Almost all the time we are having a cold or an infection of the upper respiratory tract, we have to deal with the phlegm. Although is not a serious health problem, leaving it untreated can cause blockage and irritation in the bronchi, causing a secondary respiratory infection. The phlegm has bacteria, virus and other inflammatory cells and it is caused by common cold, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, or an allergic reaction to certain irritants (rhinitis, asthma, excessive smoking, or affected vocal cords). When we have phlegm we constantly feel the need to cough, clean our throat, or blow our nose. The phlegm will collect in the chest and cause congestion.
Natural remedies for phlegm
Excessive mucus in the throat, nose or lungs seems to be impossible to eliminate. This problem is creating a lot of frustration for those confronting it. Therefore, if you want to get rid of phlegm as soon as possible, you should try homemade remedies, extremely effective in eliminating the phlegm and decongesting the airways.
To make your homemade syrup you will need 5 garlic cloves, one big onion and 150 g organic honey. Chop the garlic and onion and then mix it with the honey. Leave the ingredients together in a warm place for three hours. The result will be a healing syrup. Take one tablespoon four times daily, after meals.
This syrup will work and you will be able to get rid of the phlegm thanks to the natural ingredients – garlic and honey are well known for the anti-inflammatory properties and for their benefits when treating colds and other related affections.