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7. Lemon


Lemon can also help treat chest congestion naturally. The citric acid in lemon reduces the thickness of the mucus, so that it can be expelled from the body easily. Plus, the vitamin C in lemon helps improve the body’s immunity.

  • Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to a glass of hot water along with a little honey. Drink this solution several times daily.
  • Another option is to add 1 tablespoon of grated lemon zest to a cup of hot water. Cover and allow it to steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain and drink the warm solution. You can even gargle with it. Follow this treatment 2 or 3 times daily.

8. Honey



Honey is another well-known home remedy for chest congestion as it helps reduce the thickness of mucus. This promotes easy removal of mucus from the respiratory tract. Also, being high in antiviral and antibacterial properties, honey helps fight infection.

  • Eat 1 teaspoon of raw honey alone, or mix it with warm water and drink it. This will alleviate congestion for several hours.
  • Add enough honey to ½ teaspoon of powdered black pepper to make a paste. Swallow this paste 3 or 4 times daily until you get complete relief from the congestion.

Note: Do not give honey to children under age 1 as it can lead to botulism.

Medic for Chest Congestion was last modified: June 6th, 2015 by Top10HomeRemedies

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44 thoughts on “Medic for Chest Congestion”

  1. nice to have tips of daily ailments–it provide protection to unnecessary medicine ,thus saving from further complications——thanks.

  2. My mum used to get a large onion or two smaller ones and either chop them up, or make cuts in them. She would then either pour two tablespoons of honey or brown sugar (even white can do at a pinch), and grill it. What is left is actually a delicious dessert style caramelised onion, which you then eat and it is guaranteed to get rid of cold and flus. If your chest is really bad, do this twice a day for a day and everything starts moving out. Works every time.

    1. I tried this remedy last night and the results were amazing! Chest clearing after months of congestion and difficulty in breathing.

    2. I used this and got results almost immediately! I could feel the pressure on my chest decrease and the wheezing subsided tremendously! My stuffy nasal passages even began to open up! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Im currently feeling sick, I think I will try…boiling some water and fresh ginger, honey, and a squeeze of lemon. Sounds a little more palletable.:)

  4. The vinegar and tumeric (with honey) works wonders. I couldn’t believe in just one day my cough was under control and chest congestion aleviated. Good bye prescription drugs!

  5. I would like to know WHICH remedy worked. To say the tips are helpful,doesn’t let a person know WHICH one worked!

  6. This tips are marvellous. Last night my 11 year old was coughing and heating up so I prepared one of ur tonics for him….ginger, turmeric, lemon and bcs I didn’t have honey so I used a bit of sugar instead…..I’m telling you it worked like a charm. This morning, no coughing nor heating just congestion so I’ll keep her on the ginger for the whole day

  7. Only one person told us wich remedy works, hello knock knock is there any body out there , the lights on but know body is home…….

  8. I was suffering from chest congestion and suffered a lot during day and night …..and God send I came across these home tips and there in a day I was relieved T. H. A. N. K. S.

  9. All of them work but as we are all individuals you have to find the one that works best for you. Start with the one that sounds most palatable to you but all of them will alleviate your symptoms. No need to be rude, no one would post 5 remedies where only one works and you have to puzzle it out. A good chicken soup has also been scientifically proven to help with congestion.

  10. My son started sneezing frequently n a month,then it leads to cough severely..some times he breath through mouth..give me some remedies…

  11. Good tips but while I eat onion in night definitely my throat will get pain in the morning how it works for cold can u expline because Ihave cold often

  12. Hot ginger/lemon tea is very good for breaking up congestion, not to mention hot/sour soup and of course vick’s rub under the nose and on the chest..

  13. I ad a bit of sliced red onion to my bowl of hot water before I deep breath it. The harsher the onion the better it seems to help.

  14. Drink 3 liters of water everyday and free from allergy and chest congestion. I had chest congestion for 4 years and tried all possible option. Started drinking 3 liters water everyday and now free from congestion and allergy.

  15. Have yet to try any of the remedies.but will do so tonight. thank you very much for these remedies.for the past two weeks I’ve waste money on chest congestion medicines, I’m still congested..

  16. What do I need to do to relieve chest congestion and sinus pressure and nose bleed and swollen legs and feet and swollen sinuses on my face

    1. Flush your nose with Saline solution to start with..go to your doctor and get a culture done to make sure you dont have an infection, and if you have recurrent sinus problems, get a referral to an ENT specialist.

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