Phlegm is a thick mucus or gel that blocks the throat and nasal passages, usually when there is a viral or bacterial infection in the respiratory system. Your body produces phlegm when there is an excess of toxins in your body. The natural reaction is to try to cough. However, excessive coughing can damage the lining of the throat. Some people prescribe honey and lemon drinks, others take bitter herbs or gargle with salt water when they have a sore throat. What about the walnuts? some people say they are too dry, but they have a lot of beneficial oils. What remedy is the best to remove phlegm and calm the throat?

First, honey and lemon have strong antibacterial and antiviral properties. (Only buy organic honey, as most non-organic honeys are processed at high temperatures that kill most of the enzymes it contains.) Honey and lemon juice added to the boiling water initially soothes the throat and then continues the healing process by killing the virus or bacteria. which is causing the mucus.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) says that excessive phlegm is a condition of the lungs, kidneys, and spleen. When your immune system is weak and cold air enters your lungs or kidneys, the cold moisture in your body condenses and thickens to form phlegm. Bitter foods and herbs strengthen the lungs, kidneys, and spleen so they can work together to clear phlegm. Alfalfa, bitter melon, romaine lettuce, citrus peel, asparagus, fennel, and celery are some common vegetables that help loosen phlegm, push it down the throat and through the digestive system into the intestines. Other more potent bitter herbs are chamomile, dandelion (leaf and root), fennel (vegetable and seed), horseradish, chaparral, burdock, echinacea, and yarrow. Fresh leaves, grated roots, or small seeds can be added to salads. Dried leaves, roots, and larger seeds can be added for cooking or brewing as a tea. Ground dandelion root is an excellent substitute for coffee.

Many walnuts are also helpful in getting rid of phlegm. Almonds and walnuts are bitter foods that loosen phlegm. They warm the lungs and relieve asthma symptoms. Hazelnuts strengthen the spleen and give your body more energy to fight disease. Walnuts are best roasted over low heat in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes to bring out their oils and flavor. Once you smell the flavor coming out of the oven, turn it off. (Longer, it will burn and dry them.)

Gargling with salt water or eating sea vegetables loosens up the phlegm that clings to the sides of the throat. The salty taste partially dissolves the phlegm so it can be removed. Sea vegetables are rich in essential minerals like iodine, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. The mineral salts in sea vegetables work together to remove toxins from the body (including phlegm) and carry them to the intestines.

Other cleansing foods like onions, garlic, kale, cabbage, apples, avocados, grapefruits, and various berries are also great for restoring your body’s nutrient balance, so your immune system can work efficiently to get rid of non-bacteria. desired. The worst thing you can consume is milk or plain yogurt since they tend to cause more phlegm.

“If we eat badly, no doctor can cure us: if we eat well, no doctor is necessary.”

– Victor G. Rocine, circa 1930

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