Loss of Sense of Smell and Taste – Home Remedy

Loss of Sense of Smell and Taste – Home Remedy

With changing weather, a lot of us get caught by common cold and other viruses and get symptoms like loss of sense of smell and taste.

You may note that it is also a symptom of Covid-19. Although it is very mild symptoms but still if you are facing this problem, you should consult doctor and go for Covid test.

Most of time, we don’t notice that we are having loss of sense of smell or taste. Even many of us have misconception regarding loss of taste. Loss of taste doesn’t mean you won’t get any taste at all, you might taste sweet or salty but won’t get the taste of exact flavor of spices or dish. This is also considered as loss of taste.

Along with medication, you could also use these home remedies which are very effective in bringing back the loss of smell and taste as they are inter related to each other.

First Remedy : Lemon Tea

  • Take a pan and boil 1-2 cup of water.
  • Put any tea-leaves (chaipatti) you wish to use into boiling water and bring it a boil again.
  • Strain it and add juice of half lemon in it and add 1 tsp of honey into it, mix it well.
  • Try to sip it warm

From the very first drink you will start getting very mild smell when you try to smell anything.

It will take around 5 to 6 days to get back your sense of smell completely.

Second Remedy : Hot Water Steam

Hot water steaming is very effective in recovering loss of smell and taste.

  • Take a pan and pour some water and bring it to boil.
  • Then turn the stove off and add a bit vicks in it and stir it.
  • Take a towel and try to inhale the steam of that water.
  • Do it 2-3 times a day.

Loss of sense of smell and taste could be partial or complete. Please note that these remedies will work faster on partial loss of smell and taste. It is best to perform these remedies along with proper medication for more effective result specially for those who have complete loss of smell and taste.

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