Nasal congestion, or stuffy nose, often results due to allergies, colds, and other sinus issues. If you want to avoid medications, these remedies will help clear up the congestion naturally.
# 10 – Eucalyptus Oil Bath
Add 10 drops of eucalyptus oil to a hot bath. The steam and oil will combine to help relieve nasal congestion. You can also boil the water, and stand over it to inhale the steam.
# 9 – Lemon
Mix ¼ teaspoon black pepper, salt, and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to help with stuffy nose.
# 8 – Basil
Chew 4 basil leaves twice per day, or steep the basil leaves in hot water to make a tea that is incredibly effective for treating congestion.
# 7 – Herbal Teas
Peppermint, chamomile, and blackberry teas are great remedies for nasal congestion. Ginger tea mixed with rosemary leaves is also a great remedy.
# 6 – Honey
2 teaspoons of honey, either on its own or mixed with milk can be an effective treatment for stuffy nose. Take once per day.
# 5 – Ginger Tea
Fresh, grated ginger can be mixed with warm water, or you can make a ginger tea and add honey and lemon for an even more effective treatment.
# 4 – Mustard Oil
Place a few drops of mustard oil in each nostril, or eat foods that contain high amounts of mustard oil to help clear out the nasal passages.
# 3 – Apple Cider Vinegar
Take 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar mixed with warm water 4 times per day. This mixture will help clear up sinus problems, as well as helping to prevent future nasal issues.
# 2 – Hot Soups
Hot soups such as vegetable or chicken soups can help ease stuffy nose when eaten up to three times per day. These soups will also help with stomach aches, and help with fevers.
# 1 – Aroma Therapy
Essential oils such as peppermint and eucalyptus can be applied to a soft cloth and held to the nose for several minutes. You can also mix several drops with water and stand over the boiling pot to inhale the steam for fast, effective results.
These remedies are effective treatments for nasal congestion. If your stuffy nose symptoms are persistent, or do not go away after several days, you should consider seeing a doctor to ensure there are no major issues causing the problem.