Get rid of excess mucus and phlegm for easier breathing.
Coughs and colds this time of year are very prevalent, and it is made worse if you already suffer from chest and throat problems which produce excess phlegm.
Excess phlegm can make it extremely hard for the sufferer to breathe, and it seems that as soon as get rid of it, it comes back again.
Asthma and bronchitis are two of the worst conditions for producing excess phlegm and often if you contract one of these conditions, you will likely be on medication for life.
The following are ways to naturally get rid of excess phlegm and mucus for easier breathing, especially in the winter.
- Two cups of water
- A teaspoon of honey
- A teaspoon of peppercorn
- 6 – 7 ginger slices
In a pan, boil the water and add the peppercorn and the slices of ginger. When the water boils, cover it and leave it to boil for a minute. Simmer the mixture on a medium heat for 5 – 7 minutes.
Leave the mixture to cool and then add organic honey. To eliminate breathing difficulties and prevent congestion, consume 2 – 3 cups of ginger on a regular basis.
2. Lemon and Honey
- Two tablespoons of lemon juice
- One tablespoon of organic honey
In a bowl, mix the lemon juice and the organic honey. Consume it 3 times per day in order to relieve infections and prevent congestion.
3. Steam Inhalation
- 4 – 5 cups of boiling water
- Half a teaspoon of rosemary (dried)
- Half a teaspoon of thyme
In a bowl, boil the water and add the rosemary and the thyme. Cover your head with a towel and inhale the steam. It will help you loosen the mucus, and you can repeat the inhalation process several times per day.
Taking a hot shower or bath can also work wonders for steaming away phlegm and mucus.
- A teaspoon of turmeric
- A glass of water (warm)
- Half a teaspoon of salt
In a glass of warm water add the turmeric. Then, add the salt and mix it well. You should gargle the mixture 3 – 4 times per day for several minutes. It will help you to treat respiratory infections and to get rid of phlegm in the chest.
The active ingredient in turmeric is the circumin, its antiviral and antibacterial properties work wonders on the chest.
H/T Organic Planner