Home remedies to cure sneezing

You must have seen many people around you are sneezing at some or the other point of time. The reasons for sneezing can be many. The most common reason is the allergy. Some people do suffer from dust allergy due to the pollen grains, carbons and other fumes available outside. Sometimes the cold attack in an individual can also give rise to sneezing. It is possible to have a cure of it after consuming the pharmaceutical medicines. But, that can also give rise to some side effects. It will be always better if you can go ahead with the home remedies.

Common cold sounds very normal problem faced by people around the nation. But, along with cough you tend to face the problem of sneezing, this can take you to a highly uncomfortable situation. When you are in a social gathering where all your colleagues and friends are staying together, sneezing can even destroy your mood. Apart from common cold, sneezing can also take place due to an allergic reaction. People having dust allergy are seen to suffer from the problem of sneezing. Thus, it will be important to cover your nose and mouth while passing from a place where dust is considerably viewed. Some effective home remedies can also help eradicating the problem of sneezing.

Sneezing is a one common problem in the winter and rainy season, it affects all walks of life with no difference. There are many reasons for the sneezing, some of them includes allergies, dust, smoke, wood dust, animal dander, some irritants like pollen and so on. Some of the other factors contribute for the sneezing are food allergies, certain medicines, rain water, chilled weather, strong smells and change in humidity and temperatures.

Though the sneezing disturbs your daily work, it helps for the expel of allergens and irritants out of the body. Sneezing brings the problems like low concentration, red eyes, runny nose, irritation in the nasal and at some times it is would be the reason for head ache and fever too.

Home remedies to cure sneezing

Eucalyptus oil

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This oil treats your congested nose and reduces sneezing. All you need to do is add few drops of eucalyptus oil on your handkerchief. Sniffing the oil helps to clear the nasal passage.

Petroleum jelly

When you are suffering from cold, your nose seems to dry out. This drying out gives a tickling effect and results in sneezing. Petroleum jelly is a good moisturizer and applying it with clean hands inside the nasal passage helps to moisturize the nasal passage.


One would often wonder how tamarind can help in treating sneezing. But it is one of most uncommon home remedies. Take tamarind and soak it into water for 30 minutes. Remember, tamarind with black pepper can give significant results. Take out the tamarind and now add 1 teaspoon of black pepper, a ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder, curry leaves and water to the soaked tamarind. Bring them to boil and simmer the mixture with a low flame for 15 minutes. Consume this drink on a daily basis.

Vitamin c

Suffering from cold and cough? Indulge Vitamin C to your diet. Drinking a glass of lemonade or orange juice can help to control sneezing. Eat vegetables that contain bioflavonoid.

Red onion

Red onion comes with lot of health benefits and has anti-inflammatory properties. Chop the onion into pieces and add raw honey to it. Keep the mixture in the fridge overnight. Next morning in empty stomach, consume the onion. Follow this step daily for improvements.

Bitter gourd

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The medicinal properties of bitter gourd help to treat sneezing. Soak 5 to 6 bitter gourd leaves in water for 30 minutes. Squeeze them from water and add lukewarm water to it. You can also add some honey to this juice and drink this on a regular basis. This reduces the sneezing caused by cold and seasonal allergies.


Turmeric is one of the best remedies to cure sneezing. For this, drink a cup of milk and add half a teaspoon of turmeric into it. Alternatively, in a pan take 1 to 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder. Keep it on fire and inhale the fumes. If this doesn’t suit you, then add a teaspoon of ghee along with the turmeric powder. Keep this on fire and inhale the fumes. Do this two to three times a day especially when you wake up in the morning.

Tulsi leaves

Tulsi Leaves prove great in curing the problems of sneezing. Add two to four tulsi leaves to your tea. Alternatively, you can chew two to four tulsi leaves that will really improve your immunity levels protecting you from sneezing. Plant holy basil in your home and use the leaves whenever required.

Sitopaladi churna

Sitopaladi Churna works on your respiratory issues giving you relief from sneezing. Sitopaladi Churna has come up with antihistamine elements which reduces congestion. The simple way to take this is to add honey (1 teaspoon) and Sitopaladi Churna powder (a half teaspoon) to it. Take it twice or thrice a day for a few days in a row.

Honey lemon tea

Honey’s antibacterial properties reduce sneezing by fighting off the bacteria in the nose. In a hot water, add a teaspoon of honey with some lemon juice. Have this two to three times a day for seeing the results.

Oregano oil

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Oregano Oil has many properties that fight the bacteria that cause you to sneeze. The best way to consume oregano oil is to add two to three drops of oregano oil to your favourite juice. It boosts your overall health strengthening your immune system. Take this on a regular basis to see the results.

Fenugreek seeds

The antiviral properties of fenugreek seeds helps you to sort out your sneezing problem. It treats the sneezing by showing soothing effect on mucous membranes.  Mix two table spoons of fenugreek seeds with water and boil. Boil up to the water comes to half. Drain the water content and drink it up. Drink it for two to three times in a day until you fetch changes.

