You can treat respiratory mucus with salt.

0:00 Treat respiratory mucus with salt
0:48 Salt has the capacity to thin out the mucus
1:10 Be sure to check for mold in your house

In this video, I explain how you can easily treat respiratory mucus, whether caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, asthma, or a sinus infection. And even sleep apnea.

You can use salt. Not necessarily taking salt, but breathing in salt. There’s a machine called a halogenerator, which provides something called halotherapy where you breathe salt air. The machine ionizes the salt and puts it out into the air. You can use it while you sleep.

Halotherapy can loosen up the mucus in your lungs, sinuses, and throat. Salt has the capacity to thin out the mucus. It’s antifungal, antibacterial, and it’s also anti-mold. I’ve put links below to some machines that I think are good. (I’m not affiliated with the companies that make them.)

Another option is to use something called a neti pot to wash out your sinuses with salt water.

Check your house for mold or mildew, which could be why your lungs are constantly filled with mucus. If you change locations, you might be surprised at how your sinus or lung condition goes away.

From a nutritional standpoint, oregano oil is really good to treat mucus. So too is garlic and a longer fast, say once a month for 48 to 72 hours, you can put your body into serious autophagy, which will clean up old damaged proteins as well as your immune system. It’ll also deactivate microbes and viruses. If you have a virus that’s causing the mucus, I recommend taking olive leaf extract.

And now you know how to treat respiratory mucus with salt!

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    50 replies to "Reduce Respiratory Mucus with Salt – Dr.Berg On Chest Infection, Chronic Bronchitis & Lung Cleanse"

    • David Gifford

      I remember being told as a kid that sea air was good for asthma, the mechanism was never explained. Thanks for going through this therapy option

      • Chris Russ

        @Mark Norville Agreed. I minded a house for people right on tropical seashore and during a rainy period mould took over the house.
        Salt laden windy air did not help.
        I also got a bad foot infection after bumping it on coral reef on another occasion.
        No harm in a salt gargle, though, and in recent times I have been adding salt to food as a pick me up.

      • K'allDay

        @E D right!

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      • Jo Soffat

        I was just thinking about that too!

      • Fern Low

        @Mark Norville Sometimes just believing will cure you. Why can’t you wear more clothes if it was cold as hell.

    • Serina in Turkey

      I really agree with you Doc… I got covid-19 last May this year and I got bilateral pneumonia and it lead me to have a difficulty of breathing… I can’t breath longer on my mouth and my nose… My stomach was expanding inward and forward, it was hard for me to breath on the 6 day having quarantine at home… Usually, I used to steam bath(tuob) once a day since I got the virus as traditional healing in my country (Philippines) during the episode of covid-19. On the 6th day midnight, it’s was so hard for me to breath… I wanted to have a steam bath but I discontinue due to I had lack of oxygen, I need more air to breath…So, What I did?

      I was thinking to do a steam inhalation instead of steam bathing.

      I took a deeper, I boiled water, after boiling, I took it out and poor In to the deeper, I dropped 10 or 15 tablespoon of iodize salt in it… It was very hot… I wanted to to cry. But I hold not to because I felt like, I can’t breath any longer… I always catch after my breathing, I wanted to slept but I can’t due to fast breathing… I lay on my stomach just to comfort myself, I had the deeper in front of me, I prayed and I can’t hold my tears😭😭😭 and I said “Lord God If it’s really my time, I’m ready but please take care of my children” 😭😭😭

      Right after that

      I hold the deeper and it was very hot, but when I tried to inhale it, I I can’t felt any hot while sniffing on it, nothing will get inside my mouth and my nose… My nose and Mouth was blocked…

      What I did? I drink it all, it was very hot and very salty… And the rest was miracle… I wanted to spit out the water but I didn’t, I drink it even its very hot and so salty… When it gets to my esophagus or my throat , something like cracking and I can breath freely… The generalized body pain was gone completely from head to toe.. I believed it was the holy spirit’s guidance because nobody told me to grabbed the deeper and boiled water dropped some iodized salt in it, nobody told me, but that’s what I did… And I’m very thankful to our Creator “He saved me” through His holy spirit who guided me the right thing to do…

      Thank you Lord God, you save me for my children 😭💕

      I’m forever grateful and thankful to You, 💞💞💞

      • QuantumStone

        God bless you my brother, and all your kids. God is with you. Keeping praising him, because our God is a good God.

