When phlegm and mucus collect in your lungs, it increases your risk for lung infections.
The consumption of toxic foods and dairy promotes an acidic environment in the body and causes a harmful mucoid lining to develop in the intestine, which makes it difficult for nutrients to pass through its wall and feed the body.
Coughing up white or gray phlegm is often an indication of an upper respiratory tract infection or sinus congestion.
A thick and dark yellow phlegm may be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection, sinus infection, or lower respiratory tract infection. You must keep your lungs as clear as possible to maintain lung health.
3-Ingredient Remedy to Cleanse Your Lungs of Phlegm, Toxins and Infections
It works by thinning and loosening mucus in the airways, clearing congestion, and making breathing easier.
- 1-2 teaspoons dried mullein leaves
- 1 ½ cups boiling water
- 1-2 teaspoons honey (optional)
Bring water to a boil. Use a tea ball or a strainer to submerge the mullein leaves in the hot water. Let steep for 15 minutes. Add honey (optional).
If the flavor of mullein doesn’t agree with you, another great way to reap its benefits is by preparing an inhalant. Boil the leaves in water for 5 minutes and inhale the steam to relieve coughs, congestion and asthma.
Curing common ailments such as coughing, lung weakness, respiratory constriction and chest colds, the mullein plant is truly a lung healing herb.
Mullein leaf has long been used as an expectorant for treating respiratory congestion because it promotes the ejection of mucus, specifically mucus from the lungs.
An expectorant aids the lungs in expelling mucus and phlegm by loosening it from the walls of the lungs and allowing it to be coughed up; mullein will stimulate coughing, even though that’s the symptom being treated.