Sinus disease is a major health problem. It is responsible for 16 million doctor visits and $150 million spent on prescription medications each year, only in the US.
People who have allergies, asthma, structural blockages in the nose or sinuses or people with weak immune systems are at greater risk.
Sinusitis is an inflammation or swelling, of the tissue lining the sinuses. Normally, sinuses are filled with air. But when they become blocked and filled with fluid, germs (viruses, bacteria, and fungi) can grow and cause an infection.
Conditions that can cause sinus blockage include the common cold, allergic rhinitis (swelling of the lining of the nose), nasal polyps (small growths in that lining), or a deviated septum (a shift in the nasal cavity).
Types of sinusitis
- Acute: Cold-like symptoms such as a runny, stuffy nose and facial pain that start quickly and don’t go away after 10 to 14 days. It usually lasts 4 weeks or less.
- Subacute: Sinus inflammation lasting 4 to 8 weeks.
- Chronic: Inflammation symptoms that last 8 weeks or longer.
- Recurrent: Several attacks within a year.
Natural sinus remedy
Here’s a simple remedy that will help your sinuses. The main ingredient of this remedy is apple cider vinegar, which is full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Apple cider vinegar will cease any sickness symptoms and will provide the greatest health benefits for your body.
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 1/4 cup organic apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon raw, organic honey
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- 1 organic lemon, freshly squeezed
- Warm the water in a pan so that it’s somewhat hot, then pour it into a mug.
- Add the apple cider vinegar into the mug and stir, then let it cool at a room temperature.
- After the solution has cooled, add the honey and the cayenne pepper and stir again (this way the honey’s nutrients will be preserved).
- At last, add the lemon juice and stir it well.
For best results, drink this solution on an empty stomach before breakfast and late at night before going to bed. Keep drinking it until the infection is treated.