice daily for four to five days.
Onions and Lemons
Peel and grind onion or you can use juicer. Squeeze a lemon and mix the onion juice. Add in a cup of boiling water, mix well and add some teaspoons of honey. You may consume this trice daily.
Grape juice can unblock the clogged throat due to phlegm and relieves the lungs. You may take two tablespoon of grape juice with same amount of honey. Take this three times daily for seven days.
Drinking lemon tea can loose up sticking phlegm to the throat and will gradually relieve it. Combine a lemon juice into honey and black tea.
Mix a spoon of salt into a cup of warm water, gargle it with your head slightly tilted back when it cool down to room temperate. Take care not to swallow it. Doing this will instantly give you relief.
Juice three to four carrots. Add water and some honey. Drink this twice or thrice daily. Doing this will help you out against annoying phlegm.
Garlic and Lime
Combination of these can help you out against inflammation to the throat. Mix a pair of garlic cloves, lemon juice, half teaspoon of ground black pepper, and a dash of salt in a cup of boiling water.
This delicious soup may help in loosing up phlegm. Clear out your throat by consuming chicken soup twice or thrice daily.
Sulfur which is rich in shallots is very effective against infected parts of the airways. It soothes the mucus in the throat.
Spicy foods such as horseradish or pepper acts as decongestant that helps to loosen up noxious phlegm.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Drink a teaspoon of cider vinegar, swallow as quickly as you can then drink some water because the taste will still be there.
How to Avoid Production of Phlegm
Stop Smoking – smoking dries out the vocal chords and our body creates more phlegm.
Avoid Dairy – milk and other dairy products cannot cause body to produce more mucus but it can make it thicker.
Avoid exposure to fume and hazardous chemicals – cleaners, paint fumes, and other chemicals can hurt respiratory function.
Sources: Wellnessbin, Wikihow
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