Sputum In Lungs
Sometimes it is not cured in time to cold may be the reason that the light settles sputum. It gradually accumulates and begins to bring us a lot of inconveniences: cough, breathing disorders, pain, etc.
In this article we will talk about how to avoid this complication, and in case you still had to face this problem, we will tell you how to get rid of sputum with the help of natural home remedies.
Softening of sputum
The first thing to do if you want to get rid of phlegm in your lungs is to soften it. The fact is that over time it thickens, so it becomes more difficult to remove it from the lungs. This will help you inhalation – the inhalation of steam, formed by boiling medicinal herbs.
How to do it?
Pour into a pan two liters of water, add one of the medicinal plants and bring to a boil. It is best to use pine, thyme, rosemary, eucalyptus, chamomile or oregano. Often in pharmacies you can buy ready-made mixtures from several types of such plants.
After 5-10 minutes of boiling you will notice the appearance of a fragrant steam . Remove the pan from the fire, put it in a convenient place and sit opposite. Cover your head with a towel and bend over a slightly opened pan. Be careful with hot water and steam, because strong steam can burn your face.
Inhalation of steam should be done through the mouth and nose, closing one of the nostrils one at a time.
You can repeat this inhalation several times a day.
When the sputum becomes more watery, it becomes easier for our body to remove it. What natural means can you achieve this? Here are some tips:
- Drink more vegetable broths (from onions, garlic, cabbage, leeks, carrots, turnips and celery).
- Between meals, drink tinctures of thyme and eucalyptus.
- Avoid dairy products and flour products: these products provoke the formation of sputum. While you have not coped with this problem, it is best to prefer drinks based on vegetables and biscuit instead of regular bread.
- Drink at least 2 liters of water every day (in addition to the main food).
Excretion of sputum
So, you managed to soften the sputum, it became more liquid. Now your task is to help her get out naturally. The easiest way to do this is by tapping a person on the back. To do this, you will need the help of another person.
The assistant needs to put his hand on your back (the palm should be bent in such a way that some air is placed between the back and palm of the hand) and apply short repetitive strokes on the upper back. This will lead to the fact that sputum, accumulated in the lungs and bronchi, will begin to exfoliate.
This method is best for children. In the event that an elderly or weakened person is before us, it is better to conduct this procedure with caution.
Care for the intestines
It seems strange, but between work of our intestine and lung health there is a relationship. Therefore, if your goal is to identify the causes of problems with the lungs, neutralize them and avoid the occurrence of such troubles in the future, this relationship should not be underestimated.
The reason for sputum in the lungs can be eating hard-to-digestible foods, for example, refined flour. This situation is often faced by young children who eat food, with which their intestines can not yet cope completely.
Bulb against sputum
There is another home remedy that effectively helps with the first signs of having sputum. It is important to use it until the problem is complicated. For this you will need half the bulb.
Before you go to bed, put it on the night table near the bed. During sleep, you will inhale various volatile compounds that have separated from the bulb. These elements will help cleanse your airways .
Every day you need a new bulb. If you notice that the sputum has become thick and viscous, this remedy will not help.
There is another way that has been widely used for many decades. It consists with the use of small glass containers. This method came to us from Chinese traditional medicine.
The air extracted from such jars allows them to be glued to the body, and they begin to draw in the skin and parts of the muscles. Due to this, the skin pores are opened, and the circulation of blood and lymph is enhanced.
This helps to eliminate stagnant phenomena in the organs, in our case, in the lungs. To do this, place the bank in the area of each lung, between the scapula and the spine, and then wait 10 minutes.
Probably, after carrying out of this procedure on a back there will be small traces in the form of reddish circles. Do not worry, this is normal, with time they will disappear. You can buy banks in a pharmacy and carry out this procedure at home, or go to a medical facility.