5 Herbs That Help Clear Mucus From Your Lungs

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The mucus in your chest lines the walls of the respiratory system. Containing antiseptic enzymes and immunoglobulins, mucus works to protect the body against bronchial blockage, congestion, lung irritants, and infections. When you become sick or catch a virus, the respiratory system can become irritated, causing phlegm (chest mucus) to be produced in larger amounts.

 

Excess phlegm, dead immune cells, and bacteria are expelled via coughing. This can be unpleasant, but it indicates that the body is fighting off an infection. Excess mucus in the respiratory system is typically caused by viral or bacterial infections like the influenza, bronchitis, or pneumonia. To help you clear excess mucus from the lungs, try using the following herbs the next time you feel congested.

 

Licorice Root:

Licorice root tea is said to ease congestion by helping to loosen and thin mucus in airways so that it can be expelled from the body. It may even fight the viruses that lead to an overproduction of mucus in the first place. Licorice root has anti-inflammatory properties that will help release mucus, and will make the air passages wider so that oxygen can flow more freely. It also has a soothing effect on the calm lungs.

 

Watercress:

Watercress is full of nutrients and good for a lot of medicinal purposes, one of which is to reduce the mucus caused by colds and bronchitis. Watercress has been described as an effective expectorant, meaning that it helps the body loosen mucus and get rid of phlegm whenever you cough. It keeps the throat and airways clear of unwanted substances, making it easier for you to breathe. If taken by people already suffering a cold or cough, watercress can help shorten the duration of the ailment and lower its intensity. If taken at the sign of the first symptom, it can even help prevent the development of a full-fledged infection. To help remedy a runny nose, for example, just eat about an ounce of fresh watercress. You can also make watercress tea by soaking two tablespoons of freshly chopped watercress leaves in a cup of hot water.

 

Eucalyptus:

Eucalyptus is a common ingredient in cough lozenges and syrups and its effectiveness is due to a compound called cineole. Cineole has numerous benefits — it’s an expectorant, can ease a cough, fights congestion, and soothes irritated sinus passages. To relieve congestion, place a few drops of eucalyptus oil on a handkerchief or add 10 to 15 drops to a diffuser or some boiling water on the stove. Inhale the vapors to help cleanse the respiratory system.

 

Calendula Flower:

The calendula flower has been used to help soothe a sore throat or mouth. It is thought that the chemicals in calendula help new tissue grow in wounds and decrease swelling in the mouth and throat.

 

Fenugreek:

Fenugreek is a legume and it has been used as a spice throughout the world to enhance the sensory quality of foods. Fenugreek maintains mucus conditions of the body, mostly the lungs, by helping to clear congestion. It also acts as a throat cleanser and mucus solvent that works to curb the urge to cough.

 

Sources:

http://www.naturallivingideas.com/home-remedies-for-mucus-and-phlegm/

https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-235/calendula

Wani, S. A., & Kumar, P. (2016). Fenugreek: A review on its nutraceutical properties and utilization in various food products. Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences.

http://www.watercressrecipes.co.uk/how-watercress-can-help-reduce-mucus/

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    Q: If you have a so-called cold, you will cough and your nose will be runny, and you will be tired. From the articles I read, it seems like if you have an alkaline body with only a little acid you can't get sick. Is this true? The coughing, runny nose, and tiredness is just excess mucus right? So no mucus no cold right?

    A:

    CORRECT! AND ALSO THAT YOU LIVE NATURAL. A COLD CAN ALSO DENOTE THAT YOU NEED TO REST! DOING TOO MUCH CAN WEAKEN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM.

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    Q: I suffer from intermittent episodes of Dry Coughing upon laying down at bedtime as well as mucus build up which lasts for a while until I expel the mucus from my throat and lungs. In the morning, upon awakening I have the mucous build up which is provoked by the ingestion of foods and liquids. Would you recommend that I use your " Lungs & Respiratory Formula" for Bronchitis Remedy?

    A:

    I would highly recommend that you use our Respiratory kit and regimen followed by a daily regimen of our Lungs Formula and Mucus Buster formula. You can be healed!

