In order to lead a healthy life, being healthy is significant. If any organ of the body is not functioning well, you may end up feeling less energetic. The same happens when one has to deal with a stuffy or blocked nose almost throughout the year. 

The situation gets worst during winters. A blocked nose not only makes you feel comfortable but keeps you from concentrating on anything. This mostly happens with people suffering from a sinus infection. While the first step is to consult a doctor for proper treatment, there are a few herbs that can also provide relief. 

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is an effective herb that has been used to make balms for centuries. If you have ever smelled those topical ointments, you must also be aware of that strong relaxing smell. Most of them have eucalyptus to provide instant relief and relaxation when suffering from a stuffy nose or throat pain. It can assist you by loosening the mucus that gets settled in the nasal, making it difficult for a person to inhale or exhale properly. 

Mint 

Mint is a common herb commonly found and used in India. Be it food, or for home remedies, we Indians are well-versed with its flavours. But do you also know how great it is when it comes to fighting stuffy nose problems? The refreshing smell in mint is enough to help you get rid of the pain and discomfort. 

Thyme

Thyme

Thyme is also known as ajavaayan ke phool in Hindi, whuch is loaded with amazing nutrients. Not only adding it to your diet can benefit you, but also taking steam can do wonders for your respiratory organs. It also has antibacterial properties, which will help to keep infections and bay. If you are also suffering from a headache, inhaling thyme steam is likely to cure that too. 

Rosemary

If health reports are to be believed, back in times rosemary was used to treat memory loss (what is Alzheimer's disease). While we are not sure how much that was effective, we do know this herb is great to heal bronchitis, asthma, and even stuffy nose. Packed with antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties, rosemary has a very pleasant fragrance that will make you feel fresh and delighted.

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Basil

Basil

Basil, which is called Tulsi in India is a sacred plant. It is found in the backyard of almost all Indian households. This herb is very nutritious and effective when it comes to treating people suffering from the throat or stuffy nose problem. It is also is anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial in nature to keep infections away from you by boosting your immunity (drinks for immunity). 

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