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What are different home remedies for Congestion? – Part 2

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

7. Congestion treatment using Licorice root tea
• Take a cup of hot water and put half a teaspoon of licorice root tea in it and wait for 10 minutes.
• Strain and drink this tea.
• This remedy is one of the best home remedies for congestion.

8. Congestion treatment using Cloves
• Boil 4-5 cloves in 125 ml of water.
• Add one teaspoonful of honey and drink the mixture twice or thrice a day.
• This is a good home remedy for congestion.

9. Congestion treatment using Spiegel seed
• Take 1-2 teaspoonfuls of Spiegel seed with warm water twice a day.
• This will help in minimizing asthma attacks.
• This is considered as an effective remedy for congestion.

10. Congestion treatment using Garlic
• Garlic is one of the more popular home cures for colds and congestion.
• Have chicken soup with lots of garlic or a drink made with raw crushed garlic to help with common cold.
• The patient should be given garlic cloves that are boiled in thirty grams of milk daily.
• The cold-fighting compound in garlic is thought to be allicin.
• It has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
• Allicin is what gives garlic its distinctive hot flavor.
• To maximize the amount of allicin, fresh garlic should be chopped or crushed and it should be raw.
• It is also available in pill form.
• Half a teaspoon of turmeric powder should be administered with half a glass of milk.
• It should be taken about two or three times daily.
• It acts best when taken on an empty stomach.

11. Congestion treatment using Honey
• Honey is considered highly beneficial in the treatment of congestion.
• One can also mix 1 teaspoon honey in a glass of water and have it 3 times a day.
• This helps in children’s coughs and helps them sleep better.
• Honey works by coating and soothing an irritated throat.
• It has antioxidant and antibacterial effects.
• Dark-colored honey, such as the buckwheat honey is particularly high in antioxidants.

12. Congestion treatment using Borax
• Take grind kheel of borax which is made by heating borax in an iron vessel so that it spreads and store in a bottle and dilute it.
• Take half gram to one gram of it twice or thrice with honey or warm water.

13. Congestion treatment using Grapes
• Grapes are one of the most effective home remedies for the treatment of a cough.
• Grapes tone up the lungs and act as an expectorant.
• It relieves a simple cold and cough in a couple of days.
• A cup of grape juice mixed with a teaspoon of honey is advised for relieving congestion.

14. Congestion treatment using Almonds
• Almonds are useful for dry coughs.
• Seven kernels should be soaked in water overnight and the brown skin removed.
• They should then be ground well to form a fine paste.
• A quantity of twenty grams each of butter and sugar should then be added to the paste.
• This paste should be taken in the morning and evening.

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