Chronic Mucus Remedies

| Modified on Feb 23, 2023
Stinging Nettles
Posted by Liz (Scottadale. AZ) on 02/23/2023
5 out of 5 stars

Chronic Cough and Excessive Mucus

Have you tried Stinging Nettle Leaf? It is considered a natural antihistamine. I take capsule form which really helps with post nasal drip or runny nose. A good brand is one by Wild Harvest. I always carry some in person because it's great for cold/allergy symptoms! I hope this helps you.

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 01/04/2023 403 posts

Just out of curiosity, have you had covid?

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by mmsg (somewhere, europe ) on 01/04/2023

Phyllis, a family member got rid of a similar condition by breathing in the vapor of a half a cup of boiling water with a spritz of h2o2 in it. He did it twice a day, expelling lots of stuff until he noticed relief. Then he went down to once a day, and now just once in a while for maintenance.

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Liz (Victoria, Australia) on 01/04/2023
5 out of 5 stars

Hi Phyllis, I have used this remedy many times with great success. I use 1/2 teaspoon of Sea Salt and add to 1 cup (250ml ) of warm water, I make it warm enough to dissolve the crystals and not to hot to drink when crystals are dissolved, I stir up the crystal with a spoon to dissolve if I am in a hurry.

A word of warning, do not drink it straight down all at once as you will vomit, sip slowly over 5 to 10 min, I usually notice within 1 hour it has dried up most of the phlegm and I will take it up too 3 times a day if I have bronchitis, I usually take it between meals as it seems to work better rather than with meals.

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 01/03/2023 403 posts

Have you tried chewing honeycomb? I think it's sort of like "the sugar cure" except with honeycomb and the honey in it instead of cane sugar. I haven't tried it yet as I ordered some honeycomb and some Lugol's iodine but haven't yet received them.

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Phyllis (CA) on 01/03/2023


I suffer with EXCESSIVE mucus/phlegm and have tried everything under the heavens, including AVC (which helps some); however, I expel huge wads of mucus (sorry to be so graphic, but it's horrible) upon waking every morning without fail and it drains and collects from my right mucus cavity and can continue for HOURS...and that's no exaggeration! Please confirm if the "sea salt" is to be taken with or without water. How much water is recommended and what time of day is best? I'm really desperate for ways to help myself return to a life without CHRONIC mucus.

P.S. I've recently eliminated breads, pastas, tomatoes, breads, dairy and cut back on white sugar.

Thank you in advance for your response!

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Pat PIckett (AZ) on 11/28/2022

Hi Angela,

To nebulize glutathione, buy Glutathione Plus capsules made by Theranaturals. They are buffered for nebulizing. I mix one capsule in a vial of sodium chloride water and nebulize with it once a day. It helps me with airway clearance also.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Lyn (San Francisco, CA) on 09/25/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Never take h202 with tap water. All water must be filtered or distilled. You never know what chemicals are in the tap water that can interact with the h202.

For me:

I mix 4 drops of 35% food grade h202 as in DROPS (not droppers full) in 16 fl oz bottle of filtered water. OR 2 drops of 35% Food grade h202 in 8 fl.oz glass bottle. (pre-mixed) If I feel it is too strong, i just dilute it with more water.

I shake the bottle before i drink it. I also use the (pre-mixed h202 that I made) with my Hydro Grossan sinus/nasal rinse. I usually out 2 tablespoon of my pre-mixed h202 into the water container, and fill the rest with filtered water and salt. I stir the water content and close the lid. I start rinsing my nose with it twice per day.

When I first started out - my nose was totally blocked in one side, constant post nasal drip, could not eat anything without having allergies. I went to doctors and had all kinds of antibiotics and even anti fungal for my candida - nothing worked. I would have phlegm everytime i ate something until I went on strict diet. Even with strict diet, I would still have constant hacking out of plegm after my salads.

One day, I just went on clear broth diet boiling (Chicken bones with filtered water and vegetables(any -but no carrot due to sugar content) and drinking it for every meal. I eat nothing else. This is to help me keep my symptoms down while i do my h202 treatment and let it work. I drank my 2 of my pre-mixed 16 fl. oz of h202 throughout the day (I continue to drink water in between at least 6 cups). I rinsed my nose and throat with the premixed h202 with salt 3 times each nose every 3 hours for the 1st day. The second day, I rinse my nose only twice a day - 3 times each side.I figured that if there is something in my sinus so deep and stubborn, I have to be more aggressive or stubborn than the bug to get rid of it. I was right!

You should have seen the gunk that came out of me. At first it felt uncomfortable, alot of mucus came out through my nose and mouth continuously, i let it come out for 2-3 days whenever it feels like coming out. The 4th day, my post nasal drip lessen considerably and my cough stopped. Amazing! I kept on doing the nose and throat rinse daily (twice a day- once in the morning, once before i sleep) and drinking at least a bottle 8fl oz. of my own pre-mixed h202 daily and now I am back to normal!! I have so much energy to do the things i want to do.

