We are not made of steel.
Everyone could get sick. Unfortunately, we’ve all experienced a sinus infection.
The pain is something you want to go away as soon as possible.
Your head is on a verge of explosion. The constant pressure you feel makes you want to break your nose.
That’s not the solution.
You need to know that sinus infections strike almost 40 million people in the US every year.
Doing something to prevent it with natural pain remedies is probably the best thing you can do.
So, what is а sinus infection?
You didn’t want to hear my explanation for sinus infection.
Sinus infection is easily recognizable.
You feel pain all over your face. However, sometimes it’s not that.
Here are the most common symptoms that will allow you to recognize sinus infection:
- Stuffy Nose
- Pain and pressure in the face
- Pain when you move
- Yellow or green mucus
- Coughing up phlegm
- Post nasal drip
- Your teeth hurt
- Bad Breath
- Can’t smell and can’t taste
When you have this sinus infection it’s like everything is set off.
You don’t feel hungry. You can’t smell or taste anything. You just feel pain.
And that is bugging you off.
Many people turn to something they find in the drug store.
I’ve heard doctors warn about this addiction. They say that using different antibiotics could result in becoming immune to them.
They won’t work if you get sick of more serious disease.
That’s why I choose to get it done naturally.
One of the main things you need to do is to boost your immunity. That’s before you catch a sinus infection.
This is a way of preventing it.
There is no better way for boosting your metabolism than with food.
Here is a list of foods that have that ability:
- Kefir and Greek Yogurt
- Cruciferous Vegetables
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Onions and Garlic
- Whole Grains
- Pure Raw Honey
- Cinnamon, Turmeric and Ginger
- Organic Fruits and Vegetables
- Dark Leafy Greens
- Green Tea
Including these foods in your diet will reduce the chance of getting sinus infection.
Now, let’s say you already have one.
What’s the first thing you do?
No, you go for foods that can fight off that nasty sinus infection.
If you are sure that you have this infection, this is how you cure it naturally.
These foods will be your secret weapon in the fight against it.
Garlic & Onions
Even before I searched for these foods, I knew there would be garlic involved.
As I said couple of times garlic plays the role as natural antibiotic. It treats lots of medical conditions.
I know your breath will smell afterwards, but either that or sinus struggles.
All of the garlic’s health benefits relate on the high concentration of allicin.
That’s an organic sulfur compound with antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.
The onions have the same properties. They are rich in sulfur, too.
This makes them great sinus infection fighters.
If you suffer from mild sinus infection, just by inhaling the aroma of freshly chopped onion will clear your nasal passages.
However, the sulfur could cause teary eyes right after you chop the onion.
You can get over it or if you can’t take it any longer there is another way.
Slice an onion and place it in a pot of boiling water. Let it boil for 5 minutes.
Put some in a mug and inhale the scent.
Apple Cider Vinegar
The usage sheet of Apple Cider Vinegar in medicine is very long.
It has everything it needs for treating sinus infections.
I’ve mentioned a couple of times that it has antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties that kill infections.
Plus, it helps the body maintain the needed alkaline pH level.
By doing this the apple cider vinegar breaks up mucus and discourages the disease to move forward.
The most natural way of taking apple cider vinegar is by mixing 2 tablespoons of it into lukewarm water and drinking it regularly.
Cayenne is used as a healing food for many centuries now.
It’s full with capsaicin that treats many medical issues. Sinus problems are involved in these issues.
According to a research from August 2011 (Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology) capsaicin helps the treatment of nasal congestion, headaches and sinus pain.
Adding it on your food can bring many benefits. It will make the food tastier, too.
My favorite. This is not the last time I include coconut oil.
I know there will be other chances for me to tell you how beneficial it is.
Coconut oil shows up here again. It has anti-microbial effect against bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Some reports say that coconuts have been used even in traditional medicine for fighting different illnesses.
My grandmother was a tea believer.
For her, tea is one of the most common drinks for curing a disease.
Their anti-microbial activities protects you from pathogens and insects.
Black tea is highly effective when it comes to fungi, bacteria and viruses.
A research conducted on Harvard proved that people who drank 5 cups a day of black tea for 2 weeks will have 10 times more anti-virus properties in their blood than others who drink something else.
That’s a lot.
Fish and Shellfish
Rich with selenium, fishes and shellfish can help “kick viruses ass” out of the body.
Opt in for two servings a week. If you are pregnant you should consult a doctor and ask for the allowed dosage.
Including these foods in your system will help the fight against sinus infection.
Try to eat more Anti-inflammatory foods and stay hydrated all the time.
During the healing period you will say this or that doesn’t work. Try to be patient.
Leave the foods to work for you. Treating something naturally will give you strength for the next time.
Have you tried to cure yourself naturally with foods? – Share the foods you’ve eaten with us.
We could use them.
p.s. I think your friends would love to know how to recognize and cure diseases.
Source: The Science of Eating