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    Q: I have mucus stuck on my upper chest and throat area it hurts my throat when I try to cough it up. What the best product you have for this ailment?

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    Please perform the RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN.

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    Q: I have mucus stuck on my upper chest and throat area it hurts my throat when I try to cough it up. What the best product you have for this ailment?

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    Please perform the RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN.

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    Q: I suffer with mucus, phlegm, and severe pain in the hips, forearms and calves. About a month ago, I purchase the mucus and phlegm herbal products and have not noticed any results. How long do I continue to take these herbal? Do you have any other suggestions? Thank you for your advice!

    A:

    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU FIRST PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOX TO HELP BREAK UP HARDENED MUCUS IN YOUR BODY. IT'S ALWAYS IDEAL TO DETOXIFY FIRST AND USE THE 2-3 FORMULAS YOU'RE USING AS MAINTENANCE FORMULAS.

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    Q: I really need your help concerning my son. He is only 2 years old, but he has suffered with mucus build up and chest congestion since he was born. I only give him soymilk now. No other dairy. Several times a month he coughs up mucus and it is difficult for him to breath. Do you have something that can help him? He also has to use the nebulizer machine for breathing treatments.

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    I recommend you give your son Mullein Leaf Extract or Dherbs Lung Extract. Serve him mullein tea (with maple syrup for sweetness and a little lemon juice) EVERY DAY!

    Rub olive oil on his chest and rub in 3-4 drops of Eucalyptus oil, before he goes to bed every night.

    Switch from soymilk to almond milk if possible.

    Give him plenty of water to drink too!

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    Q: I?m spitting up a lot of mucus that looks black and alot of mucus is in my nose with my body feeling weak...is there a product you can recommend me to. Please, I?m feeling sick.

    A: The toxicity in your body is releasing itself via one of your eliminative channels. Try the Anti-Viral Formula to help cleanse circulatory system of toxins

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    Q: The problem is I am having heavy congestion and now its worse. I am pulling up dark green mucus, I have a sore throat, and also I have the chills. I am sick like almost every other day. My immune system is going down the drain. It’s depressing I don't know what to do because not even the doctors know what to do except for prescribing antibiotics.

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    I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT YOU PERFORM OUR FULL BODY DETOX FOLLOWED BY OUR RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN. THESE WILL HELP YOUR CONDITION AND HELP YOU TO HEAL. AFTER YOU PERFORM THESE KITS OR AT LEAST ONE OF THEM, A GOOD DAILY FORMULA WOULD BE OUR RAINFOREST TONIC AND/OR OUR IMMUNE SUPPORT FORMULA. AND REMEMBER, YOU MUST ALSO CHANGE YOUR DIET. YOUR DIET IS WHERE THE MUCUS IS COMING FROM. YOU CAN HEAL, BELOVED! IT'S YOUR DIVINE BIRTHRIGHT!

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    Q: I have a 7 month old baby girl name Neffera. I breast fed her for about 4 1/2 months. I have been giving her soy infant formula and really do not feel right about it. I also have been giving her the Gerber organic green beans, peas, applesauce, ect. She has a lot of congestion and mucus like I have never seen before ever in a baby. I am not sure what has caused all of this mucus, but I want to strengthen her immune system and feed her better. What do you suggest?

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    Wow, Beloved! I'll tell you what caused all that mucus: the soy-based infant formula which is crap!!!! Plus, those baby foods. Gerber's is CRAP!!!!! You must undo the damage you unintentionally done via ignorance. Please read our article on "ALTERNATIVE INFANT FORMULA MILK" and learn to make alternative formulas for your baby. You must also start making your own baby food. You must do these things to reverse the serious harm you've done to your baby. All wrong can be righted by doing the right thing. I would highly, highly, highly recommend you schedule a 1-hour health consultation (only $100) a.s.a.p. There's just so much that needs to be explained to you so that child can make a speedy recovery. Time here won't allow it, so a consultation is best!

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    Q: I am currently taking the Mucus buster (2x a day), the Sinus formula (2x a day). I have heard/read that Elderberry extract is good for all the sinus, mucus, and immune problems. Please advise.