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Angela (Home) on 04/10/2022

Can you please tell me what kind of glutathione you use for nebulizing? I have never found the type or a brand that would seem to be right for that. Thank you so much! Hope you are doing well. I love all of your comments 😊

Dietary Changes, Iodine Saline Rinse
Posted by Joy (Salem) on 02/06/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I had a mucus issue where I always felt a little congested. I'm a vegetarian and my ND had me cut out sugar, wheat, and dairy all of it. I also started a neti pot flushing my sinus with saline and three drops of iodine. Within a week my sinuses were totally clear no more congestion or mucus issue.

Posted by Carole S. (UK) on 04/25/2021

Try allicin... the constitute of garlic. Also MSM, both an hour before bed... Tape your mouth to avoid post nasal drip... google mouth tape if you have not heard of it... all natural ideas!

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Madelyn (Idaho) on 02/07/2021

All of Walter Last's articles can be found on his website:

Highly recommend!

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 02/07/2021

Health-Science-Spirit - Welcome Page (

His first name is Walter.

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Art (Claifornia) on 02/07/2021 1849 posts

Hi Pat,

Try this link for the information you are looking for:

Good luck!


Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Pat (Orlando, FL) on 02/07/2021

Could not find William Last or a book or article on The Common Cold by William Last - do you have more information?

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Tessa (Okanagan) on 01/11/2021

Hi Cindy from WI -

This might be the post.

Here is a response from Bill (Philippines) to someone called Deb.

  • Hi Deb... Regarding your excess phlegm symptoms, this can be reduced by taking 1/4 to 1/2 tspn Sea Salt in water twice a day outside mealtimes. Also, reducing all dairy in the diet will help to reduce your mucus. When I also had problems with phlegm, taking lugol's iodine orally helped tremendously to reduce my own phlegm build ups. Iodine is necessary and is used and secreted in every mucus gland in the human body and is used as a first line of defense against outside pathogens entering the body. Thus, with proper levels of iodine/iodide in the body, mucus will more fully help to defend your body and the mucus levels will also tend to reduce. A 2% lugols solution dosage that you need would be at least 8 drops (more if you can take it) in split dosages every day.

Hope this helps.

Cheers, Tessa

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Liz (Victoria, Australia) on 01/10/2021

Hi Cindy,

It was back in November last year, I looked up Ailments and typed in Congestive Heart Failure and scrolled down to OHR'S post and Bill's reply below. I have used the Sea Salt remedy with great results as you can see by my post LIZ.

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Cindy (Wi) on 01/10/2021

Hi, where do I find Bill's post on sea salt remedy for mucus? TIA

Peppermint Essential Oil
Posted by Mammagrande (Oregon, USA) on 08/17/2019
4 out of 5 stars

Hi, we spent some time in Michigan mint country this spring and learned its medicinal uses. Got that virus the grandkids give for free so bought a good organic peppermint essential oil and used a qtip to dab on sinuses. Didn't irritate so used it liberally.

I put 2 drops in 3/4 c. water and slugged it down. Within 2 minutes could breathe well! Within 5 minutes can feel it doing something to lungs! Waiting for coughing to stop, quality of cough changing, seems more productive in a less unpleasant way--less dry/painful. Menthol in it. Draining sinuses now. Some people are allergic, be advised.....

Apple Cider Vinegar + Ginger Root
Posted by Dave (Connecticut) on 07/31/2019
5 out of 5 stars

OK, so here is what happened.

I had quite a few struggles with nagging mucus in my chest. I later found out it was due to my cpap machine and the water in it even though I was cleaning it with vinegar like I was told. So then I had to super clean it with soap and water then vinegar after and dry it completely after the hose is not easy to dry I had to push paper towels though with a long stick. problem solved. Not quite 1 1/2 months ago, I started another bout w/ mucus I tried all the over the counter junk and my doctor gave me a prescription. then I came to (EARTHCLINIC.COM) and read about what to do.

I went with acv and fresh ginger root 1 tsp of acv in a half cup water then chopping the ginger root small enough to take as pills 3 or 4 pieces drink it down with the acv mix. 1 hr later major relief I also have breathing problems from an accident (lung damage) so now doing this 3 days into it 0 mucus and my breathing has improved 100% and no drugs

Thank God. I so love this site it has helped me with so many issues I come here before I call my doctor for a lot of things Thank You E

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 11/23/2020

I would encourage you to read how to cure the common cold by Walter Last. In it, he explains how some mucus cannot go through the intestinal system and has to come up and out . I guess there is more than one type of mucus. This article I find very long with many links in it and informative. It's always good to have all the information when tackling health issues. Blessings, Charity

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Liz (Victoria, Australia) on 11/22/2020

Hi Eve,

Please see my comment under the heading " Sea Salt in water for Mucus Conditions Caused Vomiting, I did not add anything to the 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt except 250mls of tap water and took it between meals, I gave it a stir to dissolve it, and that's all I did, hope it works for you as it did for me.


Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Eve (Nv) on 11/22/2020 22 posts

I recently saw an article that EC published on sea salt and curing mucus but could never find the exact amounts of salt, water, lemon juice? It would be wonderful if posters would use the exact amounts of what helped them. You can spend hours on EC and still not find what you want. We all have horrible ailments or we would not be coming to EC and EC should checks these posts out as well. I've been coming to EC since 2012 for mites, pain in joints, vertrabraes gone and EC is wonderful offering us this site but PLEASE POSTERS, BE COMPLETE WHEN OFFERING YOUR INPUT!

