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What is a good natural expectorant?
Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020
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Likewise, what's a good natural expectorant?
Peppermint Peppermint contains a compound known as menthol.Mentholmay help thin mucus and loosen phlegm. Peppermint tea iswidelyavailable in stores or online and is considered safe. Youcan alsosimply add a few fresh peppermint leaves to hot water tomake yourown tea.
Secondly, how can I get rid of mucus in my lungs naturally? Home remedies for mucus in the chest
- Warm fluids. Hot beverages can provide immediate andsustainedrelief from a mucus buildup in the chest.
- Steam. Keeping the air moist can loosen mucus andreducecongestion and coughing.
- Foods and herbs.
- Essential oils.
- Elevate the head.
- N-acetylcysteine (NAC)
Also asked, what is the best over the counter expectorant?
The only expectorant available inOTCproducts is guaifenesin (2 brand names: Mucinex,Robitussin ChestCongestion).
What foods get rid of mucus?
Clear broth soups, meaning soups without cream ordairy,and warm decaffeinated tea can loosen mucus andprovideadded hydration. Certain fish, seeds, nuts and morecontainessential fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids can helpreduceinflammation and phlegm.