Mind & Body

I completely cleared my nasal passage with this gross but extremely effective method

By February 21, 2018 No Comments

When you’re battling a cold or other respiratory condition like asthma or chronic bronchitis your lungs get congested with mucous that’s difficult to cough up and your nose get blocked as well – so uncomfortable!

Coughing and blowing your nose gives minimal relief as I’m sure you are aware.


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Coughing can irritate the sensitive lining of your respiratory passages and your chest and stomach end up hurting with all the effort. All for nothing.

It’s hard to breathe and impossible to relax.

Somehow allergies seem even worse. If you suffer from hay fever, you’ll know what I’m talking about. It’s the pits.

And if you have a severe cold or sinus infection a taking a flight can be pure agony.

Still, you have to get rid of all that trapped mucous in order to feel better and prevent infection from developing.

Of course it helps to blow your nose, but the effect is only short-lived and doesn’t really result in complete relief.

Here is relief for that blocked nose.

Many years ago I learned from a family friend how to flush my nasal passages and I have never looked back.

It’s simple and somewhat gross, but it’s effective. I must warn you, many people are simply not prepared to try it. It just grosses them out too much. But hey, you want to stop suffering, right?

This is what you need:

1 cup warm water (used cooled down boiled water or distilled water)

1 tsp salt

1 tsp bicarb

The water should be warmer than body temperature, but not hot and definitely not cold.

Add the salt and bicarb to the water and stir the mixture until it’s dissolved.

Now for the gross part.

Pour some of the mixture in your hand and try to “Inhale” it. When you’ve done that, blow your nose. Repeat this process a few times.

The salt will burn your nose a bit but it won’t be unbearable and you’ll be gratified to see the amount of gunk that gets released in the process.

For obvious reasons, it’s best to go through this process behind closed doors and over a washbasin.

As I said, it’s somewhat off-putting but it’s really effective.

The mixture seems to dilute the mucus and so allows it to run off more easily so to speak.

Try it. I promise, you will feel tonnes better and will never have to tolerate a blocked nose again.


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Coert Engels

Coert Engels

I'm a South African based writer and am passionate about exploring the latest ideas in artificial intelligence, robotics and nanotechnology. I also focus on the human condition, with a particular interest human intuition and creativity. To share some feedback about my articles, email me at coert@ideapod.com.