Now because I am suffering from enough mucus for 3 people and was delighted to this post from Liz in Australia quoting Bill's comment on using sea salt but still no exact amounts of salt, water,? (anything else) please let me know some better amounts, afraid to take too much of sea salt, HP, cancer, Heart failure, to deal with. Thank you and God Bless this post.

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Liz (Victoria, Australia) on 11/21/2020

Hi Ali,

I took the full 1/2 teaspoon in a glass full of tap water, I took it between meals like mid afternoon or after dinner at night for no particular reason, I just took it between meals and I had no side effects from it at all, it also seems to help my post nasal drip which I have had for years and nothing has really helped it so far. Sorry to hear you were sick after taking it, it worked for me, but as we all know somethings work for some and not others, maybe try it again between meals.

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Ali (Penn) on 11/21/2020
0 out of 5 stars

I was excited to read about sea salting helping with excess mucus/phlegm as I suffer a lot with this especially first thing in the morning. As I had some sea salt I immediately took half a teaspoon with some soup and water. Within a minute I was rushing to the toilet to be violently sick. I didn't then eat until the evening. I so wanted this to work and assume that you shouldn't take it all at once. Please can you clarify how to take this.

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Liz (Victoria, Australia) on 11/19/2020

Hi Jo,

I took 1/2 teaspoon of Sea Salt in a glass of water once a day, I just used tap water, and it worked within hours and I could feel my chest feeling better. I have now been taking it daily for a week and have now dropped the dosage to 1/4 teaspoon with water each day as my chest is clear of mucus now and just want to make sure it is all cleared up. It's good to hold a conversation now without coughing all the time when talking to someone, I work with the public all day and it was not very good to be talking to them and coughing, especially while COVID is going on.

I must thank Bill for solving my problem.

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Tena (Illinois) on 11/19/2020

Yes, distilled water at room temperature is best but you can use filtered water.

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Jo (Loveland, Co) on 11/19/2020

For excess phylum and taking sea salt. Do you mix it with water or what? Take it daily?

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Liz (Victoria, Australia) on 11/15/2020


I didn't hesitate taking the Salt as I had tried most things to clear it up after 2 month's of hearing my chest rattle, I was amazed how quickly it cleared up, Bill and yourself are my favourites on Earth Clinic, so much to be learned from you both, As we all know, one thing may work for one person and not another person and luckily the Salt worked for me.

Sea Salt in Water
Posted by ORH (TEN MILE, TN) on 11/15/2020

LIZ, ORH here, and you are the beneficiary of advice that was given to me. With my ankles the size of elephants, I hesitated on salt, but you did not. You benefited, while I meditated. You the winner. Today, I did my ionic foot detox, sprayed down with MgCl and got in my near infrared Sauna. Nebulized my Glutathione and am getting by pretty good. Bill, speaks when he needs to and he is one of my favorites.


Sea Salt in Water
Posted by Liz (Victoria, Australia) on 11/14/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Hi Bill,

I can't thank you enough for getting rid of my excess phlegm.

A few month ago, I had a chest infection and had to take antibiotics for a week, it cleared up the infection but left me with a lot of phlegm that I could not get rid of, I tried everything on Earth Clinic, Hydrogen peroxide, Oregano Oil, Olive Leaf, Turmeric and nothing shifted it until I read your recent post on the Congestive Heart Failure page to ORH, and I tried your 1/2 Teaspoon of Sea Salt, it was amazing......

..."I'm sorry to hear about your oxygen predicament. A while ago I also had problems with gunk in my lungs. I just followed Ted's advice of taking 1/2 tspn Sea Salt every day. Worked like a charm. No more gunk in my lungs. Nada. Taking sea salt reduces all mucus in the lungs, nose etc. And it gives your body many essential trace minerals as well. I'm also aware that many are afraid to take salt -- even the good sea salt -- because they insist that it's bad for the heart. You know where I stand there. I've been taking sea salt for over 10 years and my heart is always 70/110. So if you've got a healthy kidney and healthy intestines, sea salt should be OK as far as I'm concerned."

Luckily I had some Sea Salt in the pantry and within an hour of taking it, my chest felt 50% better. I have now been taking it each day for 4 days and it has gone and I will keep taking it for another week to make sure it has completely gone.

A big Thank You to Bill and Earth Clinic.

Posted by Denise (Us) on 12/27/2018 50 posts
5 out of 5 stars

I give Ginger root grated, the real deal, a 5 star because it has almost cured my mucous in throat which I believe is from Silent Reflux. I grate 1/5 tsps of ginger I keep in the freezer and add boiling water, and blackstrap molasses (my choice of sweetner). Both ginger and Blackstrap Molasses have so many benefits for me.

Posted by Isabelle (Ottawa, On) on 07/25/2018

I will try this remedy. I have post nasal drip which as a side effect gives me bad breath.

Thank you.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda, Vitamins
Posted by Teena (Melbourne, Australia) on 09/09/2017 235 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Was off work because of constant mucous and sneezing fits. Took acv/baking soda and vitamin c (homemade liposomal) every 2 hours, had about 8000 mg D3 over the day as well. Mucous and sneezing started to clear pretty quick. I thought taking vitamin c like this I would get past tolerance level, (sorry, but that's diarrhea) but this didn't happen. So thinking I must still be with deficient and will raise daily dose.

