Flu Season and Eliminating Phlegm

We are right in the middle of Flu season, and I know you all are becoming tired of dealing with Phlegm and mucus just as much as me. I have for you today some simple natural remedies that will really do the job!

Phlegm is often accompanied by colds and other types of upper respiratory infections. It, of course, is not a serious medical problem, but it is a very annoying one. It tends to collect in the chest and throat and is expelled through coughing.

  1. Lemon Tea with Honey

Boil water and add in 2 Teaspoons of lemon juice, let it cool for a minute or two and add a tablespoon of Honey to the mixture. The honey helps to soothe your throat.

  1. Spicy Food

I don’t know about you, but I love spicy foods! You cannot tell me that every time you eat wasabi your nose starts running uncontrollably. Spicy foods act as a decongestant and they help to loosen the phlegm.

  1. Salt Water

Gargling with warm salt water is a great way to treat phlegm. Warm water is soothing for your throat, and salt helps to destroy bacteria that could be causing an infection and therefore reduces the production of phlegm.

  1. Steam

Inhaling steam is my all-time favorite way of relieving the phlegm. You will make your phlegm a bit more liquid this way, making it easier to get rid of.

  1. Ginger

Ginger is a natural decongestant, and it is used to fight off throat and respiratory tract infections. It is also an antibacterial, antiviral, and an expectorant. It helps to relieve congestion in the throat and chest, making it a little bit easier to breathe!

Sources:

http://www.myhealthtips.in/2013/12/home-remedies-to-treat-flem-in-throat.html

http://acupunctureaustralia.com.au/blog/phlegm-mucus-in-throat/

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About R-Sensitive Life

Sulfite and Preservative Sensitive individual, who ironed out all the kinks and bugs of Sulfite Sensitivity. Found solutions for this crazy condition. Back to leading a semi-normal life, and following an alternative healthy lifestyle.
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