5 Natural Treatments for Sinus Infection

True misery is the pain and swelling caused by sinus inflammation. The bones around the nose, the eyes and the cheeks are lined with membranes that produce mucus, which function to warm and moisten inhaled air, plus to filter out any germs. When congested and unable to drain properly, the mucus continues to accumulate, stagnate and become infected. There are a number of causes for chronic sinus infections:

  • Excessive dairy consumption (cheese, milk, ice cream, yogurt)
  • Environmental allergies
  • Tobacco and pollution irritation
  • Food allergies
  • Dental infection
  • Fungal infection in the sinus cavity
  • Systemic Candida albicans (overgrowth of yeast)
  • Colds and flu symptoms

Typical allopathic treatments for sinus inflammation can include prescription antibiotics, steroids, anti-inflammatories, and in some cases, surgery. In fact it is common for people to be taking five different medications to treat their sinus infection. Even with the medications, relief is minimal until milk, cheese, ice cream, and yogurt are first eliminated from the diet. This will help cut back on the production of mucus and allow the sinuses to clear. There are also herbal and homeopathic remedies, nasal sprays and aromatherapy oils that can help reduce the swelling and speed recovery.
1. Diet:
During infection eat in moderation, with an emphasis on whole grains, beans, lentils, lightly cooked vegetables, soups, and cold-pressed oils. Avoid mucus-forming foods such as, flour products, eggs, chocolate, fried and processed foods, sugar and dairy products. Drink plenty of pure quality water.

2. Herbs:
Include cayenne pepper, garlic, onion, and horseradish in your soups and meals, to help dissolve and eliminate excess mucus. According to the self-care guide, Prescription for Natural Cures, a powerful drainage remedy is to eat a small spoonful of crushed horseradish mixed with lemon juice, but make sure to be near a sink when your nose starts running. Japanese horseradish in the form of Wasabi paste taken with meals can also provide a quick release to the nasal passages. Just remember, “a little dab will do ya.”

3. Neti pot:
Dissolve a teaspoon of sea salt in 2 cups of warm water. Standing over a sink fill the neti pot with one cup of water and place the tip of the spout into one nostril. Tilt your head to the side and allow the water to run out through the opposite nostril. Careful not to tilt your head back and up or the water will reroute down your throat. Refill the neti pot and repeat with the other nostril.

4. Apple cider vinegar:
At the first sign of infection combine 1-2 teaspoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in 6 ounces of water, a teaspoon of raw honey or stevia to sweeten and drink 3 times a day for 5 days. The apple cider vinegar helps to thin congested mucus, so it can be easily eliminated.

5. Grapefruit seed extract (GSE):
This citrus extract is a powerful natural antibiotic and is used to inhibit microbes, parasites, bacteria, viruses and 30 types of fungi including Candida yeast. For sinus infections you can purchase GSE as a nasal spray and use it as an adjunct to your treatment protocol.

Approximately 37 million Americans suffer from chronic sinusitis, many of which can be alleviated with a change of diet and a few natural remedies used as a daily protocol. I have mentioned five treatments that have proven effective in clearing sinus inflammation, but I am aware that there are others. If you have found natural ways to cure or control sinus infections for yourself or family please feel free to share them with Care2 readers in the comment section below. And, as always, many thanks for your contribution.

Related:
How to Neti Effectively
Home Remedies to Soothe Your Cold Symptoms

844 comments

John B
John B11 days ago

I am so glad to be cured from my ALS Disease, that i have suffered for 4years and ever since i have gone to many places to seek a cure but all to no avail. until one beautiful morning when i was checking out possible remedy for my ALS Disease, then i stumbled on a testifier talking about how Dr.Zuku cure him from ALS Disease after reading through the comment, i went ahead and contacted Dr.Zuku and asked for his medicine to cure my ALS Disease, after providing the materials to prepare my cure, he sent it to me through courier service and i received it within 4days and when he instructed me about how to use it and i did, 2 weeks of usage Dr.Zuku told me to go to check my self again, and behold i was negative. Dr .Zuku email drzukuspelltemple@gmail.com Or CALL/Number:+16177296273 contact by his Blogs https://drzukuspelltemple.blogspot.co.ke/ ..

