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Natural Homeopathic Remedies for Post Nasal Drip

Postnasal Drip (PND) may sound to be a trivial problem but it can be a source of nagging irritation. An annoying affliction that can impede a person’s day-to-day functioning, PND is a condition in which a person is constantly struggling with secretions in the throat. Postnasal Drip refers to mucus dripping from the back of the nose into the throat. It is also commonly termed as the upper airway cough syndrome. PND is attended with a constant urge to clear the throat as the flow of the fluid in the throat is irritating. Another offshoot of PND is that the irritants present in the secretions could initiate a cough reflex.

Homeopathic Treatment

Homeopathic medicines for Postnasal Drip help treat the problem effectively. Homeopathy offers remedies for Postnasal Drip that are safe, successful and devoid of side-effects. Since homeopathy uses the body’s own defenses to combat infection, this line of treatment is comparatively non-intrusive. Another advantage these remedies enjoy over others is that they are toxin-free as they are drawn from natural substances.

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Top Homeopathic Medicines for Postnasal Drip

The best homeopathic medicines for PND are Hydrastis, Kali Bichrome, Corallium Rubrum, Natrum Mur, Hepar Sulph, Natrum Phos, Sticta, Merc Sol and Allium Cepa.

 1. Hydrastis – For Postnasal Drip With Thick Ropy Secretion    

I can vouch for the fact that homeopathy assures excellent treatment for Postnasal Drip. One of the top treatments in homeopathy for this condition is hydrastis. It is ideal for situations where the secretions are very thick, ropy and sticky in form. The secretions fall from the posterior nares into the throat. The patient complains of irritation due to a continuous feeling of mucus in the throat.  There is a lot of hawking in an attempt to expel the mucus. Usually, thick, yellow mucus is expectorated. Both the nares become raw and the person has a constant urge to blow out from the nose. In case of Postnasal Drip in children, the kid is usually suddenly aroused from sleep due to thick, sticky droppings. The throat feels raw and there is a lot of burning sensation.

2. Kali Bichrome – For Post Nasal Drip With Sinusitis

It is another reliable remedy for Postnasal Drip. It is especially recommended in cases when the secretions are thick, green and ropy in nature. The patient hawks a lot to clear the throat. The root of the nose and the frontal sinus are inflamed, causing a lot of pain and distress to the patient.

3. Corallium Rubrum – For PND With Cough

Corallium Rubrum is a wonderful remedy that covers Postnasal Drip well. Corallium works well in cases where a lot of mucus is secreted through the posterior nares. The patient hawks up a lot of mucus. Along with this, there is cough that is dry and spasmodic. Other that this, there is Nasal Catarrh (nasal discharge from the front of the nose) with abundant secretions. This makes the inhaled air feel very cold.

4. Natrum Mur – To Manage PND Related To Cold Or Nasal Allergy

Natrum Mur is leading homeopathic medicine to help cases of PND associated with cold or nasal allergy. Those needing it complain of mucus dripping from the nose into the throat along with other symptoms of cold or nasal allergy. These symptoms include sneezing, runny nose and watering from eyes. Nose may be blocked sometimes.

5. Hepar Sulph – When PND Is Linked With Cold, Sinusitis

This medicine is beneficial when PND is associated with cold and sinusitis. In cases needing it, there is watery or thick discharge from nose along with sneezing. It gets triggered by cold air. The inhaled air feels cold inside the nose. The mucus dripping in the throat may be blood-stained.

6. Natrum Phos – For Managing Acid Reflux And PND

In cases where a person has acid reflux issues along with PND, this medicine can be considered. This medicine will work at treating acid reflux which is causing PND. When this medicine is required, thick yellow mucus is found dripping in the throat. It gets worse at night waking the sufferer from sleep. The person has to sit up to clear the throat. Besides, symptoms of acid reflux like heartburn, sour burps may be experienced.

7. Sticta – For PND, Blocked Nose And Fullness At the Root Of Nose

Sticta proves effective when there is dripping of mucus in posterior throat and blocked nose. Fullness at the root of the nose is prominent. Nasal blockage gets worse at night that disturbs sleep. There is mucus in the throat that dries soon forming scabs. There is an urge to blow nose but no discharge occurs.

8. Merc Sol – For Mucus Trickling In Throat Which Causes Hawking

Merc Sol is useful when a person complains of dripping of mucus in the throat with marked hawking. Hoarseness of voice may be an accompanying factor. Along with nasal discharge, sneezing may be present. The discharge from the nose is yellowish-green.

