Herbal Remedies

6 Effective Home Remedies For Blocked Nose


Common cold is a reason for the blocked nose. The problems like cough, cold, blocked nose, are common during the winter.

Sometime the blocked nose is also due to the allergy to pollens and hence the problem occurs during the pollen season. A good protection from the cold is always helpful in avoiding the blocked nose.

Few Tips To Avoid Blocked Nose:

Mustard oil:

Message outside the nose with mustard oil, while going to bed in the night is a good remedy for blocked nose. It eases the breathing and avoids the blockage of the nose. Mix 5 to 10 teaspoon of mustard oil with crushed garlic and ajwain seeds and tadka. After it is cooled, strain the mixture and store in a bottle. When needed, warm a little and apply on the child’s chest, forehead and throat.


Palm Jaggery and Chittarathai:

Palm Jaggery is known for its ability to purify blood and helps in regulating the liver function. Palm jaggery is prepared in a natural way, without the removal minerals, vitamins and dietary fibers. It speeds up the digestion by activating the digestive enzymes.  Consumption of mixture of palm jaggery and chittarathai is also very effective in avoiding the nasal blockage.


Ginger with Coconut Oil:

Ginger extract is also very helpful in blocked nose. Take Few drops of coconut oil, mix some ginger extract in it and heat this mixture. Rub this mixture on head before half an hour of taking bath. This will give relief from blocked nose.


Hot soups:

Perhaps the easiest way to add vegetables to your daily meals is to make and eat soup. You can make several bowls of soup filled with fruits and veggies each day and you’ll be filled. Eating vegetables is part of a healthy diet so veggie soups are highly recommended. Hot soups are helpful in avoiding nasal congestion. Take hot soups before taking dinner at night. Inhaling essence of eucalyptus oil eases breathing and avoids nasal blockage.


Eucalyptus oil:

The eucalyptus tree (also known as Tasmanian Blue Gum) is an evergreen tree native to Australia that’s often thought of as the main food source of koala bears.  Eucalyptus oil is a pure essential oil that has practical and industrial uses, as well as healing properties. Massage of eucalyptus oil is also very helpful in the problem of nasal blockage.


Herbal Tea:

Mint tea or the herbal tea is an effective remedy for blocked nose. Mint scent can be inhaled for avoiding nasal congestion.


Avoid These:

  • Avoiding taking cold things.
  • An exposure to extreme cold weather should be avoided.

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