Many of you have probably experienced a sinus infection. For those of you who do not know what it is, it is an inflammation of the membrane and the tissue. Often, this inflammation causes fevers, headaches, and pain in the face.
Luckily, many natural remedies can help you out with the treatment. These remedies clean the sinuses; kill the microbes that cause your health issues.
A chronic sinusitis lasts for about twelve weeks, or if it is not treated, it may last longer. And, an acute sinusitis lasts for about four weeks.
Viruses and bacteria are usually the cause of infection of the sinuses which is the air space between the bones in the cheeks, in the area between the eyes, and the forehead. The symptoms are painful or irritation in these cavities, as well as thick mucus which causes a blockage.
Since antibiotics cause a lot of side effects, they are not the best treatment for sinusitis. You should give your body the proper food that will help it treat itself. You should know that antibiotics do not help if the sinusitis is a result of a virus infection.
How Does This Treatment Work?
You know about the many usages of apple cider vinegar, it may be one of the best natural treatments for many health problems. It has minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, as well as malic acids that help in killing off bacteria.
It binds to the pathogens, and the body is able to remove them more effectively. Also, this treatment is useful for fighting fungal, viral, as well as Candidiasis.
Use unfiltered, raw, unpasteurized, and organic ACV to get all of the benefits it offers. The natural apple cider vinegar is mostly not clear, and on the bottom of the container can be seen sediment parts, and they represent the “mother.”
If you take ACV through your mouth, it will clear your airways and break up the mucus, and its antibacterial features will kill the bacteria that has been causing you problems.
When you do not have any mucus and nasal congestion, apple cider vinegar provides your body with its nutrients which give support and strength to your immune system. This way, the infection is prevented from becoming worse than it was.
Even though ACV is acidic, it has enough electrolytes that will help you balance the pH levels in your body, and it will lower the acidity. Bacteria and viruses like an acidic environment, and when you alkalize your body, the microbes would be prevented from multiplying.
Now it is clear why taking one or two tbsps. of apple cider vinegar each day helps you to keep the microbes away.
What is Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper has an active component named capsaicin which is the reason why the pepper is hot. For a long time now, cayenne pepper has been used to kill pain and lower nasal congestion.
Below we offer you several ways to use pepper in order to treat sinus infection:
- A Capsinol nasal spray that contains capsaicin.
- Make a mixture of a cup of boiled water and half a spoon of pepper, and drink it for a couple of days till you feel better.
- Put a little bit pepper on a spoon and sniff it. This will help to clear your airways.
You probably wonder how this works. When you take cayenne pepper, your vessels are dilated, and the mucus is broken down.
Meanwhile, it eases your facial pain, lowers the inflammation, improves your circulation, and it has a role of an antibacterial agent. As you can see, cayenne pepper has many benefits that can help you prevent and ease the sinusitis symptoms.
ACV Beverage for Sinuses
For this remedy you will need the following ingredients:
*One glass of lukewarm water
*Two tbsps. of ACV
*One tsp. of raw honey
*The basic ingredient – A little bit of cayenne pepper (amount you can tolerate)
*Juice of one lemon
(You can purchase ACV in powder form, but liquid form is more effective.)
How to make it?
Make a mixture of all of the ingredients in one glass. Consume this remedy when it is warm until you feel better. Also, this mixture when used without honey may help you gargle and recover faster.
Moreover, every portion of this remedy relieves the symptoms for a few hours. The best and safest amount is one or two cups per day. You will be able to feel a difference only after a few minutes.
Depending on the seriousness of your sinusitis, you can slowly increase the dosage. Besides breaking down the mucus, this beverage is healing as well. By consuming it every day, you may feel the sinusitis going away.
When you feel better, you can remove the cayenne pepper and consume just one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with water per day. The most important ingredient is the cayenne pepper because it makes this beverage powerful.
If you do not like its hotness, even a little bit of the pepper will be helpful.
One woman that has gone through a sinus surgery has taken a medication that alleviated her pain. But, when she used the medication more than she should have, she could no longer consume it.