9. Allium Cepa – When Lumpy Mucus Passes From Nose Into Throat

Use of Allium Cepa is suggested when lumpy mucus passes from the nose into the throat. It is one of the key medicines which helps treat cases of nasal allergy. In such cases, discharge from nose occurs that cause burning in the nose and of the upper lips. It is accompanied by sneezing and non-irritating eye discharge.Homeopathy offers cures for post-nasal drip that are safe, successful and shorn of side-effects. Since homeopathy uses the body’s own defenses to combat infection, this line of treatment is comparatively non-intrusive. Another advantage these remedies enjoy over other cures is that they are toxin-free as they are drawn from natural substances.

Symptoms of Postnasal Drip

Postnasal Drip is characterized by excessive mucus production by the nasal mucosa. This mucus then collects in the back of the nose or the throat, giving rise to:

1. Sensation of mucus falling from the back of the nose

2. Hawking and an urge to clear throat frequently

3. A sore throat, and chronic cough

4. Hoarse voice

5. Bad breath

6. Painful ear infections

Causes of PND

It can be caused by multiple reasons which are as follows:

1. Cold, & flu: These are viral infections affecting the nose and the throat. Among these, flu is more severe than cold. These can cause PND along with other main symptoms of nasal congestion, nasal discharge, sneezing, sore throat, bodyaches, and fever.

2. Sinusitis: It refers to swelling and inflammation of air filled spaces within skull. It can lead to PND with other symptoms of headache, nasal discharge, nasal blockage, pain/ tenderness around eyes, cheeks, nose, forehead, sore throat, and cough.

3. Nasal allergy (allergic rhinitis): It refers to allergic response to a specific allergen (like dust mites, pollens) causing sneezing, runny nose, itchy watery eyes, stuffed nose. PND may accompany these symptoms.

4. Non allergic rhinitis: In this form of rhinitis, symptoms similar to allergic rhinitis appear but there is no allergic reaction.

5. DNS (deviated nasal septum): A condition in which the wall that divides nasal cavity into two halves is displaced to one side. As a result, one side of nasal cavity becomes small that hinders mucus drainage causing PND.

6. Gastric reflux: Back flow of stomach acid from the stomach into the food pipe, throat and the mouth

7. An object stuck in nose mainly in children can be one of the causes

8. Some medicines: Medicines that help treat high blood pressure, and birth control pills can trigger PND

9. Pregnancy

10. Swallowing disorder: In case of swallowing disorders, the root cause lies not in excess production of mucus but rather in inadequate clearance of the throat

11. Weather change, cold weather, dry air, and eating some food items like highly spicy food


Our nose and throat produce small amount of mucus continually. This mucus has three functions. Firstly, it keeps nasal membrane moist, secondly, it helps trap and filter any inhaled foreign matter (like virus and bacteria) and thirdly it fights infection. This mucus is being swallowed unaware by everyone. But when due to whatever reason the production of mucus increases, it starts to accumulate in the back of throat. When excessive or thick mucus drips down the throat from back of nose one gets aware of it. The irritating matter in mucus can activate receptors in respiratory tract resulting in protective cough.

Lifestyle Management Tips

1.Keep yourself hydrated. Take warm drinks, hot tea, warm soup. This will help to thin the mucus and prevent dehydration

2. Sleep with head elevated that will help mucus drainage

3. If one has allergies,  use dust mite proof cover for mattress, and pillows. Wash bedsheets, pillow covers frequently with hot water.

4. If acid reflux triggers PND,  avoid spicy food; the last meal of the day should be taken at least two hours before bedtime.


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  1. i have nosal drip, after fooding at night then very difficult to inhale oxygen in winter, somtimes.

    i take bakson cough homeopathy med.

    not cure but light less in effect

  2. I’m not seeing the remedy that best describes my pnd. It’s thick in the morning and takes a few times to get it out of my throat. During the day it is just clear and watery. Sometimes it may have a faint color and stickier than other times

  3. Amber Worden says:


    Im a 34 year old female and i have suffered for several years from
    cobblestone throat,
    tonsil stones, and
    ear pain/ inner ear itchiness.
    My throat is scratchy, sometimes sore,
    I sneeze regularly and
    I wake up every morning needing to hawk several times or swallow as i wake up feeling the mucus draining down into my throat.

    This has caused a hoarseness in my voice and has greatly effected my singing voice.

