Remedies for Sinus Infection

The empty space that surrounds the area around the eyes nose and cheeks is called sinus. When inflammation occurs in these areas, acute pain is caused. This is what is known as sinusitis infection. The reasons behind the occurrence of this infection are – common cold; flu, congestion of nose; throat infection; chest infection. So with the increase in side effects after the consumption of allopathic medicine, more and more people are switching over to homemade remedies for various infections. The homemade solutions for sinusitis infection are categorized under two parts. Diet and cure.

Diets for Sinusitis cure are –

  • Try including as much vitamin C as possible in your diet. It works wonder against sinusitis infection. Fruits and vegetables like strawberry, gooseberry, broccoli and cauliflower work wonders. It should be a part of your daily diet. Lemons and lemonades help get rid of sore throat. Lemon flavoured green tea also works wonders.
  • Mangoes should be a part of your daily diet as well. They are rich in vitamin A and help in getting rid of various infections. Other food items rich in vitamin A are – green leafy vegetables, yoghurt, papaya, pumpkin and tomatoes.
  • Make a concoction of a few tulsi leaves, pudina leaves, 1 elaichi and half a spoon of sugar. Add a cup full of water to it and bring it to boil. When the mixture becomes thick, remove it from the gas. Drink it like tea daily. This will help you get rid of sinusitis. For people who are diabetic, they can avoid sugar.

Homemade recipes for sinusitis cure are –

  • Roast ajwain seeds and put it in a piece of cloth. Rub it across your chest and then keep it near your chest. This generates heat.
  • Ginger is known for its medicinal values. Extract the juice of raw ginger and consume 1-2 spoons of it daily. It will help get rid of sinusitis.
  • Take 5-6 seeds of garlic and soak it in water for round 30 minutes. After it becomes soft, make a paste out of it and inhale the strong smell of it. This helps in getting rid of the mucus that gets accumulated near in the nose and causes trouble while breathing.
  • Boil 2-3 teaspoons of fenugreek (methi) seeds in water till the water gets halved. Then strain the water and drink it like tea. This has to be done daily. It works wonder for people who suffer from chronic sinusitis problem.
  • Soak cinnamon seeds in water for a while and then apply it on the forehead and nose region. This will help in curing sinus.
  • When the sinus pain starts, it is advisable to immediately eat a jalapeno pepper. This will help get rid of the main within seconds.
  • Pepper mint acts as a decongestant. So mixing pepper mint in water and taking a steam inhalation of the same will help to unclog the nose and the forehead.
  • A mixture made of dry ginger paste and milk acts as a natural homemade balm. It can be applied on the forehead and nose region during pain.
  • Application of pure ghee in the nostrils daily helps get rid of mucus and facilitates normal breathing.
  • While taking bath, try mixing eucalyptus oil to the water, it brings relief.

Note: All these home remedies are only for informational purposes and they are not substitutes for professional medical advice.

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