Chest congestion is a common problem that occurs due to common cough and cold. This problem can also occurs due to fever, sinusitis, asthma and all other allergies and one may feel uneasiness and discomfort. Blocked nose, difficulty in breathing etc. are some common symptoms of this problem. Every age group of person can suffer with chest congestion problem. It is important to treat this problem as soon as possible otherwise this can trigger several serious health complications asthma etc. There are plenty of remedies are available in your nearby drug stores that help to treat chest congestion problem. There are several home remedies are also available in your kitchen that can also be beneficial to cure this serious health problem. In this article we have mentioned few natural remedies that can be helpful for you to treat chest congestion problem. If possible then try to use fresh ingredients as fresh ingredients are more beneficial and effective to treat any kind of problem. Have a look at these natural remedies that are mentioned below.
Chicken soup: Chicken soup is one of the effective and well known natural remedy that helps to cure chest congestion problem. Chicken soup also helps in easy release of thick mucus.
Herbal tea: Another effective home remedy to cure chest congestion is herbal tea. Boil 1/4th tea spoon of black pepper powder, one table spoon of honey, ginger root and two table spoons of lemongrass leaves in a glass of water. Boil all these ingredients gently for some time and till the water remains half. Heat off the gas and drink this tea sip by sip. This is an effective herbal tea that cures chest congestion problem in an easy way.
Steam: Steam is one of the easiest and quickest ways to get rid of chest congestion. Boil few lemongrass leaves, a tea spoon of shredded cabbage in a glass of water and then inhale the steam for 10 to 20 minutes. When you are taking steam then make sure that you have to cover completely yourself from head to feet with a blanket. This helps to remain the steam’s warmth in your body thus your body gets warmth completely. For better relief or results repeat this process 2 to 3 times a day.
Olive oil: Apply the lukewarm olive oil on your chest and throat before getting sleep at night. Now cover your chest with warm cloth for overnight. This helps to keep your chest and throat area warm and in results thin the mucus. Eventually it helps to get relief of chest congestion.
Ginger root: Mix half table spoon of ginger root juice, one tea spoon of honey and few drops (2 to 3) of lemon juice gently. Consume the mixture of these three ingredients twice a day. This is also a best and effective way to treat chest congestion. One can also mix ginger root juice in tea as well as in drinking lukewarm water. This helps to cure chest congestion in an easy way.
Turmeric powder: Turmeric powder is one of the effective and natural home remedy that helps to cure chest congestion problem. To treat this problem one can mix a table spoon of turmeric powder in lukewarm drinking water or warm milk. You can have this early in the morning or at night time before going to bed. Turmeric powder is also an effective remedy to prevent certain infections.
Vicks vapor rub: As it contains peppermint and eucalyptus contents Vicks vapor rub is an effective remedy that helps to get rid of chest congestion problem smartly. Rub Vicks on chest, throat and outside the nose area before going to bed. Then cover yourself with a blanket from head to feet. In the morning you will see the positive effect. To heal chest congestion problem Vicks is a wonderful remedy.
These are some natural remedies that help to treat chest congestion problem surprisingly but before using any of this natural remedy one should consult their doctor first. Home remedies work wonderfully but only then when you combine these remedies with natural herbs. If you are suffering with chest congestion problem then it is advised that you should not go to the cold areas or cold hill stations otherwise this problem may worsen your condition.