Phlegm is the thick, concentrated, viscous, yellowish fluid produced in the body and secreted from the nose and throat. It is a fluid which is produced and discharged from the throat and nose in conditions such as the common cold, it is a sign of sickness and caused due to inflammation or disease. Below, are a few general pointers and tips which may help you in dealing with this problem, they might be particularly helpful to those who suffer constant nose blockage and phlegm secretion, even when not sick.
This might sound a bit peculiar but it is the easiest and most gratifying way of getting rid of phlegm stuck in your throat. If phlegm is congesting your throat you should cough and expel it out of the body. In public, doing this might raise a few eyebrows, but it is always better than going through the misery of holding it in and breathing with difficulty. Swallowing phlegm will be worse as it is ingested into the system again and might never be expelled out; you should therefore get it out of the body by coughing it up into a tissue.
Regular intake of pure water and other nutrition providing liquids is a good way to safeguard you from phlegm attack! This will keep you well lubricated thus reducing the need for mucus as lubrication, which in return, reduces phlegm production.
Amazing Treatment Treat Phlegm Or Mucus Tips
Food to Include
Following a diet as a treatment for phlegm can help loosen phlegm and congestion and prevent sluggishness, exhaustion, and other symptoms. Needless to say, if you are allergic to any of the following foods, do not include them in your diet. Good foods for phlegm include
Lemon juice
Spicy foods
Hot soups or broths
Bitter foods
Goat’s milk, soy milk or almond milk (in place of cow’s milk)
Fruits like apples, pears
Whole grains such as barley, millet, quinoa, and corn
Foods to Avoid

There are also a number of foods that cause phlegm and can exacerbate the symptoms. These include:
Refined sugars
Oily or fried foods
Fruits like oranges, bananas, pineapple, figs
Soft drinks / carbonated beverages
Health Tips to Deal with Phlegm
If you suffer from symptoms of phlegm you should:

Stop smoking as the use of tobacco can aggravate problems with the lungs and increase infections and the production of phlegm.
If you do have a viral or bacterial chest, nasal, or sinus infection, it is best that you deal with the problem immediately and consult with your doctor at the earliest. The faster you treat the infection, the lesser the chance of a build up of phlegm.
Avoid over-the-counter cough suppressants as these can cause further build up of phlegm in the throat and lungs.
Drink plenty of water to loosen phlegm and assist with elimination.
Consult with your doctor or physiotherapist about breathing exercises and techniques that may help you expel excess phlegm and reduce congestion.
Additional Information
Food Allergies
Viral or bacterial infections (these include pneumonia, influenza, candida etc.)
Respiratory diseases such as emphysema, asthma, lung cancer etc.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Excessive coughing
Phlegm that is green or yellow in color that indicates an infection
Coughing up of phlegm
Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing
Tightness in the chest
Sore throat
Runny nose
The color and consistency of you phlegm provides your doctor with an indication of the cause of excessive phlegm. Depending on the cause, the correct treatment will then be prescribed. This could include
Homeopathic medication such a Kali Mur or Kali Sulph that may help reduce congestion and phlegm
Medication such as decongestants can help treat phlegm caused by a nasal or sinus infection.
Respiratory disorders may be treated with medications such as broncho-dilators, expectorants, and steroids.
Home Remedies
Steam inhalation (unless you suffer from asthma as inhaling steam can aggravate the condition)
Eucalyptus oil steam inhalation
Gargle with warm salt water
Mix one tablespoon of raw honey with a pinch of white pepper and take this twice a day to reduce phlegm and cough
A natural expectorant that you can try out is two tablespoons of grape juice mixed with two tablespoons of honey. Have this thrice a day for a minimum of five days to reduce phlegm
Mix one cup of boiling water with the juice of one onion and one lemon. You can add a little honey to this for taste. Let it cool to room temperature and drink to eliminate phlegm.
Eat raw garlic diced and mixed with a little honey. This works as an expectorant and relieve a sore throat.
Drink ginger tea throughout the day to provide relief for a sore throat or cough.
Suck a lemon