      • katiejon17

        I love this and truly believe it was divine intervention. But could someone help me understand what a “deeper” is?

      • CMS

        Perhaps boiling salt water in a coffee cup, that you breathe the steam from would help. Followed by gargling the warm water after it cools. Just my thoughts.

      • CMS

        @Gerald Cellan why not try inhaling the steam from a boiling cup of salt water. Coffee cup is perfect. Then after it cools enough, you can gargle with it.

      • CMS

        @Ricka Singh Bhoola suggestion. Boil water in a coffee cup add salt inhale the steam until it cools down. Then gargle with the remaining salt water. Repeat as needed.

    • ChalkTalk with Shari

      I threw some Himalayan pink salt in my diffuser last night (along with my usual lavender & frankincense essential oil) and I didn’t cough all night long…for the first time in 5 years! Once again, you’re a Godsend, Dr. Berg!

      • ChalkTalk with Shari

        @Annette Spradlin yes, I want a salt lamp too.

      • Annette Spradlin

        @LiveYourLifeExtra – Really? My poor mom has a chronic cough. I like Dr. Berg’s videos but I haven’t seen that one yet. Thanks for sharing.

      • Sonia Leon

        Can you put the oregano oil too in the diffuser?

      • ChalkTalk with Shari

        @Sonia Leon why not…you can any essential oils.

      • Edith Elbourn

        @Dora Dean I would have to ask did you use food grade H.P and did you dilute it? I have used it for years with no problems. I don’t think it was the hydrogen peroxide that caused the problem. Thanks for sharing I hope my comment helps. Best of luck.

    • Paul Joseph

      When living in the Philippines many years ago, our children had the whooping cough. The local people told us to let the children ride with the early morning fishermen and breath the salty air as the sun was coming up. It worked wonders in clearing their lungs for the day and they didn’t then choke when coughing! 🤗. They did that every morning for a month and thereby didn’t really suffer and had a wonderful time on the fishing boats

      • DMT CYMATICS - Dream Music Temple

        I’m from the UK, and made family in the Philippines.

      • Jet D

        That explains why after swimming for 2hrs in the beach I feel like my lungs are so clean.

      • Donna Woodward

        Fabulous remedy

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      • Kent Gorrell

        @Annette Spradlin Me too

    • Bobby Ramdass

      I grew up being told to gargle with salt water for sore throat and it worked. In my adult years was told by medical doctors and dentists how much better it is to use a concentrated salt solution than commercial mouthwash for the same reasons you explained here. Thank you for sharing your knowledge

      • Dr. Eric Berg DC

        Happy you found it useful! Be well!
        -Dr. Berg’s support team

    • Keith Lynch

      I’ve recently had two separate throat infections, each lasting two weeks. I attribute the throat infections to covid, that I proved positive to, over three months ago. On each occasion, my throat infection was becoming progressively worse and so I gargled with warm, salty water (as hot as I could tolerate). I would gargle as far back into my throat as I could, until I retched into the sink. This would allow some of the water to trickle deeper into my throat. I would gargle morning and night until the throat infection symptoms disappeared.

      Gargling with warm salty water is great for soothing sore throats, though it can be painful to gargle if the throat is badly infected.

    • 🌹Sister Fleur

      Amazing. I am muslim and we fast every year in Ramadan. Olive is also a remedy of ours. This video is amazing, many good advice, I love learning, thank youuuu

    • Pork Scratchings

      When I was in Latvia, we stayed at a spa resort for the week and they had a salt cave where we went everyday for about 30 mins, being a smoker, it really does loosen the mucus up and towards the end of the week I wasn’t wheezing. Great videos, thank you.

