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28 Home Remedies for Congestion


Have been afflicted with ear problems for seventy years, and about ten years ago found that decongestants I had been taking were part of the problem. Eventually, after learning that dairy products could be part of my problem, I changed my diet to eliminate milk, cheese and ice cream - everything made from cow's milk. Now I can fly on airplanes without any decongestants and my ears pop fine. I do 'cheat' a bit once in awhile, but have stayed dairy-free for the most part.


I was having issues breathing earlier today, and I tried sniffing y perfume for a little and didn't work. So I decided to try some hot sauce (spoon of sugar?) My favorite/the one I had have was Franks RedHot, I find it delicious. And was fine within a teaspoon.


Ive had a cold mixed with a sinus infection for days and nothing but nothing was helping,the only thing that helps ever so slightly is one of those hot cold packs heat it up and put it on your face helps like a warm washcloth but last a long time.
Also had mixed results with breath right strips sometimes they help other times they dont.


This is a natural remedy my mom had me try. Ok so you will need two teaspoons of coconut oil and eucalyptus oil. You can get both things at amazon. Melt the coconut oil and then put about five drops of the eucalyptus oil in it and stir it up. Rub a little on your chest at night before you go to bed. This will last you a while depending on how much you use. This really works!!
Note: the stuff will get hard. This is natural. Stir it a little to soften it and the use it.


Over the weekend I woke up in the morning miserable with a head cold. I was really dreading going to sleep Sunday night because I knew Monday morning I'd wake up completely stuffed up. I tried this remedy and I woke up this morning with a clear nose. My throat is still a bit scratchy and I have a cough but at least this pressure has left my sinus. First I made a concoction of 7 drops Eucalyptus essential oil, and 12 drops sweet almond oil (can use any other carrier oil, even olive) I massaged this into my chest and on my neck up to my chin/jaw line about 30 minutes before I was going to bed. Then I soaked a wash cloth with really hot water and layed it over my mouth and nose, folded in half, and took really heavy breaths. I re-heated the cloth approx 4 times. Breathing in deeply until the cloth was cool to the touch.


There are many things you can do get rid of this. Hot bath, to breathe in the steam
Wasabi paste
Vicks vapor rub
neti pot
REMEBER: when you go to bed at night, prop yourself up on a pillow, this will relive some discomfort!


1/8 cup honey
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

1) Mix all ingredients in a cup.
2) Heat in microwave for 15-20 seconds
3) Drink immediately

Note: You can either drink it straight or add it to a beverage. I drank half of it, then mixed the other half with a cup of hot English Breakfast tea. It's an easy remedy that helps sooth your throat, sooth your cough, and gets rid of congestion. All products can be bought at your local grocery store.


Ginger is the cure all. Brewing the Tea, and inhaling the steam, will both help to alleviate some congestion. For best results use a towel over the back of your head to produce your own facial sauna.


Simple recommendation I stumbled on once years ago and it has never let me down since. Get on the ground and do 15-20 good push-ups. As the blood starts flowing you will immediately (after 15 or so push ups) feel nasal breathing come much easier. It is somewhat temporary but works like a charm!

Stacy Hill

Tea Bag
Boiling Water
Lemon Juice

Pour the boiling water into a mug. Add the tea bag to the mug. Add the sugar, honey, and lemon to taste. (The sugar can be left out if desired.) After a few minutes, you can either remove the tea bag or leave it depending on how strong you want your tea. That's it!

NOTE: I came across during a search to cure my congestion. A lot of the recipes included honey and lemon. I wasn't too thrilled about drinking honey, lemon, and water. So, I decided to make my remedy into a tea. It tastes pretty good and worked for me. It might work for other things. All I've tried it with is congestion.

Good luck!

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