Home Remedies to Get Rid of Phlegm and Cough

home remedies for cough and phlegm

So if you are tired of coughing, swallowing saliva every two seconds, rubbing your throat, and driving those around you crazy –
Here are some simple and natural home remedies to help you get rid of the oppressive phlegm and cough once and for all!

The Cough That Refuses to Leave

If there is one thing more annoying than being sick,
it is undoubtedly remnants of illness that do not leave, sometimes days and even weeks.
Even when we finally get rid of the runny nose, weakness and despair that fever diseases bring with them,
the throat seems to be the last organ to recover.

Avoid or Reduce Foods Which Increase Phlegm

treatment for cough and phlegm
  • Dairy products of all kinds.
  • White flour products (pasta, and various pastries).
  • Eggs.
  • Peanuts (and foods made from them).
  • Processed sugar ( not the one that comes from fruit),
  • Citrus fruits like orange, grapefruit, and lemon.
  • Bananas.
  • Fried foods.
  • processed foods you consume.
  • Alcohol.

Home Remedies for Cough and Phlegm 

Oregano Oil

oregano for cough and phlegm

Oregano oil is a wild, strong and high-quality oil, known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal abilities. 

It is rich in the antioxidant Carvacrol, which gives our body extra energy, helps fight various bacteria, and protects our body from the invasion of it in the first place. 

In addition, Oregano oil improves the activity of the immune system and accelerates the healing of wounds.

The oregano oil can be used as a home remedy for phlegm and coughing in our throats by taking 8 drops of it twice a day.

Pine Needle and Dates Tea

Drinking pine needle tea, mixed with dates honey to make a syrup, is highly effective for soothing a dry and scratchy throat.

This syrup is also helpful to promote expectoration and removal and thinning of mucous from the lungs.

Herbal Infusions

Drinking herbal infusions with lots of aromatic herbs will make the mucus thinner and clear up very easily.

An Example of herbal infusion that can be used for cough is a one containing mandarin peel, a slice of fresh ginger, and crushed cardamom.
It is recommended to drink the infusion when the water is warm and to inhale the steam rising from the glass. 

This solution is effective in stimulating and clearing mucus and disinfecting the respiratory system

Infusion of basil and oregano leaves also helps in cases of phlegm cough.

Natural Foods Which Reduce Phlegm 

onion and garlic for cough

Natural foods that are considered phlegm dehydrators are onions, kohlrabi, and alfalfa sprouts and can be used as home remedies for cough.

Garlic is a great solution for phlegm however many people do not like to chew it in its natural form.
And so there are various solutions for eating garlic,
such as putting a piece of garlic in a slice of bread, or chopping the garlic and mixing it with dates syrup.

Gargle Salty Water

Mix a teaspoon of salt in a glass of lukewarm water for half a minute or until the salt melts, it is important to use lukewarm water so as not to burn the tongue on one side and the salt on the other. 

Gargle the saline in the throat for a few seconds then spit it.
Repeat this action 3-4 times, twice a day, to help the phlegm disappear.

Read about the essential oils and treatment methods for cough and phlegm in this post.

Wishing you good health and feel well!

gargle salty water for cough relief

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