4 Home Remedies to Quickly Get Rid of Sinus Infections
Posted on September 24 2015
Get rid of sinus infections
Viruses, bacteria and allergies may lead to inflammation of the cavities around the nasal passages. This condition is called sinusitis or sinus infection.
Most common symptoms for sinus infections:
- Sore throat
- Facial tenderness
- Discolored nasal discharge
- Nasal stiffness
The good news is that you don’t have to visit a doctor because these are the 4 best home remedies to get rid of sinus infections and you may be already familiar with.
Due to its antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties, oregano oil is considered as very powerful agent that boost the immune system and acts as an antioxidant.
Place a couple of drops of oregano oil in boiling water and stand over the pot to breath the steam. Also, you can add a couple of drops in a glass of water and consume this drink several times a day.
Another way to get rid of sinus infections by using oregano oil is to drop few droplets of oregano oil under your tongue. All treatments that we mentioned are safe natural home remedies that treat sinus infections effectively.
Did you know that the spice you used for culinary purposes can also be used to get rid of sinus infections? Turmeric, also like the oregano oil, has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties and the compound called curcumin found in it make the turmeric effective treatment in treating sinus infections. This compound heals the sinus cavity and clears your airways.
Mix a tablespoon of turmeric powder with a glass of milk and a little honey. Drink it once a day within a week. You can also try to mix turmeric powder in a glass of warm water and gargle it several times a day.
How to make a turmeric smoothie?
Mix 2 pieces of turmeric root and banana, lemon juice, tbsp of honey, a half cup of water and a pinch of cayenne pepper in a blender. Consume it once a day until the infection is gone.
This perennial plant rich in sulfur is very popular and helpful remedy in removing the mucus from the nasal passages and also acts as a natural antibiotic.
Put a freshly grated horseradish in your mouth and swallow it after it loses its flavor. Repeat the treatment several times a day until you get rid of the annoying infection.
When it comes to opening up the sinuses, onions are very helpful in it and are considered as great decongestant. They contain great amount of sulfur that fights fungi and bacteria.
Chop an onion into small pieces and put it a pot with boiling water. Inhale the odors for a while and then strain the liquid and drink it. With regular consumption of this drink you can get rid of sinus infections once and for all.