How to Clear a Stuffy Nose in Minutes

6 Tips to Clear a Stuffy Nose in Minutes

 

A cold can pop up any time, especially during the changes in temperature or weather, and the beginning of spring or fall. They’re signs are an overall sick feeling and a stuffy nose.

Colds are uncomfortable because they make it hard to get oxygen to the rest of the body, and just breathing through your mouth is not enough.

 

 

 

That’s why finding a way to clear your stuffy nose is important- it can ease some of the bother that comes with a cold.

Check out these tips for cleaning a stuffy nose fast.

1. Eat Spicy Foods

Spicy foods help loosen mucus, which will clear your sinuses quickly. It may not last long, but it’s great to get help from the food you eat anyway.

To add spicy foods to your diet, use onion and garlic and spices like wasabi in your meals. It’s best to use raw onion and garlic. You can also eat raw hot peppers, like serrano or jalapeno chilies.

The more you add these ingredients to your diet, the more help you’ll get.

2. Massage Your Sinuses

Your sinuses are the spaces that are right next to the nasal septum.

A lot of mucus can build up there, so rub it in a circle motion to help loosen it, making the pressure and blockage less bothersome.

How do you do it?

Put the fingertips of your pointer and middle fingers right under your eye sockets and move them in a circle motion.

Do this for 20 to 30 seconds, making sure to press the areas that are closest to your nose and just under your eyes.

Finally, press your thumbs against your cheeks and rub them using outward circle motions.

3. Control Your Breathing

Have you ever tried plugging your ears and nose to open up your sinuses? If you have, controlling your breathing is almost the same at that.

Take a deep breath and hold your nose. Then try to blow air from your nose while walking around, until it starts to feel uncomfortable.

Now let go of your nose and breathe normally. Sit down, and in a few minutes, you’ll see that you’ve cleared your airways.

4. Saline Solution

For this cure, you have two choices: buy saline solution from a pharmacy or make it yourself at home. Both ways will work, but we like using home cures, especially when they’re this easy. Just boil some water with salt and let it cool.

Once you have the solution, use a syringe to pour the liquid into your nostrils where it will clear your blocked nasal passage right away.

5. Mint

Mint is used a lot to ease respiratory problems that come with colds. This is because it has acetic and ascorbic acids. These parts are so helpful that after breathing in menthol or menthol- based ointments just a few times, your problem will clear up in a few minutes.

6. Take a Hot Shower

Taking a hot shower is a good idea for fighting colds. The steam from the hot water will go into your respiratory system and break up blockages, to help you take in air.

Plus, a little bit of hot water in the nasal passages will help you fight congestion.

It’s also important to wash off all the germs from your sneezing and coughing.

When you’re done with your shower, dry yourself very well.

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How to Improve Digestion Naturally

Improve Your Digestion Naturally With This Homemade Syrup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone experiences digestive problems at one point in time.

This syrup is intended to be a help in getting rid of those digestive problems that cause so much discomfort or pain.

Some of which may be an upset stomach, gas, diarrhea, cramps, or general stomach pain

Recipe: 

You will need the following ingredients and amounts to make this homemade syrup:

– 2 lemons
– 3 Ceylon cinnamon sticks
– 5 teaspoons fennel seeds
– 2.5 teaspoons lemon balm leaves
– 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
– 1 tablespoon of ground ginger
– 2.5 tablespoons of mint leaves
– ½ cup honey
– 1 liter of water

Each of these ingredients has benefits which, as a combination, make this syrup so effective.

Lemon is used for leveling out the stomach’s acidity and causing fats which have been eaten to be digested easier. Because of this lemon is good for making the stomach feel lighter when upset, and for fighting heartburn. Use organic lemons as non-organic contains pesticides and other chemicals.