The reason I got sick I think was I usually drink 2 liters of water with dissolved sea salt, borax and magnesium daily and I had not for a few days. Anyway I was back to work the next day the cold or whatever it was, was unable to progress.

Cayenne, Ginger, Turmeric, Cinnamon
Posted by Sarah (Tx) on 03/08/2017

A delicious way to take ginger is to finely grate it (with a hand grater), add fresh lemon juice and stevia. Unless you get so much ginger that it overpowers, this is an absolutely delicious drink!

Posted by Daphne (Florida) on 03/08/2017

Ginger roots are in abundance at Walmart and the Asian Stores.

Cayenne, Ginger, Turmeric, Cinnamon
Posted by Carolynne (Collierville, Tn) on 09/10/2016

You should be drinking 1/2 ounce of water, for every pound you weigh. Example: If you weigh 150 pounds, you should be drinking 75 ounces of water.

Plenty of water with lemon and vinegar upon arising, plus drinking your 1/2 of water per pound body weight, will help a lot. Water thins out the mucus. The cinnamon/turmeric/garlic/cayenne pepper/apple cider vinegar, as described in the above posts, is great. Cut out sugar, and eat it only in natural form. Dairy is mucus forming. It's also full of natural hormones, fit for baby cows only. We do not need dairy.

Cayenne, Ginger, Turmeric, Cinnamon
Posted by Cargie Dailey (Oxford, England) on 09/03/2016

I have just read your post from two years ago, but has given me some real hope that I can do something to cure the appalling mucous that is making my life a misery. I do hope you are well and if you read this have any other news or tips.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Hisjewel (America, New York) on 01/29/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Debbi, when desperate fast, fast! It is great to have people to pray and fast for us, but if we know the Lord, He wants us to fast for our selves. It's ok to get someone to fast with you the more the better, but you fast too no matter what your problem is.

A couple of times my results were already in, the hospital called me in to confirm the results. When I got the call and letter, I shuttered, so I fasted and God turned the situation around even after the results were in.

On one occasion it was concerning a spot on my breast exam test results. While on my knees, I saw a plate filled with vegatables and heard the Lord say vegetables. So I went on a vegetable consecration.

I made a big pot of just vegetable soup. No meat, no tea, no coffiee, no soda. I continued with the vegatable soup breakfast, lunch and dinner and plenty of water, until my appointment day, which was at least a week away (really can remember, but it was more than a few days).

The new test came back clean, no spot. The doctor showed me the old results and the new, and shook his head, because he could not understand it, but I knew the Lord had cleansed me and healed me, because I followed His instructions.

I was able to return to my regular diet and the healing has remained, no more lumps. That was several years ago.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Debbi (Los Angeles) on 01/26/2016

I have the same exact thing. Have lost 40 lbs over 5 months and look too thin. Have you found any relief? I also have acid re flux and non-alcoholic stage 4 cirrhosis. HELP

Dietary Changes
Posted by Debra (California) on 10/19/2015
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

You are having candida die off symptoms. I had almost the exact same thing it was awful for about 5 6 weeks and is now slowing up. It can last I'm told 6 mos or more. I started Diflucan and it is a wonderful anti-fungual that you should try. It will help you kill the candida faster than that diet. You will also feel better quicker. Good Luck!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Marcin (Toronto, Canada) on 06/06/2015

Do not eat sugary foods or cold foods and beverages (ice cream would be the worst thing to eat). It will build up the phlegm. Dairy products, especially when eaten cold, will also build up the phlegm. Instead, eat meals that are hot, in temperature and in spice. Warm soups, stews, tea, baked vegetables and so on.

For your remedy, buy cinnamon (preferably ceylon cinnamon) powder, ginger powder or grated fresh ginger, black pepper powder, cardamom pods or powder (if available; but cinnamon, ginger and black pepper you should be able to get). Pour water into a boiling pot and add a big pinch of each of these spices into it, and boil for 10-15 minutes. You can use milk instead of water if you do not like the taste. Take this tea three times a day. Also, buy cayenne pepper tablets and take them or just make sure you eat something hot every day.

All of these mentioned spices are very warming, liquefy the mucous and remove obstructions in the respiratory channel. They improve blood circulation to the lungs. Cinnamon, particularly, expectorates mucus adhered to the bronchial tubes. The liquefying quality of cinnamon can be observed when you make a tea out of cinnamon powder and see that a thick, sluggish substance has formed at the bottom of the cup.

Prednisone suppresses the immune system and makes you more vulnerable to infections, and you wrote you developed a gum infection.

I hope you get better, I also used to struggle with mucus.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 06/05/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Hello TonyB

Re; Cough and Mucus from Respiratory...

