Sinusitis is a health condition as a result of the inflammation of the sinus mucosa commonly accompanied with persistent cough, migraines, stuffy nose and loss of smell. It is a recurring phenomenon which can turn into a chronic one if it is not treated on time. There are many drugs that can treat it but in most cases the treatments are temporal. Fortunately, there are many natural alternatives that can be very effective in the treatment of this condition.
Sinusitis is in fact one of the consequences of rhinitis, and as per WHO – World Health Organization, these two disorders are related since the blockage of the nose due to allergic rhinitis leads to obstruction in the sinuses. Aside this factor, sinusitis can be a result by other factors like type 2 diabetes, smoking, viral infections, and certain sports activities such as diving, swimming, or climbing.
Types of sinusitis:
- Acute sinusitis: it is unexpected and lasts up to 4 weeks.
- Sub-acute sinusitis: follows the acute sinusitis which can last up to 12 weeks.
- Recurrent acute sinusitis: in one year there could be 4 or even more episodes of acute sinusitis, each one for over 7 days.
- Chronic Sinusitis: in this case the symptoms of this condition can last even more than 12 weeks.
Symptoms of Sinusitis:
- Nasal obstruction
- Nasal discharge (rhinorrhea)
- Loss of smell
- Pain or pressure on the face
- Dental pain
- Fever and discomfort
The recipe that we are about to present will help you to alleviate these disturbing symptoms and in the most natural way. This natural remedy will get you back in shape and effectively treat the sinusitis. Here it is how to prepare it:
Natural Remedy against Sinusitis
- A quarter cup of apple cider vinegar, unfiltered
- Half a cup of filtered water
- 1 tablespoon of organic honey
- 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
- 1 lemon (the squeezed juice)
Start with boiling some water and then transfer it into a large cup. Next, pour the apple cider vinegar and mix everything nicely. Leave the mixture to infuse at room temperature, and just after a couple of minutes, include the organic honey and cayenne pepper. Again mix the mixture and in the end add the lemon juice. This beverage is ready for consumption and prior drinking it stir it well.
Drink it at least two times a day: in the morning on an empty stomach and in the evening before bedtime. Take this drink till the symptoms disappear.
The benefits of the used ingredients:
Apple cider vinegar is very important for the immunity and as per a released study at the Journal of Scientific Reports; this vinegar is an effective alternative for the body that does not respond to antibiotics. ACV will offer the body an additional source of antimicrobials.
Cayenne pepper can relieve stuffy nose and breathing issues. According to the Journal of Translational Medicine some spices can be very effective in treating acute or chronic inflammation. Scientists maintain that cayenne pepper is one of the spices with high biological activity. It reveals anti-inflammatory, anti-asthmatic and antioxidant features and because of that it is a great ingredient in many remedies and in the cooking process.
Both honey and lemon reveal potent antibacterial properties thus making them an ultimate remedy for respiratory tract infections. The combination of honey and lemon will provide the body with the needed positive effects.
The consumption of apple cider vinegar is not recommended in large quantities as it can upset the digestive system and cause heartburn. So, make sure not to overdo with the amount in the recipe.
The use of lemon is not recommended for people with gastric, biliary or renal issues.