what are some natural cures for stuffy nose, light-headedness, and sore throats?

  • For dry and stuffy nose, try normal saline or salt water nasal drops made by adding 1/4 teaspoon of table salt to about 4 ml lukewarm water.
  • Garlic juice made by adding few drops of garlic oil to a teaspoonful of onion juice and diluting it in a cup of water is helpful for common cold.
  • Rub the chest with vicks vapour rub.
  • The Indian style - Take a face cloth and soak it in very cold water and squeeze out the water and fold into three layers and put this on the forhead.
  • Finely grate an apple and spread it 1/2 inch thick on a piece of double-layered cheesecloth about 6 inches in length. Apply this over the forehead. Make a similar poultice for the throat area or chest if necessary. Leave on for one hour.
  • Take half a teaspoon of ginger juice with half a teaspoon of honey, three times a day. In winter, warm the mixture by mixing a teaspoon of warm water in it.
  • Mix half a cup of warm water with one teaspoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of honey.
  • Make a cup of linden flower tea, tea with mint leaves and lemon, oregano leaves, lemon and honey and some skinned apple to improve the taste.
  • Take equal amounts of cardamom, ginger powder, black pepper and cinnamon (1 teaspoon each). Make a fine powder.
  • Wrap yourself warmly when you get out, and with a hot soup such as Hot and Sour, Vegetable Soup or good ol' Chicken Soup

Here are some sore throat home remedies for you:

  • Increase your liquid intake and make sure your house is humidified properly.
  • Gargle with warm salt water (¼ teaspoon salt to ½ cup water) several times a day.
  • Drink a glass of hot water with 1 teaspoon lemon juice and some honey. You'll feel better instantly. You can also drink a chamomile tea with lemon and honey added.
  • Cut a lemon into 2 pieces. Take one piece and put some salt and black pepper on it, press with a knife so that salt-pepper penetrate into the lemon. Put the lemon on heat to make it warm. Slowly lick this lemon squeezing it until no juice remains. Do it 2-3 times a day.
  • Chives and scallions are helpful for a soar throat when simmered in water for 5 minutes. Drink as a tea.
  • Figs, beets are beneficial in sore throat.

answered by C

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Your light headedness is due to presence of common cold. Once your stuffy nose clears up and cold subsides, you will get over the light headed feeling. Please read about natural home cures for the same:


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