You ask for other natural remedies since the ACV hasn't worked. Any time I experience chronic cough and mucus I know I have a bronchial infection. I use colloidal silver in a "steamer-inhaler" and breath deeply for three or four minutes three times daily. After three days of this I find the infection is stable and usually has stopped. After a few more days of using the steamer with CS, I find the infection is gone. For long running infections I drink two tablespoons on empty stomach three times daily for a few months to make sure any infection left in my body is gone. Oh, and I also give myself an "irrigation" in both sinuses and ear canals which combined gets to the Eustachian tubes. Don't be surprised if when giving the irrigation the sinuses will sting when you squirt the CS deep into the recesses of the sinus cavity. I find that sometimes a sinus or ear infection will be feeding the bronchial infection. For the irrigation I use an ear syringe. Far superior to a Netie Pot.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tonyb (Edmond Ok) on 06/05/2015
0 out of 5 stars

Have chronic cough with phlegm, taking prednisone, started using echinecea herbs and essiac with cat claw, went from 50 mg of prednisone to 15, then had gum infection, cough started back, took two tablespoon of ACV and phlegm/cough got worse, back to 50 mg prednisone and still coughing with phlegm, why is that when other posters states ACV reduces phlegm? Any other natural remedies for reducing phlegm?

Posted by Natali (FL, US) on 03/22/2015

Hello, past week I had a fever, took so many medicines but still nothing worked. At the moment, I have a lot of phlegm in my throat in my chest and lungs and my ear will not pop. I want to know what I can do as far as ginger. I don't want to go to the hospital because they just want to bill me adn walk in clinic will only give me medication that just won't work. What can I do ?

Dietary Changes
Posted by Trish (NY, US) on 09/26/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I agree. Do a search for mucus reducing diets.

When I did this, links come up from Ayurveda sites. Not all of what follows is exactly Ayurvedic, but much is.

I learned

1) what foods to avoid

2) what foods were recommended to eat

3) Use Spices! Ginger, Tumeric, are examples. They are anti inflammatory and aid in digestion which is key!

4) I drink 8-16 oz. plain filtered water upon rising, then 10 oz. fresh raw lemon in warm water, then tumeric/ginger tea. You can find that recipe on line.

5) Eat plenty of steamed vegetables throughout the day.

6) very key is letting food digest between meals without snacking. Leave 3-4 hrs btwn breakfast and lunch, and leave 6 hrs btwn lunch and dinner.

7) Wait minimum of 3 hours after eating dinner before lying down! Sit up and read or watch tv, don't recline or put pressure on the belly either.

8) drink water 1 hour, or 30 minutes before a meal, then not again until 1.5 to 2 hrs after eating.

9) Don't eat recooked meats. From what I have read, the oils in the meat go rancid upon the second cooking, and the meats becomes hard to digest and thus inflammatory, causing mucus to form.

10) again, don't snack between meals. Let your meal digest, folks.

All these tips help reduce inflammation and thus mucus. Helps me immensely. Try it for two weeks, you'll be feeling the difference as I did.

Best of health to you all.

Posted by Katy (Pleasant Valley) on 04/16/2014

Go on the mucousless diet, mucous is you body response to something, it doesn't like or a protection. Usually it is an allergic reaction to food that your eating that you are allergic to.

Posted by Dianna (Ohio. Usa) on 01/16/2014

To Amber from Sandusky OH: I only had it in my throat. Sinuses acting up. It makes me nauseus and ginger always helps with that, too!

Posted by Dianna (Ohio Usa) on 01/16/2014

I slice off a piece about 1/8 inch thick and remove the outer peel. Place on back teeth and chew. I usually leave it im my teeth after chewing it for about five minutes. You can either swallow or spit it out. This also helps with a toothache and upset stomach and nausea.

Posted by Amber (Sandusky, Oh.) on 01/15/2014

How much ginger did you eat to get rid of mucus? Was it in your throat it did you feel congested in the chest? Thanks if you reply!

Posted by Dianna (Ohio. Usa) on 01/15/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I was having alot of mucus and chewed some ginger. It helped almost instantly to clear it up.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Becky (Columbus, Oh) on 11/27/2013

Janice, I agree with Mary! ASAP- do not delay - do not continue to treat yourself- esp due to shortness of breath- locate a reputable health practitioner in your area!

Dietary Changes
Posted by Mary (Edmonton) on 11/21/2013

Frothy sputum can be a sign of heart problems especially with the shortness of breath. Better see a specialist as soon as possible for an accurate diagnosis before you do anything.

Cayenne, Ginger, Turmeric, Cinnamon
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 11/08/2013

To Nature 34,

Thank you Nature 34 for the Tumeric suggestion and esp the detail in which you present how you take it as well as the conditions you use it to treat.

That was a great post.

Posted by Nature34 (Bay Area, Ca) on 11/07/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I found a cure for my excessive phlegm and mucus problem: Turmeric! It worked instantly for me so I hope this will help someone out there.

I have to say turmeric is one of the herbs that I dislike the most, I don't like the way it smells, tastes and it pretty much discolors everything. However, it's a miracle cure for many ailments.

Here's how I take turmeric:

Heat up 1/4 cup of water.
Add 1/2 teaspoon or more turmeric powder,
A few drops of coconut oil or any type of oil that you prefer
A pinch of cayenne pepper, skip it if not available.

The point is to dissolve the turmeric in the water, they say turmeric works best in oil or milk since I do not always have milk in the fridge so I always use oil. I found this basically out of desperation because prior to that, I tried everything: antibiotics, garlic, salt water, daikon radish...nothing helped.

