If you’re suffering and can’t breath because your nose is so stuffed, you’ll really appreciate this list of natural remedies. Many of these remedies can be made from items you already have in your pantry.
It’s official, our home just got hit with the first cold of the season.
As mom, I want to make sure that the family gets to feeling better fast. As guardian of the purse, I want to do it as inexpensively as possible, going to the pharmacy for relief is not being a good guardian.
Instead of relying on the pharmacy, I like to turn to grandmas home remedies. Grandma had a cure or solution for just about every ailment you could think of. Most of the time her remedies are more effective than the over-the-counter remedies and you can always count on them to be cheaper.
NATURAL STUFFY NOSE REMEDIES
Always consult a doctor before using any home treatments.
- Stay hydrated, drink lots of water.
- Take a hot shower and breath the steam in through your nose.
- Drink 8-ounces of warm water mixed with 2 teaspoons of honey.
- Eat some fresh garlic.
- Drink some basil tea. Make it by steeping 3-4 basil leaves, for 5 minutes, in 8-ounces of boiling water.
- Fill a large bowl half way with boiling water and add several drops of Eucalyptus oil. Drape a towel over your head and place your face over the bowl. Deeply inhale the steam for 5-10 minutes. Follow up with a glass of cold water. Repeat 2-3 times a day.
- Eat hot soups, like chicken soup.
- Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to the water of your vaporizer.
- Rub a little bit of Vick’s VapoRub on your upper lip.
- Eat some spicy foods.
- Pour a few drops of Eucalyptus oil on a cloth, place near your nose and inhale.
- Gently massage your sinuses with your fingertips.
- Dissolve 1 teaspoon salt in 2 cups warm water. Using a dropper pour the solution in your nostrils. *You can also use a Neti Pot to do this.
- Fill a large bowl half way with boiling water, add 1 tablespoon Vick’s VapoRub. Drape a towel over your head and place your face over the bowl. Deeply inhale the steam for 5-10 minutes. Follow up with a glass of cold water. Repeat 2-3 times a day.
- Inhale the aroma of a freshly cut onion, for 4-5 minutes.
- Drink lots of herbal tea.
- Drink a Tomato Toddy made by adding 1 tablespoon of crushed garlic, 1 tablespoon of hot sauce, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and a pinch of celery salt to 1 cup of hot tomato juice. Drink 2x a day.
- Chew on 3-4 basil leaves before eating and before going to bed.
- To loosen mucus, drink a tea made with 2 cloves, 1 stick of cinnamon, 2 crushed cardamom seeds and 1 black tea bag.
- Drink 1 cup of warm water mixed with 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon honey.
- Sprinkle some Eucalyptus oil on your pillow before you go to bed.
- Place a warm compress over your nose and sinuses.
- In a cup of boiling water add 1 teaspoon of black pepper and 1 tablespoon honey. Let it steep for 10-15 minutes. Stir, strain and drink up.
- Inhale the steam from some boiling vinegar.
- Eat some garlic soup made by adding 2-3 cloves of crushed garlic to 1 cup boiling water.
- Use a nasal spray made by mixing together 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide to 1 cup of non-chlorinated water.
- Drink some ginger tea made by adding a 2-inch piece of ginger (crushed) to 3 cups of boiling water. Continue boiling for 4-5 minutes. Add a little lemon and honey, drink up.
- Regularly drink a glass of cool water mixed with lemon.
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originally posted on 10/20/2014