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With the onset of winters, many people suffer chest congestion. Chest congestion is a health condition caused by the accumulation of excess mucus in the respiratory tract. However, chest congestion is not a life-threatening condition, but it seriously disrupts everyday life. If the congestion worsens, it can develop into acute bronchitis, which often develops three to four days after a cold or flu. Its usual symptoms are that it begins with a dry cough and after a few days produces accumulation of mucus due to episodes of cough. In this article, we recommend some home remedies that are DIY and over-the-counter remedies to relieve chest congestion.
Symptoms of chest congestion.
When one has an excess of mucus in the chest, one tends to have a sore throat, wheezing cough, dizziness, faces difficulties while having some food, chest pain and phlegm in the lungs.
Natural remedies to eliminate chest congestion
Gargle: Gargling with salt water is one of the most effective remedies to eliminate mucus. Add half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and gargle. Gargle loosens phlegm and relieves cough. Gargling should be done 3-4 times in a single day.
Hot water: 2-3 cups of warm water in a day helps dissolve mucus in the respiratory tract.
Lemon and honey juice: A tablespoon of lemon juice and the same amount of honey with a glass of warm water would bring some relief. Consume this 2-3 times a day.
Ginger tea: Prevents inflammation in your respiratory tract. In addition, one can try dry ginger powder with a spoonful of honey to reduce the accumulation of mucus.
Steam: This is considered the best remedy to cure the problem of chest congestion. In addition, by reducing chest congestion, it is also useful for cleaning the blocked nose.
Milk and Turmeric: Mix a tablespoon of turmeric, black pepper and honey in a glass of hot milk and consume it twice a day for best results.
Garlic and mustard oil: Add a few cloves of garlic to half a cup of mustard oil and heat it. Massage the chest for a few minutes with the oil.
Black coffee and tea: Help dissolve mucus and remember to limit your coffee consumption to two cups per day. In addition, ginger, mint, chamomile or rosemary tea can be very beneficial in conditions of chest congestion.
Onions: One would like to stay away from onions due to the strong smell, but it can help people suffering from chest congestion. Take an onion and extract the juice from it. Add lemon juice, honey and water with onion juice and heat it for a while. Drink this mixture (warm) for 3-4 times a day.
In addition to the natural remedies mentioned above, chewing some parsley leaves, consuming soups and drinking hot apple juice can also provide some relief. In addition, inhaling a vapor made with eucalyptus oil relieves cough and congestion.
Disclaimer: The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or professional health care provider if you have any specific questions about any medical matter.