Treating Sinus Infections Naturally

How many times have we tried to heal from allergies or a cold without it turning into a sinus infection? For some of us our bodies’ defenses are just not great enough and there is nothing we can do to avoid it.

When the infection occurs we turn to expensive treatments and medicines in the hopes that it will clear up fast. Sometimes though we spend a lot of money with little results. Why not use natural remedies that are known to be effective and have no side effects that you have to worry about.

Steam

One of the best remedies for a stuffed up nose is steam! Boil water in a large saucepan and pour in two drops of peppermint oil and four drops of eucalyptus oil. Place the boiling water into a large bowl and position your head over it with a towel over your head. Make sure it is not so hot that it burns you.

The combination of the steam and the oils will help to open your nasal passages and to clear out all of the thick mucus that is lurking inside. Try to keep your head covered for ten minutes at a time. If this is too much for you than try to take a hot bath with the oils in the water.

Supplements

Instead of taking prescription medicines you should use something that was created naturally for our bodies. Herbal supplements like garlic and goldenseal are designed to increase the defenses of your immune system. Make sure to take the amount on the directions.

Liquids And Soup

Tea is one of the best things to have when you are sick. The steam from the tea will open your passages and it will help to soothe your throat. Peppermint and lemon tea are some of the best to use. Also eat some hot chicken and noodle soup with a lot of garlic and onions in it.