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50 Home Remedies for Nasal Congestion

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We have been using Sterimar Baby for the children under 3 and Sterimar for everyone else in the house for the last year now and it really does work wonders. It is made from 100% sea water which has been cleaned and it is approved by Allergy UK so you can't get better than that.

Another thing I really like about it is that once opened it can be used for up to 3 years because of the special no-return valve so you don't have to buy a new one every 28 days :)

Asian Food Solutions

Hot & Spicy Broth

This requires a trip to your local asian grocery, but worth every penny.

For 3 cups broth (2 servings/doses)

1 chicken bouillon cube
1 tsp asian chili oil
2-3 dashes Togarashi spice mix
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp Dashi powder

Boil together and sip while very hot. If you can handle more heat, the better! Add togarashi to pump it up. After a mug of thisyou should have at least pne nostril fully clear!


After seeing rave reviews I started using sinusoothe nasal spray. Due to my nasal congestion I was only getting three hours sleep a night. Now I sleep so well I have gained all my energy levels back. This contains essential oils such as cinnamon and tea tree and it really clears my nasal passages. I have also found after using this I have much less nasal congestion so I don't to use it as much. At first I used sinusoothe three maybe four times a day now I use it once every couple of days.

Franks Hot sauce

Franks Hot Sauce...
i work in the food industry and we use a lot of Franks hot sauce, just the smell of it will clear out your sinuses.. if your brave enough you could also try a spoon full to clear it up...


My mom told me to chew minted gum flavor such as winterfresh or any brand of spearment flavored gum it works! I was surprised I always try to keep gum on me for that reason


neilmed sinus rinse...amazing. Use directed on package or get a neti-pot and use as directed.


Never fails for me - do ten or more jumping jacks.

Syed Ahmed

Drink Sunkiss or Fanta when you are bit hungry and do not eat any think for half an hour. Itis very effective for nasal congestion


For over 30 years I had chronic nasal congestion. Nothing helped except OTC nasal decongestant sprays and prescribed corticosteroid spray. Four years ago I began taking gin-soaked golden raisins for arthritis. They didn't cure the arthritis, but my nasal congestion disappeared after a few months, not to return. There are several recipes on the internet for the raisins. I let the vapors enter my nasal passages while chewing the raisins and exhaling through my nose. I don't overdo it. Best wishes.


(sorry, I accidentally posted this under a comment, same topic.)

My family has a history of asthma and I have been suffering from seasonal allergy/cold. Claritin and other drugs didn't help much except making me drowsy every time. We finally learned an extremely effective method from an Eastern herbal medicine book. (The book is about 100 plants/vegetables and their miraculous cures for various ailments. Unfortunately it's in another language and I don't know if there's an English translation. You can do some personal research on herbal medicine, fruits, and vegetables in general.)

I received instant result the next day; no more congestion, runny nose, phlegm, no more cold feeling around my chest area, and I no longer feel like I drown in my own water every time I go to bed and wake up. Pollens and whatnot, I now can breathe and walk freely in the park during spring and summer time. What a relief!!! If the following method is also effective for you, please spread the words to others also.

-Buy some fresh garlic bulbs, take out about 4 pieces/cloves (or a few more pieces/cloves if you don't mind the smell and taste), peel off all their papery covering, and cut the pieces/cloves into small slices (like how you would for frying or sauté)
-Get a fairly full cup of water (like a normal coffee cup/mug)
-Boil the water and the garlic slices in a pot for about 5-10 minutes (the main purpose is to get the garlic's juice)
-Wait for it to cool down and drink the juice
-Do so daily until the symptoms of allergy/cold are gone

I personally prefer the taste and smell of burnt garlic, not boiled garlic, so I usually have to eat a bit of something sweet after every time I drink the juice. :D If you don't like the lingering smell and taste of garlic afterwards, drink some tea mixed with a few slices of ginger. Ginger also helps in warming up your body. It really worked for me and my family. I now no longer suffer from nasal congestion and I hope it will work for you too!

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