Proper lung function is essential for good breathing. Unfortunately, modern lifestyle and pollution expose the lungs to many dangers that can seriously damage health.
The cells of the body secrete daily mucus. The latter protects organs such as the intestines, bronchi or mouth from potential external attacks. When the mucosa is attacked by a microbe, it defends itself by secreting a liquid: mucus. The mucus is transparent, but when infected, it becomes yellow and thick. It’s the cough that secretes them.
When the lungs accumulate microbes, they release them orally through coughing that can be oily or dry. However, cough is not a disease, it is a symptom. It may indicate a bronchial infection or chronic bronchitis related to smoking. Some people may have shortness of breath or dry throat. It is advisable to see a doctor so that the situation does not worsen. As a rule, colds or flu are the major causes of cough, but these symptoms should not be overlooked. If cough persists, consult a doctor.
A syrup made from natural and homemade remedies can be effective for treating infected mucous membranes:
- 1 glass of maple syrup
- 250 ml of filtered water
- A sliced lemon
- A tablespoon of flax seeds
- A tablespoon of sage
- A tablespoon of marshmallow root
In a saucepan, mix the water with the maple syrup. Heat over low heat for 10 minutes and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix and let heat again for 15 minutes.
Let the syrup cool, then put it in a jar in the refrigerator. If you have cough, take 1 to 3 spoons a day. Consume until you notice an evolution.
Maple syrup contains a low glycemic index. It does not increase the blood sugar level. It is also rich in minerals and contains antioxidants that neutralize free radicals. These damage healthy cells.
Water is ideal for moisturizing dry skin. It purifies the body and cleans toxins. Hydration also helps tone the skin, promote proper brain function and maintain body temperature around 37 ° C.
Lemon is rich in vitamin C that strengthens the immune system. It is also very useful for getting rid of accumulated bacteria in the body. Therefore, it will help purify your lungs of mucus.
Linseeds are known for their many medical virtues, they soothe irritations and reduce the level of bad cholesterol in the blood. For people with constipation, flaxseeds have laxative properties. Linseed also calms coughs and sore throats.
Sage is a plant rich in antioxidants that neutralizes free radicals and strengthens the immune system. She calms coughs and sore throats.
Marshmallow root is known for its medicinal properties, especially for its calming effects in cases of constipation, flu, colds, asthma or bronchitis. It also calms irritating coughs, throat irritation and mucous membranes.