Wednesday, 29 October 2014

18 Best Natural Remedies and Tips to Stop Running Nose


Runny or stuffy nose (rhinorrhea) is the most common symptom that occurs from cold, allergies, infection, inflammation and dirty around. It's more important to treat the source of the runny nose than the symptom itself, so try to figure out what's causing your nose to run in the first place. Then you can easily take steps to prevent it. The good news though is that these infections go away on their own in a few days, and basic home remedies are enough to manage the discomfort associated with a runny nose. The best method to treat the common cold and stop a runny nose is to take natural remedies and eat a well balanced food that will boost your immunity.

18 Best Natural Remedies and Tips to Stop Running Nose


1 . Use a Saline Nasal Spray

Saline nasal sprays can help keep the mucus membranes moist, but don't overuse them as many people do. Overusing sprays can lead to other problems. They are available over the counter without a prescription, and they work both to keep the mucus membranes moist and flush irritants out of your nasal passages.

Some people prefer to make their own saline cure. Sprinkle some salt in a cooking pan with a couple of cups of water and boil it up. Put your face over the pan, a towel over your head, and breath in the rising fumes. Adding some eucalyptus oil/salve to the brew can open up your sinuses even more.

2 . Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus essential oil can be ordered online or bought at most health food stores. Inhaling its vapors may help clear nasal obstruction and relieve nasal discharge. Pour 2 cups of boiling water into a bowl, add 5 to 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil, and lean over the bowl and inhale the scented steam. If you like,

3 . Steam Yourself

The fast and effective remedy for runny nose is steam yourself by taking a warm bath. After having a shower, stay in the bathroom for sometime until steam remain.  Warm bath gives instant comfort to soothe a runny nose.

4 . Humidify Your Bedroom

Humidifying bed room is the best approach to treat runny nose. If it's possible invest a humidifier in the bedroom. Humidifier helps to add moisture to the air in room environment that makes mucus thinner. If you can't manage humidifier, then close the door after having steam shower. That makes your room steam.

5 . Salt Water Gargle

Salt water is a simple and easiest remedy to get rid of a runny nose. Just take warm water in small bowl. Add a little pinch of salt and combine it. First, gargle with the salt water for a couple of minutes. Afterward, wash the nostrils with the solution. That helps to clear out the toxins from the nose. Do it several times throughout the day.

6 .  Garlic

Chewing raw garlic is probably beyond most people's tolerance level, but it is supposed to help a runny nose. If you can't tolerate chewing the raw cloves try mincing raw garlic and mixing it into a salad. Sprinkling it on pasta, mixing it with olive oil to make a condiment for bread-dipping, or tossing it on pizza may also be effective.

7 . Ginger Tea

To start with, start a course of ginger tea. Ginger is one of the most effective anti-inflammatory remedies and should be had as an addition to tea or green tea and always drunk hot.

8 . Honey and Ginger

Mix 1 tablespoon Honey and 1 teaspoon Ginger juice in 1 glass of lukewarm water. Using 3-4 times during the day will stop running nose and remove thick or yellow mucus too. Ginger may relieve congestion with cold and flu. Ginger helps to reduce production of mucus production and infection. Very much effective to drink it before going to sleep.

9 . Herbal Tea

Herbal tea really works excellent for runny nose. I've tested one more herbal tea on my own. Among them, ginger tea is the best one. Let's prepare it. Take few fresh slices of ginger and boil them for 5-7 minutes with a mug of water. You can put a cinnamon stick to add a pleasant aroma. Take a tea bag in a mug with necessary sugar. Pour the flavored water in a tea mug and enjoy the greatest herbal tea after adding a little lemon extract.

10 . Cinnamon With Honey

Cinnamon with honey is an effective natural healer of runny nose. Take 2 tbsp honey in a cup. Add a pinch of cinnamon powder in it. Now, add quarter spoon lemon juice in it. You are adding lemon because lemon is great fruit full with vitamin C including some anti- bacterial agents that have cold healing power.

11 . Thyme

Garden-variety thyme also works as a home remedy for a runny nose. Take a tablespoon or two or dry thyme and crush it as finely as possible. You should end up with a powder. If you happen to have a mortal and pestle, this is the easiest way to do it, but the back of a spoon will work, as well. Then gently inhale the powdered thyme. You can also use oil of thyme in the same way as the mustard oil mentioned above.

12 . Pepper

Sneezing and running nose can be treated by eating pepper. Take half a spoon of grinded pepper with lukewarm water and this will relieve you from runny nose. Gargling pepper in warm water also help to get rid of cold virus and germs.

13 . Chew Raw Ginger

Chewing raw ginger really soothes runny nose quickly. Take a fresh ginger and squeeze it. Chew all with salt. Take as much as you can. Garlic is well known for its lot of health benefits.

14 . Oil of Oregano

Oil of oregano has antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory properties vital in fighting sinusitis. The natural oil extracted from wild oregano plants has two key ingredients that are essential in strengthening the immune system: carvacrol and thymol. To relieve sinus congestion and runny nose, mix two to three drops of oil with juice and drink it daily until the symptoms subside.

15 . Flour Bran

Boil 50 grams Flour Bran (chokar) in 2 cup of water. Take 1 cup in the morning and 1 cup in the evening. The best tip to get relief fast from running nose or flu.

16 . Mustard Oil

Mustard oil is pretty simple but effective remedy for getting rid of a runny nose. You can take the pleasure of mustard oil in many ways. Take 1/2 cup boiled vapor water and add 2 tbsp oil in it. Then inhale the vapor with long breaths. Do it several times throughout the day.

17 . Turmeric Powder

Turmeric prophylactic properties help in getting rid of a runny nose and prevents further relapse that might lead to you having a stuffy nose in the short term.

Ground or powdered turmeric is easily available in the market. You'd just have to add half a teaspoon of turmeric powder to a cup of pure linseed oil, and heat the mixture sufficiently enough so that it begins smouldering. Thereafter, you'll have to breathe in the rising smoke.

18 . Borage

Borage, or starflower, is rooted more than a beautiful flower. When utilized medicinally, borage regulates the metabolic process hormonal imbalances, and helps in reducing the symptoms of the common cold, influenza, bronchitis, and respiratory bacterial infections.