Ceylon Cinnamon fights gases in the stomach, helps to balance out blood sugar levels, and prevents ulcers caused by too much acid in the stomach. Blood sugar is what makes one feel either very tired or very hyper if it is imbalanced, and ulcers are holes in the stomach lining. Ceylon cinnamon is grown in Sri Lanka, Madagascar and the Seychelles. Make sure to avoid cassia cinnamon, which is the common type found in grocery stores, as it can cause liver damage if used too often or in too high of a dosage.

Fennel prevents constipation which is when the stomach cannot empty itself without difficulty or pain. It is also a remedy for inflammation of the digestive tract, and helps to stop stomach gases.

Lemon balm is a plant used to treat what is known as ‘psychosomatic digestive problems’. These are problems that are caused in the digestive tract by emotional stress or overload. It also prevents bad breath, indigestion, and gas. The lemon balm is found in health food stores or alternative health stores.

Mint is used in easing stomach bloating (puffiness) and gas, as well as relaxing the stomach muscles. It can also treat acid reflux which is a burning pain felt around the lower chest area, caused by stomach acid flowing back up into the food pipe.

Turmeric builds and strengths the functions of the liver and gallbladder. The liver is responsible for breaking down fats and carrying waste away, and the gallbladder stores and emits bile as the body needs it. Ginger is used to make digestion better, fight nausea, and help to discharge stomach juices that help with digestion. It is also used for strengthening the immune system.

To make this syrup: 

1. Place the cinnamon sticks and fennel seeds in a saucepan with the liter of water, and let it boil for 10 minutes. 2. After this, turn the heat off completely and add the lemon balm, mint, turmeric and ginger. 3. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes and then strain it. 4. Mix the two lemons with the strained infusion. Include all of the lemon, even the peel, by using a peeler. After this, strain the mixture again. 5. Now boil the infusion again and add the honey. You should put this mixture on very low heat and leave it for half and hour. 6. Let the syrup cool down and then pour it into a glass jar. After this, place it in the fridge. The mixture has a shelf life of two weeks, in the refrigerator.

In order to treat digestive problems we should consume the syrup in the following ways:

– 1 tablespoon in the morning on an empty stomach.
– 1 tablespoon, mixed with hot water or on its own, half an hour before eating lunch.
– 1 table spoon after lunch.
– 1 tablespoon, mixed with hot water or on its own, half an hour before dinner.
– 1 tablespoon after dinner.

People who don’t suffer from digestive problems, but who want help digesting their food when they’ve eaten too much, can also drink this syrup.

Say Goodbye to Back and Joint Pain

Make This Recipe and Say Goodbye to Back and Joint Pain

No one wants their body to develop weak bones or joints or to become frail. However, straining yourself, bumping into objects and certain bad habits can do just that.

Back and joint main are one of the main reasons that people seek medical treatment. They can be caused by overdoing it physically, but they can also be caused by certain traumas and diseases.

Most of the time, these aches and pains are not severe and can be conquered with rest, over-the-counter medication and special exercises. However, when these aches and pains occur regularly, they can be a sign of a chronic disease, such as arthritis. The aches and pains can become worse over time. If this happens, they could limit our mobility and affect our daily lives.

To prevent that from occurring, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle and follow a wholesome diet full of nutrients that your bones and joints need to be strong. There are also natural supplements you can take to help strengthen your bones and joints, without ill side effects.

One supplement you can take is grenetina, which is a scientific word for gelatin. Gelatin contains something called collagen, which can strengthen your body.

Gelatin helps your joint and back pain because it is made of mostly protein. It contains some mineral salts and water, as well. This mixture helps to make collagen and reduce swelling in your veins and muscles.

Gelatin also has amino acids, which are called arginine and glycine. These fancy sounding acids help to build muscles and strengthen your joints.

Gelatin is cholesterol-free, fat-free and low calorie. Yet, because of the high protein content, gelatin makes you feel fuller longer, increases your metabolism and helps with digestion. It also strengthens the cartilage in your body and prevents serious injuries.

Believe it or not, gelatin can help your outside appearance, too. It has shown an ability to keep skin healthy, stop premature aging and strengthen bones.

