Top Impressive Home Remedies for Runny Nose

We are experiencing the cold unpredictable weather of winter which makes us more susceptible to contract cold, flu and other allergic reactions. A runny nose is one of the most common and inconvenient symptoms you can suffer from these ailments. Excessive mucous in the nostril can lead to headaches, earaches, continuous sneezing and some other uncomfortable problems if not treated timely.

There are many things you can do to comfort our runny nose, using simple ingredients. Here we introduce to you top impressive home remedies for runny nose.

1. Salt water
Salt water deserves to top the list of remedies to stop runny nose, no matter how simple it sounds. It is very effective in thinning the mucous present in the nose and makes it easier and faster to drain the nose. Salt water also helps remove the irritants from the nostrils.

How to use:
  • Resolve ½ teaspoon of salt with two cups of distilled lukewarm water.
  • Put the solution in a dropper and drop into your nostrils.
  • Inhale slowly and blow your nose to get rid of excessive mucous.
  • It is perfectly safe to repeat this action a few times a day for several days until you feel better

2. Ginger
The benefit of ginger to treat runny nose can be attributed to its powerful antifungal, antiviral and antitoxic properties. Ginger is also very effective in warming up the body and strengthening the body’s resistance to sickness. You will see the betterment of runny nose symptoms in no time using ginger.

How to use:
  • The simplest way is to add sprinkle some salt to a slice of raw ginger and chew in your mouth.
  • You can also choose to take ginger tea, don’t forget to inhale the steam from the tea; it is of great help in clear the nostrils too.

3. Eucalyptus oil
Eucalyptus oil is extracted from eucalyptus tree – the favorite food the koala bear in Australia and has been well-known for its healing effect. This oil is also an excellent decongestant which frees the nostrils from mucous real quickly.
How to use:
  • The first option is to add some drop of eucalyptus oil in a diffuser before you go to bed and let the aroma heal your nose while sleeping.
  • The second choice is to put 7 drops of eucalyptus oil, 4 drops of peppermint oil and 4 drops of lavender oil to a bowl of boiling hot water and breathe the steam through a towel.
  • Another popular way is to drop some drops of this oil to a handkerchief and breathe in the aroma throughout the day.

4. Onion
Onion is the favorite ingredient of mothers for centuries in treating runny nose as well as cold and flu symptoms. Countless of studies have proven it right, onion is a powerhouse of sulfuric compounds. Not only giving onion its pungent flavor, these sulfuric compounds is shown to effectively kill bacteria and viruses causing runny nose, remarkably relief the symptoms and act as a great immunity booster. If it causes you bad breath after consuming, make sure you know some tricks to combat onion breath.

How to use:
  • Many people believe chopping up some slices of onion and put it around where we sleep will help clear the air and relief negative symptoms.
  • Another option is to make onion tea to drink and breathe the steam from the tea.

5. Steaming
Steaming is a time-tested remedy to treat runny nose. It helps thin up and remove the mucous that causes runny nose and sneezing.

How to use:
  • Put a few drops of eucalyptus oil or menthol oil into a big bowl of boiling hot water.
  • Drape a clean towel over your head to trap the steam and hold your face for 10 minutes, and then blow your nose to get rid of excessive mucous.

6. Basil
It’s hard to ignore holy basil in this list because it is amongst the most effective home remedies to heal drippy nostrils. It is full of potent antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties.

How to use:
  • Chew 3 to 4 leaves of basil in breakfast and before going to bed.
  • Alternatively, add a little jaggery to 2 to 3 basil leaves for better taste and eat twice a day until you see positive changes of your nose.

7. Turmeric
Turmeric guarantees its position in this list thanks to its powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

How to use:
  • Make turmeric tea from ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder and a glass of hot water, strain and drink once a day.
  • Another option is to heat up a mixture of ½ teaspoon of grounded  turmeric and linseed oil and breathe the smoke one nostril at a time.

8. Garlic
Garlic is a versatile ingredient in the kitchen to treat a lot of sickness due to its remarkable antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It can benefit in the treatment of runny nose in several ways such as:
  • Asian housewives soak peeled and chopped garlic into alcohol for a month and then put the extract in a dropper to apply to the nostrils. The strong feeling can strike any mucous present in the nose.
  • It is beneficial to add 2 to 3 cloves of raw garlic in your daily diet to naturally strengthen the body’s immunity system.

Above are some top home remedies to treat runny nose. You can stop letting runny nose cause inconvenience to your life and bad effect to your health by using these simple, available-in-any-kitchen ingredients.

About the Author:
This article is written by Ashley Bennet, a co-owner of AuthorityRemedies. She has worked and trained in the field of Nutrition and Health for over 3 years, consistently providing people with useful information about nutrition as well as helping them with their common health problems.
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