How to expel phlegm from the lungs in adults


Unless flu and cold are not recovered from properly, which means about ten days of strict bed rest, the weakened organism is an ideal base for the development of bacteria and viruses. Persistent cough is a classical symptom of bacterial or viral infection of respiratory organs which is followed by a thick secretion in the throat, sinuses and lungs. This secretion is also stuck to the walls of our bronchi and is very difficult to expel. In the following article we offer you solutions on how to expel phlegm from the lungs in a natural way. Find out which tea, syrups and other natural remedies are the best for coughing up phlegm in children and adults and are easy to make at home.


If you have problems with phlegm in your throat and lungs, herbalists recommend herb based drinks which help with the coughing up of phlegm and alleviate a persistent cough. To eliminate accumulated and thick secretions, herbalists recommend drinks based on white mallow root, sage, bay leaves and black radish.
Here is the first way to expel phlegm from the throat with the help of white mallow:

-Pour a tablespoon of chopped white mallow root with 2 dl of cold water and leave it covered to rest for 6 to 8 hours, then filter it and drink in small sips. Tea for coughing up phlegm prepared in this way needs to be drunk twice a day without sugar and the results will follow.

White mallow in an interesting tea mix with flax seeds and sage showed better results as an efficient natural remedy for better coughing up of phlegm in children and adults.

-Mix one tablespoon of white mallow root, tablespoon of flax seeds and a tablespoon of dried sage. Pour 2.5 dl of water in a saucepan, and then add 100g of brown sugar. When the sugar is dissolved, add the mixture of herbs and one well washed lemon which has been cut into slices. Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes, and then remove it from heat and drain. Take a teaspoon of syrup 4 times a day until you feel some improvement. The syrup for coughing up phlegm is best kept in the refrigerator.

How to expel phlegm from the lungs in adults with the help of black radish and onion?

-Pour into a blender 2.5 dl of lemon juice, a cup full of honey, a moderate red onion cut into pieces, six cloves of garlic and a larger black radish, peeled and cut into pieces. Blend it until you get a nice homogeneous mixture. Then pour into a glass jar and store in the refrigerator and let it sit for a week. After that, take one spoon of this syrup for coughing up phlegm three times a day 30 minutes before major daily meals.


Phlegm from the throat and lungs as well as a thick secretion from the sinuses can often cause big problems during winter seasons. Inhalation of sinuses using salty water is not sufficient to remove unpleasant secretion. We offer you couple of great natural remedies for the expulsion of phlegm.

Beer and brown sugar syrup for coughing up phlegm from the throat:

-In a larger bowl pour 150g of brown sugar and heat on medium heat until it melts and gets a caramel colour, then add 5 dl of beer and then cook for 20 minutes until you get a syrup density, slightly less dense than honey. Remove the saucepan from the heat and leave it covered to cool, then pour the syrup for coughing up phlegm in the appropriate glass jar and refrigerate. Take one tablespoon before major meals three times a day.

Natural remedies for coughing up phlegm in children:

One of the solutions on how the expel the phlegm in children is to us by a mild lime tea. If you are using it couple of day, it will alleviate the cough and speed up the process of phlegm expulsion. This tea for coughing also encourages sweating which is very important in the case of flu and colds. It is consumed while still hot in the morning and in the evening and is prepared easily: 

-Two small tablespoons of lime flowers are overlaid with 5dl of boiling water, and then left to stand for 20 minutes, after that filter it well. Sweeten the tea with good quality honey, add up a lot of lemon juice and take one teaspoon every time you feel a cough.

How to expel phlegm from the nose and throat with the help of bay leaf?

-Melt on medium heat 250g of brown sugar until it becomes golden brown, but be careful not to burn it. Add 2.5 dl of water, 3 teaspoons of sage and 3 crushed bay leaves. When it boils, cook another 3 minutes and then remove from the heat and leave covered to cool. Store in a glass bottle and leave it in a cool and dark place. This preparation is consumed 3-4 times a day when there's a fit of cough. The syrup for coughing up phlegm needs to be taken regularly until all secretions are expelled. More about the bay leaf.

How to alleviate a persistent cough – recipe

-In an intact enamel saucepan pour three spoons of flax seeds and 5dl of water, and then cook on medium heat for 10 minutes. Then add a tablespoon of dried thyme, then cover it and let it sit for another 20 minutes. Filter it and drink a sip of reheated tea several times a day.

We hope you are satisfied with recipes listed above, and that now you know how to expel phlegm from the throat and lungs with the help of herbs, if you have one of your - proven recipes, feel free to send or post it in the comments ...