If your nose is always stuffy, or even every so often, perhaps these natural cures will help.
A stuffy nose isn’t an illness by itself. It is a symptom. It is a symptom of a cold, the flu, upper respiratory tract infection or a sinus infection. But, a stuffy nose can still be annoying. When you have a stuffy nose, you go to your neighborhood pharmacy and get a decongestant. After you read this article, you may want to try to get rid of your stuffy nose in a natural way. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE TRYING ANY HERB OR DECONGESTANT.
One natural way to rid yourself of a runny nose is to drink a sage/rosemary mixture of tea. Twice a day, you should drink a half a cup of this tea. You should get dried sage and rosemary at a health food store. Cascade Anderson Geller who is an herbal educator and consulting herbal practitioner in Portland, Oregon, says, “Astringents like sage and rosemary are good for cleaning the nose.
You should make an infusion by pouring one cup of boiling water over 1 teaspoon of sage and rosemary and steep, while covering it, for about 10 minutes. This tea is stronger than you may think with the ratioss you are using. Honestly, it’s bitter.
Another suggestion is to inhale steam with essential oils. You should use thyme essential oil as it would be a very good thing to do for yourself. Congestion will immediately be gone. Since thyme is an astringent, it will help any infection in your nose.
The way to use a thyme steam is easy. In a bowl of steaming hot water, add thyme essential oil. Put a large towel over your head and cover your face with it. Lower your face no less than a foot from the surface of the water so you don’t burn yourself. Inhale steam for 5 minutes. Do this once a day.
A nasal douche, at least in this case, is to put a couple drops of strong sage tea up each nostril and let it drain down your throat. Use this instead of an antihistamine. Save some dried sage from your sage/rosemary tea. For the nasal douche, use a stronger tea than the sage/rosemary tea. Use 1 heaping tablespoon of sage per cup of water. It shouldn’t be too hot or too cool. Tilt your head back and use an eyedropper, put a drop in each naval then sniff. DO NOT USE LONGER THAN TWO TO THREE DAYS.
If you want to douche your nose until your stuffy nose goes away, douche with chamomile tea. Make a powerful tea. Use at least two tablespoons of chamomile flowers steeping for 20 minutes. You can use chamomile tea bags if desired, just use a 1/2 cup of water and squeeze the tea bags. The reason for squeezing tea bags is to get all the good things out of it. Put a couple drops cooled tea up your nose. If you are unable to put your head back far enough to get the drops down your throat, not just streaming out of your nose, try laying down and putting them in.
I hope these tips help your stuffy nose.