Hot chilli pepper is the best mucokinetic food among all hot spicy foods. As the hot stuff hits the mouth, throat and stomach, it touches nerve receptors that send messages to the brain, which in turn, stimulate the vagus nerve controlling secretion producing glands that line the airways.
The glands instantly release waves of fluids that can make the eyes water and the nose run. People who suffer from chronic bronchitis and emphysema is advised to eat hot food regularly or atleast three times a week. Patient will be able to breathe moreeasily and require less treatment.
A lot of drugs for cold and coughs and bronchitis do exactly what chilli peppers do. Peppers don’t cause any side effects.