Let me make a nasty scenario here… Do you know that mucus from your nose mixes with the saliva in mouth and it drips of your throat and you swallow it – in most of the cases?
This condition is very much related as Post-Nasal Drip and is a common problem that occurs due to excessive mucus production by your nasal mucosa. What happens is the glands present in the lining of your nose, throat and airways constantly produce mucus which cleans nasal membranes, humidifies, traps and clear the foreign matter and also fights infections.
With all that said; here are 12 home remedies for post nasal drip you can try right now and cure it.
Home Remedies for Post Nasal Drip
1. Salt Water Gargle
Simple but effective! Salt water gargle helps a lot in easing the discomfort caused by post-nasal drip.
It thins the mucus and helps to get rid of it. Moreover, it also helps to flush away any irritants from the nasal passages.
Just add ½ tsp. of salt in a cup of warm water. Mix it well. Gargle it twice or thrice a day and especially before going to bed.
2. Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne Pepper is used for a lot of nose related allergies. It contains capsaicin that helps to thin the mucus and finally eliminate it. Moreover, it soothes the irritated throat.
Simply take ½ tsp. of cayenne pepper and honey and consume it twice or thrice a day.
You can also add ½ tsp. of cayenne pepper powder in a cup of warm water and sip it like tea. Also, use it in your meals.
Garlic is a daily use herb with powerful antibiotic properties. It helps to control overproduction of mucus and prevents infections plus aids in quick recovery.
What you need to do is take 3-4 garlic cloves and chop them.
After that, roast them in 1 tsp. of clarified butter for a minute and eat them with warm milk two times a day until the infection is gone.
A not so good alternative is to chew a raw piece of garlic. Though the bitter taste but the results are rewarding.
Likewise garlic, ginger also has antiviral, antibacterial and expectorant properties that helps in the overproduction of mucus and aids in flushing the thick mucus.
Drink ginger tea twice or thrice a day or simply add 1 tbsp. of sliced ginger in 1-2 cups of water and simmer on low heat for 10-minutes. Finally, strain, add some honey and drink it.
Chewing raw ginger slices also helps but the taste and smell is awkward.