Mucus is like a gelatin, a sticky substance, the function of which is to lubricate and also to filter. It protects the organs and prevents against infections from agents such as bacteria, fungus and virus. However thick mucus can cause many issues. It can cause symptoms like coughing, difficulty in breathing, chest pain and more. Some of the common factors that contribute to that feeling of thick, clogging mucus are:
– A dry indoor environment
– Not drinking enough water and other fluids or
– beverages such as coffee, tea,
– Medications that are drying
– bronchitis, sinusitis and asthma and more
– Cystic Fibrosis
Natural Remedies for Mucus:
We are aware of the simplest home remedy: gargling with salt water. The salt plays a vital role in preventing the mucus from staying in the body – thereby expelling it. Ginger also is very effective in helping you get rid of mucus. Ginger has antiseptic and anti fungal properties which make it very effective in expelling mucus. Here’s a simple homemade syrup you could try that’ll help you expel mucus naturally:
Homemade Syrup to Expel Mucus:
This syrup is also very effective for children:
– 1 tbsp marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis)
– 1 tbsp flaxseed
– 1 tbsp sage
– 1 lemon, sliced
– 1 quart filtered water
– 1 cup of Pure Maple Syrup
Take some filtered water in a small saucepan, with pure maple syrup. Preheat on medium heat. Turn the heat low after adding the other ingredients. 15 minutes later, take the saucepan off heat and strain. Consume one tbsp of this syrup three times until you feel better. Refrigerate for further use.
Edited by Pragya Sharoff
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Is the maple syrup used in the recipe if just as a sweetener or does it help to get rid of any cough?