Home Remedies

10 Home Remedies For Nasal Congestion

Sometimes cold weather, busy schedules, season change and uneven routine changes lead to a severe congestion in your nasal passage. Blockage in your nasal passage makes you feel discomfortable every time. It also causes pain in your nose. It generally happens when there is swelling in your nose. It results in your wet nose and difficulty in breathing properly. You can cure your nasal congestion by following these 10 home remedies that are easy to perform and give best results.

Some Of The Best Home Remedies For Nasal Blockage Are: 

1. Garlic:

This is one of the best remedies for nasal congestion. It has got antiviral and antifungal properties that fight your respiratory infection. Boil a cup of water with one of two cloves of garlic in it and add a tablespoon of turmeric powder in it. Drink it daily and see the results. You can also consume fresh garlic cloves to get rid of uneasiness [1].


2. Grapefruit Seed Extract:

It is basically a natural antibiotic that is prepared up by crushing desiccated grapefruit seeds and pulp into powder. GSE helps in clearing out the mucus and prevent any other microbial infection to take place in the tissues. You can use GSE as a nasal spray [2].

Grapefruit Seed Extract

3. Apple Cider Vinegar:

Vinegar helps is clearing a stifling nose by thinning the mucus. Apple cider vinegar is rich in a number of nutrients that aids in several health problems too. You can mix two tablespoons of vinegar and one spoon of honey and drink it 2-3 times a day. It will heal your nasal congestion in a few days [3].

Apple Cider Vinegar

4. Inhalation Of Steam:

You can use this inhalation therapy twice a day as it works faster for nasal blocking. It not only clears your nose blocking but also smooths your respiratory zone. Add a tablespoon of carom seeds to boiling water and inhale the steam. Alternate method is, you can add a few drops of peppermint essential oil in boiling water and inhale the steal like the regular process.

Inhalation Of Steam

5. Eucalyptus Oil:

It is highly beneficial for curing nasal blockage due to its decongestant and anti-inflammatory properties. All you have to do is to put 1-2 drops of eucalyptus oil in a clean cloth and breathe in the scent. Repeat this 3-4 times a day. Apart from this, you can also use this oil on your pillow and get benefitted by inhaling this even when you’re sleeping [5].

Eucalyptus Oil

6. Warm Water:

Warm water helping the mucus in your nose to have a steady flow through your nasal route. It keeps your nasal passage moist and doesn’t let it dry out. Wet your mini towel in warm water and put it on your face for 15 minutes. Repeat it again for 15-20 times. Also, drinking lukewarm water every morning helps you to get rid of mucus in your nasal cavity.

Warm Water

7. Fermented Cod Liver Oil:

This oil is rich in Vitamins A and D along with Omega-3 fatty acids. However, its nutrients doesn’t get damaged while the process of fermentation. It clears your nasal passage. All you have to do is to put a few drops of fermented cod liver oil on a washcloth and inhale it 2-3 times a session. Repeat this 5 times a day and see the results [7].

Fermented Cod Liver Oil

8. Tomato Tea:

Tomatoes helps you to get rid of a number of health related problems. Tomato tea helps in clearing out the nasal congestion and moist your nose. You need 2 cups of tomato juice, 2-3 cloves grinded garlic, 2 tablespoon lemon juice, hot sauce and mix it and heat it in a pan. Drink this tea and let it work on your nasal blockage [8].

Tomato Tea

9. Black Pepper:

It is highly helpful for reducing nasal congestion or sinus congestion. It helps in curing the mucus and other allergens in your nose. Mix a small black pepper and three drops of sesame oil in it. Use your finger and dip it in the mixture and put it under your nose. You might sneeze but keep on breathing it. Repeat if needed [9].

Black Pepper

10. Eat Healthy:

There may be a number of home remedies but they won’t work if you don’t eat healthy enough. When you have nasal congestion, stop consuming dairy products, grains, starchy vegetables and sugar. Eat foods rich in Vitamin C and A. You can also eat pineapple; have hot tea, garlic, spices and herbs. Remember, if you’ll eat healthy and take proper care of your hygiene then chances of your nose getting blocked goes very less.

foods rich in Vitamin C and A

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