We are here to help if you have any questions about any of the listed home remedies.
Plain ole' hot water is great for opening up the nasal passages. Take it one-step further by adding the appropriate herbs. Here is how...
Natural way to alleviate sinus congestion and coughs associated with post-nasal drip.
Ingredients you will need:
* Yerba Santa
* Lemon Balm
-Step 1: 6-8 cups boiled water
-Step 2: Remove boiling water from heat. Add 1 tbsp of each herb.
-Step 3: Trap the steam by placing a towel over your head and the bowl or pan the water and herbs are mixed in.
-Step 4: Once the steam has dissipated, you may strain the herbs from the water and drink the tea water. Add Honey and lemon for additional taste.
-Step 5: Repeat as often as you would like.
It is weird but it works!
This is a remedy for those who are not afraid to try it. One big hint, DO NOT USE REGULAR TAP WATER here in AZ. How to use...
Neti is the oldest form of nasal cleansing, developed from ancient Indian yoga traditions. "Neti" means nasal cleansing.
What it does open up the nasal passages to relieve headaches and symptoms for allergies and colds.
It moistens and sooths dry nasal passages. This can be done with distilled slightly warm water and saline solution (1/2 tsp of per pot.)
Test the water temperature on the inside of your wrist. It needs to feel comfortable there.
If it is your first time, try half of a pot and go slow. Any sign of stinging could be due to the chemicals in tap water.
Welcome to the many uses for Castor Oil that help with detoxification of the body. Here is what it does...
The detoxification process can be applied to these indications of needed use: headaches, migraines, intestinal disorders, non-malignant ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, and gallbladder and liver conditions.
Precautions: Do not use heat with uterine growths, bleeding, pregnancy, ulcers, or while menstruating. Do not fall asleep while using the electric heating pad.
Supplies you'll need:
*6 oz of Castor Oil
*2 safety pins
*Hot water bottle or heating
*Glass dish 9x9 Pyrex works.
*Plastic wrap free of ink or
*Flannel cloth (cotton or
wool) 20-40 inches by
-Choose container to heat and store your Castor Oil Pack.
-Pour oil onto flannel until well-moistened
-Heat flannel in microwave or oven to a comfortable temperature.
-Lie down placing flannel directly on skin over the treatment area.
-Place place plastic wrap over flannel and edges to prevent staining of clothes or bedding
-Wrap the towel over flannel and body and pin it closed
-Rest for an hour or more.
-You can reuse the flannel and oil for several weeks by placing in a glass container and refrigerating.
Not what you think! This is the Wet Sock Treatment. Read how it helps with congestion...
This treatment increases circulation and decreases congestion in the upper respiratory passages, head, and throat. Also helps with pain relief and increases the healing response during acute infections. The Wet Sock treatment works best if applied three nights in a row or as instructed by your physician.
What you will need:
*1 pair of white cotton socks
*1 pair of thick wool socks
*Warm bath or foot bath
-take cotton socks and soak them with COLD water. Wring the socks out so they do not drip.
-You must warm your feet first by a hot bath or a foot bath for 5-10 minutes.
-Dry off with towel
-Put cold wet socks on feet. Cover with the thick wool socks. Go directly to bed.
-Keep socks on overnight. The wet cotton socks should be dry in the morning.
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