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    Yes, it is; but not better than the products you mentioned and are taking!

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    Q: My 4-year-old son has had mucus in his body since he was born probably, definitely due to the way I was eating back then while I was pregnant. Every morning he wakes up with a stuffy nose, summer or winter, and every day he sneezes several times and Every time there is plenty of snot that comes out. He has done the CHILDREN DETOX (liquid extracts) once along with the elixir. What else can I do to get rid of all the mucus in him?

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    Give the child "Mullein Leaf tea" (sweetened with maple syrup and a zest of lemon juice). DAILY!!! The child cannot eat meat or dairy products nor refined grains and starches.

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    Q: MUCUS BUSTER FORMULA was first on my list to purchase as well as a couple of your immune boosting teas. I have been wanting to pick up the FULL BODY DETOX for a while at this point I can not afford it. I am hoping to get some self employement going in hopes to supplement and eventually replace my full time job. I am curious what are your thoughts on ozone therapy? I know it’s obviously nothing herbal, but I thought it sounded very interesting as it’s getting the body back the stuff it really needs much like the herbs do as well. It makes sense to think our bodies are lacking oxygen likely due to poor diets and heavy pollution both in our air and water. Curious to know your thoughts on it?

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    Ozone therapy is the BOMB! I use ozone everyday when I'm home. I greatly like oxygen/ozone therapies! Great stuff! Increased oxygen levels is 50% of the cure for all diseases (the other 50% being alkalinity coming from the minerals).

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    Q: How can I get the heavy mucus out of my throat?

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    By performing the FULL BODY DETOX followed by the RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN.

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    Q: Good morning, I have used several products in the last two months. They include the Full Body Detox, Detox bath drops, Aura cleansing, Mucus buster and the Acid buster. I battle MS and I received the results of the MRI, and it shows that my ventriculers went from 8-9mm to 1.2 cm.( I was told it is atrophy) I believe I will be healed, but I am at a lost of what to do next. I researched it and found that exerising will be good, and eating veggies and fruit (having no alcohol). I am continuing on the Mucus and Acid buster. Do you know what I should do next? By the way my cholesterol went DOWN to 159 from 224 at times 242.

    A:

    Keep doing everything you're doing. Take 3 capsules of Brain Tuner formula 2-3 times per day. Drink 1-2 cups of Brain Tuner per day as well. Also, do not worry! Think positive as you consume the herbs daily and eat a mostly vegan/raw foods diet.

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    Q: My doctor prescribed taking dafalgan and augmentine for fighting this state where I cough all the time with green mucus and my head hurts if I move it, etc. I am wondering what can I take as alternative treatment?

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    The green mucus is not a good sign. Your diet is too acidic! Eat more raw and living foods! Head hurts? Toxicity! I recommend that you first perform the FULL BODY DETOX and follow it up with the RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN. After the kits, everyday take MUCUS BUSTER FORMULA, LUNGS AND RESPIRATORY FORMULA, and HEADACHE AND PAIN FORMULA. The drugs will create more green mucus if you take them. They will also make you more toxic! You can heal naturally!

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    Q: I'm sitting with a woman who has lung congestion. She thinks she has bronchitis. I told her to detox first. Any suggestions??? Will your "Formula #4" be enough for her?

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    Have her perform the 20 day Respiratory Cleanse and Regimen to assist her body in expelling the build-up in her lungs.

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    Q: Is there an herb or herbs that will help one's body fight the effects of this upcoming allergy season? I've stop eating the meat and the dairy, but the mucus keeps draining in my throat.

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    Not really! Allergy season is Nature's way of stimulating cleansing in us. That's all! Allergies are a sign that the body is toxic and needs cleansing. Cleanse your body periodically and your allergies will be a thing of the past! Try Dherbs' ALLERGY FORMULA. The FULL BODY DETOX is the ideal product for you though!

