People who deal with a constant cough usually have a mucus buildup in their chest. Even though this is not a life-threatening problem, it can significantly affect your life quality.
What’s more, if you don’t treat it properly and on time, it can lead to further health complications like pneumonia and bronchitis.
How to Know You Have Mucus in Your Lungs
Having mucus in your lungs causes coughing as a natural response to eliminate what’s been bothering your body.
You feel tightness in your chest, have a wet or a productive cough, make a wheezing sound while coughing, and expel thick mucus while coughing which can be of 3 colors, yellow, white, and green.
The symptoms of a wet cough include:
- Sticky mucus that is removed by coughing
- A constant cough, especially in the mornings
- Feeling of tightness
- Whistling sound when breathing or coughing
- Heaviness or congestion in the chest
How to Expel Phlegm from the Lungs Naturally
Before heading to your doctor’s office, there’s something you can try to eliminate the mucus from your lungs naturally.
You can prepare a homemade syrup that will help you do that, and the best thing is that you can use it for children too.
Here’s how to make it:
- 1 tablespoon of flaxseed
- 1 tablespoon of marshmallow root
- A cup of Pure Maple Syrup
- 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon of sage
- A quart filtered water
Pout the water in a saucepan and then the maple syrup. Preheat on a medium heat and add the marshmallow root, the lemon cut in slices, flaxseed, and sage.
Reduce the heat on low and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and strain the syrup.
How to Take
Take one tablespoon of this homemade syrup 3 times daily until your cough is gone or you feel improvement. Keep the remedy in your fridge.