SEND
John B
John B11 days ago

I am so glad to be cured from my ALS Disease, that i have suffered for 4years and ever since i have gone to many places to seek a cure but all to no avail. until one beautiful morning when i was checking out possible remedy for my ALS Disease, then i stumbled on a testifier talking about how Dr.Zuku cure him from ALS Disease after reading through the comment, i went ahead and contacted Dr.Zuku and asked for his medicine to cure my ALS Disease, after providing the materials to prepare my cure, he sent it to me through courier service and i received it within 4days and when he instructed me about how to use it and i did, 2 weeks of usage Dr.Zuku told me to go to check my self again, and behold i was negative. Dr .Zuku email drzukuspelltemple@gmail.com Or CALL/Number:+16177296273 contact by his Blogs https://drzukuspelltemple.blogspot.co.ke/

SEND
Teresa C
Teresa C1 months ago

I am so Happy to be writing this article here, i want to inform the general public how i was cured from herpes virus, I have suffered from herpes virus. I'm Teresa, i just want to use this opportunity to thank Dr Uyi for healing { CURE } me with his herbal medicine from this horrible virus. Dr. Uyi can cure herpes virus (HSV) oral and genital. You can reach doctor Uyi for help to get your health problem solved. The time i was on his medication i learnt that he also have cure to this disease as follow; HIV/AIDS, COXSACKIE, SYPHILIS, ANEMIA, HEPATITIS A, B and C, CANCER, GONORRHEA or any other health problem, contact him Via EMAIL: uyiherbalmedicationcenter@gmail.com or whatsApp/Phone call: +2348077199766.

SEND
Josh M
Josh M1 months ago

My Mom was diagnosed with ALS (Amyltrophic Lateral Sclerosis) also known as MND (Motor-neuron Disease) or Lou Gehrig's disease in November of 2012.  I was told that she had a year to live, no more than two at best.  I believed the doctors for only a short time, then decided that dying of ALS was not acceptable. My Brother, Williams and I, embarked on a journey to heal.  We were introduced to an African herbalist whose herbs caused a turn around in my life. I've been on these African herbal drugs and i'm doing greatly. no more saliva and now i can use my arms and feet. all thanks to Dr.udokaspell@gmail.com the great African Herbalist.....   If I can do it, others can too.

info: Dr.udokaspell@gmail.com

SEND
Jackson A.
Jackson A.1 months ago

God bless Dr. Eddymon for his marvelous work in my life, I was diagnosed of HERPES since 2010 and I was taking my medications, I wasn't satisfied i needed to get the HERPES.out of my system, I searched about some possible cure for HERPES i saw a comment about Dr. Eddymon, how he cured HERPES/HIV with his herbal medicine, I contacted him at his email 'doctoreddymon@gmail.com' and he guided me. I asked for solutions, he started the remedy for my health, he sent me the medicine through UPS SPEED POST. I took the medicine as prescribed by him and 8 days later i was cured from HERPES,thank you doctoreddymon@gmail.com Dr Eddymon ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU SIR
Dr Eddymon has cure for the flowing virus,
1 cancer cure
2 diabetes cure
3 ringing ear
4 herpes cure
5 warts cure
6 HPV cure
7 HIV
7 get your ex back
8 pregnancy herbal medicine
9 prostate enlargement
10 Hepatitis B
11 Genital herpes

SEND
Lynne A
Lynne A1 months ago

Hello everyone, I was infected with the herpes virus and I got cured from the herpes virus few months ago after i contacted Dr Uyi. I saw a post on the internet after i have seek healing for several years from different doctors in California. I sent the Doctor a request for help, just a few email i followed his instruction and he sent me the medication after i paid him. Now i am negative and i referred him to all my friend who had this same sickness and they have gotten their cure too. You can contact him via his email. uyiherbalmedicationcenter@gmail.com or Phone call or whatsAPP: +2348077199766. While i was on his medication i understood that he can also cure HERPES, HIV/AIDS, CANCER, Male/female menopause, Miscarriage, Menstruation problems, PREGNANCY PROBLEM, EPILEPSY, GONORRHEA, LASSA FEVER, OBESITY, KIDNEY FAILURE, HYPERTENSION, FIBROID TUMOR and many more.

