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Is Covid-19 increasing your mucus buildup? Try these 6 natural recipes for relief

Are you troubled by mucus formation while battling Covid-19? Ladies, ingredients from your kitchen cabinets can be a solution. Try these recipes for help!
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There are natural ways to deal with mucus. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Yashwani Arora Updated: 18 Jan 2022, 15:28 pm IST
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We all know about mucus – that sticky, gooey stuff that ends up clogging our nose or chest whenever we end up with a cold. As Covid-19 and Omicron cases witness a global upswing, people are facing issues in their respiratory issues. While the three Cs of cough, cold and congestion are among the likely signs of the dreaded ‘C’ of current times – Covid-19, people are also coughing up a lot of mucus.

You can find relief in some homemade, DIY recipes. But first let us learn a bit about mucus.

What is mucus?

For the unversed, mucus is a fluid produced by the body as a protection mechanism just like tears or saliva. The mucus formation in the body indicates a lot about our immune system. A weak immune system produces mucus on regular basis. While it might sound strange, but that thick liquid that we spit when we are sick, is actually good for us! This is because the mucus is produced to fight diseases when our body feels it under the attack of virus or bacteria.

Sometimes, the body produces mucus even while encountering an allergic substance into the body that might act as a foreign substance. Excess mucus production indicates the body to remove the substance that might be triggering the production of unhealthy or allergic foods.

Clinical Nutritionist Upasana Sharma, Max Hospital, says, “When the body is affected with cold and cough, it takes time to heal the infection. A well-hydrated body heals faster and better.”

Mucus formation can be prevented and cured with some natural ingredients from the kitchen. Sharma suggests some natural recipes which can be easily prepared at home using the ingredients of high medicinal value and healing power.

These recipes are made using ingredients that are natural expectorants with anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory properties.

6 homemade recipe to relieve you from mucus issues:

1. Ginger Essence

* 5 gm Ginger, Grated
* 5 ml Lemon Juice
* 5 ml Honey

Ginger can be a great ingredient to cure mucus. Image courtesy: Shutterstock


* Boil 200 ml water, add Ginger and boil for another 3-4 minutes.
* Remove from flame and add rest of the ingredients.
* Sip hot.

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2. Licorice (Mulethi) Bliss


* ½ Inch Mulethi root
* 3-4 Mint Leaves
* Jaggery Powder- to taste


* Boil 200 ml water, add Mulethi and boil for another 3-4 minutes.
* Remove from flame and add rest of the ingredients.
* Sip hot.

3. Pippali Brew (Indian Long Pepper)


* 3-4 Pippali Leaves
* ½ inch Fresh Turmeric
* Jaggery Powder- to taste


* Boil 200 ml water, add Pippali and Fresh Turmeric and boil for another 3-4 minutes.
* Add Jaggery to taste and consume.

4. Ajwain Laung Powder


* 5g Dry roasted Ajwain
* 4-5 Laung

Mucus formation? Not anymore, all thanks to ajwain! Image courtesy: Shutterstock


* Ground the above-mentioned ingredients to a fine powder.
* Paste with Honey before consuming.
* This portion can be consumed 3 times.
* A pinch of white pepper can also be added.

5. Dates and Gulkand Milk


* 3-4 Dates
* ½ Tsp Gulkand
* 200 ml Milk


Boil the above ingredients and consume hot.

6. Tulsi Blend

* 7-10 Tulsi Leaves
* 2 Cloves
* 2 Cardamom
* 300 ml water

Boil 300 ml water, add the remaining ingredients and boil for another 3-4 minutes.

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Yashwani is best described as a voracious reader and ardent writer. She is a techie who enjoys both writing and coding. When she is not engrossed in either of these two, she enjoys exploring new places and trying new foods. ...Read More

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