Sinus Infection Home Remedy
If you’ve ever had a sinus infection, you know that they’re no fun.
Headache, pressure, pain behind your eyes, runny/stuffy nose, fever, and fatigue, are just a few of the symptoms you feel when you have a sinus infection.
I had the flu earlier this year and it started turning into a head cold/sinus infection.
I used to run to the doctor for a round of antibiotics whenever I felt one coming on, until I discovered a wonderful home remedy that is just as effective.
My home remedy is to do a neti pot with saline and grapefruit seed extract.
Grape fruit seed extract is a natural antibiotic and has anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties.
If you google grapefruit seed extract benefits online you’ll find numerous ways you can use it and why it’s beneficial. In fact, that just gave me an idea for my next article… but for now, back to my neti pot.
Here’s what you need:
* Large mug
* Neti pot
* 1-2 cups distilled water
* 1-2 saline packets
* Grapefruit seed extract
1. Fill a large mug with distilled water and microwave for 1-2 min. The water should be warm (not too hot, not too cold).
2. Add 1 to 2 packets of sea salt and 5 to 7 drops of grapefruit seed extract. Stir with spoon to dissolve thoroughly.
3. Lean your head forward over a sink, bending your neck down slightly with your eyes looking downwards.
4.Gently place the spout of the neti pot inside your right nostril, forming a seal to avoid any outer leakage.
5. Open your mouth slightly. Breathe continuously through your open mouth during this sinus cleansing procedure. This allows a necessary air passageway so that the water will not drain from behind your nose into your mouth.
6. Tilt your head sideways, so that your right nostril is directly above your left nostril. Tip the neti pot, allowing the water solution to pour into your right nostril. Within a few seconds the water will naturally drain from your left nostril into the sink.
7. After the net pot is empty, remove the spout from your right nostril, and exhale through both nostrils. Gently blow your nose into a tissue.
8. Repeat steps 1 through 7 for your left nostril.