Receive LOVE in your mailbox

Try our weekly newsletter with amazing tips to bring and retain love in your life

12 Most Effective Home Remedies For Nosebleeds

Infrequent nosebleeds can be a recurrent problem in children as well as in adults. Even though a nosebleed does not necessarily indicate some grave health issue, it is a scary thing nonetheless when your nose starts bleeding, which is why it is important to be equipped with effective home remedies for nosebleeds in situations like this.

home remedies for nosebleeds_new_love_times

Image source: Getty Images

Your nose might start bleeding when the blood capillaries inside your nasal membrane are disturbed in some way. The area is very sensitive and anything, starting from dry air, cold weather, or scratching can lead to a nosebleed. Exposure to allergens or irritants of harmful chemicals can also be causes for nosebleeds. When you, or any children in your family experience this, you can use some of the following home remedies for nosebleeds to immediately stem the blood flow and soothe the area.

Suggested read: 10 Home Remedies That Will Help You Cure High Blood Pressure

1. Pinch your nose with your fingers

The first thing you should do to stop the blood flow from your nose when you are experiencing a nosebleed is to pinch your nose. This might sting a little, but the pressure from your thumb and index finger helps stop the blood flow immediately.

Before pinching your nose, make sure that you blow out any blood that might still be inside your nasal cavity; otherwise it might lead to suffocation. Also, when you are pinching your nose, make sure that your head is tilted slightly forward, and that you aren’t looking up. This ensures that the circulation of blood happens in the right direction, and none of the blood goes into your food pipe or wind pipe.

2. Vinegar

apple cider vinegar hair mask recipes_New_Love_Times

Image source: Google, copyright-free image, under Creative Commons License

Vinegar has long been used as one of the most immediately effective home remedies for nosebleeds. Apple cider vinegar has compounds which help heal the broken blood vessels inside your nose and speeds up the clotting process.

To apply, soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and gently pinch out some of the excess so that it doesn’t drip from your nose. Insert it gently into the nose that is bleeding and let it sit till the blood flow stops in about 3-5 minutes. Wash the area with cold water.

3. Cold compress

The most common house-hold remedy to stop a nosebleed or any blood-related problems is a cold compress. This is a general first aid method that is effective to stop the blood flow, before you can treat the broken blood vessels that are causing the blood flow in the first place. The coldness from the compress helps in constricting the broken vessels, so that blood flow stops immediately.

Wrap a couple of ice cubes in a towel and apply it to the opening of your bleeding nostril. Alternatively, you could also get a ready-made gel based cold compress that you have to freeze and apply to the affected area.

4. Whole-wheat brown bread

 whole wheat brown bread_new_love_times

Image source: Google, copyright-free image, under Creative Commons License

An effective home remedy for nosebleeds is the application of zinc to the wound. Brown whole wheat bread is one of the richest sources of zinc, which helps in sealing and constricting the broken blood vessels inside the nose.

5. Vitamin C

if you frequently suffer from nosebleeds, then it might be due to the deficiency of important nutrients in your body like Vitamin C. Vitamin C is important because helps facilitate the production of collagen in the body, which is essential to form a moist, protecting lining on the inside of your nose. This can help cure and prevent nosebleed.

If you are experiencing nosebleed, you can either pop a Vitamin C capsule, or drink a tall glass of orange juice. Otherwise, you can include more citrus foods in your diet in general.

Suggested read: All You Need To Know About Treating Dizzy Spells With Home Remedies

6. Saline water

 salt water_new_love_times

Image source: Google, copyright-free image, under Creative Commons License

Saline water is one of the most effective remedies for clearing a blocked nose because of an infection, allergy or any other reason. However, if you are suffering from a nosebleed, then saline solutions can not only help you clear your nasal cavity, but also help your blood vessels constrict because of osmosis process. It prevents the excessive loss of blood because of a nosebleed.

A teaspoon of salt in a glass of water is the easiest way to prepare a saline solution. You can pour a couple of drops of this into your nostrils, or you can even put it inside a spray bottle and spray your nose with it 2-3 times a day to stop your nosebleeds once and for all.7

7. Cayenne

This might sound strange, but cayenne is one of the most useful ways of stopping the blood flow when your nose starts bleeding. It stimulates the cells and the compounds found in cayenne helps in the faster coagulation of the broken blood vessels.

