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One of the most uncomfortable feelings in
the world is not being able to properly breathe due to a stuffy nose. Noses often feel stuffed
due to blood vessels in the sinuses becoming inflamed. If a stuffy nose is not treated,
it can cause other health issues, such as an ear infection, a sinus infection or restlessness. However, there are many all-natural remedies
for a stuffed nose that can be done from home. Today’s video will explore such remedies. 1. Steam Inhalation Inhaling steam is very effective to clear
blockages in the nasal passageway. It will also ensure that the inflamed blood vessels
remain moist. To use this method, fill a pan with water and heat it until it boils. Then,
turn off the heat. You can add a few drops of peppermint essential oil or eucalyptus
essential oil to the hot water. Next, put a towel over your head and lean your head
over the pan to ensure that no steam escapes. Then, slowly breathe in and out while inhaling
the steam. Do this for a few minutes at a time and two to four times per day. It is very important to note that this method
is not recommended for children under the age of twelve, pregnant women or anyone who
may be suffering from a heart condition, high blood pressure or a nervous system disorder. 2. Apple Cider Vinegar Apple cider vinegar has many health benefits,
including the ability to thin the mucus in the nasal passages, to prevent bacterial growth
and to speed up the healing process. Simply mix two tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple
cider vinegar and one tablespoon of raw honey into a cup of warm water. Consume this mixture
twice daily. You can also mix ½ cup of raw, unfiltered
apple cider vinegar with ½ cup of water and bring to a boil. Then, remove from the stove
and place a towel over your head to inhale the steam for three to five minutes. Repeat
this method several times per day. 3. Warm Compress Warm compresses also help to keep the mucus
thin and therefore relieves a stuffy nose. To make a warm compress, soak a towel in a
bowl of hot water. Then, squeeze any excess water out of the towel. Fold the towel and
place it over your nose and forehead. Repeat this method as often as you would like, as
there is no ill side effects of this remedy. 4. Nasal Irrigation While this method is not very desirable, it
is highly effective in clearing the nasal passageway and relieving stuffy noses. In
2016, a study was published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal which stated that
nasal irrigation can relieve sinus congestion. It was found to be more effective than steam
inhalation. To use nasal irrigation, mix three teaspoons
of salt and one teaspoon of baking soda. Place the mixture into an airtight container. Then,
add one teaspoon of this mixture to one cup of lukewarm boiled or distilled water. Fill
a bulb syringe with the solution. Next, lean head over a basin and squirt the solution
into one nostril. Keep your other nostril closed by keeping pressure on it with your
finger. Allow the water to drain from the other nostril. Repeat with the other nostril.
Continue to use this method once or twice daily until the symptoms have been relieved. 5. Garlic Garlic can act as a decongestant and an expectorant
and therefore can relieve a stuffy nose. Bring one cup of water to a boil and then add two
to four cloves of garlic to the water. Let them simmer for two to three minutes and then
add ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder. Give it a good stir and add some black pepper powder
to it. Consume this soup once or twice daily. You can also make a paste of three to five
garlic cloves. Then, add two teaspoons of raw honey and consume two to three times per
day. Simply adding garlic to your cooking can help
to relieve some discomfort and stuffy nose. 6. Cayenne Pepper Hot peppers contain capsaicin, which helps
to relieve any swelling in the nasal passageways. Cayenne pepper also is a natural decongestant.
Bring ¼ cup of lemon juice and ¼ cup of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to a simmer
in a pot. Then, add in ¼ to ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper and ¼ to ½ teaspoon of powdered
ginger. Then, add two to three tablespoons of raw, organic honey and mix well. Store
this mixture in a jar and consume one to two tablespoons daily. Also, you can add ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
powder to a cup of boiling water. Sip this tea a few times per day. 7. Ginger Ginger contains many healthy properties, including
the ability to relieve a stuffy nose by thinning the mucus and boosting the immune system.
Just add one teaspoon of freshly sliced or grated ginger to two cups of boiling water
in a saucepan. Cover the mixture and allow it to simmer over low heat for ten minutes.
Drink one cup of this solution while it is still warm and consume the ginger slices.
Use the remaining water to soak a washcloth with and apply it to your nose and forehead
while lying down. Repeat this twice per day. You can also mix one tablespoon of grated
ginger with one teaspoon of fresh lemon juice and one teaspoon of raw honey. Take this two
to three times per day. 8. Peppermint Peppermint also helps to thin the mucus and
helps to stimulate the nerve receptors in the nose. This makes breathing become easy
and comfortable again. Some ways to use peppermint are to: add a few drops of peppermint oil
to a pot of hot water and inhale the steam or put a few drops of peppermint oil onto
a towel and inhale frequently. You can make a cream by mixing a few drops of peppermint
oil with two teaspoons of coconut oil then rubbing the mixture onto your nose. Peppermint
can also be made into a tea by steeping one teaspoon of fresh or dried peppermint leaves
in one cup of hot water. The tea can be sweetened with raw honey for a better taste and for
additional health benefits. Being that stuffy noses are very common, have
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