Chest mucus is caused by respiratory tract infections. Mostly, illnesses like the common cold, flu, bronchitis and asthma are associated with chest mucus. Sometimes the immune system reacts to harmless airborne substances like dust, pollen and pet dander and releases chemicals which trigger the production of excess mucus. The airways of the upper respiratory tract are lined with mucus membranes and when the mucosa cells become inflamed due to bacteria, viruses and other irritants they produce thick and large amounts of mucus to drive out the intruders.
The body is unable to get rid of all this extra mucus through the usual way that is either by coughing it out or by swallowing it. The excess mucus accumulates inside the airways and the lungs and clogs them and hampers the free flow of air in and out of the lungs as a result of which there is severe coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.
Eucalyptus oil is an age old remedy for treating all kinds of respiratory diseases and disorders because of its powerful antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Boil a pan full of water and place it on a table. Sit at the table and add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to the water.
Bend your face over the pan and drape a large towel over your head to cover the pan as well so that the steam cannot escape. Inhale the hot fumes till all the vapors are exhausted. Eucalyptus oil will reduce the inflammation and will thin down the mucus so that it can run down the throat easily. Do this twice daily until you get total relief.
Ginger is a powerful remedy with a host of medicinal values that can cure almost every disease and disorder on this earth. Boil a glass of water and add one grated teaspoon of ginger to it.
Simmer on a low heat for three minutes then turn off the gas. Cover the pan and after ten minutes strain the tea and sip it slowly. Drink three to four cups of this soothing tea daily to get rid of the chest mucus.
Boil a cup of water and add four or five tulsi leaves to it. Continue boiling on a low heat for half a minute then turn off the heat. Strain the tea, stir in one teaspoon of honey and drink it three or four times daily.
Pound a stick of cinnamon and add it to a glass of boiling water. Continue boiling on a low heat for a couple of minutes then turn off the heat. Allow the tea to stand for five minutes then strain it and drink it three times daily. Cinnamon will clear the chest congestion very quickly.
Crush six pepper corns and mix them with two teaspoons of honey. Chew the mixture slowly twice a day. Black pepper has powerful antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which will deal with infection quickly and effectively and will also help in getting rid of the mucus from the chest.