Contact him today and get your problem solved.

SEND
Joyce S
Joyce S2 months ago

Am here to appreciate MED LAB for curing my hepatitis b virus. since 5 years now I have been living with this virus and it has been giving me challenges, I was so perplexed cause i have been taking several drugs to be cured but all of my effort was in vain,one morning i was browsing through the internet then i saw several testimonies about MED LAB curing people from Herpes virus, Hepatitis b and others, and immediately i contacted MED LAB email: medlab36@gmail.com i told them about my troubles and they told me that i will be cured, gave me some instructions and which i rightly followed. so they sent medicine for me and i used it just 8 days and everything was like a dream to me and my Hepatitis b virus was totally gone, why don't you contact them today and be free from your diseases because life is so sweet and opportunities are await us. contact via email; medlab36@gmail.com

SEND
Past Member
Past Member 3 months ago

Hello everybody,
I don't just know the reason why some people is finding it difficult to believe that there is a cure for herpes, I have been suffering from herpes since last three years with my boyfriend but today I am happy that am cure from it with the herbal medicine of Dr Aba the great healer,I was browsing the internet searching for help when I came across a testimony shared by someone on how Dr Aba cure his herpes I was so much in need of getting his treatment but after all Dr Aba brought a smile to my face with his herbal medicine. I am so much happy today that we have someone like this great healer out there, so my people out there kindly contact this great healer on his email address: dr.abaherbalhome@gmail.com please sir keep your good work cause there are people out there who is in need of your healing medicine.once more contact him now: dr.abaherbalhome@gmail.com you can call him or whatsApp his number +2348107155060

SEND
 .
.3 months ago

HELLO MY FRIENDS
people help me to thank Dr Destiny who help me with the cure for HIV i was diagnose with HIV for almost 6 years, not until i come across the doctor online who help me with the cure for LUPUS am free from the sickness if you need a cure contact : drdestinyspellhome@gmail.com WHATSAPP : +2348105074556

AND THE DOCTOR CAN ALSO SURE ALLTHIS KIND OF SICKNESS

HERPES
CANCER
ALS
LUPUS

CALL OR WHATSAPP : +2348105074556
EMAIL : drdestinyspellhome@gmail.com

SEND
Richard B
Richard B3 months ago

the post of others gave me hope, so am sharing this also not just to give you hope but a definate solution... my mom who had ALS. I have my mom on the Deanna Protocol and she was also on Rilutek. She was getting so much weaker in her arms. She droped foot and had a hard time getting up. She also coughs alot and had trouble projecting her voice. i was worried ... then i saw a post of someone on internet of how herbs is now the ultimate solution to end ALS, he narrated his whole story on how he meet a herbal doctor from athens and he got his healing as a result of his herbal mixture.his story sounded convincing, so i copied the docter link on his post dr.kpomosa@outlook.com. although i had my doubts , i just had no option than to put my faith in it beacause i cant stand the sight of my mom being sick,to cut the long story short..the dr made me belive that actually herbs are life saver, from nature it self. now am writing this to you with smile on my face my m0m HAS BEEN MADE WHOLE...dont give up the fight, if herb could have cured my mom trust me it WILL cure that ALS or any disease you could think of....thank God for herbs indeed. So if you reading this, I would appreciate if you take a step of faith, try herbs am sure you wont regret it..i would recommend this doctor, not just because his herbs are authentic but he has a good sence of humor, he make you feel like you had a section with an Angel
reach him you would be glad you did.. dr.kpomosa@outlook.com
Thank you and

SEND