When we’re sick, our body ramps things up to protect us. An increase in mucus brings an increase in antiseptic enzymes and antibodies. Our noses run to wash out some of the germs, and make it harder for others to enter. This increase in mucous, coupled with narrowed inflamed nasal passages that accompany some colds and general bugs; can make for some truly uncomfortable days and nights. If you are suffering from an illness such as a cold or sinusitis and not just allergies, chances are your chest is congested with extra mucous as well. Sinus Infection, which is medically termed as sinusitis is a medical condition which is caused due to the inflammation and swelling of sinuses. This situation blocks the sinuses with fluid on which the bacteria grow and that often brings nasal congestion and pain. The person who suffers from sinus infection feels pressure around the face, nose and eyes. He/she also gets headache, nasal congestion, thick yellow discharge from the nose and sometimes even fever or cough.
There are many medicines available in the market for sinus infection but many of them do not act properly to cure the infection and also sometimes cause side effects. So to avoid these and to treat this sinus infection effectively, you can use the home remedies in which the main ingredient is apple cider vinegar.
Here are some of the main properties of apple cider vinegar. It contains a lot of vitamins like vitamin E, vitamin A, Vitamin B1 and B2 that help clean the sinus cavities and help you to get rid of sinus infection.
Another good thing about apple cider vinegar is that it thins out the mucous, which creates congestion in the nasal cavity. The high pH level of the apple cider vinegar breaks up the mucus and clears the airways. So its use gives a lot of relief to the suffering person. The acidic content of apple cider vinegar checks the bacteria from growing further, thus its use prevents the infection to become more severe. Here is a list of the ingredients that you will need:
Half a cup of water, ¼ cup of unfiltered apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon of raw honey, 1 tea spoon of cayenne pepper and the juice of one organic lemon wedge. Put the water in a pot and place it on the stove. Wait for it to boil. Mix the apple cider vinegar with the hot water in a glass and then add the raw honey and cayenne pepper. Mix everything until dissolved. Add the lemon juice. This is all that you do. Drink this on daily bases until your sinus infection is gone for good.
Here are some other popular at home remedies for your sinus infection: Steam inhalation is another popular home remedy for instant relief from nasal congestion. It works as a natural expectorant to clear the congestion and also lubricates the irritated respiratory tract.