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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