If you want to clear your throat again and again to get rid of something settled there or something stuck in it or if your throat feels irritated, sore and inflamed, and you have a feeling that something is constantly dripping down it then you can be said to have a postnasal drip.
The glands in the nose, throat, stomach and intestines produce mucous daily to keep these areas moist and to trap any alien particles and impurities. The mucous produced in the nose mixes with the saliva and runs down the throat without even being noticed.
But when excess mucous is produced or if the produced mucous is thicker than usual and if this mucous is not discharged through the nose then it drips through the back of the nose into the throat. This is known as postnasal drip. It is mostly caused by air pollution, sinus infections, nasal or sinus polyps, influenza and certain medicines.
Top Home Remedies For Post Nasal Drip
Garlic has innumerable healing and curative properties and is a perfect remedy for almost all diseases and ailments. It is full of antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory virtues which combat infections and prevent the excessive production of mucous.
It also keeps the mucous clear and thin and helps it to run down the throat smoothly. Chop four or five cloves of garlic very finely and swallow it with some warm water immediately. Take this every morning on an empty stomach.
This spice has an abundance of healing and curative powers. It is full of essential vitamins and minerals and has huge antioxidant properties which decongest the accumulated mucous and help it to run down the throat easily. It also has antimicrobial properties which eliminate all types of infections and ensure a healthy body.
Pound six to seven peppercorns and them to a cup of boiling water. Boil for a minute then turn off the gas and keep the pan covered for ten minutes. Add some honey to the tisane and drink it while it is still hot without straining. Drink two cups daily.
Ginger abounds in antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties which eliminate and destroy the bacteria and viruses which invade the body.
It also has huge antioxidant properties which not only detoxify the body but also keep it free from diseases. Grate one big piece of fresh ginger. Squeeze the mass to extract the juice. Take a teaspoon of this juice and warm it a little. Mix it with one teaspoon of honey and swallow it three times daily.
Prepare some black tea. Let it cool, enough to enable you to gargle with it. Gargle thoroughly, swilling the tea in the throat for some time. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties will soon clear away the mucous from the throat.
This fragrant and pungent spice has innumerable medicinal values which are useful for treating a wide number of diseases and disorders.Its antibacterial properties do away with infections and its antioxidant properties purify the blood and boost the immune system. Take a teaspoon of carom seeds and place them in the centre of a thin cotton cloth. Tie the seeds to form a small potli. Heat a griddle and place the potli on it till it becomes hot. Inhale the hot fumes three times a day.