When you are experiencing a nosebleed, mix a teaspoon of cayenne in a glass of warm water and drink it. Your nosebleed is likely to stop in a couple of minutes after consuming the solution. Alternatively, you can also consume a couple of cayenne capsule bought from the drug store twice a day if you experience regular nosebleeds.

8. Coriander

 home remedies for skin rashes_New_Love_Times

Image source: Google, copyright-free image, under Creative Commons License

Coriander is a herb that is loaded with Vitamin E and K, both of which are essential to prevent nosebleeds, and make the nasal wall stronger to protect the delicate blood vessels. Coriander can help stem the blood flow immediately, if you start experiencing a nosebleed.

You can either apply coriander oil in the linings of your nose as an effective home remedy for nosebleeds. Or you can also make a paste out of fresh coriander and apply the paste to the nostril that is bleeding.

9. Steam

If you experience nosebleeds on a frequent basis, it might be because your nasal cavity, its inner membrane and the blood vessels there are dry and require moisture. One of the best ways of keeping this area healthy is by the application of steam. Even during an actual nosebleed, applying steam to the area moisturizes the membrane and soothes it.

To prepare a steam bath, take 2 litres of boiling water in a large bowl and hold your face over the bowl while covering your head with a towel, so that your face receives the steam directly. Alternatively you can also take regular steam baths to keep your nose and its membrane moisturized to avoid further nosebleeds.

10. Onions


Image source: Pixabay, under Creative Commons License

Onions are not only a great ingredient for to have to treat problems like hair loss, but it is also effective for problems like nosebleeds. Onions are loaded with Vitamin C and have compounds which help clear your nose of clotted blood and stop the blood flow inside your nose as soon as you start applying it to the affected area. The fumes from onions are what helps seal the capillaries.

You can extract the juice of one onion and apply the juice to your bleeding nose twice or thrice a day, even after the blood flow has stooped. Alternatively, you can also cut an onion into thick slices, and then apply a slice to the bottom of the nose that is bleeding, so that you can directly inhale the fumes to help your wound heal faster.

11. Holy basil

Holy basil is an ancient remedy for a lot of health-related problems. It is also super easy to use which is why it is one of the most sought after home remedies for a lot of problems, including nosebleeds. Holy basil acts as a soothing agent for the nerves, as well as any itching or irritation that you might feel during your nosebleed. It also removes clotted blood and phlegm from the area and helps constrict the blood vessels so that you don’t have to d3eal with your nosebleed for too long.

In order to restrict a nosebleed immediately, you can extract the juice of a handful of holy basil (or tulsi) leaves and apply the juice or the paste to the affected area. Alternatively, you can also chew on a couple of holy basil leaves so that your nosebleed stops in a couple of minutes after consumption.

Suggested read: 12 Home Remedies For Diabetes To Keep Your Lifestyle In Your Control

12. Petroleum jelly

 petroleum jelly_New_Love_Times

Image source: Google, copyright-free image, under Creative Commons License

Petroleum jelly is one of the best remedies for nosebleeds because it has immediate effect, it also has a soothing effect and it doesn’t irritate or sting when applied to your bleeding nose. This means it can be safely used on children. Petroleum jelly helps moisturize the area and also seal it off from further exposure to irritants, so that the broken blood vessels can heal faster and without disturbance.

You can take a generous amount of petroleum jelly and apply it to your inner nasal cavity. Do this 2-3 times a day to keep your nose properly moisturized and safe from further nosebleeds.

Even though nosebleeds can look quite scary, they can be easily dealt with some easy home remedies for nose bleeds, with ingredients you can find in your pantry. This can help you get rid of the problem immediately, and soothe the area without having to resort to chemical and pharmaceutical remedies.

Featured image source: Google, copyright-free image, under Creative Commons License

Article Name
12 Most Effective Home Remedies For Nosebleeds
Learn about some of the most effective home remedies for nosebleeds, to treat the condition within minutes with ingredients from your pantry!
Aishani Laha

Aishani Laha

Bibliophile. Feminist. Unreasonable optimist. I am dangerously obsessed with the English language and the stage is my second home. I still believe in fairy tales and happy endings, and more importantly, that there is nothing that good music and a cup of coffee can’t fix.