Mucus is a viscous substance, transparent and colorless, produced by different organs such as the nose, lungs, genitals, etc. It plays a very important role in protecting the body from bacteria, viruses and pathogens. However, when it is present in large quantities or too viscous, it can generate health problems such as breathing difficulties. Here is a homemade syrup that will help you expel excess mucus from your lungs.
When excess mucus accumulates in the body, the body gets rid of it through coughing. This substance is normally odorless and transparent. When it takes a color, it indicates an infection.
As a general rule, here are the coughs that produce the most mucus:
• Excessive coughing in the morning
• The persistent cough
• A feeling of tightness in the chest
• A feeling of heaviness in the chest
• Whistling when you cough or breathe
• An expulsion of mucus when you cough
The color of the mucus can also indicate several disorders:
Clear and translucent: normal mucus
Green mucus: mucus caused by a serious infection, such as bronchitis.
Yellow mucus: this color is the result of an infection of the respiratory tract.
Brown mucus: brown spots may appear in the mucus due to dust or pollution in the breathed air. In some cases, it may also indicate the presence of blood in the lungs or in the airways.
Gray Mucus: It can be caused by the presence of cigarette smoke or pollution in the air.
Pink mucus: it is mostly produced by people with asthma. This color is due to the presence of blood cells from the airways.
However, there is a natural remedy that will help you expel this mucus more easily and clean your lungs. Here is the recipe:
Homemade syrup to expel mucus from the lungs
This old popular recipe is very effective and can even be consumed by children:
• 1 cup of water
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 1 sliced lemon
• A tablespoon of sage
• A tablespoon of marshmallow root
• A tablespoon of flax seeds
In a saucepan, mix brown sugar and water. Over low heat, let the sugar melt. When you get a consistent substance, add the other ingredients, let it boil for a few minutes. Then let the mixture sit for 15 minutes and filter.
Put the mixture in a glass jar and close it well. It is advisable to keep it in the refrigerator. Take a tablespoon 3 times a day of this syrup until you feel improvements.
This recipe contains ingredients well known for their strong antibacterial ability. This is the case of lemon, which will eliminate bacteria from the respiratory tract, and brown sugar, which will moisturize them by forming a protective layer. Marshmallow root and sage are also two very popular herbs used to soothe sore throats and coughs (dry and oily) by cleaning the airways.
Other natural remedies for expelling mucus
In addition to this syrup, here are some other natural tips that will help you expel the mucus naturally:
Garlic is very popular for its antibacterial and disinfecting abilities. This condiment, to consume raw preferably, is very beneficial for people who suffer from respiratory disorders. You can make an infusion of garlic with ginger, honey and lemon: the result will be immediate.
Onion is a vitamin C rich food that helps strengthen the immune system and prevent disease. It is also an antibacterial, anti-infectious and anti-inflammatory very effective. Cut an onion in half and inhale the smell that emerges, it will help you clean the airways. You can also make an infusion of onion. In a saucepan, pour 1L of water and add one onion (freshly) sliced. Add ginger, lemon and honey to sweeten the taste. It is advisable to drink three glasses a day.
Water vapor is an old grandmother’s trick that is very effective at cleaning the airways and expelling mucus naturally. In a saucepan, boil some water and try to breathe the steam. Cover your head with a towel so that it does not escape. You can also add herbs like thyme, mint, sage or eucalyptus to clean your airways.
Milk and ginger
For this trick, you will need a small piece of ginger root, which you will soak in a glass of milk. However, prefer milk from goat because its composition is similar to breast milk, but also because of its easily digestible protein content.
It is advisable to consume this warm milk in the evening before going to bed to breathe better.
Caution: Ginger is not recommended for people who take a treatment for blood-related diseases, diabetics and pregnant women.Honey and pepperHoney is very popular for its antibacterial abilities, it is also rich in minerals and vitamins that help strengthen the immune system and prevent disease. In addition, pepper will help you expel mucus more easily through coughing. Mix a tablespoon of honey with a pinch of pepper, to consume 2 times a day.