Do you have constant excessive phlegm in your throat & frequent coughs?
Do you have mucus/secretions that trickle down your throat?
Your nose and your sinuses are lined with a membrane known as mucous membrane. The cells in your mucous membrane produce mucus to protect, moisten and to lubricate the nose and sinuses. Backflow from excessive mucus/secretions trapped in your nasal cavity and in its surrounding sinuses (paranasal sinuses) can give you a phlegmy throat. Tiny openings in your sinuses for the mucus to drain into the nasal cavity may have been blocked for sometime. However, the cells in the mucous membrane continue to produce mucus causing backflow from the sinuses.
Search more on sinuses and diagrams on this website http://www.bupa.com.au/health-and-wellness/health-information/az-health-information/sinusitis
Here is an extract taken from above mentioned website.
What Are Sinuses? The sinuses are air-filled spaces within the bones of your face that open up into the nasal cavity. They’re lined with the same membrane as your nose. This lining is called the mucous membrane and it produces a slimy secretion called mucus to keep the nasal passageways moist and to trap dirt particles and bacteria. You have four main pairs of sinuses. The maxillary sinuses are in each cheekbone. The frontal sinuses are on either side of your forehead, above your eyes. The smaller ethmoid sinuses are behind the bridge of your nose, between your eyes. The sphenoid sinuses are between the upper part of your nose and behind your eyes.
People who have phlegmy throats may have other sinus problems too. These could be blocked nose, sensation of heaviness in the head, constant headaches, pressure around areas of the eyes, discomfort & fullness or droning sounds in either one or both ears, tiredness, snores during sleep, constant coughing & sometimes choking coughs, bad breath and resonance of voice being affected.
Is This YOU?
You have consulted your doctors and possibly had used:-
Nasal irrigation. Decongestant.
Nasal Steroid Spray. Steam inhalation
Room humidifier. Herbal remedies
You drank plenty of water daily and even had surgery performed for your sinus problem.
Yet …… when you emerged from the other end you still don’t feel well. Shall I say You May Have All Given Up……..But Here’s Hope.
There is one simple solution you can do for yourself. Everyday, You will have to help yourself to clear those mucus or secretions trapped in your nasal cavity and in your paranasal sinuses. I would love to let you know, you can clear all the mucus/secretions within one minute, but this is not the case.
The mucous membrane lining of the nose and the sinuses secrete between 1 to 1 ½ litres of mucus per day. If you do my Daily Practical Techniques written in my e-book You will feel better each day. Believe me, there is no other available suction apparatus you can use to suck out those trapped mucus/secretions that give you a phlegmy throat.
What Ginger Can Do For Your Phlegmy Throat
The Truth of Ginger. TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT.
According to Chinese Tradition, ginger belongs to the group of Yang foods and drinks. This belief has been brought down from generations among many Chinese. All foods and drinks either belong to the Yin or Yang group. The Yin foods and drinks give cold energy to the body whereas the Yang foods and drinks give warm energy to the body.
A balance of Yin & Yang foods and drinks in your daily diet can make you feel healthy everyday.
Ginger can help to reduce excessive mucus production. As a result of this, the face and eyelids will be less puffy and occurrence of headaches less frequent. You can also feel less phlegmy in your throat.
Ginger is shredded, chopped or grated to add flavour in everyday Chinese cooking be it stir fry or in soups.
It is common practice to cook Ginger in various dishes and soups for the mum during her confinement period. Ginger can give warm energy to her body and to help get rid of wind that is in her body. Avoid ginger for a while during confinement when there is presence of heavy bleeding or if the mum had a Cesarean. In such case, it is important to consult the obstetrician in regard to add ginger to the mum’s diet.
Here is how yow can brew your own ginger tea.
1 tablespoonful of ginger, grated or finely sliced into thin strips. (Either peel or unpeel the ginger).
2 cups of water
Honey to taste
Pour 2 cups of water into a stainless steel pot. Bring the water to boil. Add in the ginger and stir. Reduce heat to low heat to simmer ginger tea for about 5 – 10 minutes. Remove the pot and pour the ginger tea through a strainer into a cup.
Add ½ teaspoon or 1 teaspoon of honey to the ginger tea (optional) according to your taste. Drink this ginger tea late evening to help reduce your phlegmy throat.