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What are different home remedies for Congestion? – Part 1

What is Congestion?
• There are different types of congestion and the most common type being chest and nasal congestion.
• It can be described as the accumulation of excessive fluid and mucus in your lungs.

Symptoms for Congestion
• bad cough
• pain in the chest area
• breathing difficulties
• urge to clear the throat over and over
• tickling sensation at the back of the throat, caused by excess mucus
• severe headaches
• tightness in the chest area
• difficulties in talking as well as swallowing
• labored breathing
• wheezing

Causes for Congestion
• common cold
• allergies
• post-nasal drip or flu
• asthma
• bronchitis
• pertussis
• pneumonia
• tuberculosis

Home Remedies for Congestion

1. Linseeds
• Boil 20 grams of linseed in 300 grams of water.
• When one-third of water is left, sieve and add 10 grams of sugar candy.
• Drink one teaspoonful many times in an hour.
• This will help in the excretion of mucous that has dried up in the chest.
• This is also good home remedy for Congestion.

2. Essential oil of juniper
• A few drops in hot water can act as good inhalant.
• It should not be used undiluted on the skin or handkerchief.

3. Zinc Lozenges
• Zinc is an essential mineral.
• It is required by more than 300 enzymes in our bodies.
• Meat, liver, seafood and eggs contain zinc.
• Zinc lozenges are often found in health stores.
• Zinc helps to reduce the duration of cold symptoms and hence congestion.
• Take it within 24 hours after the appearance of cold symptoms with congestion.
• Zinc also reduces the severity of symptoms.

4. Vitamin D
• People with higher levels of vitamin D may have a reduced risk of catching the common cold.
• Take Vitamin D supplement daily.

5. Astragalus
• Astragalus root has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to strengthen immunity.
• It prevents colds and flu.
• Astragalus has antiviral properties.
• It stimulates the immune system.
• Astragalus is also an antioxidant.
• Astragalus can be found in capsule, tea or extract form at health food.
• A bowl of soup boiled with astragalus root is often recommended.
• Take it once or more per week throughout the winter in order to prevent congestion.

6. Ginger
• Prepare a mixture of half a teaspoon of the powder of ginger, pepper, and cloves.
• Take this mixture, three times a day.
• It may be licked with honey.
• It can also be taken as an infusion with tea.
• The mixture of these three ingredients has also antipyretic qualities.
• It is effective in reducing fever accompanying bronchitis.
• It also tones up the metabolism of the patient.
• Ginger root is another folk remedy for cough, colds and sore throat.
• It’s used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat coughs and congestion.
• It is also for colds accompanied by runny nose.
• Hot ginger tea is a popular home remedy for congestion.
• Honey and lemon are sometimes added.

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