Onions contain powerful compounds that bring tremendous health benefits. Because of its disinfectant and anti-inflammatory properties, onion has long been used to remove and relieve symptoms of common flu, including cough. There are several types of cough, but the most difficult is phlegmatic cough, also called productive cough. In this article we provide an excellent popular remedy that successfully cleans lungs of phlegm and relieve coughing episodes.
What you should know about productive cough.
Productive cough is considered to be the most unpleasant cough and is accompanied by chest tightness, wheezing, chest and mucus in the airways. It is usually caused by an accumulation of viscous mucus. Mucus may be three colors: yellow, green, and white, all being excreted through coughing. The coughing is triggered by the lungs as they struggle against foreign bodies that inhibit their normal function. Here are the most common symptoms of a productive cough:
Excessive morning coughing
Congestion or chest heaviness
High-pitched breath sound (stridor) when coughing or breathing
Sticky phlegm when you cough up
Phlegm color is also important because it reveals the cause of it:
Yellow phlegm is caused by an immune response to airway inflammation.
Green phlegm is caused by a serious bacterial infection, such as bronchitis.
Transparent Phlegm is the normal type
Pink phlegm is caused by asthma.
Brown phlegm is caused by air pollution or smog.
Gray phlegm is caused by cigarette smoke.
Here is a homemade cough syrup to remove phlegm from the lungs
This folk remedy is very effective in removing phlegm from the lungs. In addition, it is absolutely safe for children.
1 cup water
1 cup brown sugar
1 sliced lemon
1 tablespoon sage
1 teaspoon of marshmallow root
1 teaspoon of linseed
Pour the water into a saucepan, add sugar and mix well.
Boil the mixture until the sugar melts.
Then add the remaining ingredients, mix well and take the bowl from heat.
Leave it to infuse for about 15 minutes then strain the liquid.
Pour the mixture into a glass jar with tight lid.
Keep the jar in the refrigerator.
Take one tablespoon of syrup three times a day until you feel better.
Prepared home remedies for phlegm cough:
Apart from this natural remedy we show you other effective traditional remedies to treat mild pulmonary congestion.
This vegetable is widely use because of its strong medicinal properties. Onion is a natural antibacterial agent, anti-inflammatory and antifungal beneficial for respiratory tract. This can be used in several ways to get rid of cough. The easiest way is to cut the onion in half and breathe in the smell. Onion tea is another simple method of solving the problem. Simply add the onion in a liter of water and boil the mixture. After cooling you can add lemon to tea, ginger or honey for a better taste. You should drink 3 cups a day.
Like onion, garlic is an ingredient with a lot of beneficial properties for people with respiratory conditions. It is considered a natural antibiotic because it contains powerful compounds. Garlic can be used in several ways, including as a tea (prepared as described above – with the onion), can be eaten raw or in salads.
As one of the oldest and most effective remedies for cleaning pulmonary congestion, inhalers can help to remove mucus and phlegm in an absolutely natural way. Put a pan of water to boil. After it boils, hold face over the bowl covering your head with a towel so you inhale fumes. You can use only water, but you can also add a handful of sea salt and some herbs beneficial for treating respiratory diseases, such as sage, mint, thyme, elderberry blossom and eucalyptus.
Milk and ginger remedy:
This recipe is quite simple, because it includes only a glass of warm milk and a slice of small ginger root. The mixture of ginger and milk is an effective remedy in removing phlegm from the lungs. Simply mix the two ingredients and drink before it cools. The best time to consume the remedy is given at bedtime because helps you to breathe better during sleep.
Remedy with honey and pepper:
Honey and pepper have strong properties in improving the cough. It removes sputum by effectively coughing. Mix one tablespoon of honey with a pinch of ground black pepper. Take this mixture two times a day.