Simple Ways to Get Rid of a Heavy Nose

A heavy or stuffy nose can make a person feel very uncomfortable. It usually affects a person’s breathing and most times one may develop ...

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Simple Ways to Get Rid of a Heavy Nose

  Simple Ways to Get Rid of a Heavy Nose

A heavy or stuffy nose can make a person feel very uncomfortable. It usually affects a person’s breathing and most times one may develop fever. There are all sorts of ways to clear a heavy nose, although if it persists for 2 weeks then you should call your doctor.

Also, we might often be the cause of the stuffiness of our nose. I am sure you are wandering how, some of the things we consume can contribute to it and also if we don’t cover ourselves properly during cold or winter season, then be sure to have a stuffy nose afterwards.

I would show you simple ways to get rid of a heavy nose while at home before you proceed to visit a hospital. Let’s begin;

1. Steaming

Steam can melt the mucus in your nose, it can also drain that mucus. So, whether you are piping a hot cup of tea or you are taking a hot shower, it all runs down to eliminating that mucus in your nose.

What you need to do I cover your head with a towel, then lean over the bowl and finally breath in the steam. This can be done three to four times daily, believe it has proven to be effective over time.

2. Peppermint

Peppermint contains an active ingredient called menthol. This ingredient thin out the gunk in your chest. If you have taken note, you will find out that many chests rub and cough drugs have the menthol in them. Just steep a teaspoon of dried peppermint in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes, then drink the cup five times a day and you will be relieved of the stuffiness in your noise.

3. Chicken Soup

I believe you have heard a lot about chicken soup, especially mothers and married women. Anyway, everything you have heard about the chicken soup is so true. It really helps out when a person is sick. Just sip a hot bowl and this will move the mucus through your nose faster than any hot water remedy. And also, it tastes good of cause it does.

4. Nasal Wash

This method might sound a little bit scary since you have seen the word nasal wash. But not to worry its easy and safe else I won’t be recommending it. All you need to do is rinse the inside of your nose with a nasal irrigation kit or a neti pot and this will loosen and soften the mucus thereby washing it out instantly.

 You can buy the neti pot form a drugstore or you make yours at home by mixing a cup of warm distilled water, a pinch of baking soda and a teaspoon of salt. This method should be used 1 to 2 times a day for a better result. 

  Simple Ways to Get Rid of a Heavy Nose

5. Decongestants

The stuffiness you feel is as a result of the sweeling and blocking of your blood vessels inside your nose. This causes congestion and blocks your airways eventually.

Also, over the counter decongestants can shrink these vessels and enable you breathe well. When purchasing them check the label for ingredients like phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine.

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Natural Remedy for sore throat in kids and adults

 Natural Remedy for sore throat in kids and adults

A sore throat refers to an itchiness or irritation in the throat, the pain is a symptom of sore throat. Although it may get worse when you eventually try to swallow especially solid food. Sore throat is painful and might even prevent you from sleeping, but then there are ways to handle it.

Most times when kids or even adults complain of itchiness in the throat we immediately rush to the pharmacy or medicine cabinet to get a drug or two. But today I will expose you to some natural remedy that can combat the sore throat at home.

In some cases, medicine may help the person feel better, that’s if it’s very serious. But if it’s not, you can use some of the natural sore throat remedies for kids and adult I will show you today.

Now, the first step to take is make sure the patient rests and gets plenty of water to drink. The extra fluid thins the patient mucus and this helps it to drain and it can also ease the sore throat. I would advise you try a variety of fluids like warm water, tea with lemon and honey or even chicken soup.

This approach has helped me several times, one time I recommended it for a friend whose 5 years old son had a sore throat and couldn’t sleep, guess what it worked magic and the boy was fine after taking tea with lemon and honey.

Anyway, let us go through the main remedies that ease sore throat. Let’s begin;

1. Gargling with Salt Water

 Natural Remedy for sore throat in kids and adults
When using this method, you will only need ½ teaspoon of salt in a cup pf warm water. It can be given to kids around 5 0r 6 years of age. Ensure that the salt is dissolved and have the kid or adult gargle and spit out.

2. Honey

 Natural Remedy for sore throat in kids and adults
This is a common remedy for most households including mine. All you have to do is mix honey and tea and the sore throat is over. Also, honey is effective for taming mid-night coughs than the regular suppressants. It is also a quick and effective wound healer that means the sore throat will heal in no time if this method is applied.

