Excessive production of cough or hardening of cough inside chest causes chest congestion which can cause uneasiness and even problems in breathing, natural remedies can melt this phlegm to pass it out of the body. Mostly it occurs due to infection which causes excessive production of cough in the body and makes its movement sluggish to congest the chest and block the breathing path to cause uneasiness.
Honey has many anti-bacterial properties and provides many effective remedies for chest congestion. Drinking a teaspoon of honey with lukewarm water helps in meting down the hardened cough in the chest to pass it out and relieve the symptoms of congestion. One teaspoon of ginger juice mixed with some honey and consumed as first thing in the morning is very good to relieve cough and cold symptoms. If a person is having lot of trouble in breathing due to chest congestion inhaling vapors of eucalyptus oil mixed with some peppermint can clear the breathing passage immediately for quick relief.
Tea made of anise seeds is a good natural remedy for chest congestion as it promotes secretion from throat and lungs linings to melt down cough and relieve the sufferer. Vapors of cardamom with thyme also helps in relieving chest congestion as cardamom is a good decongestant, cardamom is also advised in the diet for relieving cold symptoms. Drinking mint tea or coffee also relieves congested chest and promote comfortable breathing.
Almond is very useful in relieving chest congestion. Seven to eight cloves of almonds can be kept in water to be soaked overnight, in the morning these can be grinded to form a paste after peeling off the skin. Fry them in half teaspoon of butter and later add half teaspoon of honey in it, this paste can be consumed in two three times in a day. Drinking hot milk mixed with two teaspoons of turmeric powder mixed in it also relieves chest congestion. Another effective natural remedy can be prepared by mixing half tablespoon of carom seeds in glass of water and a teaspoon of turmeric powder in it, this mixture is boiled on a low flame till is volume is reduced to half. Later a teaspoon of honey can be mixed and this syrup can be consumed 2-3 times in a day for quick relief. Orange juice with warm water also relieves chest congestion; 2-3 cloves fried in oil can be chewed during the day for softening cough in the chest.
Consumption of hot food also helps in relieving chest congestion. Drinking tea made by mixing basil leaves and ginger few time in a day is a good natural remedy for passing out cough from the body. Eating yellow fruits like papaya and pineapple and vegetables like spinach, capsicum and berries also help the body in meting down the hardened cough. Using peppers and chilies more as spices in the food helps in passing cough out. Drinking lot of water is very beneficial as hydrated body can flush out the infection as well as cough easily and quickly. Using essential oils as aromatherapy for chest congestion is also an effective natural remedy. Inhaling vapors of these oils helps in softening the mucous by more fluid secretion to relieve the problem.
By: Dr Andrew Napier
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