Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

Coryza is a condition where there is inflammation of the mucous lining the nose. Coryza is a very common condition affecting people and causing a lot of discomforts. The symptoms shown by the patient suffering from Coryza are frequent sneezing, runny nose, scratchy throat, postnasal drip, watery eyes, decreased appetite, nasal congestion, and heaviness in head. Coryza actually makes you feel very sick. Using natural remedies can cure Coryza. These natural routes do not speed up the recovery, but help in easing the symptoms of Coryza until the virus has run its course.

Apple Cider Vinegar. Apple cider vinegar balances the ph level in the body making the environment unsuitable for the virus to survive and is an excellent natural route for curing coryza. One tablespoon of ACV can be mixed with a glass of lukewarm water. Drink it 2-3 times in a day. Honey can be added to the ACV solution to improve the taste.

Garlic. Garlic is a most commonly found kitchen ingredient at every home. Garlic is of various benefits to human health, as it bears antiviral and antibacterial compounds, which can kill the cold-causing virus and gives relief from the symptoms of coryza naturally. Take one or two crushed pieces of garlic and ingest them with honey. This natural route for curing coryza can be repeated twice daily when suffering from coryza.

Ginger. Just like garlic, ginger is also a common household ingredient. The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger help clear congestion and mucous from the nasal passage. Ginger also provides relief from chills by warming up the body. Crush a few ginger pieces in warm water. Keep it there for few minutes, then strain the water and add honey to it. Drink this ginger tea twice or thrice in a day to get relief from the symptoms of coryza in a natural way. Ginger can also be added to black tea or soups to get relief from coryza due to its cold-fighting effect.

Honey. Honey is well known for its antiviral and healing properties. Honey is very effective in treating coryza and soothing a sore throat. The antioxidant properties of honey help the immune system fight against the bacteria and virus causing the common cold. Honey can be taken twice daily, alone or can be combined with milk or ginger to enhance its healing effects.

Turmeric Milk. Curcumin present in turmeric bears antibacterial and antibiotic properties, which make for a great natural route to cure a coryza. One teaspoon of turmeric can be mixed with warm milk and consumed every night before going to bed. It gives relief from cough and coryza.

Juices. Vitamin C is required for an efficient immune system to fight against the virus causing coryza. Juices supply the body with nutrients, vitamins, and anti-oxidants, which strengthens the immune system and helps the body to naturally fight viral infection, such as coryza. Orange juice, cranberry juice, lemon juices are often recommended by doctors during infections such as cold and cough.

Humidifiers. A dry environment can add to the discomfort when suffering from cold or coryza. A dry environment can dry up the nasal passages and give a stuffed up feeling, making respiration difficult. Running a humidifier in the room moistens the air and also keeps the nose and nasal tissue moist. The use of a humidifier is a terrific natural route to cure a coryza.

Essential Oils. A massage with the essential oils, such as eucalyptus oil or peppermint oil, relaxes the body. Essential oils also provide relief from the symptoms of coryza.

Eucalyptus oil helps overcome congestion and peppermint oil is a nice expectorant. These essential oils kill the virus with their antiviral properties. The aroma of these essential oils soothes the nerves and gives a sensation of relaxation. Mix both the Eucalyptus oil and peppermint oil and apply them to chest, neck and the forehead. Leave it for as long as possible to cure coryza naturally.

Green Tea. Hot beverages help loosen the sinus secretions and provide quick relief from coryza symptoms, such as a runny nose, sore throat and fatigue. The antioxidant properties of green tea help speed up the recovery and cure coryza using a natural route. Take a cup of warm water and mix honey and lemon to it. Put in a green tea bag. Drink this green tea, two to three cups in a day for curing coryza naturally.

Black Pepper. Black pepper is also a very good natural route for curing coryza. Black pepper stops the mucus flow and also the sneezing associated with coryza. Black pepper gives relief from pain in throat and cough. Put in half-a-teaspoon of black pepper powder into a glass of lukewarm water. Stir well and drink it within an interval of few hours and see how your coryza gets cured in no time with this natural route.

Conclusion

These natural routes are very efficient in providing relief from the symptoms of coryza, but you need to be careful while using them in certain cases, such as in children, pregnant women and lactating mothers.

Pramod Kerkar

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, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: February 18, 2019

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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