3. Marshmallow Root

 Natural Remedy for sore throat in kids and adults
The marshmallow root has been used as food and medicine for centuries now. Although this method isn’t as quick as others all you have to do is steep it overnight, strain and drink it. You should 1 teaspoon of dry marshmallow root in a cup of boiling water. It is safe for children although it can interfere with some medications and also affect blood sugar, so be sure to check with a doctor before using this method.

4. Baking Soda Gargle

 Natural Remedy for sore throat in kids and adults

Although saltwater gargle is common, gargling baking soda mixed with salt water can also be effective. Gargling this kills the bacteria and prevents the growth of fungi and yeast. ¼ teaspoon of baking soda and 1/8 spoon of salt should be taken every three hours.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

 Natural Remedy for sore throat in kids and adults
Apple cider vinegar(ACV) has natural antibacterial uses that can fight infections. Due to its acidic nature, it can break down mucus in the throat and stop the bacteria from circulating. Dilute 1 to 2 tablespoon of ACV in a cup pf water and gargle with it. Take a small sip and repeat one or two times every hour.

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Know More About Boosting Your Collagen with Raw Shea Butter

  Know More About Boosting Your Collagen with Raw Shea Butter

History of Shea Butter

Shea butter is considered as a sacred tree, also known as Shea Karite tree, it grows naturally in the savannah belt of Western Africa. Some people believe that it was used by Cleopatra and the Queen of Sheba because it has been in existence for centuries. Many consider it to be sacred because it is believed to have spiritual protective powers which plays an important role in cultural and religious ceremonies.

Composition of Shea butter

Shea butter is a fatty substance that can be obtained from the nuts of shea butter tree from West Africa. This substance is typically used in cosmetcis production and for natural skin care products.

Shea butter is enriched with vitamin A and the raw substance aids in tackling skin conditions like stretch marks, wrinkles, dermatitis, radiation treatment and even spot. One time I had a spot on my face as a result of a pimple caused by my menstrual flow, and I used shea butter for a week, immediately the spot went off.

Also, when applied to the skin, it provides quick smoothness and softness because the raw shea butter is moisturing. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, shea butter constitute a source of anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory compounds. That is to say that shea butter is quite good for the skin.

The shea butter tree is used as a source of vegetable oil and this oil contains 45-50 oleic acid, 5-9% of palmitic acid, 30-41% of stearic acid and 4-5% of linoleic acid. It has a smooth feel and does not liquify at room temperature, however it will soften in your hands. It also contains vitamin A and E, with relatively high amounts of srturated fatty acids.

Benefits of making use of shea butter

  Know More About Boosting Your Collagen with Raw Shea Butter

As you can see I have exposed you a little to the basic compositions of shea butter, now am pretty sure you know a little about this mortaring substance. Let me quickly expose you further to the benefits in using this shea butter.

1. Anti-Aging Properties

The raw shea butter soften the skin and helps the tissues in the body system regenerate which reduces wrinkles.

2. Reduces scars and stretch mark

Shea butter has a healing quality that reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

3. Moisturizes hair and scalp

Shea butter alleviates dandruff on the hair and scalp, provides protection from harsh weather conditions.

4. Ingredient for natural skin care

Shea butter gives a nice glow to the skin by acting as a moisturizer.

  Know More About Boosting Your Collagen with Raw Shea Butter

5. Prevents diaper rash for babies

Due to the anti-inflammatory property contained in shea butter, the yeast found in rash can be wiped off.

6. Relives sunburn and winter dry skin

Here in Nigeria, there is a climate season known as harmattan and it is usually dry and cold, so this shea butter can come in handy to relive the skin of the dryness and also for countries that have excessive sun, this moisturizer can do the magic and wipe off sunburn on the skin.

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017



In the world today, heart disease might be the trending cause of deaths, but that doesn’t mean that it would wipe out the whole world. Even though most patient suffering from this ailment tend to accept their fate immediately, there are still some key preventive, measures you can take to reduce your risk.

I have prepared seven heart diseases prevention tips to aid you in adopting a healthy lifestyle today.

1. Always maintain a healthy weight

Do you know that if you carry excess weight around the middle of your body it can increases your risk of heart disease? Bet you had no idea, but now you know that excess weight can lead to conditions that eventually increase your chances of heart disease, diabetics and high blood pressure.

