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What are different home remedies for Head Congestion? – Part 2

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

9. Honey
• Honey is considered highly beneficial in the treatment of head 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.

10. 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 head congestion.

11. Turmeric and honey
• Turmeric can be taken along with honey in the morning on empty stomach to reduce the intensity of attack.
• It is one of the most useful natural remedy for head congestion.

12. Onion
• Onions have been used as a remedy for congestion for centuries.
• They are said to possess expectorant properties.
• They liquefy phlegm and prevent its further formation.
• One teaspoon of raw onion juice should be taken first thing in the morning for best results.

13. Fenugreek seeds
• Boil some fenugreek seeds in 250 ml of water.
• Remove from flame when one-third of it is left.
• Add one teaspoonful of ginger juice and one teaspoonful of honey in it.
• It is highly beneficial for the relief of head congestion.

14. Linseed
• A hot poultice of linseed (alsi) should be applied over the front and back of the chest.
• This poultice may be prepared by mixing one cup or sixteen tablespoons of the seeds with a quantity of hot water that is sufficient to convert them into a moist mealy mass.
• This should then be applied carefully.
• Turpentine may also be rubbed over the chest.

15. Sesame Seeds
• An infusion of one teaspoon of sesame seeds that is mixed with a teaspoon of linseed, a pinch of common salt, and a teaspoon of honey can be prepared.
• This infusion can be given once at night for beneficial results.
• Take half a teaspoon of dry seeds pounded into powder and this should be mixed with two tablespoons of water and taken twice daily.
• A decoction of half a teaspoon of the same should be taken twice daily.

General tips

• Air, sun and water are also great healing agents.
• The patient should sit in fresh air for some time daily.
• Try to avoid dusty places, exposure to cold, mental worries and tensions.

Diet for Congestion

– Orange Juice and Water
• The patient should fast on orange juice and water.
• This should be done till the acute symptoms subside.
• Later, he should adopt an all-fruit diet for two or three days.

– All-fruit Diet and then Well-balanced Diet
• The patient can begin with an all-fruit diet for five to seven days.
• Take three meals a day of fresh juicy fruits.
• After the all-fruit diet, follow a well-balanced diet with emphasis on seeds, nuts, grains, raw vegetables, and fresh fruits.
• For drinks, unsweetened lemon water, or cold/hot plain water may be taken.

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