6 Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar For Sinus Infection

Sinusitis is a condition in which the lining of the sinuses becomes inflamed. A lot of people who have sinusitis are constantly seeking for solutions that can help to treat their problem.

Usually, they use drugs, but they can have side effects and do not provide long-term effects.

So, we recommend you to always treat your problem in a natural way. Apple cider vinegar is an effective solution that will remove the infection and prevent the occurrence of another one in the future.

Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar:

  • Cleared sinuses

ACV is abundant with vitamins including B1, A, and E, as well as magnesium and calcium that can clear those passages.

  • Thinning of mucus

It can thin the mucus that causes sinus clogging, meaning that it can break down the pH in the mucus and relieve the breathing.

  • Prevention to bacteria

ACV contains acids that prevent bad bacteria to grow. It can also reduce the severity of the sinusitis.

  • Antifungal and antibacterial

It can remove fungi and bacteria and prevent them from appearing again.

ACV for sinusitis treating

How to add ACV in home mixes and remove sinusitis:

1. Direct consuming

You should take 1 tablespoon of ACV 3 times in a day in order to get an instant relief. The regular consumption of ACV will solve the issue and prevent it from occuring again.

Note: ACV is not recommended for pregnant women or those nursing because it can have a bad effect on the baby.

2. ACV beverage

Needed Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons ACV
  • 8 oz water

Mix the ACV and water and take this beverage regularly. Also, you can add ¼ cup vinegar into 16 oz water and take this on a daily basis. If you have a sore throat, try to gargle this.

3. ACV steam

This is extremely beneficial for fast relief and cleansed nasal paths. ACV has the ability to kill fungi and bacteria and remove the infections.

Needed Ingredients:

  • ½ cup ACV
  • ½ cup water
  • Towel
  • Saucepan

You should add the ACV and the water in the pan and warm it up almost to boiling. Put the towel over your head and lean to the steam to inhale. Repeat this procedure a few times a day.

4. ACV and honey

ACV kills bacteria and reduces irritation. Also, it can reduce inflammation and relieve the throat, thus boosting your immunity and preventing infections.

Needed Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons ACV
  • 8 oz water
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Add the ingredients in a glass of warm water. Make sure to mix well in order to dissolve everything, and take this remedy immediately.

5. ACV for decongesting

This will eliminate the excess mucus, so heavy breathing will no longer be a problem.

Needed Ingredients:

  • Cayenne pepper
  • Honey
  • Lemon juice
  • Ginger

Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, an ingredient that has the ability to open up the nasal paths and reduce inflammation in the nose. Honey has potent antibacterial properties and can reduce inflammation. Lemon, on the other hand, is abundant with vitamin C and can boost your immunity. Ginger contains gingerol, zingiberene, shogoal which can also kill bacteria and inflammation.

Needed Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup ACV
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup lemon juice

You should add the liquid ingredients in a pan and stir to simmer a bit. Add the ginger, honey and cayenne pepper then remove it from heat. Put this mixture in a jar and place it in a dark place. Take 1-2 teaspoons of this remedy on a daily basis.

Note: In order to get a more potent effect, you can add turmeric. It will kill bacteria that remained as well as inflammation.

6. ACV rinsing

This will clear your sinuses and remove the excess mucus.

Needed Ingredients:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons ACV

You should mix the water and add 1 tablespoon of this in your hand. Get closer with the nostrils and inhale this while one of the 2 nostrils is closed.

You should tilt the head in the back and let this seep in your throat and nose. If you want, you can also swallow this. Repeat this procedure with the other nostril and repeat this 2 times a day.

Note: In order to get the best results, make sure to use raw and organic ACV.

All of these remedies will relieve the sinus issue and treat other symptoms including a sore throat, sneezing, and fatigue.

Also, there are other things that can help you to treat your problem:

  • Drink plenty of water in order to remove bacteria and prevent piling up of fungi in the nose. The water will help to loosen up the mucus too.
  • Make sure to avoid alcohol as much as possible because it can make swelling in the nasal paths.
  • Have a proper night’s sleep. Make sure to have warm compress near you, and place it on the face over your eyes and nose. This will remove pain, headache, and soreness, as well as loosen mucus, and lessen congestion feeling.
  • Do not consume cold foods or drinks.
  • Avoid sodas and soft drinks to avoid dehydration.
  • Reduce dairy products so you can prevent more phlegm production.

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