It is caused by viral or bacterial infections, flu, or colds, and the body uses coughing in an attempt to get rid of it.
The excessive amounts of phlegm in the lungs might cause persistent coughs, fever, weakness, runny nose, and difficulty breathing, and if not expelled, it can cause even bigger issues by obstructing the bronchial tubes.
Fortunately, the following natural remedies and methods are effective in reducing the amount of phlegm and treat respiratory infections:
It is a potent natural decongestant and antihistamine with strong expectorant and antibacterial qualities, which relieve throat and chest congestion. You should eat 3-4 ginger slices daily, or drink 2-3 cups of the following ginger tea daily:
- 6-7 slices of ginger
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon of black peppercorns
- 2 cups of water
In a pan, cook the water, and when it starts to boil, add the ginger and peppercorns. Cover and after a minute, lower the heat. Simmer for 5-7 minutes, remove from heat, strain, and add the honey after it cools a bit.
Honey and Lemon
Lemons are loaded with vitamin C which strengthens the immune system and treats congestion, and honey has powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties. Therefore, this combination soothes the irritated respiratory tract and brings relief.
- 1 tablespoon of organic honey
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
In a bowl, mix the ingredients, and drink it three times daily.
The active compound of turmeric, curcumin, has antibacterial properties that treat respiratory infections:
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- ½ a teaspoon of salt
- A glass of warm water
In a glass of warm water, add the turmeric, stir, and add the salt. Use this solution to gargle for a few minutes 3-4 times daily to soothe the throat, kill bacteria, treat respiratory infections, and reduce the amount of phlegm in the chest.
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