      • Charles Pyatt

        @Lauren 🙏🙏 hopefully

      • Brenda Drumm

        Off the subject i have the most wonderful neighbours who have lived next door to me from latvia for around 7yrs a young couple i couldnt have better neighbours x

    • Eric Badu

      God bless you Dr. Berg, you really are a life saver.

    • Neil S

      We love your content Dr Berg’s Team..I am using your knowledge information on a daily basis…You cover, explain in detail in so many very useful areas..I currently have mucus build up in nose/throat for over 10 days 😀 👍

    • Blue Hawaii

      I have a small humidifier that runs for a few hours. A family member coughs more at night keep waking up from sleep. Last night, for a cup of water, I added a table spoon of sea salt and a few drops of oregano oil. I used it for the humidifier for the night. I’ve got a surprise result- no coughs and no mucus last night

    • Kerryn Colin-Thome

      I make up a concentrated solution with rock sea salt and put it through my asthma nebuliser. I would do that for my children when they had any flu or cold infections. It would work every time. My mother devised this idea.

    • Gilbert Jones

      I’m 70 years old. My mom, grandmom, and aunts knew about this when we were growing up. Even gargling warm salt water to break down mucus. Even a little bit of salt on your tongue, suck on it for a few minutes, swallow slowly. This breaks down mucus and allows you to get rid of it….HOME MEDS BACK IN THE DAY WORKED!!

      • ImmaSeh Gem In I

        Yes Ma’am! gargling warm Salt water will help a sore throat

      • Renee Rainwater

        @Cris Alcantara it won’t if you chase it with ice cream. LOL 😂

      • Irma Cousineau

        Where can I get this I have so much mucus.every morning is more and at night time to.

      • Sue Thomassen

        @Bill Paci I’ve been stressing over coughing up phlegm so often and doctor finally told me that’s good. Better to cough up the ‘stuff’ in the lungs, like dust, pollens etc, what we breath in every day. Coughing removes this muck, so keep coughing.

      • Bill Paci

        @Sue Thomassen,
        Yeah, I kind of agree. And it’s nice to hear someone else say the same thing. Thanks.

    • Maria Thunberg

      Love extra salt nose spray when having a cold, also stops streptococcies because they dont like salt 👍🏼

    • bndo 1988

      I started the carnivore diet 6 days ago where I only consume, a one a day vitamin, beef, and salt. And I can say for sure that the diet has changed my life and it has cleared up my lungs!

    • Brian

      You really do give so much value in your videos.
      It is greatly appreciated.

    • Tim Connors

      Dr Berg thank you being YOU! You are a godsend! I try to watch everything that you post… I still make your keto pizza crust about once a month and enjoy re-watching that particular video that you made with your wife. This advice looks easy enough to try. I am recovering from SCov2, and I am still congested. Do you think fasting into autophagy will help me recover my sense of smell. I have taught myself how to execute a 36-42 hr fast and your videos helped me to go that far. I have absolutely zero sense of smell. I can’t smell or taste anything.

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    • Roxanne Johnson

      Absolutely! I believe gargling with Himalayan sea salt kept my lungs clear during Covid. And yes although not as often as gargling I used a neti pot. Incidentally, I would take droppers full of Super strength oregano oil as well.

    • Carol Merlini

      I have suffered with allergic asthma, asthmatic bronchitis, hayfever, sinusitis my entire life. As I got older I had lots of mucus causing post nasal drip, itchy throat, constantly clearing throat, hoarseness. I started using a Neti Pot about four years ago, especially during allergy seasons. My problems became less severe but use of the Neti Pot was causing a clogged eustachion tube in right ear affecting my hearing. So I decided to try the salt machine and this has just about eliminated all of the problems in the two months I have been using it. I already bought a refill because I will probably be using this machine for a long, long time. However, my companion, who has breathing problems due to a deviated septum from a broken nose when he was a kid, also purchased a machine and says it has not helped with his problem. But for the mucous, it’s definitely a winner.

    • LBillie

      Dr Berg you are easy to listen to, I appreciate the info you offer. Very helpful. Thanks

      • Dr. Eric Berg DC

        My pleasure.

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