    Prior to these symptoms i lost my voice about 3 to 4x in the same year…(2017) Thats when i noticed all these symptoms started coming.

    I do NOT have a persistant cough, or a regular runny/ stuffy nose.

    I would love to know how to stop this aggitation and hopefully recover my singing voice.

    • Paisley Pryor says:

      This sounds familiar to me. I have similar symptoms but mine is more like chronic laryngitis and it crushes my hooes forever singing, reading aloud or following my ambition to interview people one day.
      I would love to see a response.

    • Suresh Patel says:

      Hello Doctor, I read through all of your PND remedies. Not sure which one is for me. Have had light PND – no colors – for over two years Makes me cough. I wake up every morning needing to hawk several times or swallow as i wake up feeling the mucus draining down into my throat. Should I start Hydrastis 30 C ? Also I am taking Losartan 25 mg and Amlodepine 5 mg and Metforming 500 mg 1 each . Is that okay with Hydrastis ? Please let me know. Thank you for your time

  4. Hi Dr. Dharma,
    My daughter had what the doctor considered a sinus infection and cough due to post nasal drip for two months. She took a round of antibiotics and it cleared up. Her cough is now back. She has no secretions from the nose and she said her nose does not feel stuffed, but she coughs especially at night with a slight sore throat. What would you recommend she take?

  5. Mansur Khan says:

    I have PND issue. It drains both from nose and throat when i wake up and after eating every time and it smelly.

  6. Harwant Deo says:

    Dear Dr. Vikas Sharma ji, Iam writing you from Sweden. Myself , Harwant Deo 71 years old, has had this chronic problem of mucous overproduction for the last ca. 30 years. I have been very thoroughly investigated for this in universty teaching hospital of Lund and Malmö. At least 15-20 times they have conducted Gastroscopi, computer supported swallowing test, PH value test, allergi test and even other E.N.T. investigations and what else not. they have always mentioned the problems as follows;

    1. slight reflux caused by loosened sphincter muscle of stomach and oesophagus
    2. over production of salaiva due to hyperactive salivary glands
    3. sensitivity to some kind of allergens but never could point to what kind
    4. Have injected even some silicon solution in some throat salivery glands which did not help.

    I have to hawk all the time to clean my throat as it is filled with lump of secretion which is;
    1. very very thick, white foamy, smells in throat and very hard to push to throw out lest to fall on my own
    2. Hoarse and irritated throat with pain sometimes
    3. specially at night I have to visit washroom every 2-3 hours which causes utter stress and insufficient
    4. Mucous smells, very bitter and metallic taste, thick and very ropy all the time
    5. dry mouth and often find it difficult to talk, almost imposible to gulp it back to stomach and if I do it
    causes pain in stomach, dry nose canal which I have to lubricate with sesame oil
    spray mixed with mustard oil

    The latest gastroscopy done about one year back by a very specialised gastric center concluded that Sphincter muscle sits at its right place and there is no reflux and I dont need to take Omeprazol

    Later a specialised E.N.T. center check up found out that I have problem with saliva which is very very thick and need to be diluted with more saliva producing tablets. They have even found out that vocal cord left lobes dont close properly.

    Other health problems;
    1. Have been stented for heart problem three times in years 2006, 2007 and 2020
    2. Peripheral poor blood circulation which has led to Raynod`s disease
    3. Enlarged prostate
    4. Seasonal pollen allergy
    5. Extremely sensitive stomach

    I usually get side effects of all the medicines I take
    Medicines which I take;
    Trombyl 75 mg.
    Imdur 30 mg
    Finisteride 5 mg
    Omeprazol 60 mg. sometimes when needed
    Allegra 120 mg during seasonal pollen allergy
    I did not tolerate Beta blockers and statins although my cardiologist tried with many differnet medicines
    Fortnately I dont have high blood pressure or very high level of LDL

    Please suggest me some homeopathic medicine which can cure my mucous problem or at least reduce it to tolerabel level. I dont smoke, no alcohol and can follow any dietry suggestions alongwith medicine.

    Thanking You,
    Harwant Singh Deo
    Klarinettgränden 1C, lgh. nr. 1002
    22468 Lund
    Mobile. +46707101297

  7. Dan Vielhauer says:

    Do any of these pill react to heart medications?

  8. Liza Kitchell says:

    I read through all of your PND remedies. Not sure which one is for me. Have had light PND – no colors – for over two months. Makes me cough. Maybe it’s the cold weather?

    Liza in Somerville Mass

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