Do you have a stuffy nose and want to be quickly relieved? Here are 10 natural remedies to clear it.
Changes in temperature, fatigue, cold weather ... at this time of the year, a cold quickly arrived. And the forerunner of the virus is of course the stuffy nose.
Due to an inflammation of the nasal cavity and sinuses, the stuffy nose causes an uncomfortable sensation that prevents the patient from sleeping or eating properly. Fortunately, there are some natural remedies for clearing it. Discover them!
Warning: if after two days the symptoms do not pass, consult your doctor quickly.
1. Inhalations with essential oils
It is one of the best known and most effective remedies. To do so, pour a few drops of essential oils (thyme, peppermint, seporlet or eucalyptus) in a large bowl of hot water. Stand over the steaming bowl and put a towel over your head to keep the vapors escaping. Breathe deeply for about ten minutes. Quickly, your nose should come out.
A good ginger tea with honey and lemon is quite effective against the stuffy nose.
3. Garlic cloves
Eating cloves of fresh garlic or crushing them in boiling water helps to decongest the nose.
Twice a day, drink hot tomato juice with a little garlic, lemon juice and celery salt.
Peel an onion
If every time you peel an onion, you cry, here's a cure that should work to clear your nose!
To quickly relieve your stuffy nose, soak a cotton of mustard oil and breathe.
Stuffed with vitamin C, lemon is an ally of size to counter the cold. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a glass of water and mix the two liquids. With a suitable spray, spray a few drops into your nose. You should see your condition improve soon.
Thyme herbal tea
Thyme is an excellent natural disinfectant. As soon as the first symptoms of the cold appear, infuse for a few minutes a few grams of the plant in a cup of boiling water. You can drink up to 3 cups a day. Your stuffy nose is accompanied by a sore throat? Add a tablespoon of honey.
Hot water compresses
Like steam, heat is very effective in clearing the nasal passages. Lying down, place a hot compress on your sinuses until it cools. Repeat the process several times a day, if necessary.
Salt water is perfect for a stuffy nose. In addition to cleaning, it relieves irritated walls. If you do not have saline on hand, you can make your own solution. To do this, pour 9 grams of sea salt into 1 L of boiling water, mix and let cool a few minutes. After that, spray the solution into one nostril and make a circular motion of the head so as to bring out the water from the other nostril.