Sinus infections are otherwise known as that annoying sickness that plagues your life for days at a time. But there’s a solution, well there has always been a solution. However, there are home remedies that can rid your body of the garbage that is tormenting your sinuses.
There are a number of common symptoms for sinus infections including facial tenderness, pain, pressure, headaches, nasal stiffness, discolored nasal discharge, sore throat, cough, and fever. If you have been experiencing any of these symptoms you may be suffering from a sinus infection.
Here are 4 of the best sinus infection natural treatments. Don’t wait around in doctor’s offices all day waiting to hear what you already know.
Treat your sinuses with this antibiotic, antiviral and anti-inflammatory spice. You may have used this for cooking and what not but you can also use it to clear your sinus infection. Turmeric is very good for congestion because it has an active compound called curcumin that can help heal swelling in your sinus cavity, as well as clear your airways.
Mix turmeric powder in a glass of warm water and gargle it a few times a day for a few days. Or you can try and mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a glass of milk and a little honey, drink this daily for about a week.
Lastly you can make a turmeric smoothie by using 2 pieces of turmeric root and blending it with lemon juice, a tablespoon of honey, a pinch of cayenne pepper, a banana, and a half-cup of water. Once again you must drink this daily until the infection is gone.
You may not have known that onions are a great decongestant, until now. They are great for opening up your sinuses and contain sulfur compounds that fight bacteria and fungi. Chop an onion into small pieces and place them into a pot of water. Let the water boil for 5 minutes and then inhale the vapors for a little while. Then strain the onion liquid and drink it. Do this a few times a day for about a week and your sinuses infection should be gone.
3. Oil of Oregano
This antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal oil has made a name for itself in the health world. Oil of oregano is also recognized as an anti-inflammatory that works great as an antioxidant and immune-booster. Put a couple drops of oil in a half cup of boiling water. Inhale the steam to clear congestion and open your sinuses. Do this every day until the infections goes away. Or you could put a couple drops in a regular glass of water and drink it a few times a day.
In the past I have dropped a few droplets of oil under my tongue, which has worked out very well for my sinus infections. You can use these tricks to avoid unnecessary trips to the doctor, especially if you are busy and don’t have the time.
Our next remedy is very popular in the sinus infection world, and is very useful for removing mucus from nasal passages. Much like onions, horseradish contains sulfur and works as a natural antibiotic. Put freshly grated horseradish in your mouth and keep it there until the flavor dissipates, then swallow. This may seem like a difficult task but it does work very well. Repeat this a few times a day for a week until the infection goes away.
Use any of these sinus infection natural treatments to get rid of infections that have been holding you back.