A runny nose can be very irritating to deal with. Most of the time a runny nose appears due to seasonal changes or allergies, but it’s also a symptom of sinusitis, flu or cold. Resting, hydration, along with the following remedy will clear your nose making breathing more easily!
– 3 cups of apple vinegar
– 1/4 cup chopped garlic
– 1/4 cup of minced onion
– 2 chili peppers
– 1/4 cup of grated ginger
– 2 teaspoons of grated horseradish
– 2 teaspoons of turmeric
– 3 teaspoons of honey
The benefits of each ingredient:
– Apple vinegar is traditionally used as a disinfectant in treating ear infections, nail fungus, warts, and wound cleansing. Furthermore, recent studies show that apple vinegar inhibits bacterial growth, such as E. coli.
– Garlic has cardiac protective properties due to the production of hydrogen sulfide. This helps the blood vessels to expand, maintaining normal blood pressure.
– Onions strengthen the immune system due to phytochemicals and vitamin C found in it.
– Sweet peppers have antioxidants, vitamin C and carotenoids, which help to regulate insulin.
– Gingerol, the bioactive compound in ginger, is responsible for the medicinal virtues of ginger.
– Curcumin is the main ingredient in curcuma, with very strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
– Honey is antibacterial and antifungal.
Method of preparation:
Put all the ingredients, except vinegar, into a bowl. Mix well and transfer the combination into a jar, then pour the apple vinegar, taking care to fill the container. You better use a 500 ml jar with lid. Close the jar tight and shake well. Store the dish in a cool place between two to six weeks, shaking several times each day. After the period has passed, squeeze the mixture well and strain the liquid. Make sure you get as much juice as possible. Keep the mixture in the refrigerator. Consume up to two spoons each day.
This remedy will easily unclog sinuses, which are mainly responsible for a stuffy and runny nose. It is also great in relieving may other diseases such as, stomach flu, viral diseases, parasites, bacterial and fungal diseases.
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