5 Helpful Tips for Getting Rid of Congestion Naturally
Congestion is one of the most common inconveniences that people experience, and having a stuffy nose can impede your productivity, leisure time activities, and mood. Taking an over-the-counter medication — or better yet, a homeopathic cold medicine — to help is frequently needed to speed recovery. It is important to remember that homeopathic remedies naturally support your immune system and repeated use can often reduce your tendency to get congested again and again.
In addition, build up your resilience with natural methods that have been around for centuries. Here are some helpful tips for getting rid of congestion naturally that we recommend adding to your winter or year-round wellness program.
Take a Hot Shower
A hot shower is an excellent reliever of a congested nose. Deeply breathing in the steam allows heat and moisture to flow through your nose and throat, which will dislodge or loosen any mucus. As a bonus, the warm water gives a relaxing effect, which can help you feel calmer, since stress can worsen congestion.
Eat Warm or Mildly to Medium Spicy Foods
As we stated above, heat can unblock your sinuses. Eating or drinking foods such as hot soup, chili, or even something as simple as warm water can break down the mucus in the back of your nose. And if you have an accompanying sore throat, you can add some honey to your warm drink to soothe any scratchiness.
Put a Warm Towel or Cloth Over the Nose
Placing a warm compress over the nose will encourage the blood in the nasal passages to move, which in turn will cause the stoppage in your nose to shift. To increase effectiveness, try placing the compress over the entire nose and above the upper lip; this will trap the heat in your nose and allow you to breathe in the steam emanating from the cloth.
Ingest a Couple Spoonfuls of Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has healthy acidic properties that break down toxins and build your immune system. Apple cider vinegar also contains potassium, which can thin mucus and allow you to blow your nose and clear out your sinuses.
Always Drink Water
A time-honored method for any ailment or just basic healthy living, drinking plenty of water will thin out any thick fluids in your body, especially the mucus that’s causing the congestion. Hydrating will not only clear out your nose but also help you feel less tired and more energized.
Homeopathic cold medicines and these helpful tips for getting rid of congestion naturally often help to control and recover from a runny or stuffy nose. If your situation does worsen, consult a doctor. Dealing with congestion can be difficult and take the joy out of everyday life. Nature provides many effortless ways to ease your struggle and return to an active, joyful lifestyle.