Nosebleed, also known as Epistaxis, is a common ailment that is found in children and adults alike. The delicate lining of the nose contains various tiny blood vessels which can rupture easily and result into nosebleed. Nose bleeding often is not very serious, but it can be embarrassing and annoying, which can be handled fairly and easily at home with simple first aid measures. Repeated nose bleeding is harmful and should be given immediate attention. Though a not-so-serious situation, it can be life threatening at times, especially in case of older people.

Types of Nosebleeds

They are divided into two types:
  • The anterior nosebleeds (front of the nose)
  • Posterior nosebleeds (back of the nose).
The most common kind of nosebleed is an anterior nosebleed, which comes from the front of the nose. Capillaries, or very small blood vessels, inside the nose may break and bleed, causing this type of nosebleed. The most common cause of anterior nosebleeds is dry air. A dry and cold climate or heated indoor air irritates and dries out nasal membranes, causing crusts that may itch and then bleed when scratched or picked.
A posterior nosebleed comes from the deepest part of the nose. Blood flows down the back of the throat even if the person is sitting or standing. Kids rarely have posterior nosebleeds, which occur more often in older adults, those with high blood pressure, and people who have had nose or face injuries.

Common Causes of Nose bleed

  • Nose picking
  • Nose injury
  • Nasal tumor
  • Low levels of vitamin K
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Excessive smoking
  • Intake of alcoholic drinks
  • High Blood pressure
  • Dry Climate
  • In summers, extreme heat
  • Allergies
  • Nasal infection
  • Use of blood thinning medications
  • Excessive use of nasal decongestants
  • Excessive use of cocaine
There are various natural home remedies for nose bleeds which are simple to follow and can be tried at home easily. Some of the common natural home remedies for bleeding from nose are:


1.Fuller’s Earth, Rose water

Soak 1 tbsp of Fuller’s Earth powder in 1 cup of Rose water or plain water overnight. Next morning stir well and filter the water to drink. Do it regularly for one week. This treatment will provide long term relief from chronic nose bleeding completely.

2.Banana tree leaves, Sugar candy

Make a paste of 2 gm of young tender leaves of Banana tree and mix with 20 gm of Sugar candy and 250 ml of water. Take this mixture once a day regularly to control chronic bleeding from nose.

3.Red sandalwood, Cobra’s saffron, Liquorice

Make a fine powder of liquorice, red sandalwood and cobra’s saffron (naagakesara) in equal parts. Take 3 gm along with a glass of lukewarm milk. It acts as good styptics.

4.Sweet preserve of Rose petals

Gulkand or rose petal jam is a delicious delicacy. Gulqand is a sweet preserve of rose petals. Taking one teaspoon Gulqand twice a day prevents the problem of nose bleeding.

5.Sacred fig tree fruit

You can eat sacred fig tree (peepal) ripe fruit along with honey or jaggery to check bleeding.

6.Dried Carrots, Sandal wood syrup

Consuming 2 tsp grated and dried Carrots along with Sandal wood syrup for one week cures nose bleeding.

7.Dried Coconut

Soak a 2 inch dried Coconut piece in a clay bowel overnight and eat it for one week on an empty stomach helps getting rid of nosebleed.

8.Ash Gourd juice

Drinking a glass of fresh Ash Gourd (Petha) juice daily keeps the body cool and stops nose bleeding.

9.Dried Figs

Soak 2 dried Figs in ½ cup of water overnight. Eating them along with soaked water in the morning helps to overcome nose bleeding problem.

10.Grapes juice, Honey

Grapes are very beneficial in all types of bleeding problems. Consume grapes juice along with little honey to get rid of nose bleeding. Putting some drops of Grapes juice into the each nostril very effective in nose bleed.

11.Cow’s Ghee and Milk

Drinking a cup of hot cow’s milk with a tsp of pure Clarified unsalted butter (Cow’s Ghee) helps to stop nose bleeding.

12.Dhub /Bermuda grass, Sugar candy

Dhub Grass is a wonder grass. It should be picked fresh and prepare juice. To 50 ml of Bermuda grass/Dhub Grass juice add Sugar/Rock candy (or unrefined sugar) to taste and drink, it stops nose bleeding. Also drip10 drops of Dhub Grass/ Bermuda grass juice into each nostril. The patient should deeply inhale the drops.

13.Emblica gooseberry Murabba

Use of Emblica gooseberry (Amla) is a good remedy to cure nose bleeding. Make a habit to eat an Emblica Gooseberry Murabba on an empty stomach for those who are patients of nose bleed. Gooseberries juice put in the nostrils is also helpful to stop nose bleeding. Alternately soak 20 gm of deseeded dried Gooseberry in a cup of water overnight and strain in the morning. Drink this water and the remaining material should be grinded to a paste form and be applied over palate and forehead.

14.Raw Peanuts

Regular nosebleeds can occur from lack of vitamin K. Eating raw peanuts can fix this.

15.Nettles Leaf Tea

It is a preventative treatment for nosebleeds as it will help strengthen capillaries and is beneficial for treating allergies.  Take  ½ cup of tea 3 times a day until nosebleeds subside.


1.Camphor, Vinegar

Boil ¼ tsp Camphor in ¼ cup Vinegar for one minute let it cool to drip into each nostril. Within few minutes nose bleed will stop.

2.Alum, Camphor, Oak apple

Make a fine powder of Alum, camphor and oak-galls/oak apple in equal quantities. Take some powder mix in a little water filter and drip in small doses into the nostril from where the blood is oozing.

