Let’s say cheers for the flu season. The chilly months of autumn bring a host of illnesses, which make our throats phlegmy and our noses runny. Whether you have a flu or cold, sitting on your desk amidst an ocean of tissues, or coughing, your way through every conversation can put a real damper on your day.
But using honey, lemon water and ginger these days, can provide incredible relief to excess mucous.
Excess mucus is one common symptom of viral infections, seasonal allergies, and smoking-related conditions. So, if you suffer from this common condition, you can often determine what could be causing it by examining the color, quantity, and consistency of your mucous, which we all know that is not an appealing task. Fortunately, the four powerful ingredients which we will present you today, can reduce excess phlegm and mucous in your lungs, nose and throat.
– Benefits of drinking water
The first advice that medical experts recommend is increasing our intake of water, as it can loosen and wash down any phlegm in the throat and back of the mouth. Water can also clean the toxins which contribute the illness.
If you drink cold water, it can boost your metabolism, as well as help your immunity and drinking warm water can regulate your body temperature.
– Benefits of ginger
Have you ever been in situation that you are no longer sick but you still have that extra mucus? Ginger is known to reduce a headache which is caused by the congestion of your sinuses. it can reduce the buildup of phlegm which is left behind after the recovery from some infection.
The ginger can also provide a significant boost to our entire system, and oleoresins, the active components in ginger, are commonly found in most cold and flu remedies. It is also known to stimulate the circulation, which encourages every excess mucous to be released from the lungs.
Ginger can also reduce chills and fever. With regular consumption of ginger, morning sickness and inflammation can be also eliminated. Also, those people that have respiratory problems like asthma are known to find relief by using ginger.
– Benefits of honey
Because of its antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits, honey is commonly known as “super food”. As it is rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, honey is also often used for treating hay fever and seasonal allergic reactions. It is also used in the treatment of persistent ulcers and wounds.
It contains probiotic bacteria which is called Lactobacillus kunkeei. The bacteria is known to boost the immunity. Remember to always opt for raw honey over refined honey, as the raw one is not heated or filtered, so the probiotic bacteria will still be active in the honey. The healthy bacteria will secrete a lot of natural compounds in order to kill off bacteria which threatens their territory.
Honey is also known to reduce phlegm and mucous, but we also know the feeling of a sore throat after incessant coughing. So, the honey soothes those roughened muscle linings. Remember that honey is nature’s sweetener and it can make every morning brew taste great.
– Benefits of lemon
The lemon is known to be very beneficial for our immunity, as it is rich in vitamin C and potassium. It also has anti – inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, which can help in cleansing mucus and regenerating the immunity.
It can control our blood pressure, stimulate the nerve function and also will balance the pH levels in our body. Lemon will also prevent dehydration, as well as adrenal fatigue, when our lymph system is hydrated, the stress levels will be reduced and the hormones can be regulated as well.
– Recipe for lemon, ginger and honey drink
This recipe will create from 2 to 3 servings. The preparation time is 15 minutes.
– 100 grams of honey;
– 100 ml of water;
– 4 tbsp. of freshly squeezed lemon juice;
– 1 inch of ground ginger.
First, mix the ground ginger and water. Then boil the mixture for 10 minutes. Once the mixture has cooled add the honey and lemon juice in it and leave it overnight. Store the drink in the fridge and you can use for up to a week.
On an empty stomach, every morning, consume 30-40 ml of the drink. Once it is consumed for 40 days, your immunity will be boosted. After that, you should take a break for two weeks, and then continue with the treatment for another 40 days.
You can use it by steaming, if you suffer from excess mucus and phlegm. In order to do this, you should boil a pot of the mixture and hold your face over the bowl and inhale the steam for about five minutes. In order to concentrate your lungs’ exposure to the steam, you should cover your head with a towel.
The combination of honey, lemon juice, ginger and water make one powerful punch to excess mucus, which provides the immunity with a useful boost. So, before jumping for antibiotics or expensive synthetic medication for cold of excess phlegm, try drinking this powerful and helpful healthful elixir in the morning.