Chamomile tea

To kick away the sneezing problem that is arised due to allergies chamomile tea works perfect. It give you relief from the sneezing through its antihistamine properties. To the boiling water, add a tablespoon of dried chamomile flowers, let them boil for few minutes and add a tablespoon of honey to the concoction. After that, strain and drink the tea for two times in a day.


To stop the sneezing and other nasal problems, ginger is an effective medicine which has been under the use since many generations. Intake of one to two table spoons of ginger extract helps you to stop sneezing. Alternatively add a small bark of ginger to the boiling water. After few minutes of boiling, add a little amount of honey and sip it before going to bed. This process helps to prevent the sneezing in the night time.

Peppermint oil

Peppermint oil is a good source of antibacterial properties and it helps to give relieve from the sneezing that is associated due to stuffy nose. Boil two glasses of water and mix five to six drops of peppermint oil. Inhale the steam by covering your head with a blanket. It gives you relief from the sneezing and open the clogged nose.

Black pepper

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Another easy home remedy to stop the runny nose and sneezing is through the usage of black pepper. Bring the peppers and ground them, mix the powder with lukewarm water and drink it up for two or three times in a day or Mix the black pepper powder to the hot milk and drink before the bed time. Alternatively gargle the water that is mixed with pepper to get rid of germs and viruses that are causing cold or simply toss the peppers on your daily salads and soups.

Fennel tea

This is a herbal tea that includes anti vital as well as antibiotic properties which is really efficient in fighting with the upper respiratory infection. Thus, if you are suffering from sneezing, fennel tea consumption will be a wonderful remedy. There is also a particular procedure of preparing this tea. First of all you need to place a cup of water to boil and then add fennel seeds in crushed form for about two teaspoon. You need to put the flame off and keep the container as it is s that fennel seeds get enough time to get absorbed in boiled water. Now, strain the liquid and start consuming it. You must consume two cups of this tea in a day to get relief from sneezing.


Garlic is one among the most popular spices in Indian kitchen which is generally used to make very delicious non vegan dishes. But along with its strong flavor in cooking, it has also some medicinal value. You can easily stay away from upper respiratory infections if you can consume raw garlic. This has both anti-viral as well as anti bacterial properties which will be effective if you are sneezing too much.

You need to take 3-4 garlic cloves and crush them. Now, take it near your nose and smell its fragrance. By doing this your nasal passage will remain very clear and you can easily breathe. If you don’t feel like getting strong fragrance of it, you can include it in curries and soups.


A whole orange include good proportion of vitamin C which will be really efficient in lowering the production of histamine in the body. Experts says that allergens forces your body to produce histamine which gives rise to allergic symptoms such as sneezing etc.  You can drink a glass of Orange juice everyday either in your breakfast or in the afternoon and stay away from the allergic reaction or common cold. Vitamin C is really important for our body to make the body immunity strong. If you can’t drink orange juice, consuming orange simply will also help

Inhaling steam

Without taking strong medicines, there are some effective ways to keep you away from the problem of sneezing. Whether you have stuffed nose or runny nose, all will be washed away with steam inhaling mechanism. Stuffiness within your nose will be easily eradicated with the instant steam. Only hot water and towel will be required in this medication.

First of all you need to take a medium sized container and boil some water in it. Boil it to the extent till it becomes too hot. Now take the container down from gas and place it in a stool. Now, take and chair and sit just in front of the stool. Now stoop down your neck such that your face is close to the hot water bowl. Now cover your head with a towel so that the steam coming out from the hot water does not pass away. Now, you should inhale the steam for 5-10 minutes and see the difference. Sneezing as well as blocked nose will be eradicated at once.

Lavender oil

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If you have some lavender oil at home, this can also prove to be an excellent home remedy for sneezing. For this you would require exactly 2 drops of lavender oil and cotton balls.  Just put the drop of oil over the cotton ball and put it in both the nostrils and inhale. You can also squeeze the lavender oil inside the nose holes and inhale it. Excellent remedy will be observed for sneezing.

Kali jeera

Every spice that we use in our kitchen has the medicinal value. Kali Jeera or the black cumin is widely use in our kitchen to bring flavor to the curries. But you might not know that in order to stop the sneezing due to cold attack and allergy, this is a wonderful remedy. All you have to do is take a thin cloth of cotton fabric and add a spoon of black cumin. Now close the uncovered portion with extended cloth and make a bun. Now take that bun under your nostril and breathe. You can definitely be away from this sneezing complication.

Amla/ Indian gooseberry

Certain fruits are really essential for your immune system. Amla or Indian gooseberry is one among to be considered. Even when your immune system is weak, you will be attacked with various types of diseases. One of which is known as the cold attack. Sneezing can take place if your immunity level is really weak. You must consume raw Indian gooseberry along with salt every day at least once so that your immunity level improves and stop sneezing.

Change air filters

If you own a car, you must check whether the cabin air filters are working. You must change the air filters occasionally as the pollen grains and the dust settles there if it becomes too late. You must go ahead with the pollution check of your car and if required change the air filters so that while breathing you won’t be affected.