I drank this turmeric mixture before bedtime and was able to sleep really well without having my nose and throat plugged up. I think ginger may work the same way since turmeric and ginger are in the same plant family.

If I have fresh ginger on hand, I would just basically chop it up real fine and take it with a big glass of water.

Three of the things I always have in my pantry: turmeric, ginger and garlic. I take garlic for cold and sinus, remmeber to buy fresh garlic grown in the US and not the cheap stuff from China.

I cannot emphasize enough that nature does provide almost every cure you need for most ailments, the only issue is whether you are aware of it or not.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Hotlava (Seattle) on 09/03/2013

Possibly try bottle dosage of Vitamin A and betaine HCL (stomach digestion aid). Sounds like you have gastroparesis (slowed and delayed stomach emptying), overgrowth of something in your gi tract, and impaired immmunity. could be due to heavy metals in your environment- silver colored mercury filings in your mouth, or living in an old house. But since you mention celiac (auto-immune dz), and receeding gums, I think mercury. So sorry for your troubles! Good luck!

General Feedback
Posted by Kath (Bangkok) on 08/31/2013

Hi. I've never seen it in the way they describe it. I suspect these big sausage things they show on internet sites are moulds of the bentonite clay etc hardening in the guts.

However what I have seen - and this was while fasting (no use of bentonite or any thing else - nil by mouth apart from water)... I was doing an enema with salted water and apple cider vinegar... I think it was day 4 of a fast and I was feeling lousy, weak nauseous, toxic, aching back.

And these snakeskin like things exploded out of me. Weird looking. I investigated and they were mucus tubes, not skin - about 5cm long, each of them. So I'm assuming they were thick layers of hardened mucus that lined my intestines.

I am extremely toxic, sorry to say. I am assuming that candida or other pathogens had been hiding inside / behind this layer. I had to rest for a couple of hours after this expulsion... felt very tired.

So... my answer is yes and no to mucoid plaque. Definitely biofilms build up if you've been sick a long time then nasties have got a hold of parts of your body - the intestines being a nice hidie hole for them. And these are the sources for focal infections - repeated infections that get you when you are down. To recover fully, your body has to root out these axes of evil and destroy them. So you will feel sick probably each time while the immune system is trying to nuke them.

But I don't think the lurid pictures you see on the net are necessarily mucoid plaque.... I think that's the sensationalist tabloid version of the story.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Jessie (Riverdale, Md) on 08/29/2013

Jance, so sorry to hear about your difficulties! I have been reading the stories on the hydrogen peroxide inhalation page and it make me think of you. You might read some of those pages. Also, if you have mercury fillings or root canals, those things can cause a body to have all sorts of ailments. It might be something to look in to. Hope you find relief soon. Jessie

Dietary Changes
Posted by Mt (Ottawa, Ontario) on 08/28/2013

You may have a partial blockage of the small/ large intestine. Also it can be that your stomach/ pancreas/ liver may not work properly.

Less acid in your stomach can lead to malabsorbtion of nutrients -this is the reason for your symptoms. Same can happen if you don't have enough bile or pancreatic enzymes.

Read about Calamus root and also Swedish Bitter.

For the pancreas a juice of papaya and aloe in equal parts will help to reduce inflamation (1/3 cup of each 3 times daily)

For intestinal polyps, Horse tail is a good herb.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Happy (Up The Creek In Wv, Usa) on 08/28/2013

In response to 08/28/2013: Jance from Ontario who writes: "I am a 58 years...." Sounds like you have been poisoned. Now you have to figure out what type of poison it is, and how it ended up in your body... Are you in the midst of a divorce? Good luck.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Jance (Ontario) on 08/28/2013

I am a 58 years young gluten-free female with digestive problems for about 7 years. I have since been diagnosed celiac and following that continued to lose weight. I am far below a healthy weight. I started a candida diet 8 weeks ago with some success. Here is a list of issues:

  • Difficulty swallowing
  • When food does go down, I often vomit large amounts of thick bubbly clear mucous
  • Shortness of breath
  • Mouth sores (bleeding) throughout my mouth
  • badly receding gums
  • Eye discharge in the mornings

These symptoms appeared gradually one at a time, with the shortness of breath being last. I have started inhaling H202 this week for my lungs. Would you know what is causing the mucous when I start a meal and how to remedy? Are the mouth sores connected? Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Janice

Cayenne, Ginger, Turmeric, Cinnamon
Posted by Kazoo16 (Florida) on 08/09/2013

Try eliminating all dairy products for 2 weeks. Be sure to read labels on any processed foods as it is amazing where you will find lactose products.

Histamine Levels
Posted by Anonymous (Pacific Palisades, Ca) on 06/29/2013

The nutritionist told me that if you have inflammation in your gut your entire body is susceptible to infections, and host of other digestion issues so you have excessive mucous for protection. First get the inflammation under control then you can actually absorb 100% of the nutrients when you gut is inflammed you may only be absorbing 35-50% of you nutrients. First, she gave me an allergy test and we removed all the allergic foods and she put us on the GAPS diet and gave me turmeric pills to take and drinking fresh grated ginger tea . But could not drink any herb or caffeine teas or caffeine all of these are diruetic eliminate all sugar, wheat or dairy and soy.

