Mucus is a essential part of our body’s normal functions, acting as a protecting and moisturizing layer that helps to keep our organs hydrated.
It also helps to gather up and trap irritants both of the everyday and normal sized variety, including pollen, dust, viruses, bacteria, dust, smoke, and much more.
In layman’s terms, mucus helps to protect our vital organs, but there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to this thick, translucent natural substance.
Too much mucus in the body can lead to congestion of all types, eventually leadingto sore throats, chronic and persistent coughs, nasal congestion, sinus headaches and similar ailments.
An overabundance of mucus production can also be a sign of potentially serious or at the very least debilitating conditions ranging from the dreaded chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), to bacterial and viral infections, asthma, allergies, acid reflux and much more.
While some people are able to find relief over time as these symptoms go away through proper hydration, de-stressing and nutrition, others are unable to see much improvement in their symptoms over the long-term, often leading to dependence on synthetic drugs such as Mucinex, which carries with it several different potential side effects.
The bad news is that the overproduction of mucus is a common ailment, especially if you eat too many mucus-causing foods like pasteurized, non-organic dairy, cakes, cookies, conventional potato chips, processed breads and similar foods.
But the good news is that there are several natural ways to keep mucus at bay and to expel it from the body, including one uniquely effective natural remedy that has been gaining in popularity in recent years: the ginger-mucus wrap, which can help to expel excess phlegm from the lungs overnight when utilized and applied effectively.
Ginger-Mucus Wraps Recipe
This particular wrap is packed full of high quality healing ingredients, including the star of the show: ginger, which serves as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent that can help prevent cell damage and prevent chronic disease from taking root in the body.
For this purposes of this recipe, fresh, raw ginger is recommended as opposed to the much weaker ginger powder.
Use organic ingredients whenever possible.
Without further ado, here is what you will need for this recipe:
-Fresh Ginger (1-2 roots)
-Raw honey (direct from the beekeeper or farmer)
-Napkin or Tissue
Making the Mucus Wraps
Begin by mixing the flour and honey together, and add grated ginger and 2-3 drops of the olive oil afterward.
Once the mixture is ready, place a small amount on a tissue or napkin and using the adhesive, tape it to your chest.
This simple do-it-yourself recipe is best used just before bed, as it takes about eight hours to begin working overall.
Ginger helps the body to sweat out toxins while reducing any symptoms of a sore throat. The raw honey will also help to soothe and coat your throat, while killing off any potentially harmful bacteria within the body.
Make sure that you take extra caution in using this mixture if you have sensitive skin or any children who may be using it, and be sure to consult a naturopathic doctor if you have a serious problems with phlegm, mucus or any of the above conditions or symptoms before trying.
Children should begin using the wrap two to three hours before bed, in order to test out the effect the mixture may have on their sensitive skin.
By and large, the mixture of ginger and honey has been safely used as a natural treatment for respiratory infections and sore throat related issues. Both of these remedies have been proven effective over thousands of years, and both are highly useful for preventing severe infections and expelling phlegm.
Coconut oil may also be added to the mixture for additional anti-viral properties as well.