Q&A: Natural Remedies For Chest Congestion?

woman in bed with coldQ: Is there a natural remedy for chest congestion? – D.W.

A: Here’s 4 natural remedies for chest congestion:
1. Salt Water Gargle

One of the mostly used home remedies for chest congestion is salt water gargle. Gargling with saline water helps in removing mucus from respiratory tube. Put one glass of water to boil. Add 1-2 tablespoons of salt in it. Stir it well and add a pinch of turmeric powder to it. Take a swig of warm water and gargle for 1-2 minutes. Repeat the process, four or five times a day to experience a soothing effect.

2. Onion and Honey

Onion has anti-inflammatory properties. It is an effective remedy for curing chest congestion, when used with honey. Place a slice of onion in a bowl and cover it with honey. Let it stay for overnight. The next day, remove onion from it and consume this onion soaked honey, 4 times a day. Take one teaspoon of honey at a time.

You can also have raw, baked, or cooked onions to help mucus flow easily.

3. Bay Leaf

Bay leaf is a very beneficial herb, which is a natural remedy for several health problems, including chest congestion. For curing chest congestion, one can have tea prepared from bay leaves. For this, you are required to…

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