Posted by Sunny (Sg, Ca) on 05/30/2013

Try a neti pot for your postnasal drip. Google it, it's pretty much rinsing you nasal passages with sea salt water. I use the neti pot with Himalyan salt. It's natural so worth the try! It works!!

Histamine Levels
Posted by Kathy (the USA) on 05/06/2013

Hi Christine, I have read the posts about your loss and want to express my condolences. Magnesium and the B-Complex vitamins are very important. St. John's Wort will also help but I have to open the capsules and take the contents with water.

I feel that when you keep listening to your husband's voice, now, it's going to prolong your healing. You have enough to remind you if you are still in the house you shared. We lost everything we owned in a fire and I was only able to save my nine-month old. I know our two-and-a-half year old went to be the Lord and that is what gave me comfort in the midst of so must pain. I could not look at her pictures for a very long time and I could not talk about her without going to pieces. Even now, writing this to you, I'm a little choked up. You never get over the death of someone you love but time will give you strength so at a later time you can start to listen to the tape again, if that is what you choose to do. We have the news briefs about the fire in 1987 but the memories are fresh when I look at the tape. Some things are better left alone. Our loved ones are not here anymore and we have to get on with life with the hopes we will be reunited. Today happens to be my birthday and my mother died three days before my birthday several years ago. Just to let you know you are not alone in your pain.

Histamine Levels
Posted by Christine (Nottingham, Uk) on 05/06/2013

Hi Deb thank for your kind support. I do not have an email adress at the moment. I need to learn how to do it. I was thinking of try to start a support group for people who have lost a partner. I need to get a bit stronger first. I cry a lot at the moment my computer is geting soggy. Many thanks to the kind folks of Earth Clinic.

Posted by Chickenlittle (S.d, Ca) on 05/06/2013

One of the most amazing probiotics is Bacillus Subtilis. This saved many men's lives during the war, it was once used as an antibiotic, and still may be in some areas of the world. I think it is best to take several strains of probiotics, I also buy lactose free kefir it is amazing.

Histamine Levels
Posted by Deb (Hampton, Va) on 05/05/2013

Christine, I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband. This is a very difficult time for you and you should reach out to friends and family. They will lift you up and carry you if need be. Don't worry you will see him again one day. Be kind to yourself and realize that it will take you time to come to terms with this loss. I am here if you ever need to talk. kindwoman711(at) hotmail [dot] com

Histamine Levels
Posted by Jan (Vancouver, B.c. Canada) on 05/05/2013

Hi Christine, Sorry for your loss. My sympathy and condolences to you. When we lose someone, it feels like our life has become empty but that is not true. God loves us that's why he gave us life and he wants us to be happy. Do the things that make you happy --- hobbies, etc. Personally, I have a Teacher/Master who has shown me a way/technique to be in tune with that Peace within. So, even in times of turmoil I can tune within and be in Peace, then the things outside and around us becomes easier to handle. You can check it out at: ---- that means Word of Peace Global. It's free whatever he shows us (sorry I cannot explain it here). I hope you will check that site out. Take care of yourself and don't feel you are alone.

Histamine Levels
Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/05/2013

I know grief but not from loss of a person but of myself. There is a email system, sends a daily email of how to go through grief.... I got it for two years. Griefshare... you get an email everyday. They have mention of products but I didn't buy any. Learned a lot about grief. Get a lovely journal and write about each day as you go through it.... Love, JOY

Histamine Levels
Posted by Bess (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 05/04/2013

Dear Christine - I would like to express my condolences along with all the others who did so from your Earth Clinic family. You are going through an incredibly difficult time. Crying is part of the healing process and helps release some of the sorrow. May you find peace with the audio recordings of your husband. That is such a beautiful thing to have done for each other. Take care and best wishes. Bess

Neti Pot
Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/04/2013

At you will love this information for overall improved health... A humidifier works miracles or a sauna steam room, drink water in the sauna. Potato chips and lots of water. Garlic tabs up to 6 a day with your chips and water. Vicks on q tip up the nose, spread it around and if needed above top lip to open airway. Get some sun if you can and read an uplifting book. Add extra pillow unders yours when sleeping. Steamy shower, cough stuff up and spit it out, blow nose and stay in as long as you can.

If throat is full of mucus put a couple grains of salt on tongue. Too much orange juice will throw electrolytes out of balance and make histamine worse.

Histamine Levels
Posted by Rsw (Uniontown, Oh) on 05/04/2013

Christine, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Many thoughts and prayers are with you, and may our heartfelt sympathy surround and uplift you. You are not alone.

In regard to the mucous problem, I have recently come across some information about how the correct bacteria in the mouth can keep the mouth, throat, sinuses and ears healthy by taking up the space formerly occupied by bad bacteria. Some probiotic supplements containing the common L.Salivarius, also contain BLIS K12 and BLIS M18 that supposedly act like a natural antibiotic by replacing the bad bacteria. Supposedly also helps with bad breath. Makes sense, since many with these problems have excellent oral health routines and yet these problems persist. They come in lozenges and gum. It's a possibility for your problem. Best wishes and take good care.

