We often experience some kind of obstruction in the nasal passage or throat which leads to difficulty breathing and persistent coughing. These problems occur due to increased phlegm in the lungs. Phlegm is a thick substance secreted by the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract and is responsible for fighting infections such as severe colds.
When it accumulates in the throat and chest, the body uses coughing to expel it. However, excess accumulation of phlegm in the lungs due to a cold, the flu, bacterial or viral infections can cause big problems.
Increased presence of phlegm in the lungs may result in fever, weakness, runny nose, persistent cough and difficulty breathing. If not expelled, the excess phlegm may block the bronchial tubes and cause much bigger problems, which are hard to treat with conventional medications. Luckily, there are some natural remedies which can reduce the amount of phlegm and treat respiratory infections easily and effectively. Here are the best of them:
HONEY AND LEMON
A mixture of honey and lemon can soothe your irritated respiratory tract and bring much needed relief. Honey is a powerful antibacterial and antifungal agent, and we can say the same for lemon as well. This tropical fruit is rich in vitamin C which will reinforce your immune system and reduce congestion easily. Here’s how to prepare the mixture:
- 1 tablespoon of organic honey
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Just mix the ingredients in a bowl and that’s it. Drink the mixture up to 3 times a day to fight the congestion and relieve the infection.
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