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Decongestant Green icon of stuffy nose & decongestant

Natural superfoods offer promising decongestant properties, supported by both traditional and modern scientific literature. Ginger, rich in gingerol, has been demonstrated to inhibit mucus secretion and mitigate airway inflammation (Grzanna et al., 2005, Journal of Medicinal Food). Garlic, containing allicin, exhibits antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and is potentially effective in clearing respiratory infections (Bayan et al., 2014, Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine).

With its menthol content, peppermint oil provides temporary relief from nasal congestion (Eccles et al., 1990, Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology). Additionally, foods high in vitamin C, such as citrus fruits, possess immunomodulatory effects that may indirectly alleviate congestion (Hemilä & Chalker, 2013, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews). These superfoods thus offer evidence-based, multifaceted therapeutic benefits for congestion management.