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Home Remedies for Loss of smell

Peppermint Oil

Stimulates olfactory senses. Inhale directly from the bottle or use in a diffuser for 5-10 minutes.

Ginger Tea

Has natural healing properties. Steep fresh ginger slices in hot water for 5-10 minutes and drink.

Eucalyptus Oil

Clears nasal congestion. Use in a diffuser or inhale the scent from a cloth dabbed with a few drops for quick relief.

Castor Oil

Clears nasal passages. Apply a warm drop in each nostril in the morning and gently inhale.

Vitamin A-Rich Foods

Essential for nasal health. Include foods like carrots, sweet potatoes, and leafy greens in daily meals.

Zinc Supplements

Important for smell and immune function. Take as per physician’s advice, typically around 15-30 mg daily.


Stimulates the senses. Use in cooking or inhale the aroma from fresh sprigs or a diffuser.

Lavender Oil

Offers calming effects. Use in a diffuser before bedtime or apply a drop on the pillow for soothing sleep.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Supports neural health. Include foods like flaxseeds and fish in your diet, or take supplements as prescribed.


Provides anti-inflammatory benefits. Incorporate in cooking, or make a warm tea with honey.

Black Pepper

Activates sensory pathways. Add a pinch to meals for its pungent aroma and potential sensory stimulation.

Lemon Inhalation

Aids in olfactory stimulation with its refreshing scent. Inhale the scent of fresh lemon or lemon oil from a cloth.

Green Tea

Contains beneficial antioxidants. Drink 1-2 cups of freshly brewed green tea daily, preferably in the morning.


Enhances the sense of smell. Include as a spice in meals or make cinnamon tea.


Believed to improve smell and taste functions. Consume a spoonful of raw honey daily, or add to tea.


Offers potential sensory recovery benefits. Include fresh garlic in daily meals for its aroma and health properties.


Supports sensory function. Add ground flaxseed to smoothies, yogurts, or salads.


Nutrient-rich, supportive of sensory health. Consume a small handful daily, as a snack or in meals.

Clove Oil

Stimulates olfactory nerves. Inhale the aroma from a cloth with clove oil, or use in a diffuser.


Known for its aromatic properties. Use in cooking or inhale the scent from fresh thyme.

The information on this site is not meant to diagnose or treat any illness. Always consult a doctor before making health decisions. This content is for educational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice.

Home remedies for other side effects

Mouth sores
Respiratory issues (cough, pneumonia)
Infection risk
Anemia (low red blood cell counts)
Loss of smell
Increased salivation
Changes in blood sugar levels
Weight gain
Nausea and vomiting

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