Added/Modified on November 26, 2013
The problem of post nasal drip is also referred to as “Upper Airway Cough Syndrome”. This problem results from excessive production of mucus by the nasal mucosa. Common causes include allergy, flu, bacterial infection and so on.
It may also be caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease. Common symptoms associated with this problem include cough, sore throat, sneezing, ear infection, difficulty in breathing and so on. Further, it may also result in nausea, fatigue, bad breath, running nose and congestion.
Echinacea is an herb. You can prepare a tonic by boiling echinacea in water for a period of 10 minutes and consume this tonic on a regular basis. It is important to consume this tonic 2 to 3 times in a day to obtain effective results.
Peppermint is referred to as ‘’Mentha Piperita’’. A mixture can be prepared by adding peppermint, rosemary and thyme in a bowl of hot water. The aroma of this mixture can be inhaled for a period of 5 to 10 minutes on a regular basis to treat various symptoms such as cough and sore throat.
Another alternative is to pour a few drops of peppermint oil on a small towel and inhale the aroma to obtain the desired results. Drinking peppermint tea on a frequent basis is also recommended.
Eucalyptus has antiseptic properties. Eucalyptus oil can be added in hot water and inhaled for 10 to 20 minutes to obtain relief. It is important to repeat this procedure 2 to 3 times in a day to obtain best results. An individual can also gargle with a tonic made by boiling eucalyptus leaves in water to remove the accumulated mucus.
Consumption of tea containing ginger can help in reducing the cough resulting from post nasal drip. Ginger powder (2 teaspoons), thyme powder (1 teaspoon) and salt (1 teaspoon) can be added to a bowl of hot water. Inhaling the steam produced by this mixture on a daily basis can provide quick relief.
Cure post nasal drip
A tonic made by boiling fresh ginger and black pepper in water can be consumed several times in a day to obtain effective results. Applying crushed ginger root or ginger oil on the forehead and around the nose area can reduce the nose itching and sneezing.
Basil is an effective herb. An individual can mix some fresh basil leaves (crushed) with honey to prepare an herbal remedy. Intake of this mixture 2 to 3 times in a day can provide relief from the cough caused by post nasal drip.
A decoction made by boiling basil leaves, crushed black pepper (half teaspoon) and crushed ginger (1 teaspoon) in water (1 glass) can be consumed multiple times in a day to reduce the phlegm. An individual can also consume basil tea prepared by boiling fresh basil leaves 3 to 4 times on a daily basis.
Butterbur can be used as an herbal remedy for reducing mucous or sinus drainage. Intake of this herb can provide effective results. However, butterbur can result in side effects such as headache and drowsiness. It is advisable to consult a medical practitioner before consuming/increasing the consumption of this herb.
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