sneezing allergies running nose mucus and home remedy

Sneezing is your body’s way of removing irritants from your nose or throat. A sneeze is a powerful expulsion of air that is involuntary, which means you cannot control it. Sneezing often happens suddenly and may also be called sternutation.

A sneeze is a semi-autonomous, convulsive expulsion of air from the lungs through the nose and mouth, usually caused by foreign particles irritating the nasal mucosa. A sneeze expels air forcibly from the mouth and nose in an explosive, spasmodic involuntary action resulting chiefly from irritation of the nasal mucous membrane.

Sneezing is possibly linked to sudden exposure to bright light, sudden change (fall) in temperature, breeze of cold air, a particularly full stomach, or viral infection, and can lead to the spread of disease.

The function of sneezing is to expel mucus containing foreign particles or irritants and cleanse the nasal cavity. During a sneeze, the soft palate and palatine uvula depress while the back of the tongue elevates to partially close the passage to the mouth so that air ejected from the lungs may be expelled through the nose. Because the closing of the mouth is partial, a considerable amount of this air is usually also expelled from the mouth. The force and extent of the expulsion of the air through the nose varies.

There is no developed drug till date that can control or cure sneeze problem. However, Indian home remedies is still helpful to arrest some of the sneezing problems.

Sneeze Treatment with Home Remedies

Listed below are home remedies based on different symptoms. You should not have allergy to these natural items, if you want to consume them for sneeze treatment.

Honey, Lemon Juice, Grape Fruit

Sneezing Symptoms: Allergic rhinitis – Common cold – Flu and Asthma

Diagnosis: Avoiding exposure to the allergen is the best way to control sneezing caused by allergies. In some cases, you may need to move out of a home with a mold spore problem. Sneezing that is not due to an allergy will disappear when the illness that is causing it is cured or treated.

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Ingredients: Grape Fruit – Lemon juice and Honey

Natural Remedies: Grapefruit and lemon boiled in one cup of water for 15 minutes makes an excellent home remedy for sneezing. Use only the fruit, not the rind. Cool and mix with raw honey to relieve symptoms.

Lemon is beneficial in all types of cold with fever. Vitamin C-rich lemon juice increases body resistance, decreases toxicity and reduces the duration of the illness. One lemon should be diluted in a glass of warm water, and a teaspoon of honey should be added to it. This should be taken once or twice daily.

Herbal teas mixed with honey are considered as excellent natural home remedies for Sneezing.

Chamomile, Echinacea and nettle tea, in particular are quit helpful in healing this problem. You can also prepare a tea by keeping two tablespoons of fennel seeds in a cup of boiling water for about 15-20 minutes and finally straining and drinking it two times in a day. Cut the grape fruit and lemon juice. Add honey to boil and mix it. If you drink with morning and evening, you will subside the sneezing.

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Brassica Oleracea, Long Pepper, Honey

Sneezing Causes: Allergy to pollen, mold, dander, dust (hay fever) – Corticosteroid inhalation (from certain nose sprays) – Drug withdrawal – Nasal irritants such as dust and powders and Virus infections (common cold, upper respiratory tract infections, the flu)

Symptoms: Irritating the nose and Throat infection

Ingredients: Brassica oleracea and Long pepper.

Natural Remedies: Brassica vegetables appear to be especially protective against cancer and heart disease. Glucosinolates and other sulphur containing metabolites acting as anticancer agents due to their ability to induce detoxification enzymes in mammalian cells and to reduce the rate of tumour development.

Long pepper is used as a nerve depressant and also has antagonistic effects on electro-shock and chemo-shock seizures for muscular spasms. This fruit is extensively used to cure ailments of the respiratory tract such as bronchitis, asthma, and cough. It is also an important ingredient in balms that are used to soothe muscular problems.

Take some brasica oleracea leaves, make its juice. Then soak some long pepper into this juice. Then dry and powder it. Take half teaspoon of this powder, mix with honey and eat it.

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Justicia Adhatoda Leaves, Basil Leaves, Honey

Symptoms: Irritating the nose and Continuous Sneezing.

Ingredients: Adathoda leaves – Solanum trilobatum – Basil leaf (Ocimum tenuiflorum) and Honey.

