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Natural Remedy for Cough and Pesky Problem of Phlegm

Updated on March 31, 2016

Have you ever suffer of flu with cough and pesky problem of phlegm? I am not a medical expert, but based on my experience, even though the symptoms of fever and sore throat have subsided, the phlegm has taken longer to cure and disappear. Unless there is a bacterial cause, taking antibiotics is not an appropriate action because it will not work on virus. Natural remedies for cough and pesky phlegm problem is lemon and honey, warm liquids, sugar palm and tamarind.

What is the better approach in the case of flue with pesky problem of phlegm? My doctor said that the best to do is to take enough rest, consume good food and vitamins. In my case, I tried some natural remedies. Don’t be laughing at me. For Asian people, herbal and natural remedies are medical approach. And now, even western people have been familiar with herbal and natural remedies. Here some tips for your cough and phlegm problem.

Lemon and Honey as natural Remedy

Do you know that honey is good remedy for soothing your sore throat? Honey is work as good as many cold syrups. Lemon is rich with vitamin C which is good to increase your immune body system and also to cure faster the wound (in this case, wound in throat). You can squeeze some lemon and mix it with a spoonful of honey. Mixing lemon and honey was used in Asia and also in Europe since long time ago.

Tamarind fruit
Tamarind fruit

Warm Liquids

Drinking hot or warm liquids each every hour will help to clean the phlegm. Hot coffee is not recommended, but ginger with lemon is good remedy. If you do not have ginger, just drink ordinary hot water. Remember, very hot liquids or water will irritate your throat.

Sugar Palm and Tamarind

If you do not have sugar palm, substitute is brown sugar, and boiled it with tamarind. The taste is a little bit strange if you never try it before. This is will soothing your throat and also decreases your fever. Tamarind and sugar palm remedy will refresh your body.

Tips: What to Avoid?

If you want getting better soon, please avoid this kind of food and drink. Very hot water is No. Ice and cold drink is no! Spice food is no! Greasy food is no because stimulate more phlegm. Hot food is no! How about is ice cream? NO and NO. Ice cream is cold and also the dairy is very bad and will cause irritate your throat.


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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Agree with you Esrom. These are helpful tips. I always go to natural remedies first before tablets.

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      6 years ago

      Honey and lemon is a good remedy for the throat. I agree with you. Great tips and useful information.


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