Histamine Levels
Posted by Christine (Nottingham, Uk) on 05/04/2013

Thank you to Joy and Liz for your kind words, It makes Me feel less alone, My husband and myself made a tape recording of our voices so if one of use died we would still be able to hear thier voice. I play many times a day. It make me cry but I am glad I can still hear his voice. Thanks again Christine

Histamine Levels
Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/04/2013

You loved WELL. I'm sorry about your loss of love and friendship and the sorrow you went through as the illness progressed.

May your days bring a songbird and a ray of golden warmth from heaven with drips of holy rain upon your brow and only the fondest of every memory you have stored.... Let them come.... Let them come... Yes today and tomorrow and the next. Bless Her Lord with the fragrance of Your Love and the atmosphere of heaven let it come... Let it come.... bless her today and tomorrow and the next.

An arrow from the quiver of the Lord , may it pierce your Sorrow with His JOY.

Stress produces fight or flight hormones to prepare the body for action... Stops digestion and slows urination.... Steals water, minerals , hormones and nutrients.

So first make an effort to drink two cups of water in the morning when you awake. Wait half hour and eat something with some vitamins minerals and omegas and sea salt to rehydrate and get those mucus secretions thinned back out. Try to keep hydrating> as you can and getting healthy food in your body.

Set out in the sun and get some vitamin D in your body. Open the window and get some fresh air. Buy a candle and some epson salt and spray your favorite perfume in the air in the bathroom , light the candle , put salts in the tub , put on music that fills your cup and , drink some extra water, eat an apple or fruit or berries in the tub.... Keep tissue near by and let yourself CRY. You are an amazing woman ... who loved her husband... Pat yourself on the back for being there for him and now TAKE CARE OF YOU. Take walks to get circulation going if you can. BREATHE

Histamine Levels
Posted by Liz (Boston, Massachusetts) on 05/04/2013

Christine - I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Histamine Levels
Posted by Christine (Nottingham, Uk) on 05/04/2013

Hi everyone, my husband passed away last Friday, he had liver cancer mets. It happened very qiuckly, a matte of weeks. My mucus condition has got much worse with the stress. I have posted before on this site and I feel so alone at the moment. Any words of comfort would help. Thanks. Christine

Neti Pot
Posted by Katherine (Grand Junction, Co) on 05/03/2013
5 out of 5 stars

The neti pot is THE BEST invention for excess nasal mucus. I absolutely love mine! I have a horrid sore throat (very, very painful) and horrid cough which is heading into my ears and I imagine eventually my nose. I used my neti pot a few minutes ago and even though I didn't feel stuffy, just a slight bit of occassional runniness I rinsed out some real ugly goobers - ha. Grey/beige booggies the size of Dallas - YUCCK! My ears are presently stuffed up so I'm hoping the neti helps, if not then I will pour a bit of peroxide into them for 5 min and then drain. I've also been doing self lymphatic massage. You can find video's on YOUTUBE to learn how. I've been gargling with cayenne which didn't work for me and I used fresh hot stuff at 90 BTU's; 1/4 tsp in a few TBS of warm h20. Been drinking lemon water with honey and cayenne, or vinegar water with honey and cayenne. Made homemade chicken soup with lots of onions and garlic - I used Jin Shin Jyutsu on myself several times, but still got sick and have been so for three days now. I cough up putrid thick, dense grey/beige gunk in the morning for 20 minutes, and in the afternoon. I am losing my voice from the sore throat and coughing so hard. I haven't tried fresh garlic because I'm out, maybe I'll call a friend in a few minutes to see if she can drop some by. Oops I forgot my son dropped off some essential oils, not sure what they are. He said to wipe around my nose and mouth to breath easier- let's hope for good things QUICKLY!! Also I put a nice warm Castor oil pack on my chest last night and my spleen area this morning.

Any other suggestions folks??? I'm going to Castor pack my spleen area again. And I don't eat sugar or wheat either, no cheese. A little cream with coffee or tea. Hugs, K

Cayenne, Ginger, Turmeric, Cinnamon
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 04/18/2013 2073 posts

Wendy: The herbal combo sounds OK, but you should also rotate to an entirely different herbal combo and then monitor results; pathogen killers like Grapefruit seed, Oregano, Garlic, Neem, and Olive Leaf will surely help. Zinc/Vit-A is critical to the epithelial tissues that secrete mucus. Supplementing NAC helps clear excessive mucus from the body.

Cayenne, Ginger, Turmeric, Cinnamon
Posted by Wendy (Brisbane) on 04/17/2013

Thanks for your reply. I have tried both of these remedies without any success. Whenever I take ACV my blood pressure goes up and I feel quite ill. I don't know why I have this reaction as it is supposed to bring pressure down.

Cayenne, Ginger, Turmeric, Cinnamon
Posted by Tiana (Wolverhamptonu, Uk) on 04/17/2013

Hi, I found that cutting out dairy milk, using butter insead of margarine and no cheese made a huge difference.

I've also found that using the 2tsb of Apple cider vinegar (with or without the Bicarbonate Soda) give practically immediate relief to sinus problems and my general sense of well being. I drink it with a little hot water or add it to a cold drink for 5 days then take 2 days off and I use it on my salads.

Can't believe I suffered for years and the remedy is so simple. :)

1 2