Throat or nasal obstructions are the most common cause of coughing and breathing difficulties. Phlegm accumulated in the lungs is contributing to these health issues. While this problem isn’t life threatening, it does affect the quality of life.

What is the Phlegm Actually?

This sticky substance is secreted by the membranes of mucus, and its role is to trap all the dust and viruses.

Mostly it is protecting us from cold, and we start to cough when mucus is accumulated in the throat and chest.   It is often followed with a fever, coughing, weakened body, runny nose, and breathing difficulties.  The bronchial tubes might be obstructed if we don’t eliminate the phlegm from the lungs, increasing the risk of more serious health issues.

There is no need to worry though, as there are a couple of natural remedies which help eliminate phlegm from the lungs naturally. Here are some of them:

  • Honey & Lemon

This powerful combination is extremely effective at treating respiratory issues, due to their antifungal and antibacterial properties.   The lemon is packed with vitamin C, which makes it a great immune booster.  The mucus is easily broken down by lemon`s acidity.


  • 1 tablespoon of organic honey
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice


Mix the two ingredients in a bowl and consume the mixture three times a day.

  • Ginger

Ginger is undoubtedly the most potent expectorant, antibacterial, and antiviral.  It has the ability to relieve throat and chest congestion, treat respiratory issues, and remove phlegm.  To maintain your overall health, consume ginger on a regular basis.


  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon of peppercorn
  • 6 or 7 slices of ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of honey


Heat the water, and add the peppercorn and ginger when it starts to boil.  Cover the pot boil for a couple of minutes.   Remove from heat and allow it to cool.  When cooled down, stir in the honey.  Drink 2-3 cups of the tea daily.

  • Turmeric

Turmeric contains curcuma, an ingredient with potent antibacterial and antiseptic properties.   Turmeric root is extremely effective at eliminating mucus-causing bacteria and phlegm.


  • 1 glass of warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric


Mix all the ingredients and gargle for a few times daily, for a couple of minutes. This simple method will remove the phlegm in no time and treat any respiratory infection present.

  • Steam Inhalation

Steam inhalation is one of most effective ways to eliminate mucus and prevent chest congestion.  All you need is some water and a few dry herbs.


  • 4 to 5 cups of boiling water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dry rosemary


Boil the thyme and rosemary in a larger pot.  Cover the head with a towel and inhale the steam that is coming out.