With the first colder days and bigger differences between the morning and day temperatures, colds and all those unpleasant symptoms which come along and that can be really irritating like stuffy nose or headaches. They are almost inevitable. However, there are some life saviors for the stuffy nose that do not come from the doctor’s office but from a place much closer and affordable – the kitchen.
Garlic is the most famous natural antibiotic and it is the one ingredient everyone has in the kitchen. Its antibiotic properties are well-known from the ancient times.
Slice garlic clove and add it to a meal, yogurt would also do. If you really hate the taste, then just put it in the mouth, bite down the clove and spit it out.
This plant is very popular for its rhizome because it has turned out to be an excellent tool for weight loss and facilitating digestion. It has a distinctive lemon-pepper flavor which is why perfectly complements the salads. Just grate ginger and add it to salads. You can also prepare a delicious ginger tea.
Mint essential oil
Drop several drops of mint essential oil on a paper tissue. Bring it closely to your nose and inhale deeply for about ten times.
Apple cider vinegar
Boil a half-liter of water and add 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Lean your head over the pot with this mixture, cover the head with a towel making sure to cover the entire head all the way to the pot so that the steam concentrates around your nose. Inhale deeply.
Take a teaspoon of honey and mix it with a little bit of grated horseradish. Put the mixture on the tongue and before swallowing it inhale deeply through your nose.
Hot water and sea salt
It is a common knowledge that sea water has numerous health benefits, especially when it comes to the stuffy nose and improving breathing. But, regardless of the fact that many of us don’t live by the sea, you can also imitate the sea water at home. Boil a half-liter of water and add a teaspoon of sea salt. When it melts and the water cools down to the room temperature, lean over it, cover the head with a towel and inhale deeply this miraculous DIY sea water.
Translation: G. Dujmović