Natural Remedies: Adathoda leaves: The leaves are sometimes used as an insecticide and this small evergreen shrub has been used in traditional Indian medicine for more than 2000 years. The leaves and roots contain alkaloids, vasicinone, vasicinolone and vasicol, which may have a bronchodilatory effect of the bronchii.

This herb is commonly known as alarka and its botanical name is (Thuthuvalai in tamil) Solanum trilobatum. Solanum trilobatum contains a potassium nitrate, fatty acid, diosgenin, caffeic acid, solasodine, solasonine, solamargine, quercetin, apigenin, histamine, and acetylcholine. (Ocimum tenuiflorum) Basil oil has potent antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. The herb has been used as an antidote for poison since ancient times.

Plant Chemicals: volatile oil (linalool, methyl chavicol), methyl cinnamate, cineole, citronellol, geraniol, myrcene, pinene, ocimene, terpineol, E-beta-caryophyllene.

Procedure to prepare: Make dry powder of adathod leaves, solanum trilobatum and basil leaves. Take one spoon of this dry powder, mix with honey and eat it twice a day.

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Sesame Oil

Causes: Sinus infection and Allergies.

Symptoms: Irritating the nose and Throat infection

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Diagnosing Sneeze: Avoiding exposure to the offending allergen is the best way to control sneezing caused by allergies – Change furnace filters – Remove pets from the home to eliminate animal dander – Travel to areas with low pollen counts – Use air filtration devices to reduce pollen in the air and Wash linens in hot water (at least 130 degrees Fahrenheit) to temporarily kill dust mites.

Ingredients: Sesame Oil.

Natural Remedies: Sesame oil is a source of vitamin E. Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant and has been correlated with lowering cholesterol levels. Sesame oil has a high percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-6 fatty acids).but it is unique in that it keeps at room temperature. If you drink the sesame oil, it will reduce your sneeze and cold.


Ingredients: Musumusukai

Symptom: Wet nose

Natural Remedies: Musumusukai is typically low in calories, low in fat, high in protein per calorie, high in dietary fiber, high in iron and calcium, and very high in phytochemicals such as vitamin C, carotenoids, lutein, folate as well as Vitamin K. If you take musumusukai leaves with your food, it will reduce your sneeze problem.

Milk, Solanum Triflorum, Black Pepper

Symptoms: Cold and cough.

If we drink “solanum trilobatum,black pepper and milk” then the sneezing problem will be reduced.

Ingredients: Solanum triflorum – Black pepper and Milk.

Procedure to prepare: Solanum trilobatum,black pepper and milk have the capacity to cure the sneezing problem, so if you take a half cup of solanum trilobatum leaves,10g of black pepper and a cup of milk. First you should grind the leaves and black pepper. After that mix the both things in milk and drink.

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Cumin, Long Pepper

Symptom: Continuous sneezing.

Sinus problem: If you eat the “cumin and long pepper with honey” the Sinus problem will be cured.

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Ingredients: Cumin – Long pepper and Honey.

Procedure to prepare: Powder of cumin and long pepper by grinding – Mix it with honey.

Dry ginger Black pepper Long pepper

If you eat the “dry ginger, black pepper and long pepper” the sinus problem will be cured.

Symptom: Continuous sneezing.

Ingredients: Dry ginger – Black pepper and Long pepper.

Procedure to prepare: Powder of dry ginger, black pepper and long pepper by grinding.

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Pure Honey, Hummingbird Flower and Leaves

If you drink sap of “sessbania grandiflora (Hummingbird tree) tree leaf” and sap of “sessbania grandiflora flower” with “honey” the sneezing can be cured.

Symptom: Continuous Sneezing – Sneeze without mucus.

Ingredients: Sessbania grandiflora (Hummingbird tree) tree leaves – Sessbania grandiflora tree flower and Honey.

Procedure to prepare: Take 3 teaspoon of Sessbania grandiflora leaves sap – Take 3 teaspoon of Sessbania grandiflora flower sap and add 3 teaspoon of honey.

Cardamom Ghee

Eat cardamom with ghee, the productive cough can be cured.

Symptoms: Mucus – Sneezing – Continuous cough and Running Nose.

Ingredients: Cardamom and Ghee.

Procedure to prepare: b Grind the cardamom to make powder – Take 2 teaspoon of ghee and Mix cardamom powder with ghee and eat, the productive cough will be cured.

