Naturally Treating Nasal Congestion with these Home Remedies for Stuffy Nose
Tomato tea -Tomato tea is by far the most effective method as reported by peers on Earthclinic. It’s hot and spicy, providing steam and pepper to clear your sinuses, as well as a wallop of vitamin C and a boost to the immune system. Combine the following ingredients in a food processor and heat over a stove until steaming but not burn-your-tongue hot.
1 cup tomato juice
1 tsp fresh garlic
½ tsp of hot sauce
1 tsp lemon juice
Pinch of sea or celery salt
You can make your tea a soup by using tomato flesh along with its juice.
“Within an 15 minutes of drinking one cup of “Jean’s Famous Tomato Tea” I could breath again,” one person said.
Green tea - Green tea blocks histamine production and helps the immune system. Additionally, green tea has been found in many studies to fight cancer cell growth, especially that of the lungs.
Ginger tea - Try having some ginger tea with coconut milk and local honey. This isn’t only for amazing taste; it breaks up phlegm and gives a boost to the immune system. What’s more, you’ll also experience a number of other benefits of ginger.
Apple cider vinegar - Potassium can help decrease mucus production, and apple cider vinegar is full of it. Although more research is necessary, vinegar also contains acetic acid, which prevents bacteria growth—possibly even those that would cause nasal congestion. Of course, this is only one of the many apple cider vinegar health benefits. Try drinking several times a day, especially before bed:
½ cup of apple cider vinegar (? see my post below)
½ cup of warm water
1 teaspoon of local honey to expose your body to local pollen, like a natural vaccine.
Eucalyptus or peppermint oil - These work for a quick remedy. Have a small bottle of essential oil in an office drawer or in the shower for either a quick sniff or a full, de-congesting steam shower.
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