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10 Home Remedies for Sinus Infections

9. Drink Horseradish Root Horseradish is another popular spice that can help sinusitis sufferers. Like garlic, it has an antibiotic effect and also helps to clear… Teri B Clark - May 15, 2016

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9. Drink Horseradish Root

Horseradish is another popular spice that can help sinusitis sufferers. Like garlic, it has an antibiotic effect and also helps to clear out blocked nasal passages. Horseradish contains allyl isothiocyanate, which has made it a leading home remedy for infections. Other chemicals go to work on the circulation of blood in the face and the thinning of mucus.

To use horseradish, get a large, raw horseradish root and grate it. Add these pieces to a tablespoon of honey and the juice of one lemon. Stir until combined. Take one tablespoon of the mixture four times a day.

You can also make this with apple cider vinegar instead of honey. However, the soothing nature of honey feels good on the throat, which is especially useful when you have a cough or drainage associated with a sinus infection.

To really clear up your nasal passages, put a teaspoon of grated horseradish in your mouth for as long as you can. Once the flavor of the horseradish isn’t as strong, swallow it. This will help thin the mucus in your throat.

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Horseradish contains a high quantity of Vitamin C. Vitamin C will help you increase your immune system’s response to disease, thus helping you avoid further infections.

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10. Apple Cider Vinegar Nose Spray

People use apple cider vinegar for everything. You can find it as an ingredient for homemade cleaning products as well as for health remedies.

The main benefits of apple cider vinegar are its antiseptic properties. This helps to clear up infection by killing off the bacteria found in the tissues. It also has anti-inflammatory properties to bring down the swelling. But that is not all. Apple cider vinegar also contains a large amount of potassium, which keeps mucus from forming.

The easiest way to use apple cider vinegar is to spray a solution up your nose. Get an empty nasal spray bottle. If it has been used before, sterilize it before use. Add 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and then fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water. Shake before using. Spray the solution up each nostril up to three times a day. You should find it easier to breathe.

You can also drink apple cider vinegar to rid yourself of sinus infection symptoms. Do this by combining 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to 6 ounces of warm water. You may add honey or stevia to sweeten it up. Drink this twice a day. You may also gargle with it to clear out your throat.

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This is also a good way to reduce allergies because apple cider vinegar is a natural antihistamine.

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If you are suffering from a sinus infection, suffer no more. Instead, try one of these easy home remedies. Trying these can greatly reduce your symptoms and allow you to rest comfortably.

Do keep in mind, however, that you should always have sinusitis diagnosed by a doctor. Sinusitis may just be an indication that other things are wrong with your system that could require additional treatments. This is especially true if you have repeated infections. Also, be sure to go back to the doctor if your sinusitis doesn’t clear up in 2 to 3 weeks.

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