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Mucous Membrane

Mucous membrane, membrane lining body cavities and canals that lead to the outside, the respiratory, digestive, and urogenital tracts (urinary and genital organs) Mucous membranes line many tracts and structures of the body, including the mouth, nose, eyelids, trachea (windpipe) and lungs stomach and intestines and the ureters, urethra, and urinary bladder.

Nasal membranes are tissue inside the nose which serve a number of functions. The bulk of this membrane is made up of a layer of nasal epithelium, with the rear area of the nose having an area covered by olfactory epithelium. One of the primary functions of the nasal membranes is to protect the underlying tissues and structures. It acts as a barrier to keep viruses, bacteria, and other large particles out, and they help the body retain moisture so that it does not dry out. These membranes also house numerous tiny hairs known as cilia which act to trap particulate matter which enters the nose so that it will not be inhaled.

  • A runny nose occurs when mucus production in the nasal membranes increases.

  • Nasal membranes allow the ability to sense odors.

  • The sense of smell is one of the most primitive human senses.

  • Overuse of nasal sprays can harm the membranes inside the nasal passages.

  • The nasal membranes work to keep bacteria and particles out of the nose.

  • The nasal membranes can be prone to swelling, inflammation and the overproduction of mucus.

Herbs/ Foods For Phlegm and Mucus Relief

Boil any of the following herbs and drink as much you can. Drink plenty of water Spring Water.

  • Ginko

  • Chickweed

  • Lobella

  • Burdock Root

  • Slippery elm bark

  • Wild Cherry green tea

  • Blue Vervain

Eat a Nutritious Diet

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