Looking for a remedy to cure that annoying cold and congestion? Don’t look any further because you can make your own all-natural decongestant at home. You can use this homemade decongestant to thin out mucus and unblock your nose and chest so that you can breathe more easily. Besides, it is also very effective in reducing inflammation related to sinus.
This homemade decongestant is prepared from the herbs that contain anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune boosting properties.
Things you will need to prepare this decongestant home remedy are as follows
Apple cider vinegar: It helps thin out mucus and provide relief from the common cold.
Lemon juice: Contains vitamin C and helps boost your immune system to fight against infection.
Honey: Known for its soothing, healing, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that are very effective in treating cold.
Herbs and spices : such as cayenne pepper, ginger, turmeric and black pepper all help in providing you relief from cold. Cayenne pepper comes with a compound known as capsaicin that gives it that fiery taste. This compound helps stimulate secretions that help drain the sinuses. While ginger helps sooth a sore throat and eases other symptoms of cold and flu, turmeric helps in reducing inflammation. Ginger is also known to improve circulation and break down congestion. Use of black pepper helps loosen up phlegm and clears a stuffy nose.
Take a spoon or two of this syrup everyday for best results. Don’t use this remedy for children under age 1. However, you can give 1 tablespoon a day to children above age 1 to treat congestion. Also, make sure to shake it well before each use as the powders you have used to prepare this syrup may settle down at the bottom.
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