On an average, adults experience 2-3 colds per year and children have even more time annually. Normally you’ll recover in 7-10 days from cold, but people with weak immune system may develop serious condition.
Runny nose, sore throat, sneezing and coughing are initial signs of cold. Most people take home remedies before spring season to avoid cold and flu infection. Runny nose can be a clear fluid or thick mucus from the nose. Inflammation and redness of nose may be accompanied.
I personally don’t prefer over-the-counter medicines all the time. Why to go out when you’ve your own healing kit in the kitchen. Right from ancient times ginger has got significant role in treating health ailments. To make it more effective you can add honey or lemon to ginger tea.
Ginger for Runny Nose
Cold is a mild viral infection that effect nose, throat, sinus and airways. Different anti-viral agents in ginger can effectively restrain infection and relieve from inflammation.
- The calming effect of ginger will reduce redness and pain caused to runny or congested nose.
- Anti-inflammatory activity of this home remedy plays vital role in relieving inflammation in sinuses.
- Vitamins, minerals and amino acids enhance blood circulation and strengthen immune system.
- Ginger tea is the best home remedy for people who’re suffering from seasonal and environmental allergy symptoms.
To consume ginger with tea, mix 2 small pieces of ginger and tea in boiling water. Remove from heat and add honey to it. Strain ginger pieces and have the hot tea to get rid of runny nose or cold. For an extra kick, you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper to it.
Another simple remedy to stop runny nose is to drop few sliced ginger pieces in hot water and inhale that healing steam. The steam pass through your nasal passage and you’ll feel like you’re reborn. Best way is to lean over the bowl facing towards it and cover your head with a blanket or cloth.
Vitamin C, zinc, garlic and ginger are said to reduce runny nose and cold, but they lack scientific evidence to back.
If your symptoms continue for more than 3 weeks, then you must consult doctor.