Pucker up and suck a lemon? Indeed, this popular remedy calls for sprinkling a section of lemon with salt and pepper and sucking on it. (If nothing else, you will probably be so distracted by having a mouthful of lemon that you may forget to cough.) And if the idea of sucking on a lemon lacks appeal, you can try a hot-buttered lemonade and swap the sugar with honey for good measure.
Drink plenty of water.
Keeping yourself hydrated throughout the day helps loosen and thin phlegm. It allows mucus to travel smoothly through your passages, making it easier to remove.
Drink hot liquids.
An easy way to get rid of phlegm fast is to drink hot liquids. This also helps loosen phlegm. Also steer clear of milk and dairy products as it can make mucus thicker.
Avoid irritants
If you are exposed to irritants such as dust, perfumes, and harsh chemicals, your body will do its job of protecting you, and that means more phlegm and mucus. Limit your exposure to irritants to avoid aggravating your condition.
Turmeric has strong antiseptic properties that help reduce phlegm by killing the bacteria that cause excessive mucus production. Also, turmeric helps strengthen the immune system.
Phlegm Home Remedy Turmeric
Add one teaspoon of turmeric to a glass of hot milk. Drink it once in the morning and again before going to bed.
Swallow one-half teaspoon of turmeric with a glass of water two or three times a day.
Add one tablespoon of turmeric and a pinch of salt to a glass of hot water. Use it to gargle several times a day.
Chicken Soup
Warm chicken soup can also help treat phlegm. Hot chicken soup will help moisturize the airways and thin the consistency of the phlegm. It will also soothe an irritated throat and induce relaxation.
Have some chicken soup at least two or three times a day to clear phlegm from your throat. For increased benefits, add ginger and garlic to the soup. Homemade soup is often more effective than canned soup, which has preservatives.
Honey has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties that make it a great home remedy for soothing an irritated throat and eliminating phlegm. Plus, it has antiseptic properties that help boost the immune system to fight off infections faster.
Add a pinch of white or black pepper powder to one tablespoon of honey. Pepper will help treat a throat infection, while the honey will soothe the mucous membranes. Have this mixture twice a day for a week.
Add one tablespoon of honey to a glass of warm water. Drink this several times a day. You’ll get the benefits from honey’s medicinal properties and the water will help thin the mucus.
Onion has excellent antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties that help relax your throat and get rid of phlegm. Also, onion helps boost the immune system and speed up the healing process. You can make a tonic with onion and sugar to increase the fluidity of the phlegm so it is easier to expel.
Wash and finely chop a small onion
Toss the onion with two tablespoons of sugar and set it aside for half an hour. The mixture will develop a liquid texture.
Take one tablespoon of this tonic every two to three hours or when needed.
You can store the extra tonic in the refrigerator for one to two days.
Carrots have been found to be very effective in treating phlegm and other similar conditions. Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that boosts the immune system and builds resistance to various kinds of infections. Plus, carrots are packed with many nutrients and vitamins that help reduce cough symptoms as well as phlegm.

Extract the juice from four to five fresh carrots.
Add a little water to dilute the juice. Then add two to three teaspoons of honey and mix it well.
Tips to prevent and soothe throat mucus
There are a number of ways to prevent and soothe throat mucus and includes:
Inhale steam from a tub of boiling water or hot shower to loosen mucus in the throat and sinus congestion
Drink at least eight glasses of water daily to loosen phlegm and thin mucus it is also good for your overall health.
Blow your nose frequently to prevent mucus from draining into your throat
Gargle regularly with warm water and salt.
Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a vaporizer to loosen phlegm and relieve congestion
Avoid eating foods such as dairy products, meat or fried foods that increase mucus production
Drink hot liquids such as herbal tea or chicken broth to moisten the airways and break up the mucus
Add a teaspoon of turmeric to half a glass of milk turmeric contains antiseptic properties that fights infection.
Use a humidifier or cool mist vaporizer in your bedroom at night to thin the mucus this helps to moisten the air and is particularly helpful during winter.
Limit exposure to irritants such as household cleaners, paint fumes, chemicals or cigarette smoke
Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a vaporizer to loosen mucus and phlegm and relieve congestion
Stop smoking as it irritates the throat and worsens respiratory conditions
Eat spicy foods, horseradish or hot chili peppers to loosen mucus.
Avoid Smoking
One of the important things to do when you have a throat infection and Flem is to avoid smoking. Anything you inhale affects your respiratory system. Smoke from cigarettes, cigars can worsen the throat condition. The compounds from these will interfere with the natural healing of the body.
• Smoking irritates the throat and worsens the respiratory conditions.
• Cut the smoking habit at least till your nose and throat is clear.
Spicy Food
Spicy food helps to loosen the mucus and aids in the easy expulsion of the Flem from the body.
• Eat spicy foods containing chilly, pepper, chili peppers, horseradish wasabi ginger, garlic etc. to loosen the mucus.
Avoid Fried Food Items
Deep fried foods are cooked in excess oil and hence will be greasy.
• Eating too much of fried foods daily will increase the time for the mucus in your body to break apart.
• So, when you suffer from Flem make sure you totally avoid deep fried and even oil cooked foods for a speedy recovery.
 Avoid Meat
It is ideal for you to avoid meat and poultry products when you have Flem in throat.
• Meat will increase the mucus production and hence it should be avoided when you suffer from cold.
• You will also not be able to enjoy the taste of meat and poultry with a stuffy nose.
• Stay away from meat if you are suffering from excess mucus.
Avoid Dairy Products
Dairy products increase the production of mucous or Flem in the body
• Avoid eating dairy products such as yoghurt, ghee, butter, cheese etc
Steam Inhalation
Inhaling the steam will loosen the Flem in your chest, nose, throat etc and helps in the elimination of Flem from the body.
• Inhale steam from a tub of boiling water
• If you want you can add aromatic oils like eucalyptus oil to the water and inhale the steam.
• You can also have hot showers to loosen the Flem in the body.
Eucalyptus has antiseptic property and the vapors of the oil will prevent the production of throat mucous.
 Gargle With Salt Water
Salt can destroy the bacteria causing the throat infection and can reduce the formation of flem. The gargle will help to clear the Flem trapped in the back of your throat inside and in the air passages.
• Mix a tablespoon of salt with a cup of warm water
• Gargle using the mixture for 30 seconds
• Repeat the remedy several times a day.
Avoid Irritants
Exposure to irritants can irritate the air passages and can aggravate the Flem production. Always keep your windows open to allow fresh air.
• Avoid exposure to paint fumes, chemicals, household cleaners which will cause irritation to the respiratory tract.

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