Sunday, December 8, 2013

Natural Cures For Sinus Infections

A sinus infections (sinusitis) can be a miserable condition with symptoms of headaches and facial pressure in the eyes and sinus area. Cough, fever and congestion may accompany the list of symptoms as well. Antibiotics may not always cure sinus infections, especially if it is a reoccurring condition. There are some natural cures that have proven helpful to sinus infection sufferers. But, start with the basics and eliminate any mucus forming foods in your diet, such as milk, cheese and wheat.

Grapefruit Seed Extract

This extract is very effective in relieving the symptoms of a sinus infection. Always take the grapefruit seed extract with meals so that your stomach won't get upset.


If your infection includes an abundance of mucus, take potassium supplements to dry it up.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar thins the mucus, allowing you to blow it out. Sip on a 16 oz. glass of water with 2 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar mixed in, once in the morning and once in the afternoon.

Oil Pulling

For a quick fix to alleviate congestion try this Indian remedy. Using either sesame, sunflower or extra virgin olive oil, in the morning before eating. Take 1 tbsp. and chomp and chew it through your teeth for at least 10 minutes. Do not swallow, but spit it out. This is also very good for the teeth and the gums.


To break up congestion, stand in the shower for 10 minutes allowing the steam to work while you run the hot water over your face at intervals.

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