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5 Ways to Get Rid of Phlegm

Updated on June 17, 2018
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Are you suffering from phlegm?

Do you want to get rid of that nasty phlegm that has been bothering you for a while? Phlegm in your throat, nose and your lungs can be an irritating problem which could escalate into a more severe condition if not treated carefully. Most people feel tightness in the chest region, difficultly in breathing, experience fatigue and body ache due to excessive coughing to expel the phlegm from your body.

Fortunately there are 5 ways to get rid of phlegm easily because the remedies are readily available in your home and you may not even realize it. These forgotten remedies are traditional cures that has been used for ages in India to treat this symptom and they are safe and provides fast results.

1. Turmeric

Turmeric's active ingredients and another component inside it called curcumin has powerful anti-bacterial effect in fighting against infections. Turmeric has been used for a long time in Indian culture for skin care purposes and to fight acne. The powerful components of this natural remedy makes turmeric an ideal medicine to fight infections which is causing your body to produce phlegm. When mixed with salt, it increases the potency to control and eliminate the infection inside your throat and curing your condition.

It is easy to prepare and consume this remedy. You need the following ingredients:

a. 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder.

b. half a teaspoon of fine sea salt (buy the one which is used for cooking).

c. 1 glass of warm water.

Mix the turmeric powder into the glass of warm water and stir well. Then mix the sea salt and give it a good stir until all the salt is absorbed into the water. Drink this mixture 3 times a day and the infection in your throat will heal and the phlegm will reduce and eventually go away.

2. Ginger

Ginger has always been known for its natural anti viral and anti bacterial properties. Ginger is used as a natural remedy to protect against and cure different type of ailments. When it comes to getting rid of phlegm, ginger is one one top home remedies that you can use as a natural cure. Here are some simple ways you can use this remedy:

a. You can cut a few small pieces of ginger and eat them raw everyday. In addition to fighting against infection, the heat in the ginger will cause the tough sticky phlegm to dilute and your body will be able to expel it easier.

b. Not everybody likes to munch on raw ginger. So if you don't want to eat raw ginger, you can make your own ginger tea using the following ingredients:

i. Cut 6 small pieces of ginger (1 piece would be about a 0.5 to 1 centimeter in length.

ii. 1 teaspoon of black pepper powder.

iii. 1 teaspoon of honey.

iv. 2 glasses of water

Pour the water into a boiling pot and heat it slowly. Mix the small pieces of ginger and the black pepper powder into the water. After 1 minute, mix the honey into the water and close the pot for a about 5 to 7 minutes. After 7 minutes, turn off the heat and let the mixture cool off. You can then remove the pieces of ginger from the pot and drink the tea 3 to 4 times a day.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

One of mother nature's miracle remedy, apply cider vinegar has tons of internal and external uses. This raw unfiltered and unsweetened beverage made from apples has the ability to balance our body's PH readings, cut off acidity from our body, helps to fight acne and many more uses.

Just take one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and mix with a glass of normal temperature water. Drink 3 to 4 times a day and you will find your phlegm gradually decreasing and any throat infection that you have will also start improving.

In choosing apple cider vinegar, take the one with the 'Mother' still in the bottle. 'Mother' is a complex beneficial acids that is good for health. Braggs is good choice especially it has only 5% acidity level which is good for digestive health as well.

I adopted a healthier diet. I take at least a tablespoon of apple-cider vinegar a day. It's an old wives' tale, but it really is one of the best things you can put in your mouth.

— Melissa Etheridge

4. Inhaling Vapor

Inhaling vapor is an effective way to get rid of phlegm, reduce the thickness of mucus and helps to alleviate the heavy feeling that you may experience in your head. Inhaling vapor is an easy method to apply at home. You need the following ingredients to prepare your mixture:

i.1/2 teaspoon of balm. You can use any over the counter balm which is commonly used for flu and chest congestion.

ii.1/2 teaspoon of dried rosemary

iii.5 cups of water.

Pour all the ingredients into a pot and heat up until the water boils. Remove the pot and leave it on a table where you could inhale the vapor from the water. If the water becomes cold, you may boil the mixture again.

You can also take a clean towel and cover your head while you're inhaling the vapor to ensure you get the maximum amount of vapor into your system. Do this 3 times a day and you will see a quick improvement.

5. Honey and Lemon

Honey is a wonderful natural anti viral and anti bacterial remedy. It helps to fight infection as well as provide relief to irritation in your throat and lungs. Lemon is rich with vitamin C that helps to boost up your immune system which will greatly help to fight any infection in your body. Lemon helps to cleanse and detoxify your body and the combination of these two components can be a potent remedy to get of phlegm quickly. To prepare the mixture, you would need the following:

i.1 teaspoon honey

ii.1 teaspoon lemon juice

Mix both ingredients well and take it 2 to 3 times day for effective treatment of phlegm.

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