People often experience some kind of blockage in the nasal passages or throat, persistent cough, and find it hard to breathe.
Phlegm is the thick viscous substance secreted by the mucous membrane of your respiratory tract whose role is to fight infections, especially in the case of a severe cold.
It accumulates in the throat and chest, thus congesting it and the body uses cough to expel it.
Excessive amounts of phlegm commonly occur in the case of cold, flu, sinusitis and viral or bacterial infections, as well as allergic reactions due to asthma, hay fever, or damaged vocal cords.
In these cases, people often experience fever, weakness, a runny nose, constant cough, and difficulties breathing as well. If not treated on time, the phlegm might lead to clogging of the bronchial tubes, and secondary upper respiratory infections.
The following homemade remedies will eliminate phlegm and mucus in the throat and chest, and treat all these accompanying symptoms, in a safe and effective way.
Honey And Lemon
Honey has powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties that calm the irritated respiratory tract and lead to an instant relief. Lemon, on the other hand, is high in vitamin C, which boosts the immune system, and clears away congestion.
- 2 tablespoons of Lemon juice
- A tablespoon of honey