3.Pomegranate juice, Pomegranate flower

Drips 4 drops of Pomegranate juice in each nostril it stops bleed immediately. Similarly, the patient should deeply inhale 10 drops (in each nostril) of the juice prepared from the pomegranate flowers help to overcome nose bleeding. Or make a fine powder of dried pomegranate flowers and use it as snuff.

4.Camphor, Coriander juice

Dissolve ¼ tsp Camphor powder in ¼ cup juice of fresh Coriander leaves, drop into the each nostril, stops the bleeding quickly.

5.Basil juice, Honey

Extract the juice from some Basil leaves. Put 2-3 drops in each nostril. This stops the nose bleeding. Consuming Basil juice mixed with Honey will also help and provide extra strength to the body.

6.Neem juice

Roast some leaves of Neem (Azadirachtin) put on your head very helpful to stop nose bleed. Putting Neem juice drops in the nostrils, helps to stop nose bleeding.

7.Onion juice

Dripping the juice of fresh onion in the nasal chambers helps to stop nose bleeding.

8.Lemon juice, Water

One of the efficient home remedies for nose bleeds is the use of lemon juice. Add 3 tsp Water in 1 tea spoon Lemon juice and put drops into the nasal chambers.

9.Fresh Coriander juice

Juice of fresh coriander leaves can be used as nasal drops. Also the patient should be made to inhale the aroma of fresh coriander leaves.

10.Castor oil, Vitamin E

Putting a few drops of castor oil, vitamin E or zinc oxide in your nose each day will prevent recurring nosebleeds.


Dip a cotton bud in rosewater and dab it on to the inside of your nostrils to stop the bleeding.

12.Black gram paste

Black gram (Urad dal) grinded with water and this paste applied on the forehead helps to stop nose bleeding.

13.Alum, Cow‘s ghee

Mix ¼ tsp fine powder of alum with 2 tbs melted pure cow‘s ghee, instilled in the form of nasal drops, will stop bleeding.

14.Goldenseal Decoction

Goldenseal is very effective herb in treating bleeding from nose. To make a decoction, add 1 tsp of Goldenseal herb in a pint of water.  Now boil this solution and then allow it to cool down. When it gets cool snuff a little into your nostrils. Do this several times during the day to prevent recurrence.

15.Nettle leaves juice

Rub and then squeeze some nettle leaves. Now take a cotton ball and soak it with the juice of nettle leaves. Put this cotton ball for 3-5 minutes into the nostril. It is effectual for curing nose bleeding.

16.Apple cider vinegar, White vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is also very useful in stopping the nose bleed. It helps the blood to congeal and will bring the bleeding to a stop. Similarly White vinegar safeguards the body from loss of blood. The acid of the vinegar will gently cauterize the inside of the nose and stop the bleeding. Dip a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar or white vinegar and plug it in the nostril that's bleeding.


1.Ice pack/Cold compress

Apply an ice pack or cold compress on head and across Nose Bridge for at least 5 to 10 minutes.  This will help constrict blood vessels and reduce the bleeding and swelling of your nose. An ice pack or cold compress on the back of the neck is another remedy. Pressure on the back of the neck restricts flow of blood to the head.

2.Wet Towel

Placing a wet towel on the head has been found to be very beneficial in curing nose bleeding.

3.Running Cold Water

Nose bleeds should raise hands immediately and run cold water over nose bleeds’ head.

4.Pressing Brown paper bag between Lips and Gum

Rip off a small piece of a brown paper bag (grocery store variety) Place it under your upper lip - on the gum - just above your front teeth. And press after about 1 or 2 minutes (or less) your nose will just stop bleeding. Variations of this remedy are to place a rolled up piece of a brown paper bag, paper towel or gauze, a dime, or a tree leaf in the same position. There is a blood vessel that runs under the upper lip, and these techniques cut down the blood flow and allow the blood to clot.

5.Stop Breathing, Possible chair

Sit upright in a chair and stay as quiet as possible. Stop breathing as you can nose bleeding stop fast next place your head between your legs. Keep the pressure there for about 5-10 mins and it should clot right up. Do NOT blow your nose. This will blow the clot out and make it start bleeding again.

6.Limit Blood Thinners

Aspirin, vitamin E, Commanding, heparin, garlic, ginger and ginseng are blood thinners. If you must use blood thinners, inform your doctor if you get frequent nosebleeds.

7.Check the Humidity

Low humidity is a common cause of nosebleeds. If you are prone to nosebleeds, check the humidity in your house, and increase it to the normal range. Humidify your home, especially the bedrooms. Keep the heat low (60-64 degrees) in your bedroom. Cooler air does not dry out the nasal passages.

8.Keep Nostrils Moist

Take a shower and breathe deeply to get moisture into your nose. A saline solution spray will also help. Drink plenty of water. And apply a light coating of a moisturizing ointment, such as Vaseline, to the inside of your nose.

9.Do not Lie down or Tilt the Head back

Do NOT lie down or tilt the head back, as this makes the blood go down your throat and you may swallow it. Swallowed blood can irritate your stomach and cause vomiting. And vomiting may make the bleeding worse or cause it to start again. Spit out any blood that gathers in your mouth and throat rather than swallowing it.

10.Pinch and Press

One of the effective home remedies for nose bleeds is to pinch your nose firmly for 10 minutes at the bridge region. Use your thumb and forefinger to firmly pinch the soft part of your nose shut. The nose consists of a hard, bony part and a softer part made of cartilage. Nosebleeds usually occur in the soft part of the nose. Breathe through your mouth.

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