5 homemade remedies to eliminate phlegm and mucus

We’re still in flu season and it’s unpleasant to deal with phlegm and mucus. Here are some simple natural remedies to eliminate this discomfort.

Phlegm is often accompanied by colds and other respiratory infections. This, of course, is not a serious medical problem, but it’s very troublesome. It tends to collect in the lungs and is expelled through coughing.

Lemon tea with honey
Boil water and add 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice, let it cool for a minute or two and add a spoonful of honey. Honey helps to soothe throat irritation.

Spicy food
Have you noticed that when you are eating horseradish your nose is running uncontrollably. Spicy food acts as a decongestant and helps to dissolve phlegm.

Salt water
Gargle with warm salt water is a great way to cure phlegm. Hot water is soothing for the throat, and salt helps to destroy bacteria that could cause infection and therefore reduces phlegm production.


Steam inhalations
Steam inhalations are an excellent way of relieving phlegm. Phlegm becomes more liquid, which makes it easier to remove.

Ginger is a natural decongestant and is used to treat respiratory tract infections. It’s also antibacterial, antiviral and a good expectorant. This helps avoiding throat and chest congestion, leaving an easy breathing.