Lymphatic Phlegm

by Sharon Hopkins


Phlegm is generally the mucous that is coughed from the throat. It is essentially the immune system that is at work, fighting bacteria and viruses. It is a jelly-like water based fluid that varies in color from white, yellow, green, to dark brown. The causes behind the presence of phlegm can be different and may include acute asthma, bronchitis, and common cold. Severe cases could also indicate the presence of tuberculosis or cancer.

Lymphatic phlegm is the result of an infection in the tonsils or epiglottis, the membrane that covers the voice box while swallowing. This usually results in high fever, strong pain in the throat, and the enlarged lymph nodes in the neck.

The lymphatic system is closely connected with the blood and circulatory system and is extensively a drainage system that helps in the drainage of water and proteins from different tissues to the blood stream. The lymph vessels work in coordination with the blood vessels throughout the body. They help in fighting infections as harmful foreign materials are strained by the lymph nodes.

What causes lymphatic phlegm?

The lymph nodes contain phagocytic cells that help in destroying bacteria, other foreign matter, and dead tissues. But when a person has an infection, germs accumulate in large numbers in the lymph nodes. The throat gets infected and the lymph nodes swell, causing pain. A local infection might set in the lymph vessels which causes phlegm formation.

Once the infection sets in the tonsils, the phlegm accumulates, causing pain in the throat and making it difficult to swallow. There are many ways to get relief from lymphatic phlegm. Let us take a look at some of them:

The best way to get rid of lymphatic phlegm is to drink warm to hot water to soothe the throat.

  • To improve immunity, take natural antioxidants in your daily meals.
  • Add cayenne pepper and garlic to your regular food.
  • Avoid spicy and fried foods, dairy, and meat products.
  • Consume plenty of fruits and fresh juices to flush the toxins from the body.
  • Honey with hot water will clear the phlegm.
  • Gargle with warm salt water every few hours to loosen lymphatic phlegm.
  • Cinnamon boiled with pepper and honey can be consumed to bring relief.
  • A humidifier in the room will help soothe a sore throat.
  • Avoid smoking and keep yourselves free from allergens like pollen, household chemicals, and pollutants.
  • Take antibiotics in consultation with your physician.

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