A runny nose can leave you feeling frustrated and sore.
It can be pretty annoying walking around the house sniffling and carrying a box of tissue wherever you go. If your nose is not quite at the runny nose stage and is just blocked, then this can feel just as bad! When your nose is giving you grief, reach for some of these excellent home remedies for a runny nose:
1. Tea tree steam
This one is not for the kiddies. Simply add some tea tree oil in a vaporiser and let it do its magic. The steam combined with the refreshing scent of the tea tree oil can unblock your nose and help ease a runny nose.
2. Warm water
Regardless of what type of illness you have, from a stomach ache to a runny nose, drinking plenty of water is always recommended. However, if you have a runny nose, switch to warm water rather than cold water which can make it worse. Add some lemon and honey to hot water and drink throughout the day.
3. Homemade nasal spray
Saline solution is a popular remedy to purchase at the chemist to help with runny and blocked nasal passages. Simply squirt the mixture into your nose when needed and you should be able to breathe a little easier. However, you can make your own with simply salt and water. Add half a teaspoon of salt to a cup of water and stir. Add the mixture to a dropper and drop into your nose whenever you need to.
4. Turmeric powder.
Take 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder for a shot of clarity in the nose department.