Phlegm

Description

phlegm

Thick sticky fluid mucus from the respiratory passages.

Function

Phlegm is produced by the respiratory system and particularly expelled by coughing (sputum). Its composition varies, depending on climatic, genetic and state of the immune system, but basically is a water-based gel consisting in glycoproteins, immunoglobulins, lipids, etc.

Color

Healthy phlegm is normally clear or white. Yellow phlegm is normally a sign of an infection in the case of the common cold. Greenish or brownish phlegm is nearly always a sign of infection. Greenish or rusty phlegm or phlegm with rusty spots can also be a sign of pneumonia and/or internal micro-bleedings.

Shape

Thick fluid.

Direction

Above the waist.

Location

In the lung, throat and mouth.

Delimitation

Lungs, throat, and mouth.

Meditation on Phlegm