How to treat nasal congestion due to common cold?

Natural Treatment for Nasal Congestion

Here are some of the most effective and preferable home remedies for nasal congestion
  • Take some cardamom seeds and place them on hot coal. Inhale the smoke.
  • Tie some crushed carom seeds in a handkerchief. Either place this tied handkerchief under your pillow or keep it near your bed while sleeping.
  • Excess of carbohydrates and fat accumulation also results in nasal congestion. Therefore, avoid eating more of high carb foods, sugar and refined carbohydrates.
  • Eat more of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables.
  • Add salt to a glass of water and boil. Put the boiled water in a sterilized container and inhale the smoke.
  • Take a warm bath or hot shower bath. This is beneficial in clearing the nasal passage.
  • Combination of salt, baking soda and water can be used as a nasal drop. This is one of the best remedy for nasal congestion.
  • Hot liquids such as tea or coffee help in relieving congestion and also aids in soothing the inflamed membranes lining the throat and nose.
  • Mixture of grated horsetail and apple cider vinegar is another great remedy for nasal congestion.
  • Combination of tomato juice, chopped garlic, hot sauce, lemon juice and celery salt is a magical drink to relieve nasal congestion.
  • You can even try dabbing a mentholated salve under your nose.

answered by J

Home remedies for nasal congestion

  • Boil some water in a container and cover your head and face with a towel. Now, bend over the boiling water and inhale the steam for 7 to 10 minutes from your nose and mouth. Do this for 3 to 4 times daily. This will help the mucus to come out from the mouth and nose and clear the nasal passages. You can either use plain water or put a few drops eucalyptus oil to it.
  • Boil 2 tsp of the seeds of Bishop's Weed (carom seeds) in 3 cups of water till it reduces to 1/3rd its quantity. Add 1 tsp of honey or a lump of jaggery to it and drink it twice a day. This will warm the passages and aid mucus release.
  • Drink some hot broths like vegetable and chicken soups mixed with lots of black pepper, hot chocolate etc.
  • You can also try having 1 or 2 tsp of horseradish sauce to get immediate relief.
  • Add 1/4th tsp of common salt to 1 cup of water and boil it for sometime. Now, pour this solution when it becomes cold in a clean nasal spray bottle and store it. Pour around 7 to 8 drops of this saline solution in each nostril 3 times a day.

answered by D D

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