Home Remedies for Nasal Congestion
12 Jan 2020 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy
What is Nasal Congestion ?
Nasal congestion or “stuffy nose” occurs when nasal and adjacent tissues and blood vessels in your nasal area become swollen with excess fluid, causing a “stuffy” plugged feeling. Nasal congestion may or may not include a nasal discharge or “runny nose.”Below given Home remedies for nasal congestion
Nasal congestion usually is just an annoyance for older children and adults. But nasal congestion can be serious for children whose sleep is disturbed by their nasal congestion, or for infants, who might have a hard time feeding as a result.
Home remedies for nasal congestion
Fenugreek Seeds (Methi):
This natural herb has anti-inflammatory properties that help in the detoxification of mucous membranes. Add some fenugreek seeds in hot water or tea and drink it two-three times a day. The heat and damp fenugreek seeds will help thin the mucus allowing it to get out of the system naturally and further opening the sinus cavities.
● Apple Cider Vinegar:
Unfiltered Apple cider vinegar can help you a lot with your congestion problems. Add a few drops of this vinegar in hot water mixed with lemon or honey for taste to loosening the deposited mucus.
● Using eucalyptus oil :
Eucalyptus oil relieves the symptoms of sinus congestion. It may also help kill germs in and around the nasal passage that contribute to a sinus infection.
A person can use eucalyptus oil by applying it to tissue paper and sleeping next to it, or by adding it to hot water and inhaling the steam. However, if a person applies the hot water and eucalyptus oil mixture directly to the skin, it may cause burns.
● Jal Neti :
Jal neti is a yogic action designed for nasal cleansing where salted lukewarm water is used to get rid of the congestion and blockages of the nasal and the. respiratory tract. Jal neti helps keep you safe from many diseases and also encourages smooth breathing exchange through the nostril.
● Do Yoga :
The practice of yoga poses like the cow-face pose, head to knee posture, and yoga breathing exercises open the chest and improve circulation thereby giving relief from congestion.