A stuffy nose is very common during the winter months, and it is caused by inflammation, viral colds and dry air. In addition to being very uncomfortable, it can cause additional problems such as sore throat, insomnia and nosebleeds.
If you want to get rid of a stuffy nose and strengthen the immune system, here are 7 natural, cheap and healthy tricks from your kitchen.
Essential peppermint oil
Put a few drops of essential peppermint oil on a tissue. Put it on the nose and breathe deeply ten times.
Cut a clove of garlic into pieces and eat it with a piece of bread, sandwich or with any meal. If you can stand its strong taste, bite the clove and take ten deep breaths. Eat the garlic or spit it.
Apple cider vinegar
Boil half a liter of water and add three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in it. Put your head over the pot, cover yourselves with a towel and deeply breathe in the steam.
This is an excellent prevention, but it also affects the already damaged mucosa. Cook half a liter of water and add a teaspoon of sea salt. When the salt is dissolved and the water is cooled off to room temperature, put your head over the sink to an angle of 90 degrees.
Use a teapot and pour the water into one nostril and wait for it to get out through the other one. You can also pour the mixture in a bottle and several times during the day put a few drops in each nostril.
Grate a little horseradish and mix it with a tablespoon of honey. Put the mixture on the tongue and before you swallow it, breathe deeply through your nose ten times.
Grate the fresh ginger in salad, sandwich or other meal. If the taste is too strong for you, you can mix it with a spoon of honey, suck it and take about ten deep breaths and swallow it.
Cut the marshmallow root into pieces and add it in a liter of warm water. Leave it like that for half an hour and then boil the water. Put your head over the pot, cover yourselves with a towel and breathe in deeply for a few times.