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Indian GooseBerry, Ink Nut, Pure Honey

Eat Indian gooseberry powder and terminalia chebula / Ink nut powder” with honey the running nose sneeze problem can be cured.

Symptoms: Continuous Sneezing – Running Nose and Sneeze / cough with mucus.

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Ingredients: Gooseberry powder – Ink nut powder and Honey.

Procedure to prepare: Take 1 teaspoon of Gooseberry powder. Take 1 teaspoon of ink nut powder and add 3 teaspoon of honey and eat, the running nose and sneeze can be cured.

Healthy Recipes to Cure Sneezing, Cold and Sore Throat

You have to serve the juices and drinks at normal temperature however if the patient does not like the taste (small pieces of ice cubes) can be added for the taste bud. However it is strongly recommended not to use chilling agents to cure cold and sore throat. Due to health benefits of the juices, jams and drinks given below – Instructions also include servings for non-patients.

These home made beverages boos immune system and fight anti-bodies however if you are allergic to any of the fruits or natural ingredients avoid them completely.


ICRAF Miombo Jungle Drink for Cold and Sore Throat


  1. Two or more types of wild fruits
  2. 6 well ripened bananas (optional)
  3. Sugar to taste
  4. Water

Step by step juice preparation for sneezing treatment

  1. Extract juice from at least 2 types of fruits from the Miombo woodlands.
  2. Mash or whiz 6 well ripened bananas.
  3. Combine the extracted fruit juices and the banana puree.
  4. Make syrup of water and enough sugar to give the desired taste. Add colouring if desired.
  5. Mix the three together and freeze.
  6. To serve, mash up the frozen mixture. Serve with Soda Water, Lemonade or Ginger Punch.
  7. Ideally serve it at room temperature to the patient for others, this drink can be served chilled.

Ginger Punch for Sore Throat and Sneezing


  1. 2.5l water
  2. 1kg sugar or just enough to taste
  3. 5ml ground ginger
  4. 2.5g cream of tartar
  5. 2.5g tartaric acid
  6. 1ml active dry yeast

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Step by step juice preparation for Sneezing, cold and sore throat

  1. Mix ingredients and allow to stand for 24hours.
  2. Chill, let it get warm to room temperature and serve.
  3. In place of cream of tartar and tartaric acid, lemon juice can be added to taste.
  4. Ginger Punch can be served together with other drinks as described in this article.

Indigenous Fruits Drink for Sore Throat and Cold


  1. Any type of indigenous fruits available
  2. Sugar to taste
  3. Tartaric acid or lemon juice to taste
  4. Water

Step by step juice preparation for Sneezing and cold treatment

For this recipe you can use whatever fruits are available

  1. Wash the fruits.
  2. Break them to obtain the pulp OR remove the skin first.
  3. Boil in sugar and water in desired quantities.
  4. You may also use a whisk to aid juice extraction
  5. Strain out the fruit and serve the thick juice as a sauce OR
  6. Let it warm up and serve the cold patient
  7. Non-patients can chill the juice and use as a cool drink.
  8. You can add enough tartaric acid or lemon juice to make the drink stronger in flavour.

Marula Juice for cold, sore throat treatment


  1. Marula fruit
  2. Water
  3. Sugar

Step by step juice preparation for cold and sore throat treatment

  1. Wash ripe marula fruits.
  2. Pound well using mortar and pestle or use any other suitable container.
  3. Mix with adequate water for desired taste.
  4. Let stand for at least 2 hours.
  5. Strain and add enough sugar to taste.
  6. Server cold patients at room temperature.
  7. Serve chilled to non-patients.

Parinari/Chakata fruit juice for prevention of cold and build immune system


  1. Parinari fruits (hacha)
  2. Lemon juice
  3. Water
  4. Sugar if desired

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Step by step juice preparation for sneezing treatment

  1. Wash ripe Parinari fruits.
  2. Pound well using mortar and pestle or use any other suitable container.
  3. Mix with adequate water to get desired taste.
  4. Let stand for at least 2 hours.
  5. Strain mixture and add enough lemon juice.
  6. Add sugar if desired
  7. Serve at normal temperature to patients and for others chilled.

Mulberry Juice for Treatment of Cold and Sore Throat


  1. Mulberries
  2. Sugar to taste
  3. Water

Step by step juice preparation for cold and sore throat treatment

Mash 3 cups of mulberries (black or red or mixed together). Boil together with 1 cup of sugar and 5 cups of water or just enough to taste. Pass through a strainer to remove the stalks.

