Sinus infections are quite annoying and painful due to the swelling and accumulated mucus that hampers your breathing. This condition could be triggered by many factors including fungal infection, food allergies, environmental allergies, dental allergies, and flu and cold symptoms. To prevent the symptoms from being more severe, some natural remedies are given to combat them.
1. Make a hot soup by including cayenne, garlic, onion, pepper and horseradish as the ingredients. Each one of these spices has a great property to eliminate excess mucus from your respiratory system. For less-comfortable alternative, mix a full teaspoon of horseradish with lemon juice. This trick will help you eliminating the mucus faster.
2. Apart from putting cayenne into your soup, you can use it alone to relief the sinus infection symptoms. Mix a teaspoon of cayenne pepper into a glass of water, then drink the solution. This works as effective as the horseradish method.
3. Another great remedy for treating sinus infection is by using fresh St. Johns Wort, Stinging Nettle and Plantain. Add one teaspoon of each ingredients into three cups of hot, boiled water. Let steep for 3 to 6 minutes to make a tea. Drink a cup of the tea in the morning and repeat at noon and evening while the remainder still fresh. With some luck, you will not need to follow the instructions on the second day, as the symptoms will be immediately eliminated.
4. Treating sinus infection can also be done by drinking a shot of Noni juice a few times a day. Although does not taste good, Noni juice is a great remedy for the problem. You can find bottled Noni juice at health food store nearby your home.
5. Grapefruit seed extract has powerful properties to combat fungi, bacteria, parasites, microbes and viruses. It is also great for treating sinus infections. Use the extract as a nasal spray (find it easily at drugstores) and you will notice that the symptoms will leave you in no time.
6. Prepare 6 ounces of water and put 1 to 2 teaspoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar into it. To make the solution more digestible, you can add a teaspoon of stevia or raw honey. Drink the concoction three times a day for five consecutive days. The apple cider vinegar is great for mucus congestion, so that it could be eliminated easily.
7. As sinus infection may be triggered by food allergies, steer clear from the triggers such as milk, yoghurt, cheese and ice cream. Avoiding these foods is necessary for faster recovery from the symptoms.