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.
Apple cider vinegar for sinusitis
First, let’s go through its benefits.
This vinegar is packed with vitamins E, A, B1, and B1, calcium and magnesium, which helps in clearing sinuses and treating sinusitis.
Thin the mucus
Apple cider vinegar has the ability to thin out the mucus that clogs sinuses, and make you feel bad. Its pH value breaks down the mucus, and help you breathe and feel better.
Prevents bacterial growth
The acid content of apple cider vinegar eliminates bacteria and prevents the infection from becoming severe.
Antibacterial and antifungal properties
There are many different apple cider vinegar home remedies for sinus infection. You can prepare the simplest of them by mixing ACV and water, or mixing it with other ingredients in order to improve its efficiency.
Here are some of the best homemade apple cider vinegar remedies for sinus infection:
Consuming apple cider vinegar
This is the simplest way to clean and stop a sinus infection. Take a tablespoon of ACV three times a day to stop the infection and prevent it from occurring again.
Apple cider vinegar drink
This remedy can be created by mixing two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and eight oz. of water. Mix the two ingredients well and drink the solution to prevent the infection. You can also prepare a bigger amount by mixing ¾ of a cup of apple cider vinegar and 16 oz. of water. Drink this mixture throughout the day.