Sinuses are cavities filled with air and they are located on both sides of the nose. Sometimes, because of a cold, allergy or a bacterial infection, they may become infected or clogged. As a result, one experiences headaches, snores or cannot breathe normally. In more severe cases, this infection may even cause brain fever or meningitis.
Acute sinus infections last around 4 weeks or less whereas chronic ones last for 8 or more weeks. A recurrent infection is when the attacks happen several times per year. Luckily, there are specific DIY cures that can help alleviate the infection.
This being said, in today’s article, we will present one such potent DIY remedy for which you just need a couple of simple, all-natural, and potent ingredients. Continue reading the article to learn how to prepare it…
DIY Cure for Sinus Infections
You will need the following ingredients:
A small cup of honey, organic
A small cup of lemon juice, freshly-squeezed
5 radishes, chopped
A small red onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
Preparation: Add all of the ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed for a minute. Once you get a homogeneous mixture, turn off the blender. Transfer the content into a jar and close it. Put it in the fridge to cool down and keep it there.
Use: If you are an adult, you can take 2 tbsp per day or more if you feel the need. For children, do not give more than a tbsp on a daily basis.
Other Beneficial Tips to Tackle Sinus Infections Easier
- Keep the body hydrated by drinking homemade juices, tea, water, lemonade, and orange juice
- Stay away from caffeine, alcohol, and cigarettes- they can dehydrate you
- Consume cayenne pepper to help dissolve the clogged mucus as well as turmeric to loosen the clogged mucus, but also to reduce the pressure and feel better
- Do not forget about good old soup to alleviate congestion- whether it is chicken or veggie soup with fresh herbs, it is always a good idea when struggling with a sinus infection
- Try nasal or saline irrigation or gently flushing the nasal passages with a saline solution, i.e. half a tsp of salt and half a cup of lukewarm water mixed in a squeeze bottle. Put 5 drops in one nostril and tilt your head so that it goes out from the other nostril. Repeat the same with the other nostril. This method helps eliminate bacteria and irritants too
- Try steam inhalation by mixing water and essential oils like peppermint and eucalyptus