Discover How To Make A Natural Decongestant

It never hurts to know how to prepare a good natural decongestant. For this reason, we suggest natural options to decongest your airways and relieve discomfort when you have a cold.

This remedy is simple and effective, without the side effects that some types of medications can sometimes cause.

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The benefits of a good natural decongestant

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The natural decongestants that we suggest are suitable for the whole family, even the little ones. Its natural elements are accessible and have the following properties:

  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Decongestant
  • Immune stimulant
  • Antiviral
  • Reduces mucus production
  • Suitable for flu and allergies, and colds.

    Preparation of the natural decongestant

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    Ingredients

    • 1/2 tablespoon of ground turmeric (5 g).
    • Juice of 1 lemon.
    • 3 tablespoons of honey (90 g).
    • 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (60 ml).
    • 1/2 glass of water (100 ml).
    • A pinch of cayenne pepper.
    • 3 eucalyptus leaves.

    Preparation

    • First, heat the half glass of water in a kettle
    • Then add the eucalyptus leaves for the decoction.
    • Then, include a pinch of cayenne pepper and ground turmeric.
    • Once it has come to a boil, turn off the heat
    • Then add the honey, apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice.
    • Mix well. It should not be too thick.
    • Then strain the decongestant to remove pieces of the eucalyptus leaves
    • Finally, take it warm in a dose of  2 tablespoons during the day and 2 before going to sleep. Children only 1 tablespoon, morning and evening.
    • This remedy can last in the refrigerator for about 2 days.

    Other remedies to decongest the nose and throat

    Infusion of aloe vera, honey and lemon

    Excellent for every morning while you have a cold.

    1. Place 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel in a glass of boiling water and allow the decoction
    2. Then, add the juice of 1/2 lemon and 1 tablespoon of honey
    3. Finally, drink it warm to feel relief.

    Steam with onion

    It is a remedy as old as it is traditional.

    Slice 1 onion into four halves and leave on the bedside table when sleeping. This characteristic smell acts as a decongestant and natural antibiotic.

    Mint infusion

    1. First, bring a glass of water to a boil
    2. Then add five mint leaves
    3. Allow the decoction to cook and rest for 5 minutes.
    4. Finally, wrap your hands around a cup of this infusion and bring it close to your face. Let the peppermint steam reach your nostrils.
    5. Once it’s warm, start drinking.

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    Water with salt

    The following is a well-known technique to reduce throat inflammation and promote healing: 

    1. Heat 1 glass of water (not very hot)
    2. Then add 1 tablespoon of salt
    3. Don’t drink it. Alone, gargle and then spit.

    Another similar decongestant is made with baking soda.

    1. Mix a tablespoon of baking soda in a glass of water
    2. Then drink it in small sips, throughout the day.

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