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    Q: This question is in regard to my 1 yr. old daughter. This morning she grabbed a boiling hot cup of water down from the kitchen table and now has a 2nd degree burn on her chest. She has a big open wound where the skin came off on her chest. I do not vaccinate my child and the nurses were trying to urge me to give her a tetanus shot which I refused. They mentioned it was a vaccine which was for pertussis as well which I did not really understand. So my question is, what would u recommend I give her to keep infection away? I am taking her to a burn center tomorrow for them to check it and show me how to and how often to dress it. I plan to put silver water on the bandage to help the healing process as well. I plan to do a detox for her soon since they gave her morphine for pain and also she has had a lot of mucus and congestion lately due to her teething. Thank you in advance and thank u for this BEAUTIFUL website I am so blessed to have come across your products, I plan to promote them within my business I have already been directing my clients here (I'm a natural stylist).

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    Make sure you put aloe vera gel on the damaged skin of the child daily. Aloe is very calming and healing. To prevent infection, rub shea butter on the skin daily. Shea is very good for skin healing. Calendula gel (from a health food store) is also very therapeutic. The OZ OIL from Dherbs would be the best healing agent due to the oxygen in it. Alternate between the above oil, gel, and butter. Don't worry too much about the situation. Focus on healing and moving forward. The child will be alright! Peace, Love and Healing!

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    Q: my lungs are very sick i have been through h1n1 i have been taken too much antibiotic and doesn t help me any more. i want to buy chakra elixirs as many parts of my body are affected, grounding with earth affected, adrenal glands, hiperplasy suprarenal. I am afraid I have a tumour in bronchies or TB. i lost my thyroid due to numerous infections in the lungs. also i need protection very strong as the woman who took my husband is working on me incantations and heavy work with professional muslims from algeria and egypt. I found all what she is doing on me so part of my sickness if not all is coming from this woman. my husband is also gone in his mind as she is using staff in his food, drink, bed...my question is i want to buy chakra elixirs for all chakras how i will take them gradually started with one or all of them every day. i also want to give to my mother who is 81 and has some problems with heart, kidneys and cortex. can i use these products on her she is 81 years old. are there any risks involved? what else you suggest for the mucus in my lungs is from these viruses throwen in canada and USA by pharmaceutical companies. any suggestion what can I do with my husband to bring him to normal?

    A: You can use multiple Elixirs at the same time. Just be sure to allow time in between taking each one. We suggest meditating with the use of the elixirs, focusing on clearing one emotion at a time.  If you're looking to cleanse your aura and protect yourself emotionally we would recommend looking into the Chakras and Aura Sprays we have available. We would recommend doing the Respiratory Cleanse and Regimen to help improve the health of your lungs.  This regimen includes a Mucus Formula that helps combat mucus in the body.  You can also add the Anti-Viral Formula to your regimen to help your lungs if it has been affected by a virus.  All of our products are 100% all natural plant life herbs. We do not use any kind of unnatural ingredients including animal products, gluten, GMO, binders or fillers.  We offer products that are safe for elderly, children and adults.  Adjusting her diet would be the best thing to help remedy her conditions.  We suggest giving her the Full Body Cleanse to detox and replenish the health of all the major organs including the heart and kidney's.  Suggesting the Clearing Emotions Elixir to your husband could help clarify any lingering emotions he may have.   We recommend reading our article - Respiratory Health https://www.dherbs.com/articles/wellness-prevention/respiratory-health/ Product Links: Full Body Cleanse - http://dherbs.com/store/full-body-cleanse-p-1.html Respiratory Cleanse and Regimen - http://www.dherbs.com/store/respiratory-cleanse-and-regimen-p-204.html Mucus Formula - http://www.dherbs.com/store/mucus-Formula-formula-p-50.html Lungs & Respiratory Formula - http://www.dherbs.com/store/lungs-respiratory-formula-p-45.html Anti-Viral Formula - http://www.dherbs.com/store/antiviral-formula-p-6.html Chakra Elixirs #1-7 - https://www.dherbs.com/store/chakra-elixirs-c-6.html Aura Sprays - https://www.dherbs.com/store/aura-sprays-c-48.html

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    Q: I am using your BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC FORMULA and the MUCUS BUSTER FORMULA and it's working, however my nasal passage is still dry and crusty is there any product to moisten it? Your product or any other! Thanks

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    Yes, try our OZ OIL! Glad to hear the products are working for you!