By Neha Yadav
Published Nov 29, 2023

Hindustan Times

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5 foods that provide relief from nasal congestion

Nasal congestion can cause discomfort and breathing issues. Here are some foods that can provide relief from nasal congestion.


Honey soothes sinus congestion and sore throat. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help improve breathing.

Citrus fruits

Citrus fruits such as oranges, grapes and grapefruit are effective in providing relief from nasal congestion. They have vitamin C and antioxidant properties that help clear blocked nose and fight infections.

Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids that have anti-inflammatory properties. They help fight sinus infections, allergies and nasal congestion. 


Add ginger to food and drinks as it has anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger helps reduce symptoms of common cold and clears the breathing tract. 


Turmeric has curcumin, a compound that helps provide relief from sinus infections and nasal congestion. Consuming foods and drinks infused with turmeric can help prevent inflammation and nasal congestion.