A Siddha Home Remedy for Phlegm in Chest

For people with phlegm in chest the following remedy can work wonders. Useful for both the old and young alike.

100 gm of omam (thyme) is crushed and added to 500 ml of water. This water is then boiled and reduced to 200 ml. Filter the water and add it to 500 ml of coconut oil. Allow this mix to boil for some time (5 minutes approximately). Add 50 gm of camphor powder onto this oil. Now allow the oil to cool and filter and store in a bottle. Apply this oil gently onto the chest and back of the affected person. This helps to bring out the chest phlegm.

Also the following preparation can be taken internally. This will complement the above treatment.

Arisi thippili (piper longum), adhimadhuram (licorice), and akkara karam (Anacyclus pyrethrum DC) each 10 gm are taken and pounded together and the powder is then sieved using a muslin. Take a pinch of this powder and mix with honey. Take this paste this morning, afternoon and before going to bed.

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