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What are different home remedies for Head Congestion? – Part 1

What is meant by Head Congestion?

• Head congestion is mainly caused due to the build up of mucous in the sinuses which lead to a heavy head.
• This mucous is sticky leading to a great discomfort.

Symptoms for Head Congestion

• Cough
• Sore Throat
• Breathing Difficulties
• Earaches
• Headache
• Cold
• Illnesses like bronchitis and influenza

Home Remedies for Head Congestion

1. Humidifiers
• Use some humidifiers in your room for a few hours every day.
• This will help soothe the irritation and inflammation of the air passageways.
• Both warm and cool mist humidifiers can be used to help to get rid of the mucus in the airways.
• This will also help you get rid of your congestion.

2. Head support
• Ease congestion while sleeping by propping up on several pillows.
• Lying down flat can put too much pressure on the sinus that increases pressure on the head.

3. Vitamin C
• 1,000 mg of vitamin C daily could reduce the incidence of colds and hence congestion.
• Take it in the form of fresh fruits or juices or in supplement form.

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. Warm Salt Water
• Gargling with warm salt water can help you loosen the phlegm in your airways.
• Simply add a spoon of salt to lukewarm water and gargle with it twice a day.
• Do it once in the morning and once in the evening.
• In addition to this, drinking warm water with some turmeric.
• This will also help you to get rid of the infection and soothe the inflamed airways.

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.
• It is also for colds accompanied by runny nose.
• Hot ginger tea is a popular home remedy for cold symptoms and sore throat. Honey and lemon are sometimes added.

7. Elderberry
• Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is a herb that has a long history of use as a folk remedy for colds, sinus infections and the flu.
• Anthocyanins, compounds found naturally in elderberries, may be the active component that strengthens the immune system.
• It blocks the flu virus from sticking to our cells.
• Health food stores carry elderberry juice, syrup and capsules.

8. 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.
• Take it within 24 hours after the appearance of cold symptoms.
• Zinc also reduces the severity of symptoms.

Other Remedies

• Nasal adhesive strips can reduce nasal congestion as well.
Yogic asanas (body postures) that will help are:
• ekpaduttanasana
• yogamudra
• bhujangasana
• shalabhasana
• padmasana
• shavasana
• simple pranayamas (breath-hoIding procedures) like kapalbhati, anuloma-viloma, ujjai, and bhramari

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