Common cold and sinus infection both have almost similar symptoms. A typical sinus infection can last up to 10 days, and in case of chronic sinusitis, it can go up to 12 weeks, or sometimes even more. Most of the time, sinus infection doesn’t require medical intervention; it gets better over time. Today we are going to talk about some home remedies that can relieve the symptoms almost instantly. For more information, please visit our site home-remedy.org where we have plenty of such natural home remedies for different ailments. So, without wasting any more time, let us get into it.
Sinus infection home remedy #1: Turmeric tea
Most of these remedies begin on the stovetop with boiled tap water. CDC recommends boiling water for 1 to 3 minutes, depending on your altitude, and we like to do 3 minutes at a rolling boil just for good measure. Turmeric tea is, by far, our favorite home remedy. Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. It contains curcumin, which is known to have anti-inflammatory properties and is a potent antioxidant. To make this tea, I thinly slice a 1-inch piece of ginger then I add 1 TSP of turmeric. Organic turmeric powder can be purchased in bulk for a reasonably low price, and one pound will last you for a long time. Now I’m adding in about an eighth of a teaspoon of black pepper. This contains piperine, which enhances the absorption of the curcumin in the turmeric. Finally, I add my boiled water to a 12-ounce standard cup. You can add some honey to taste as this is a pungent tea for sure. The turmeric has an earthy flavor while the black pepper gives it a bit of a kick, and the honey at the same time delivers some sweetness. It can definitely be an acquired taste, but I quite enjoy it. The whole combination feels very nourishing. You need to drink this two to three times a day. The extra liquids help to keep us hydrated, and the warmth of the drink soothes our throat. This also helps to loosen a lot of the mucus buildup when we have that bad cold.
Sinus infection home remedy #2: Garlic with honey
Garlic is like mother nature’s antibiotic. Eating it in its raw form will maximize its health benefits. Studies have shown that taking garlic can cut the length of a cold in half. First, peel the garlic and remove the little end piece. For a large piece of garlic, which is about one inch long by half an inch wide, I like to cut it into quarters. If you are giving this to a child, make sure his or her piece to be no more than a quarter of a teaspoon in volume depending on age, while an adult can take about half a teaspoon. To make it easier for your kids to take, you should smash it well and mix it with about one teaspoon of honey. Because honey cuts the spiciness of ginger for your kids, making it much easier for them to swallow. For the adults, we can eat it raw, but you can take it with food in your stomach already to reduce any gastric discomfort.