To protect your joints, bones and cartilage, you should ingest 10 to 15 grams of natural gelatin each day. You can add this to many things, such as pastries, smoothies and natural juice. Use this recipe when you work your body a little too much or when you have an injury.

Ingredients: 

– 1 tsp. plain gelatin (10 grams)
– 1/2 glass cold water (100 mL)
– 1/2 glass warm water (100 mL)

– Add the teaspoon of plain gelatin to the cold water and let it sit overnight.
– In the morning, pour the mixture into a pot and add the half glass of warm water into a double boiler.
– Once dissolved, remove from heat and serve.
– Drink each morning before breakfast, at least 30 minutes before the first meal of your day.
– You can also pour in a glass of orange juice to improve the taste. It can also make it easier for the body to absorb.
– Consuming this on a regular basis can help your joints and your pains.

It is important to understand that your results will depend on your lifestyle and your diet.

7 Natural Ways to Treat Insomnia & Fall Asleep Without Drugs

7 Natural Ways to Treat Insomnia & Fall Asleep Without Drugs

A common problem that affects many people is insomnia. Insomnia is defined as the difficulty either falling or staying asleep.

Insomnia can cause many problems in day to day life. It can lead to being fatigued, performing poorly, getting headaches, being irritable and becoming depressed.

There are two types of insomnia, with one being more severe than the other. They are acute and chronic insomnia.

Acute insomnia is the most common. It can last for several days or weeks. While annoying and frustrating, this does not necessarily mean there is a bigger problem. On the other hand, chronic insomnia, lasts for months or even longer.

Many things can cause insomnia. Some factors are: stress, anxiety, mental health disorders, poor sleep habits, disruptions in sleeping environment, life changes, caffeine, chronic pain, and breathing difficulties.

Some medical conditions can also cause insomnia, such as arthritis, heart failure, and acid reflux.

Likewise, some medications, such as corticosteroids, alpha-blockers, beta-blockers, and ACE inhibitors are linked to insomnia.

Ready for a peaceful night of sleep? Here are the top home remedies for insomnia:

1. Cumin Seeds

Cumin is a spice. Besides making delicious food, it has been known to help with digestion. In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, it was used to induce sleep. Cumin oil also helps one to feel sleepy.

2. Nutmeg 

Nutmeg also can cause sleepiness. Therefore, it also can naturally help you fall asleep:

3. Saffron 

Saffron is another spice that can cause sleepiness:

4. Chamomile Tea 

Chamomile tea is well-known to help relax the body and calm the mind, which can help relieve insomnia. Scientist think a chemical called apigenin, found in chamomile, gets credit for this.

5. Bananas 

Bananas have amino acids that can help improve your sleep. The acids are called tryptophan. Tryptophan helps your body create a chemical called serotonin, which helps regulate your sleep.

Bananas also contain several minerals, including: iron, calcium and potassium. Each of these minerals help to cause drowsiness.

6. Fenugreek Juice

Juice made from fenugreek leaves can help you calm down and relaxed. We all know when your mind and body are relaxed, it is easier to fall asleep.

7. Valerian 

Valerian is an herb that has been used in the medical field. Valerian is very strong and it does cause sleepiness and relaxes the muscles. It causes sleepiness and relaxes muscles.

It is especially important to note that you should not use this remedy on a regular basis, or for more than a few weeks. It has been known to cause heart problems. You may also feel some withdrawal symptoms. Simply having valerian tea is helpful.

Besides the ideas mentioned above, be sure to take some of your own measures. It is important to establish a regular sleep routine. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet and away from any distraction.

Avoid large meals before bedtime and try not to eat too late in the day. Try some relaxation techniques, such as meditation and/or prayer.

Eliminate caffeine and try to get a workout in throughout the day, taking care not to work out too late.

It is of great importance to note that if sleep is affecting your day to day life, you should seek medical treatment.