Narrowed airways create a whistling sound when you exhale called wheezing. It's commonly associated with asthma, but other lung diseases can cause wheezing as well. According to Aultman Foundation, other serious medical conditions, such as bronchitis, emphysema, heart failure, acid reflux, or pneumonia, can lead to wheezing. But home remedies can open your restricted airways to help you breath and not wheeze.
Cold drinks can contribute to the wheezing experience. Trade your cold drinks for fruit juices, warm mild tea and water. Fruit juice, mild tea and water help cleanse away the mucous blocking your nasal canal, according to Natural Home Remedies.
A tea using turmeric can eliminate your wheezing. Use ginger, garlic cloves and turmeric pepper. Use a half tsp. of each and mix them. Pour boiled water over the herbs and spices and allow it to steep between five minutes and 10 minutes. Drink this mixture at least three times each day. Bronchitis Remedies says the drink should create an aroma strong enough to clear the nasal canal. Other herbal teas you can create for wheezing include chamomile, elderberry, hyssop, and licorice. Allow for the same steeping time for each herb. Nature Cure lists these herbs as useful for giving relief for nasal congestion, respiratory congestion and clearing bronchial passages.
Create a drink using turmeric powder and milk. Bronchitis Remedies says to mix a half tsp. of turmeric with half a glass of milk. Drink this mixture two to three times a day. You can warm up your turmeric and milk if you prefer a warm drink to a cold one.
In the morning, drink a spoon of lime juice or lemon juice. Natural Home Remedies says the lime and lemon juice will clear mucous from the respiratory passages. Nature Cure has a similar remedy that involves squeezing the juice from one lemon into a glass. Dilute the juice with water and take with your meals.
Another method for removing mucous involves steam therapy. Natural Home Remedies says you can use carom seeds or eucalyptus essential oil. If you use carom seeds, boil the seeds in water then inhale for five minutes to 10 minutes. For eucalyptus oil, boil the water and pour into a medium to large size bowl. Add 4 to 6 drops of eucalyptus oil, and inhale for five minutes to 10 minutes. Using a towel as a tent over your head can help keep the steam from escaping.