Allergies and infections can cause excess mucus (phlegm) which irritates your throat. Sipping on warm fluids like chicken soup, thyme or aniseed tea, or just a plain glass of warm honey-lemon water can help loosen up or thin out the mucus, making it easier to expectorate. Equally soothing can be gargling with salt water and inhaling the eucalyptus-scented steam.
Make sure to drink plenty of fluids (think warm honey-lemon water, turmeric milk, or ginger tea!) to help thin out mucus and clear chest congestion. Equally beneficial can be all natural remedies like gargling with salt water, consuming probiotics, steam inhalation. Turn the humidifier on at night and sleep with it running to ensure a sound sleep and a good night's rest.
Often caused by seasonal allergies, sinus congestion can make it difficult for you to breathe or sleep. To make your own sinus relief essential oil blend - add 70 drops eucalyptus oil, 10 drops each of rosemary verbenon, peppermint, and tea tree oil to a 5ml euro dropper bottle and mix well. For best results, use the blend (1-3 drops) as a respiratory steam.
If you've bronchitis, you're probably coughing up a storm. All natural remedies that can help thin the phlegm in your chest and get it moving include inhaling steam with a few drops of eucalyptus oil added to the water, drinking copious amounts of water, and having warm soups, spicy foods. If your throat hurts, try warm honey-lemon water or gargling with salt water.
A common cause of sore and scratchy throat in kids, strep throat is a bacterial infection caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria. While surgical resection of the tonsils is successful in reducing throat infections, it doesn't guarantee long-term protection from strep throat or other throat infections. All it offers is a lowered risk of contracting strep throat!
Though sinusitis could easily be mistaken for a common cold, there are symptoms, when occurred together, give enough reasons to believe that you are suffering from sinusitis. Facial or dental pain is a telltale sign, so is severe nasal congestion and sometimes, post-nasal drainage. Runny nose, cough, and cluster headaches are also common in sinusitis.
Your diet won't trigger an asthma attack, but if you have food sensitivities that bring on asthma, ditch allergens like wheat, shellfish, peanuts, beer, and instant coffee. Have turmeric, ginger, and foods rich in antioxidants like vits C and E, vit. D, B vit. choline, selenium, and quercetin (onions) to prevent the attacks or lessen their severity. Beside this, balance your omega-6 and 3 fats intake when you're pregnant to preclude asthma in your child.
Skipping meals or going on a detox that requires you to stick to just water for a day or two may seem like a good idea. But what happens to your body when you skip a meal? Is it all good? Whether your goal is weight loss or a “cleanse,” here’s how going without any food for long stretches feels on the inside.
Pineapple juice does help in cough relief. Its anti-inflammatory compound called bromelain can reduce the inflammation in allergic conditions like airways disease or bronchial asthma. Bromelain can also dilute mucus and helps expel it. Cough and congestion related to sinus can also be effectively cured by bromelain. Supplement your medicines with a glass of pineapple juice.
The bacterial film in your teeth, commonly known as plaque, is responsible for tooth decay, cavities, staining, infections, and bad breath. ACV, being antibacterial, can fix all these problems by removing the bacteria. It also treats fungal infections in the mouth, eases digestion, and treats sore throat, thereby eliminating the root causes of bad breath. But use it with caution for undiluted ACV can erode the tooth enamel.
The common cold virus has no cure, but the bacteria that prolong the symptoms is killed by the vinegar in ACV. ACV's vit. C gives you fewer days of disability by reducing the duration and the severity of symptoms like chills or discomfort. The potassium in it absorbs mucus and relieves headaches and congestion. Take 1 tsp ACV in one glass of water, or in tea, several times a day.
Put a small amount of the gargling liquid in your mouth and swish it around. Tilt your head back slightly, pull your tongue back a little and without swallowing the liquid, try to open your mouth and make an "ahhh" sound. Allow the gargling liquid to bubble through the upper throat and in the mouth for about 30 seconds. Spit the gargling liquid out into the sink.
Mouth breathing, instead of the nose, is bad for respiratory tract tissues and oral cavity as it fails to warm and clean the air. Causes can be nasal congestion due to allergies, upper respiratory infections, swollen tonsils or crooked septum. It causes sleep apnea, ADHD, affects the spine and facial skeleton, leads to crooked teeth, bad breath, cavities and heart disease.
Tea tree oil has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Its main compound terpinen-4-ol has been proven to possess antimicrobial functions so tea tree oil can effectively fight with any type of sinuses invaders. To use, add it to water and to steam the nasal passageways with the help of a vaporizer.
Chop 1 whole garlic and then pound it in a mortar until it becomes transparent. Mix it with honey and store it in a jar. It contains vitamins including niacin, riboflavin, B6, amino acids and minerals like copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium and zinc. Use 1/2 a tsp a day to boost immunity and treat cold, cough and flu. It’s also a natural antioxidant.
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