Serve at normal temperature to patients and for others chilled.

Jam or Jelly for Sore Throat and Cold Treatment

Jam to cure cold and sore throat is made from the fruit pulp and has a stronger fruit flavour than jelly because of the higher fruit content. Fruits which have a large bulk of fleshy pulp are therefore, most suitable for making jam. Small fruits with tough skins and large seeds, or a lot of small seeds are not so suitable for jam. If these are used, the seeds and skin can be removed from the pulp by sieving them out. Recommended fruits for making jam are;

  1. Lemon
  2. Orange
  3. Plum
  4. Mulberry
  5. Strawberry
  6. Apple
  7. Mango
  8. Pawpaw
  9. Tomato
  10. Indigenous fruits

(jam or jelly from citrus fruit is called marmalade)

Jelly to treat sore throat and cold is made from the juice of the fruit and therefore has a less fruity flavour than jam and is generally sweeter. Fruits, which are small and have tough skins and large seeds or a lot of small seeds are suitable for making jelly as the skins and seeds are strained out while extracting the juice. Also fruits, which have a particularly strong flavour, are more suitable for jelly. Jelly can also be made from the skin, seeds and waste parts of fruits, which are cut away during other processing. For example peels and cores from apples can be used to make jelly. Fruits, which are more suitable for jelly making only, are;

  1. Guava
  2. Pomegranate
  3. Indigenous fruits

RECIPES FOR FRUIT JAMS for Sneezing Treatment

Marula Jam to cure cold and sore throat


  1. Marula fruits
  2. Water
  3. Sugar

Step by step jam/jelly preparation for Sneezing and cold treatment

  1. Wash and peel ripe marula fruits (remember the more fruits there are the better the flavour!).
  2. Add water and cook until tender (the fruit can be pound before proceeding to this stage).
  3. Rub through a fine strainer.
  4. Use 1 part sugar to 2 parts of the strained mixture.
  5. Boil for at least 2 or until thick or set.

Masau Jam to treat cold and sore throat


  1. Masau fruits that are just ripe
  2. Lemons
  3. Sugar

Step by step jam/jelly preparation for sore throat and cold treatment

  1. Wash the fruits in cold water
  2. Pound the fruits lightly in a mortar using a pestle
  3. Boil in clean heavy based pot undamaged until very tender about about 3hrs
  4. Remove from heat and sieve the cooked fruit
  5. Measure the paste using a standard cup
  6. Add 1 cup of sugar to each cup of masawu paste
  7. Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to each cup of masawu paste
  8. Return on heat and boil till the jam sets
  9. Keep stirring to avoid burning

Mazhanje Jam/Jelly to treat sneezing and sore throat


  1. Mazhanje fruits that are just ripe
  2. Lemons
  3. Sugar

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Step by step jam/jelly preparation for cold/sneezing treatment

  1. Wash the fruits in cold water.
  2. Remove the peel
  3. Remove the pulp using a whisk
  4. Add 1 cup of sugar to each cup of mazhanje pulp
  5. Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to each cup of mazhanje pulp
  6. Heat and boil till the jam sets
  7. Keep stirring to avoid burning

Dried Fruits to Treat Common Ailments and Sneezing

Drying is another method of preserving fruits and later using them to consume as home remedies for common ailments. Fruits can be sun dried or dried in an oven or in a drier. Dried fruits are unique and as tasty and nutritious as fresh fruits. They are sweeter than fresh fruits because the water has been removed, thereby concentrating the fruit’s flavor.

Drying of fruits has many advantages. It is safe. By removing most of the moisture from a food, microorganisms cannot grow in it. Dried food is compact so that less storage space is needed. Dried food keeps well, and adds variety to our diets.

Basic principles in Drying Fruits to Make Remedy Recipes

Fruit quality

Fruits meant for drying to treat cold, fever and sore throat should be of the highest quality, fresh and ripe. Immune system is under attack in a patient so low quality fruits may cause harm than treatment. Drying does not improve the quality. Quality has to be maintained by buying fresh fruits.

Immature produce will lack flavor and color. Over-ripe produce may be fibrous of mushy. If fruit is not perfect for eating it is not perfect for drying. Although any fruit can be dried, its not every fruit that tastes good when dried.

