Mucus or phlegm congestion in your throat or chest is the most discomforting thing one could experience on falling ill. And if it is not treated well on time it starts getting stubborn and can cause some serious infections in your respiratory tract. Not only you will experience discomfort or pain, but the deposition of heavy phlegm also makes your chest feel heavy due to which you are not able to even breathe properly. Since time immemorial, Indian households rely on home remedies to cure such ailments without taking any medication.
We have listed down some of the best remedies to try at home to sure your phlegm congestion in your throat and chest.
1. Drink honey and lemon juice
Drinking honey and lemon juice could benefit you. You need to add lemon juice and honey in a glass of hot water. Drink this mixture at least 2 to 3 times a day. Honey is an excellent natural decongestant that easily soothes your sore throat and chest while lemon contains vitamin C which helps in boosting immunity.
2. Drink warm water
Drinking warm water will relax your throat and will slowly heal your throat and chest congestion. Also, it will help in dissolving mucus in the respiratory tract and relieves congested chest. This remedy is even recommended by the health experts because it is really helpful.
3. Gargling with salt water
This home remedy is the most trusted one by many. You have to take a half tablespoon of salt in a glass of hot water and gargle for 1 or 2 minutes. Make sure you do not swallow the water while gargling. Repeat the process for at least 3 to 4 times a day.
4. Inhaling steam may help
Inhaling steam along with eucalyptus oil in water can do wonders for your congestion in the throat and chest. You don’t need to do anything. Just add some eucalyptus oil in a hot water and try inhaling the steam by taking deep breaths. Believe me, you will immediately get relief from the stubborn congestion. This is because of eucalyptus oil contains analgesic and antibacterial properties that ease up congestion quickly.
Turmeric is also best known for easing congestion. You can add a pinch of turmeric powder in hot water and gargle. Turmeric has an active compound known as curcumin that helps in dissolving mucus easily. Not only it helps in relieving chest and throat congestion but it also treats cough and cold by killing harmful bacteria.
6. Warm compress
Have you ever tried this home remedy? This remedy can give you instant relief from congestion. What you need to do is take a washcloth which should be dipped in hot water and try laying it over the affected areas of your body. The warmth will heat and liquefy the mucus easily.
If you haven’t tried these remedies, then give it a try at least once then you will get to know how effective they are.