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What are different home remedies for Phlegm? – Part 1

What is meant by Phelgm?

• Mucus which becomes viscous due to an allergy or cold and gets formed in the sinus and throat is known as phlegm.
• Cough with phlegm can cause difficulty in sleeping at night.
• It soon results in a sore chest and a sore throat.

Home Remedies for Phelgm Removal

1. Steam
• One of the common phlegm remedies is steam inhalation.
• You will need a vaporizer to get started.

2. Honey and Grape Juice
• Mix 2 spoonfuls of honey and grape juice and mix.
• Take this mixture thrice daily for five consecutive days.
• The grape juice is a good home remedy for phlegm cough.

3. Honey and Pepper mix
• Mix a bit of pepper powder (about a teaspoon) to 2 spoonfuls of honey.
• Take this mixture twice daily for five consecutive days.

4. Turmeric
• Half a teaspoon of turmeric powder should be administered with half a glass of milk.
• It should be taken about two or three times daily.
• It acts best when taken on an empty stomach.

5. Almond
• An emulsion of almonds is useful in bronchial diseases, including Phelgm.
• It is prepared by making a powder of seven kernels of almonds and mixing the powdered kernels in a cup of orange or lemon juice.
• This emulsion should be taken once daily at night.

6. Ginger
• Prepare a mixture of half a teaspoon of the powder of ginger, pepper, and cloves.
• Take this mixture, three times a day.
• It may be licked with honey.
• It can also be taken as an infusion with tea.
• The mixture of these three ingredients has also antipyretic qualities.
• It is effective in reducing fever accompanying Phelgm.
• It also tones up the metabolism of the patient.

7. Onion
• Onions have been used as a remedy for Phelgm for centuries.
• They are said to possess expectorant properties.
• They liquefy phlegm and prevent its further formation.
• One teaspoon of raw onion juice should be taken first thing in the morning for best results.

8. Sesame Seeds
• An infusion of one teaspoon of sesame seeds that is mixed with a teaspoon of linseed, a pinch of common salt, and a teaspoon of honey can be prepared.
• This infusion can be given once at night for beneficial results.
• Take half a teaspoon of dry seeds pounded into powder and this should be mixed with two tablespoons of water and taken twice daily.
• A decoction of half a teaspoon of the same should be taken twice daily.

9. Linseed
• A hot poultice of linseed (alsi) should be applied over the front and back of the chest.
• This poultice may be prepared by mixing one cup or sixteen tablespoons of the seeds with a quantity of hot water that is sufficient to convert them into a moist mealy mass.
• This should then be applied carefully.
• Turpentine may also be rubbed over the chest.

10. Yogic Kriyas
• One should also perform yogic kriyas (cleansing exercises) such as jalneti and vamandhauti.
Yogic asanas (body postures) that will help are:
• ekpaduttanasana
• yogamudra
• bhujangasana
• shalabhasana
• padmasana
• shavasana
• simple pranayamas (breath-hoIding procedures) like kapalbhati, anuloma-viloma, ujjai, and bhramari.

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