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Thick mucus


Written by John Immel, Asheville, NC
Mucus is generally a sign of "sweet blood". Blood that is high in sugar, fats, or proteins is sweet blood. Sweet blood is thicker than dry blood and causes mucus. Sweet blood causes thick mucus while toxicity generally creates thin, clear mucus.

Aggravated Doshas & Qualities

Symptoms Tell A Story

The first step to healing is learning patterns from your symptoms. Symptoms are clues that reveal underlying imbalances, showing you where your body is weak. Specifically, they reveal the doshas & qualities that may have become aggravated. If you notice a quality or dosha appears next to many of your symptoms, it helps you establish a pattern that may be systemic.

Thick mucus indicates one or more of the following doshas and qualities may be aggravated. Generally you would avoid foods and lifestyle habits that would aggravate these qualities:

Kapha aggravatingDigestive Effects Help
ToxicHeavyGooeyCold
Sweet

Key: V = Vata, P = Pitta, K = Kapha. A slash through a dosha means it an aggravated dosha. To learn more about the symbols above, click on them.

Stage of Disease: 2 - Affecting Blood

If you have symptoms in this category it means that imbalance is weakening your system but hasn't yet become systemic.

Ayurvedic Herbs & Natural Products for Thick mucus

Please review these herbs & products below to determine which ones might be helpful for Thick mucus.

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Sinus Rinse
Vata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
$18.56
Breathe easy! Sinus Rinse contains herbs to disinfect and clear mucus from sinus passages. Excellent for sinus congestion, allergies, and seasonal colds.

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Strong Lungs
Kapha pacifying
$11.60
Breathe easy with Lung Tonic. Nourishing and cleansing for the whole respiratory system. Great for healing from acute or chronic respiratory conditions.

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Mahanarayan Oil (16 oz)
Vata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
$32.00
Mahanarayan Oil is a traditional Ayurvedic herbal oil, similar to MahaGanesh oil, but more heating. Good topically for joint pain.

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Immune Support
Vata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
$18.95
 

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Neti Pot
Kapha pacifying
$13.95
Gently wash away mucous, dust, pollen, and irritants. A nasal wash can be as routine as brushing your teeth.

The following herbal actions and effects have been traditionally suggested for 'Thick mucus'.

Pungent
Pharmacological Effects
About Pharmacological Effects
The list of actions below have not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Burns-ToxinsDecongestantExpectorant

Diet for Thick mucus

A diet rich in these foods & nutritional supplements may help re-balance the aggravated qualities and doshas in thick mucus.
BasilVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifyingBlack PepperVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
CardamomVata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifyingCinnamonVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
LemonVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifyingLimeVata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
TurmericVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying

Comments & Personal Experiences

How does 'thick mucus' affect your quality of life? What aggravates it? What has helped you? Is there something you'd like to know about 'thick mucus'?

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