6 natural solutions against respiratory problems, sinuses, colds and flu
Symptoms caused by flu, colds, hay fever, respiratory problems and sinus problems are the first on the list that are successfully removed with herbal therapy (and proper diet). In natural drops, for example, there are no pharmacological substances and drugs, and side effects have not yet been recorded anywhere. Natural nose drops should be used properly. Empty your nose beforehand (by blowing or using a nasal aspirator) so that the effect of the natural drops will be effective. Lie on the bed and put your head below the level of your body. Pour 2 drops into each nostril. Never raise your head immediately, but stay in a lying position for 15 to 20 seconds. Then the active ingredients will “do their job in the nose”.
- Hay fever – with the beginning of spring, there is a stuffy nose, sneezing and narrowing of the eyes due to hay fever. The nasal spray from the pharmacy cannot be used indefinitely. It can be used once or twice a day for a short period of time. Unwanted consequences occur otherwise (dryness of the mucous membrane and paradoxical chronic nasal congestion, compromised heart function, increased blood pressure, especially in people with diabetes and cardiovascular problems). Namely, excessive and long-term nasal drops cause dependence of the nasal mucosa. Weaning often takes longer than the problem that caused the blockage.
- Herbal essences will unclog the nose-natural substitutes (in the form of homemade saline solutions) will unclog the nose. Add a quarter of baking soda and sea salt to 230 ml of distilled water. Cook until the ingredients are melted. After 3 hours, pour the resulting solution into a sterile spray bottle (or pipette) and keep it in the fridge. Inject 4 times, but shake the solution beforehand each time.
- Aloe vera is a plant that hydrates the mucous membrane of the nose – aloe vera juice will moisturize the mucous membrane and make breathing much easier. The pharmacological industry has long recognized the importance of aloe vera. Squeeze the juice from the leaves of the plant. Put 3 to 5 drops in each nostril. Then gently massage the nose with your fingers.
- Beetroot and honey are effective – fresh beetroot juice is a great substitute for nose drops. Mix with honey in a ratio of 3:1. Pour 3 to 4 drops into each nostril three times a day. Mix freshly squeezed carrot juice with olive oil in a 1:1 ratio. Add a few drops of garlic juice to that mixture. Put 3 drops of essence in each nostril. Gently massage the nose with your fingers. Repeat the procedure 3 to 4 times a day.
- Fir essential oil – fill the jar to the top with fir needles. Drizzle with cold-pressed olive oil. Shake the mixture. Leave for 72 hours in a warm place. Strain. Insert 3 to 4 drops three times a day in the nose.
- Homemade mixture with mint – add one spoonful of mint tincture to 500 ml of boiled water. Rinse both nostrils with the resulting essence using a syringe. Blow your nose out after a minute. Repeat the procedure up to 6 times a day.