Home remedies for sinus infection do work for some people some of the time; there is no doubt about it. Since most sinus problems involve nasal congestion it’s hardly surprising that some of the remedies involve inhaling steam or vapor with a vaporizer or, if you do it the old fashioned way, sitting at the kitchen table with you head over a steaming bowl full of your grandmother’s legendary sinus remedy with a towel over your head. But strange as it may seem not many sinusitis home remedies do involve inhaling steam, let’s have a look at some favorites. Since we’ve already mentioned steam we may as well start there.
Home sinusitis remedy using steam
Inhaling steam from a vaporizer or bowl (as described above) helps thin the mucus helping it drain naturally which in itself will unblock the nasal passages. Adding a few drops of eucalyptus oil can increase the effectiveness of this remedy.
Cider vinegar as a sinus remedy
Another favorite home treatment is a drinking a tablespoon full of cider vinegar in a glass of water once or twice a day. It should ideally be taken on an empty stomach and really acts more like a tonic giving your body what it needs to fight off the infection naturally. Although cider vinegar is in its self acid, after digestion it actually helps the blood maintain an ideal mildly alkaline state. The advantages of maintaining the correct acid/alkaline blood level cannot be overstated, and the benefits are said to include lowering blood pressure, increasing energy levels and natural weight loss. You can find a wealth of free information at acidalkalinediet.com.
Home sinusitis remedy using garlic
For much garlic is the home treatment of choice when looking for a natural a sinus infection remedy. The garlic can be crushed and added to hot water and the steam inhaled as described above, or you can increase the use of garlic in your diet, again garlic is very alkaline and the benefits may well be connected with the acid/alkaline level in your blood. When the pH level is correct your body’s immune system can really get on with its work.
Home sinus treatment using salty water
Mix 1 teaspoon of table salt in a cup of warm water and use it to flush out the sticky mucus that is causing the blockage, using a shot glass, tilt your head back, close one nostril with your thumb and sniff the solution with the open nostril. Then gently blow your nose. Repeat on the other side. While the water doesn’t get into the upper sinus cavities, if the lower cavities are free then drainage can happen naturally.
These are just a few home sinus treatments, if you have had success with a treatment that I haven’t mentioned please leave a comment and share it with us.