Sinusitis, known as a sinus infection, is inflammation of the sinuses. Its symptoms include thick nasal mucous, a clogged nose, pain and may be other symptoms like headaches, fever, and poor sense of smell, cough, and sore throat. In most cases is sinusitis caused by viruses or bacteria and usually is treated with amoxicillin (tetracycline in those who are allergic to penicillin). To cure the condition and prevent recurrence you use apple cider vinegar home remedy.
Before presenting how apple cider vinegar treats sinus infection, we will introduce you with some of health benefits of apple cider vinegar:
Antibacterial and antifungal properties
There are different apple cider vinegar home remedies for sinus infection. The simplest is to mix water and apple cider vinegar, or you can also add other ingredients in order to improve its efficiency.
Apple Cider Vinegar Clears the Sinus Cavities
Numerous nutrients are included in apple cider vinegar, such as: vitamins A, B1, B2, E, calcium and magnesium. All these vitamins reduce the symptoms of the infection.
Apple cider vinegar also thin out the mucus accumulated in the sinus cavity, so it will help you breathe easier.
Here we present you some of the best homemade apple cider vinegar remedies that will help you with sinus infection:
Consuming apple cider vinegar
If you take a tablespoon of ACV three times a day, it is simplest way to stop infection and prevent from recurrence.
Apple cider vinegar drink
Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and eight oz. of water well, or bigger amount by mixing ¾ of a cup of apple cider vinegar and 16 oz., and drink the mixture solution throughout the day to prevent the infection.
An another solution to relieve the pain is gargling.
Apple cider vinegar steam
Apple cider vinegar steam antibacterial and antifungal properties eliminate all bacteria and clear the nasal passage. See below how to prepare it:
- Half a cup of water
- Half a cup of ACV
- A towel and sauce pan
Heat the mixed the apple cider vinegar and water for a couple of minutes. Put your face (with towel over your head) over it and breathe in the steam. You have to do it few times a day, every day in order to get better results.
Apple cider vinegar and honey drink
Two amazing ingredients Honey and ACV will stop and prevent the infection. Honey and ACV, both have strong antibacterial properties and can reduce inflammation in your throat. Honey also improve immune system and prevent any infection.
- 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 8 oz. of warm water
To prepare it in a glass of warm water, you have to mix the apple cider vinegar and honey. Drink the mixed solution to relieve congestion in the sinus..
Apple cider vinegar-decongestant remedy
Combination of apple cider vinegar, honey, and cayenne pepper, ginger and lemon juice is a very effective decongestant. It clean mucus from nasal passage and make breathe easier.
An active compound in Cayenne pepper will open up airways and reduce inflammation.
As it is known that honey is a strong antibacterial agent, it will eliminate the bacteria and prevent it to occurred again.
Because Lemon juice has huge amount Vitamin C, it fights and cures infection.
Ginger is also rich in huge anti-inflammatory compounds such as zingiberene, shogaol and gingerol
- 3 tablespoons of raw honey
- ¼ of a cup of apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 a teaspoon of powdered ginger
- 1/2a teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- ¼ of lemon juice
Cook couple of minute mixture of ACV and lemon juice in a pot, on low heat and then add the other ingredients. When it is cooled, store it in a glass jar. It is recommended to keep it in dark and cool place. To cure and prevent the sinus infection you have to take 1-2 tablespoons a day.
Note: To make mixture stronger you can add a pinch of turmeric
Apple cider vinegar rinse
Rinse will eliminate the mucus and cleans clogged nasal passage. Effective antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties of apple cider vinegar will reduce mucus completely and prevent the infection.
- 2 tablespoons of ACV
- One cup of warm water
Put a tablespoon of mixed well two ingredients in your palm. Suck mixture with one nostril and quickly put your head back to allow it to pass through your nose and throat, and then repeat it with other nostril. To achieve best results, you have to repeat process two times a day.
Note: use always organic apple cider vinegar with “mother” substance on at the bottom of the bottle.
To treat and prevent sinus infections and relieve the symptoms, you have to use remedies shown above.
You have to keep yourself hydrated to help you easier to fight bacteria and mucus. , Eat foods rich in vitamin A, that will strengthen your immune system and dealing with the infection.
Warm compresses over your face every day will destroy mucus and relieve the pain, headache and facial soreness. Caffeinated drinks you have to avoid as we know that they can dehydrate you. To avoid also cold drinks and foods. You have also avoided dairy products when you have sinusitis, they can cause phlegm.
You have to consult with a doctor before starting, but if after using these remedies you still have infection, go to your doctor immediately.