Inflammation and accumulation of secretions in the lungs as a result of cold or flu can cause breathing difficulties and sleep problems.
Chest blockage is accompanied by strong cough.
Influenza and cold are not the only causes of secretion in the chest or, as it is known, phlegm.
This can occur as a result of bronchitis, asthma, cystic fibrosis and allergies.
You can help your lungs by consuming warm herbal teas, soups, and more.
Among the most recommended foods and drinks by experts for this problem is honey which is very effective for cleansing the lungs.
According to experts, an adult can consume one tablespoon of honey every 3 to 4 hours.
Other useful foods are garlic, lemon, spices, pomegranate, and ginger.
Clearing Lungs From Secretions
- Half a teaspoon (2-3 grams) of ginger powder,
- Half a teaspoon (2-3 grams) of chili powder
- A quarter cup (100 ml) of unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons (15 ml) honey,
- A quarter cup (100 ml) of fresh lemon juice.
Boil the vinegar and lemon juice together.
Once boiling, remove from heat, add honey, ginger, and chili.
Mix together until you get a uniform liquid that you need to pour into a glass bottle.
Scientists recommend consuming one tablespoon twice a day for 2-3 days in a row.
People who have trouble sleeping due to the blockage of the lungs by thick secretions are recommended to use two pillows.
The head should be raised to prevent coughing and breathing problems.
You should tell your doctor if the secretions last more than three days, deteriorate or have a green or yellow color.