Have you ever wonder how using home remedies for your sinuses can eliminate some of your sinus discomfort?
Home remedy is a word used for treatment that employs certain spices, vegetables and other common things to cure a disease or illness and to provide some relief.
These are usually some of the things that you can find in the home such as salt solution to use as gargle for inflamed sore throat, honey for infection, oatmeal for skin disorder and many other natural altenatives.
They may or may not contain any medicinal properties or any scientific studies. Most of the home remedies that we used are passed down from one generation to another simply because it works.
One of the most popular home remedy that have been used to relief the common cold is the chicken soup. It is one of my favorite remedy when I come down with the cold and also during the winter months.
The types of home remedies which I am going to share with you are things which you can use or do in the home to achieve some relief.
Remember, home remedies are not instant cure but they can provide some relief for now and prevent future problems.
So what are some of the things which you can find in your pantry?
Salt, especially sea salt can be use to make sinus rinse to clear your congested sinus cavities, loosen mucus and stop infection. You can also use this solution as mention above to treat your sore throat.
My neighbor stands by this effective sinus home remedy that works to relief her congestion.
She cracked many black pepper cones, place them on her palm and mixed with 3 drops of sesame oil. The mixture was then applied just beneath her nose. The spicy aroma allows her to start sneezing, loosen her mucus and clear her sinuses.
Another pleasant way to take black pepper is to add heaps of them into your chicken soup.
Here's what you can do if you hate taking black pepper. Crack a handful of cones, place them in the oil burner dish with water and start heating them.
When the water starts to warm up, inhale the fumes this will open your clog sinuses making it easy for you to breathe.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This acidic liquid possesses heaps of antimicrobial properties to kill bacteria to help you fight sinus infection.
To do this, you mix 1-2 teaspoon of cider vinegar in a glass of warm water and use as a rinse to wash your sinus cavities.
You can also add about 2-3 teaspoon into a bowl of warm water and inhale the steam.
If you can't find apple cider vinegar in your pantry, you can always use vinegar.
Garlic is a natural antibiotic and has a natural ability to detoxify and protects your body against virus infection. Some people eat whole garlic to fight their cold symptoms. If you dislike the smell of garlic in your breath, the good news is they are also available as tablets.
Ginger with its active component Gingerol is good for your infected sinuses. Lightly crush the roots and add them into hot water to make ginger tea. The spicy aroma of this tea will definitely warm up your nasal passage and aid sinus drainage.
If you dislike ginger tea, you can apply ginger compress over your cheek, eyes and sinus areas for 10-15 minutes to help reduce facial pain and pressure and inflammation.
Vaporub has been used for years to overcome the discomfort of sinus congestion. It is one of grandma's remedy to decongest the sinuses. You can either apply gently just beneath your nose or place a teaspoon of the sticky stuff into a bowl of warm water and inhale the steam.
Honey and Lemon
Honey has an antimicrobial properties and it is beneficial to your sinus infections. A warm mixture of honey and lemon drink help to thin the mucus making it easy to drain.
The rich source of Vitamin C in the lemon provides extra support to your weak immune system and the antimicrobial properties of the honey helps to fight infection.
Drink Hot Fluid
Drinking hot fluid such as tea especially herbal teas can improve your lymphatic vessels and thin down the mucus making them easy to blow out.
Warm face towel can help to reduce the facial pain associated with sinusitis. To warm the towel, place it in a steamer and add a few drops of Eucalyptus oil into the hot water and steam the towel for about 1-2 minutes.
If you are slightly creative you can also add herbs such as peppermint to the steaming water to release the oil to enhance the effectiveness of these treatments.
Once you are done with this step, you simply let the towel cool slightly and place it over your nose, cheek and eye to reduce any pain and pressure.
There you have it, I encourage you to try at least one or two home remedies for your sinuses mentioned and I am sure you will find one that works really well for your sinus problems.