It is the most annoying feeling, it keeps you irritated. So instead of switching to antibiotics and other medication, here are a few home remedies to help you clear your nasal track and relive you from the sniffling.
Sleep with your head in an elevated position:
This reduces mucus formation. Any position that brings a kind of stress on the sinus aids mucus formation. It is recommended to sleep with your face up facing the ceiling.
Sniff an onion:
It is so simple that all you have to do it slice and smell. The onion will act as a catalyst to secrete a liquid to clean your nose. Do this for 5 minutes and you’re all clear.
Say yes to spicy food:
When you eat spicy food, a chemical called Capsaicin found in the spices makes your nose run helping you clear your nasal passage.
Drink lots of hot beverages:
Hot drinks release steam which helps thin the mucus. Hot drinks, particularly tea, coffee and hot chocolate can free you from a stuffy nose and when you cough, it will release the mucus making you feel much better.
Add few drops of menthol to the hot water. Then cover your head with a towel and then inhale the steam. Covering your head with a towel will ensure that no steam escapes and you can inhale all of that menthol steam.