7. Herbal Tea
Hot herbal tea can help thin the mucus clogging your nasal passages. The herbs in herbal tea will also help flush out the toxins from your body, giving you double benefits.
Simply drink a cup of hot herbal tea of your choice a few times daily until the congestion clears. Peppermint tea is usually considered good for nasal congestion as the menthol in this herb helps open up the nasal passage.
8. Black Pepper
Black pepper can be highly beneficial for relieving nasal congestion and blocked sinuses. It will induce sneezing thus getting rid of the mucus and allergens in your sinuses.
- Take a little black pepper in your palm and add three drops of sesame oil in it.
- Dip your finger in the mixture and apply it under your nose.
- Breathe in the strong aroma. It might make you sneeze, so do not suppress it.
- Repeat as needed.