Sinus infection remedy

Sinus infection remedy

Sinus Infection Remedy

Sinus infection, also called acute sinusitis, causes inflammation and swelling around the cavities in your nasal passages. This hinders nasal drainage, causing mucus to build up. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 29.8 million adults were diagnosed with sinusitis in 2010. Antibiotics are usually prescribed for sinus infections.

A study from Washington University in St. Louis showed that some antibiotics are ineffective at treating sinusitis.

Try this alternative to antibiotics and see if nature’s medicine works for you.

Cayenne pepper:

  • This deep red spice helps clear the sinuses from mucus because of its hot ingredient called capsaicin.


  • It contains volatile oils such as zingiberene, gingerol, and shogoal which have shown anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
  • The antibacterial properties can help kill the bacteria that causes infection and the anti-inflammatory properties may help reduce swelling in the nasal membranes.

Lemon juice:

  • Vitamin C is very well known as an immune boosting antioxidant, and lemon juice provide plenty of it. A strong immune system can help fight sinus infections.


  • Often called ” Indian gold”, turmeric has antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial and potent anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Adding turmeric to your diet can help treat sinus infection from within.

Mix the following ingredients:

  1. 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  2. 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
  3. 1/2 cup of lemon juice
  4. 1 inch piece of ginger
  5. Make sure ingredients are organic.
  6. Drink 2 to 3 times a day. Do so for a few days until sinuses clear.  Enjoy!

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1. Strait, Julia E. “Antibiotics Ineffective for Most Sinus Infections | Newsroom | Washington University in St. Louis.” Washington University in St. Louis. Washington University in St. Louis, 14 Feb. 2012. Web. 24 Oct 2013.

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  1. Thanks for the remedy.

    Both my fiance and I came down with vicious sinus infections on Friday night. We started this concoction on Saturday morning: 3 times per day. The symptoms got slightly better for her over the next two days. She’s on the mend after two days and I will keep giving this to her to recover.

    For myself, by day 3, I have recovered very much. I only have a slightly stuffy nose.

    I’d much rather use farm instead of pharm.

    Thanks again.

    • Hi Jake,
      So glad you tried this with your wife and that it worked. yes to farm 🙂

      • Jake Vallie says:

        I was knocked out with sinus and headache pressure from sinusitis. Started drinking this a few times a day and saw positive effects the 1st day, more positive effects the 2nd, and by the 3rd I don’t have any more symptoms.

        I’m the past, this would require a trip to the doctor and antibiotics.

        2nd time this has worked amazingly for me. Thanks again!

  2. Great natural remedies. Thanks for sharing this, Stepy! 🙂

  3. Tumeric & Ginger = effective congestion fighter

    I was told last Fall by a health food store worker that her favorite remedy for fighting colds, flus, or congestion. It has been so EFFECTIVE for me! I use about 1/2 tsp of each in about 5 oz of water (I prefer warm water). It may not be tasty, but within about 20-30 minutes it takes the edge off of my congestion. And I just use the ground herbs that I have in my cupboard. Please note that taking them separately was not effective for me.

    I also gargle with sea salt water — as hot is comfortable.

    I end up doing this about every 2 hours if I feel I’m coming down with something.

    If you are sensitive you may need to check with your healthcare provider, but I am a healthy 50-something woman and have not had any trouble. Just wanted to share this, because it has been such a benefit for me.

  4. tutan gelina says:

    Thank you for sharing good knowledge with us. The home remedies you have shared are good to treat sinus infection. I have some home remedies for the treatment of sinus infection and suggest inhaling the fumes of eucalyptus oil.

  5. Do you have to blend them in a blender or something and if not, how long do you let it sit to get the effect of the ginger as you are not eating the ginger but need it to mix with the other ingredients? Also, how does you stomach feel after this with all of the acid?

  6. That’s a lot of lemon juice to try to drink at once! I’m a lot nervous about that.

    • Hi Lisa,
      Lemon juice is good for you. You can start gradually. Remember it is packed with vitamin C and alkaline at the same time.

    • You could add some water to dilute the lemon juice. You would end up with spicy lemonade. I think this sounds good. I’m not sick, but I may make some anyway. I will probably add some honey or maple syrup for sweetener.

  7. Do you think I could sub limes for the lemons?

  8. Hi! I mentioned your recipe for this on my site and linked it back here to you 🙂 it’s at

  9. How often do you recommend this drink and all at one sitting? Seems potent and strong

    • Hi Bob,
      2 to 3 times a day, until you feel better. It is potent and strong in order to clear your sinuses:-) . As always, talk to your health practitioner to see if this is right for you. Hope this works for you!

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