Stop Runny Nose At Home The Natural Way!


When an infection or virus sets in, your immune system fights back and you experience some inflammation and irritation to your upper respiratory tract – and that trigger swelling in your sinuses and increase mucus production

Below is an excerpt of an article that shares natural remedies that you can try at home to treat your runny nose:

Saline Rinse

Using salt water to clear your nasal passages is probably one of the easiest and cheapest ways to stop a runny nose in its tracks. Studies show that participants who used saline irrigation during a cold experienced a significant reduction in symptoms, including nasal secretions, sore throat, nasal breathing score and nasal obstruction, as well as reduced use of additional nasal decongestant medications.

In addition to providing immediate relief from a runny nose, salt has strong antibacterial and antiviral properties that can help kill the microbes responsible for your sniffles in the first place.

To make a saline rinse, mix ½ teaspoon of sea salt with 2 cups of warm water until dissolved. Use a dropper to add the salt solution to the inside of your nostrils, keeping your head tilted back while breathing very slowly. Now tilt your head back down and blow your nose.

Repeat this a couple times a day until your mucus has lessened significantly.

Steam Bath

Inhaling steam helps break down and remove the excess mucus from your nasal passages that are causing your runny nose. Adding an antimicrobial essential oillike thyme, peppermint, or eucalyptus can also help kill cold bugs, while aiding in mucus removal. Several of the essential oils contain compounds like menthol and thymol, which act as powerful decongestants.

To prepare a steam bath, heat a cup or two of water in a pot until it begins to steam (but is not boiling). Add in a couple drops of peppermint, eucalyptus, or thyme essential oil. Grab a towel, drape it over your head, and lean into the steam, inhaling deeply. Stay here for 7 to 10 minutes, then blow your nose. Repeat a few times a day.

Hot Drinks

Simply drinking hot water can help ease cold symptoms such as a runny nose. Studies found that hot drinks provided immediate relief to many symptoms and provided lasting relief. Researchers believe this may be due to hot water’s ability to flush out and break down excess mucus.

By adding lemon to your hot water, or by adding an anti-inflammatory herb such as chamomile, you add a dose of antibacterial and antiviral properties as well.

Mustard Oil

In Ayurveda, mustard oil is traditionally used to treat sinus problems where it helps break up mucus. Research has shown that mustard oil is also a strong antibacterial, defeating even the most resistant pathogens such as E. Coli.

To use mustard oil, warm a small amount in a pan until lukewarm. Using a dropper, add a couple drops to each nostril with your head tilted back. Let it sit for a moment, then blow your nose. Repeat this once or twice a day.


Ginger has been used for thousands of years in the treatment of cold symptoms. Modern research backs up the age-old claims of its effectiveness, showing that ginger is an effective remedy against the human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV). Gingercan help stop the virus from attaching to cells, which could prevent symptoms such as a runny nose before they occur.

According to research, fresh ginger is best for cold symptoms. If you can’t handle the taste of chewing on a fresh piece, however, try taking some with a little raw honey, or grating it on your food. In addition, you can also make a ginger tea by cutting a few pieces of ginger into slices and steeping it in hot water for 10 minutes.


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