Endeavour to calculate your body mass index which determines whether you are healthy or not. If a man’s waist measurement is greater than 40 inches he is considered over weight and a woman with waist greater than 35 inches too.

2. Always manage stress accurately

Managing stress is a huge problem these days, some people mage stress by smoking, drinking or even overeating and these are unhealthy ways to go about it. Always mange stress with physical activities or relaxation exercises that can improve your health.

3. Always avoid smoking or using tobacco

This is the most significant factor for developing heart disease, the chemicals that contains in tobacco can destroy your blood vessels and heart. The more you smoke the greater the risk because carbon monoxide in the cigarette smoke replaces some oxygen in your blood and these can increase your blood pressure.

4. Always consumes heart healthy diet

Eating diet rich in vegetables, whole grains and fruits can help protect your heart. Avoid taking too much sugar in your diet and limit certain fats you also eat. Cutting down on fats is good but you don’t have to cut all fats, healthy fats from avocado, olives and nuts will just be perfect.

5. Always observe regular health screenings

Most times people don’t probably know their blood vessels and heart has been damaged, but regular screening at the hospital can keep you rest assured that you are fine or not. It is important to have a blood pressure test at east every two years while an earlier test should be performed if you have a family history of early heart disease.

6. Always exercise 30 minutes on most days for the week

Regular exercise can reduce your risk of heart disease and also combining it with physical activities like keeping a healthy weight is also perfect. A moderate exercise for about 30 minutes on most days of the week can aid in reducing overweight which is a key factor for heart disease.

Try to aim at 300 minutes of aerobic activity or 250 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity every week. Home activities such as taking the stairs, housekeeping etc. can go a long way in helping your heart.

7. Always get enough quality sleep

Getting enough sleep cannot be over emphasized as to the fact that it aids in complete rest and the blood vessels, veins, arties perform well as to that, so endeavor to get enough rest.

These steps I have listed out shouldn’t be over looked as to the fact that they can go a long way in helping your heart today. Share with family and friends so they can also be aware on the steps to preventing heart disease.



Having banana is quite good for the body but the best part of it all is consuming the peels. Sounds strange, right? Oh yes! Those peels deserve more than your waste bin, I will show you how the peels are loaded with nutrients.

Let’s begin;

Banana contains minerals and nutrients such as Vitamin B-6, B-12, magnesium and potassium. This fruit is one of the oldest ever cultivated by humans and aids in digestion. This fruit is used as ingredients in tea cakes, smoothie and even muffins then the peels are disposed right away into the waste bin. The banana itself is a good source of fiber and consuming it peels might seems rather strange but just so you know many Asian countries have been doing it for years now.

The banana peels contain vitamin A and this vitamin help in building immunity and also fight against infections. There is a substance called lutein that is found in the banana peels and they aid in keeping the eyes healthy and preventing cataracts too.

Also, they have a soluble and insoluble fibers which can slow down the main process of digestion and also lower cholesterol in the human body. The potassium and magnesium that keeps an eye on the blood pressure levels is also present in this banana peels. Also, it contains antioxidants and vitamin B6.

As we all know there are yellow and green bananas, and according to a Japanese Scientific Research, the yellow skin has anticancer features which can aid in production of white blood cells. But then if you that isn’t available, then while using the green skin, endeavor to boil for 10 minutes so that it can soften the peel before you can consume it.


Also, the green peels have and amino acid known as tryptophan which can aid in a good night sleep. The peels can control depression and keep you happy due to the serotonin that it contains whereas a substance called dopamine improves the flow of blood to the kidney and checks on the pumping strength of the heart.

Am pretty sure by now you are wondering how to consume these peels I have been talking about. While some people like to eat it raw, some prepare a tea from it or a thick smoothie mixed with vanilla ice cream. Also steam it before eating too is another way. In some part of the Asian countries they combine both the fresh and the peels into fritter and consume it all.

Most times the green peel is treated like a vegetable and is also prepared a long side with other ingredients to make a delicious dish afterwards. Although the yellow peels can also be eating directly and they contain prominent banana flavor compared to the other green peels. Also know that for quicker does of nutrients, you can blend a banana peel and you are good to go.

Finally, now I have exposed you to the wonders a banana peel can perform and you shouldn’t overlook it. Your banana peels deserve more than a waste bin. Kindly share with family and friends.