Preparing the fruit for Drying Recipes to cure sneeze, cold and sore throat

  1. All damaged and inedible portions must be removed.
  2. The fruit is then cut into halves, strips or slices.
  3. Leaving the peel on is optional for most foods.
  4. The fruit is arranged on trays in a single layer.

Pre-treatment of fruits as Home Remedy

Most fruits such as mulberries, melons and plums require no pre-treatment before drying. Light colored fruits especially apples, peaches tend to darken during drying and storage. This process robs the fruit of flavour, color and vitamins A and C. To prevent this, you must dip the fruit in lemon or orange juice, honey dip or syrup.

Drying the prepared fruit as a Home Remedy medication

Whichever drying method is used the fruit should be placed in a single layer on drying trays.

Sun drying depends on the weather, the temperature and relative humidity outside. If you live in a hot, dry climate, sun drying may be successful. To avoid scorching, the fruit must be moved into the shade to finish when it is about 2/3 dry.

Solar drying is like sun drying, sometimes better due to portability. It is still dependent on the weather but the sun’s rays are concentrated so drying time is shortened. Solar drying is achieved in simple homemade plastic or glass driers.

Requirements to prepare dry fruits as home recipes

  1. Drying trays made of stainless steel screening, or cheesecloth, or aluminium screen
  2. Stainless steel knives

Banana Chips to boost immune system



Note: Green bananas made good crispy chips; the riper the banana the sweeter!

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Step by step chips preparation for cold/sneezing treatment

  1. Peel and slice bananas to about 2-3cm thickness
  2. Place on trays and sun dry until chewy.
  3. Trays with slices can also be placed in driers; it may take a shorter time in the drier.

These chips are delicious plain and natural.

You can also dip slices into honey mixed with some lemon juices. Pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg. This option will double the drying time.

Fruit Leather to Treat Cold


  1. Any fruits that sound appetizing
  2. Apples combine well with any fruits

Step by step chips preparation for cold/sneeze treatment

  1. Select the fruits – overripe fruits will do
  2. Wash and cut away blemishes
  3. Remove pits from the fruits
  4. Cut fruit into chunks.
  5. Heat in saucepan with a little water if needed to soften it up and make a smoother texture
  6. Add fruit to blender or smooth the fruit with a whisky to a smooth puree.
  7. Watery puree can be concentrated by cooking over low heat until the mixture thickens.
  8. Flavoring the puree is up to you. To sweeten add sugar or honey to taste. Spices like cinnamon and nutmeg are good with fruits.
  9. Add one flavoring at a time in small amounts and taste. Spices must be sparingly.
  10. Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice per 2 cups puree to help preserve natural color in light colored fruits.
  11. When you have a tasty puree, pour it out onto a sheet lined with plastic wrap.
  12. Spread the puree around so that it is the desired thickness.
  13. Dry in the oven (4 – 10hours) or in the sun 1 – 3 days).
  14. Properly dried leather will be slightly sticky to the touch but will peel readily from the plastic. It is not too brittle.
  15. Loosely roll up the leather and then wrap it in plastic wrap or put it in an airtight bag or container. Use within 3 months when stored at room temperature, 6 months in the refrigerator or within a year if frozen.
  16. Apart from using it as a healthy food in sneeze/cold treatment you can also use fruit leathers as a snack for lunches, camping or when traveling.

Porridge To Treat Sneeze

Baobab fruit porridge to Cure Cold/Sneeze


  1. Baobab fruits
  2. Water or milk
  3. Sugar

Step by step porridge preparation for cold/sneezing treatment

  1. Break the fruits
  2. Sieve to separate the powder from the seeds
  3. Mix powder with water and boil on medium heat until the mixture thickens
  4. Simmer for 20minutes.
  5. Add sugar to taste

This can be served at room temperature to sneezing patient and chilled as a dessert to normal person.

Matamba or Mazhanje Porridge for Sneezing/Cold treatment


  1. Matamba or mazhanje fruits
  2. Mealie meal
  3. Sugar to taste
  4. Water

Step by step porridge preparation for curing cold/sneeze/sore throat

  1. Wash the fruits.
  2. Break them and soak in water.
  3. Stir with a whisk.
  4. Sieve and boil the juice.
  5. Prepare porridge with the juice.
  6. Add sugar to taste. (Usually there is no need to add sugar!)

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