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Honey syrup with watercress, syrup of mullein and anise or honey syrup with honey are some home remedies that can help eliminate expectoration more quickly, as they have properties that stimulate the elimination of phlegm. These home remedies should not be taken by pregnant women or children without medical advice, especially those with dyes in their composition.

The phlegm when it has some color or is very thick can be a sign of allergy, sinusitis, pneumonia or some other infection in the respiratory tract, and therefore, when its production increases rapidly, it does not improve after 1 week or is accompanied by other symptoms. such as fever, bloody cough or difficulty breathing, it is recommended to consult a general practitioner or pulmonologist.

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Honey syrup with watercress

A good home remedy to facilitate expectoration and help in eliminating phlegm is the homemade syrup of honey, watercress and propolis, which must be prepared as follows:


250 ml of pure watercress juice

1 cup of honey bee tea

20 drops of propolis extract

Preparation mode

Start by preparing 250 ml of watercress juice by passing the fresh watercress and washing it in the centrifuge. After the juice is ready, add 1 cup of honey honey to the juice and boil the mixture until it is viscous, with the consistency of syrup. Allow the mixture to cool and add 5 drops of propolis.

It is recommended to take 1 tablespoon of this medicine, 3 times a day, according to the symptoms experienced.

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Mullein and anise syrup

This syrup, in addition to facilitating expectoration, also helps to reduce coughing and inflammation of the throat, helping to lubricate and reduce irritation of the airways. To prepare this syrup you will need:


4 teaspoons mullein tincture

4 teaspoons of alteia root tincture

1 tablespoon and anise tincture

1 tablespoon thyme tincture

4 teaspoons of plantain tincture

2 teaspoons of licorice tincture

100 ml of honey

The dyes to be used can be purchased ready-made in online stores or health food stores, or they can be prepared at home in a homemade and natural way. See how to make tincture for home treatments.

Preparation mode

Start by sterilizing a glass bottle with a lid. Add all the tinctures and honey and mix well with a sterile spoon.

It is recommended to take 1 tablespoon of this syrup 3 times a day, and the syrup should be consumed up to a maximum of 4 months after its preparation.

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Alteia Syrup with Honey

This syrup facilitates expectoration and has a diuretic action, also helping to lubricate and reduce respiratory tract irritation. To prepare this syrup you need:


600 ml of boiling water

3,5 teaspoons Alteia flowers

450 m of honey

Preparation mode

Start by making tea using the boiling water and Alteia flowers. To do this, simply place the flowers in a teapot and add the boiling water. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes. After that time, strain the mixture and add the 450 ml of honey and bring to the heat. Leave the mixture on the stove for 10 to 15 minutes and after that time remove from the stove and let it cool.

It is recommended to take 1 tablespoon of this syrup 3 times a day, according to the symptoms experienced.

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