Many people suffer from sinus inflammation, which actually is inflammation of the sinus lining inside, and they reach out for temporal solutions that can have many side effects. You probably did not know, but ACV (apple cider vinegar) is a very good remedy for removal of the infection and prevention of another one in near future.
Today, we would like to show you all the benefits that come from ACV.
First, this vinegar is rich in vitamins B1, E and A, and also in calcium and magnesium, which is a great way to clean the sinuses.
Second, it can thin the mucus that causes clogging in the sinuses which means that the pH level breaks down in the mucus and your breathing becomes easier.
Third, the ACV can prevent the growth of bacteria because of its acids. And fourth, all the bad bacteria and fungi are removed permanently.
ACV for Sinus Infection Treatment
1. Direct consummation (the best way to use it)
You need to consume 1 tablespoon of ACV, 3 times a day and you will feel instant relief. However, this is not recommended for pregnant women and those who breastfeed.
2. ACV Beverage
This beverage is made quite easy. You need 8 oz of water and 2 tablespoons of ACV, mix it well and consume. You can also make it in a larger dose: ¼ cup of ACV into 16 oz of water and drink it all day. Also, you should try to gargle it if you suffer from a sore throat.
3. ACV Steam
This is another natural, safe an easy method for faster relief and cleansed nasal paths. You need ½ cup of water, ½ cup of ACV, a saucepan and a towel. Pour the ingredients into the pan and heat it to almost boiling. Then you put the towel over your face, lean above the pan and inhale the steam. It is recommended to do this several times a day.
4. ACV and Honey
For such consummation you need 2 tablespoons of ACV, 8 oz of water and 1 tablespoon of honey. Add these ingredients into warm water, stir until everything dissolves and consume it. This will kill the bacteria, lessen the irritation and relieve your throat. It is also great for improving your immune system.
5. ACV for Decongesting
For this recipe you need: ¼ cup of ACV, ½ tablespoon of ginger powder, ½ tablespoon of cayenne pepper, 3 tablespoons of honey and ¼ cup of lemon juice. Pour all the liquids into a pan and stir to simmer. Then add the pepper, honey and the ginger and remove in from the stove. Put this mixture in a jar and keep it in a cold and dark place. Consume 1-2 tablespoons per day.
The main ingredient in the pepper is capsaicin, which opens up the nasal paths and reduces the inflammation. Ginger is also great for killing bacteria and inflammation because it is rich in zingiberne, gingerol and shogoal. You can also add a little bit of turmeric for more potent effect.
6. ACV Rinsing
Rinsing ACV is a great way to remove the mucus and lessen the infection of the sinuses. You need 1 cup of warm water and 1 tablespoons of ACV. Mix these two ingredients and put one tablespoon of the mixture in your hand. With your fingers close one of the nostrils and with the other inhale the mixture quickly. Then repeat the procedure with the other nostril closed. You will feel the liquid go in your throat and you can either swallow or spit it out. Repeat this 2 times a day.
All of the above mentioned recipes will help you with sneezing, sore throat, fatigue and other similar conditions.
Here are several other tips.
You need to avoid alcohol because it might cause swelling in the nasal paths. Another very important thing is to moisturize your nose with nasal or saline sprays. Sleep as much as you need and always have a warm compress near you so you can put it over your eyes and nose. Avoid cold foods, drinks and sodas and also dairy products in order to avoid phlegm production.