The need to clean the throat arises because there is an excess of phlegm. There are many reasons why there is excess mucosa, either in the lungs or in the vocal cords. If you don’t attack reason, no remedy will do. In this article, I explain what helps your throat for singing. In theory, if you eat well and have good health and good technique, you will not need remedies to clear your throat. And just drinking water is more than enough to clear your throat before singing. This is ideal and this is how it should be.
Here we are going to see some remedies to clear the throat and eliminate phlegm. The remedies for excess phlegm at the level of the lungs, due to an allergy or the flu and for excess phlegm at the level of the vocal cords, due to an imbalance in the mucosa. In the article, I explain, or you can continue reading.
When you vocalize, your body begins to vibrate, mainly in the bass and you may start to extract phlegm. Have a piece of paper on hand and a trash can so you can get all the phlegm out. So when you sing, your throat will be clean and phlegm-free.
When there is phlegm, we instinctively clear our throat, but if we do it wrong, we can hurt ourselves and we do not remove the phlegm. On the contrary, we make it worse. To clear your throat well, instead of rubbing hard, you should clear your throat with air. Let’s say that when you clear your throat, you are going to softly say a “j,” that way, the strings will not be strongly rubbed. Make it soft and airy. This way, you will clean your throat, managing to eliminate phlegm without hurting yourself.
When you are singing and phlegm arises without being sick or in humid weather, the reason is poor vocal technique. When you do a poorly done change of register, when you force your voice when you sing with a throat, the string gets hurt. If that’s the case, there will be no natural remedy that works, because the rope through the phlegm defends itself from the damage you do. The only remedy is a good technique and drinks water, plenty of water, nothing else.
Bee honey is balancing and will help us balance the mucosa. A tablespoon of honey in a glass of water, in addition to tasting good, helps calm the string and balance the mucosa. Honey can be combined with other elements to improve its effects and dry out the rope. Take honey with half a lemon and half a teaspoon of tequila in a glass of water (take with measure, responsibility and only to dry the rope)
Gargles act directly on the throat; you do not take the content, so they are effective without damaging your stomach. The idea of these gargles is to balance the mucosa, depending on what they need, more hydration or more dryness. Gargling with salt water: to dry out the throat a little. Gargling with glycerin water: to retain more hydration in the rope.
Thanks to its bromelain, it is anti-inflammatory and balancing. It provides the water balance that the body needs. In addition to that, its slight acidity will absorb excess mucosa, as does the lemon with honey. The reality is that if you don’t fight the reason, by many remedies to eliminate the phlegm you make, none will work.
The ideal is only to take care of your health, your lungs, drink plenty of water at the same time and have a good vocal technique, so I assure you that you will not need any remedy to clear your throat. If you have tried any of these remedies to clear the throat, tell me in the comments or if you know of other remedies to remove phlegm that might work. Each organism is different, so what works for some may not work for others.