Tuesday , December 12 2017

5 Home Remedies for Stuffy Nose

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A stuffy nose is an annoying problem that happens to adults and children as well. Stuffy nose occurs due to inflamed blood vessels in the sinuses, which can be due to a common cold, allergies or the flu. Sometimes it is also caused by a sinus infection. A stuffy nose is often accompanied by other symptoms including coughing, sneezing, difficulty breathing, sinus pain, mucus buildup in the nasal passages, watery eyes, a hoarse voice, a headache and also a mild fever. Stuffy nose problem can be easily treated by natural home remedies that are found in every kitchen. Here are 5 effective home remedies for a stuffy nose.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar: It is high in potassium which helps thin the mucus. Plus, the acetic acid in it prevents bacterial growth and speeds up the healing process. Drink a solution of apple cider vinegar and water to stop a stuffy nose. Add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and a tbsp of honey to 1 cup of warm water. Drink this solution twice a day.

2. Steam Inhalation: Steam inhalation works as a natural expectorant to clear the blockage. It will also bring relief to the inflamed blood vessels in the sinuses by keeping them moist. Crush 1 tablespoon of carom seeds (ajwain) in boiling water. Now, inhale the steam of this water at least 2-3 times a day. You can also add a few drops of peppermint oil or some Vicks VapoRub in boiling water and inhale its steam.

3. Warm Compress: Warm compress is another effective way to keep mucus thin so that it drains smoothly from your nose is applying a warm compress. Soak a towel in a bowl of hot water, and then squeeze the excess water out of the towel. Fold it and place it over your nose and forehead. Repeat as often as necessary.

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4. Garlic: Eat fresh garlic cloves to get a quick relieve in the stuffy nose. It is one of the best effective remedies to cure a stuffy nose. You can also prepare a garlic soup by crushing 2-3 garlic cloves and add them in a cup of boiling water.

5. Ginger: Ginger contains high anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce a stuffy nose problem. It loosens up the mucus, while also giving a boost to the immune system. You can mix together 1 tablespoon of grated ginger and 1 teaspoon each of fresh lemon juice and raw honey. Have it 2 or 3 times a day.

5 Home Remedies for Stuffy Nose

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