The sinusitis is a condition where the sinuses inflame and swell causing clogs, nasal congestion and people. The pressure occurs around the nose and eyes, followed by headaches and thick yellow discharge from the nose.
The medications usually work temporarily. You can read here how to use the apple cider vinegar to prevent this from happening and cure the condition.
Read here about the health benefits from the apple cider vinegar.
- clears the sinus cavities – thanks to the vitamins A, B1,B2,E, calcium and magnesium in the apple cider vinegar the symptoms of infection are reduced.
- thins the mucus- the ACV can help you breathe easier.
- prevents bacterial growth- it can prevent infections and eliminate bacteria
- antibacterial and antifungal properties- by mixing ACV and water you can improve and cure the sinus infection.
Here are some homemade remedies with the apple cider vinegar for treating sinus infections:
- Consuming apple cider vinegar
you can consume ACV three times a day to stop an infection and prevent it
- apple cider vinegar drink
mix two tablespoons ACV and eight oz water. Drink this mixture and prevent an infection. You can also mix ¾ cup of ACV and 16oz water for consuming during the day.
- gargling the solution
- ACV steam
clear the nasal passage and eliminate the bacteria by preparing a simple remedy. You need:
- half a cup water
- half a cup ACV
The preparation is simple: Mix the water and the vinegar in a saucepan and heat them for few minutes. When it starts to boil, place a towel over your head and breathe the steam few times a day.
- Apple cider vinegar and honey
the antibacterial properties from both the vinegar and honey will reduce the irritation and the inflammation in the throat. You will need:
- 2 tablespoons ACV
- tablespoon honey
- 8 oz warm water
Preparation: in the glass of water add the vinegar and the honey. Mix it and consume it to relieve sinus congestion.
- ACV decongestant
the combination is from ACV, cayenne pepper, honey, lemon juice and ginger. The capsaicin in the cayenne pepper will open the airways and reduce the inflammation.
the honey will eliminate the bacteria causing the infection.
the lemon juice will fight the infection with the help of Vitamin C.
ginger will clear the infection with its compounds the zingiberene, gingerol and shogaol.
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- half a teaspoon cayenne pepper
- half a teaspoon powdered ginger
- 3 tablespoons raw honey
- ¼ lemon juice.
Mix the lemon juice and ACV in a pot and place it on low heat for few minutes. Add the other ingredients. Cool the mixture and store in a glass jar in a dark and cool place. Consume 1-2 tablespoons every day.
- Apple cider vinegar rinse
You will eliminate the mucus and unclog the cavities.
Needed ingredients: 2 tablespoons ACV and a cup of warm water.
The preparation is simple. Mix the ingredients and place it in your palm. Suck the mixture with one nostril, placing the head back so it will move down to the nose and throat. You can repeat the process with the other nostril. Repeat this twice a day.
You need to use organic ACV to get the best results.
You can use the ACV for treating and preventing sinus infections followed by coughing, sneezing, sore throat and fatigue.
You should also stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. The food is important too, so you need to eat food rich in vitamin A to strengthen the immune system. Get plenty of rest as well.
You can place warm compresses over the face to break up the mucus and alleviate the pain and headaches. The dairy products also can be a problem because they can cause phlegm.
If the infection isn’t cured after few ACV remedies you need to consult the doctor. Make sure you consult your doctor if pregnant or using other medications.