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10 Home Remedies For Sinus Infections

Sinus Infection Remedies. Sinus is a common infection that almost affects 8/10 people around the globe. Although sinus remains for a few time the frequent attacks are irritable and the condition is painful. Fortunately, the home remedies are the best treatment for sinus infection and the discomfort of the sinus. Usually, home remedies have no side effects and improve overall health.

Sinus and the common cold:

Basically, sinus is inflammation and blockage of sinuses or nasal cavity. A nasal cavity starts secreting mucus and causes blockage thus resulting in headaches, and flu-like symptoms. However, there is a major difference in common cold and sinus but sometimes both share similar symptoms. In fact, before starting up on home remedies specific for sinus infection one must make sure that he/she does not have a common cold and the infection is related to sinus.  

Sinus Symptoms:

Anyhow, both common cold and sinus share many similar symptoms but having symptoms below indicates that sinus problems and needs attention.

  • Stuffy nose
  • Bad breath
  • Sinus pressure
  • Facial pain
  • Headaches that do not go away with pain killer
  • Yellow or green mucus
  • Loss of smell and taste

Home remedies for sinus infection:

We are here sharing with you the most effective home remedies to treat sinus infection at home. In fact, all these remedies reduce the infection and clear the nasal passage. In addition, mostly remedies reduce the mucus production that’s causing a blockage.  

1.Apple Cider Vinegar:

Raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar helps in clearing the nasal passage and kills the virus or bacteria causing infection. Simply you can add a salad dressing in your daily diet, in fact, it has many other similar benefits.

Direction: Add a few drops of apple cider vinegar in water and rinse the nasal passage and also gargle with it to eliminate the mucus causing inflammation.

2. Saline Rinse:

A saline rinse is the easiest and safest way of removing the infection.


  • Sea salt
  • Water


Add a teaspoon of saltwater in a cup of water and stir until all salt gets dissolved in it.

Now rinse and gargle with the water it will dry up the mucus as well as kills the infection causing entities.

3. Hydration:

Mucus production is actually a natural way of our body fighting against the infection. While doing so our body uses most of its water content and therefore to improve the immunity one must keep hydrated to fight against the infection.

Drink as much fluid as you can. However, beverages like coffee, tea, and cold drinks are not included in hydrating fluids. In addition, you can eat raw veggies and fruits rich in water content like cucumber and watermelon and others.

4. Cayenne pepper:

Cayenne pepper is very effective in improving the blood circulation that results in the least infections. It improves the blood flow to the nasal passage and reduces mucus production. This remedy might give you chills and burning sensation but it’s one of the instant remedies to treat sinus infection,

5. Steam:

Hot steam clears up the blocked passages like no other remedies. You can add either menthol and peppermint oil or simply add half teaspoon of Vicks Vaporub to a pot of hot steaming water and then inhale the fumes.

6. Herbs:

Nature has its own medicine world that treats almost all existing diseases in the world. It all depends on the right choice for the existing issue. Ancient ayurvedic also used the same formulas of using herbs for treating infections and diseases. Magnolia flower is also used to open up the blocked nasal passage.


Chicken or beef soup both are effective and provides you instant relief from the symptoms for the disease. Yet you can enhance the flavor and the effectiveness of the soup you can herbs like mint and fenugreek to it.

8. Cold and hot comprises:

Use cold and hot compresses alternately to treat the sinus infection in no time and provide relieve from the pain.

9. Horseradish:

Horseradish has a strong flavor and is effective in treating the sinus.


Grate the radish and keep some of it in the mouth for a few minutes. You will feel the smell and flavor glaring up in the sinus and opening the blocked passage. After a few minutes engulf the reddish to clears the passage from mucus.

10. Grapefruit:

Sinus infections
Sinus infections

Grapefruit is a rich source of vitamin C that is the most important nutrient for a healthy immune system and thus lowers the infection-causing cells.