Around this time of year, students are becoming more prone to sinus infections. It can come from the smallest thing, such as the night-and-day weather change. We have all been in a classroom where the entire class is sniffing, sneezing and coughing. Here are a few remedies that can help cure the sinus problem if it isn’t too serious.
While cooking soups to help cure your sinuses, add herbal ingredients such as a garlic, onion, cayenne pepper or horseradish. The different herbs help dissolve mucus, which is the main issue people have with their sinuses.
Apple Cider Vinegar
When you first realize that you have a sinus problem, mix one or two teaspoons of pure, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of raw honey or stevia to sweeten into six ounces of water. Drink the mixture three times a day for 5 days. The apple cider vinegar also thins the mucus.
Grapefruit Seed Extract
This citrus extract is a natural antibiotic which helps prevent bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. It is available for purchase over the counter as a nasal spray.
When affected by sinuses, you must eat in moderation. You also must drink plenty of water. Soups, beans, whole grain products and vegetables are especially helpful. Foods to be avoided are those that aid with the formation of mucus such as eggs, processed foods, fried foods, eggs and flour products.
Some may think Neti Pots are weird to use, but they are most helpful with sinuses. Take a teaspoon of sea salt and dissolve it into two cups of warm water. Stand over a sink and fill one cup of water into the Neti Pot. Then place the tip of the spout into your left nostril, and tilt your head to the right. Pour the water and let it freely flow from one nostril to the other. Remember not to tilt your head up or back, because it will cause the water to go down your throat instead. Repeat this procedure with the other nostril.