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Last Updated: Jan 10, 2023

Quick Home Remedies For Back Pain & Nasal Congestion!

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Dr. Hiren RavalAyurvedic Doctor • 13 Years Exp.MD - Ayurveda
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It is amazing that for some common ailments like cough and cold, there are so many simple and natural remedies. Come; let us know more about them.

Back pain

  1. When in back pain, the better way to get out of bed after sleep is to first lie on your side, slide your legs out of the bed and get up on your side without putting much load on your back.
  2. Sleep in a foetal position with a pillow between your knees. If you are sleeping on your back, then put a pillow under your knees.
  3. Massage your back with sandalwood oil to get a relaxing effect.
  4. Massaging your back with alcohol alleviates back pain. Ask your spouse or son/daughter to first clean the skin of your back with alcohol and then give it a gentle message.
  5. Hot and cold therapies work wonders on people having back pain. You can use ice wrapped in a towel for cold therapy.
  6. To cure back pain, mix ¼ litre of vinegar with 1 litre of water. Add 2 spoons of rosemary. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes. Use a towel to wet compress the mixture on your back and see the results.
  7. To alleviate back pain, walk barefoot on damp grass or mud. This releases anti-oxidants which indirectly removes the causes of back pain.

Nasal congestion

  1. Boil some eucalyptus leaves in a pot of water. When the water starts boiling, inhale the steam after covering the pot and yourself with a towel. Repeated use over several days will cure you of nasal congestion.
  2. Place herbs like bay leaf, sage and cinnamon in a bowl of boiling water. Inhale the steam for 5 minutes. The pleasant smell will drive away your nasal congestion.
  3. Take a glass of water. Put 2 tablespoons of apple vinegar and another 2 table spoons of honey in this water. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes. Afterwards, drink it and get rid of nasal congestion.
  4. Inhalation of the steam coming from boiling water also rids you of the clogging of nose.
  5. Having hot milk with some turmeric in the night before going to bed is beneficial for unclogging your nasal cavity.
  6. Nasal irrigation, also known as Jal Neti, is known for its nasal de-clogging property. Tilt your head to one side. Put some saline water in one nostril and let it come from the other one. Excess mucous and dirt is flushed out this way.
  7. Eating fresh garlic cloves daily on an empty stomach helps you get rid of nasal congestion.

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