Effective Remedy for Sinus Infection


Effective Remedy for Sinus Infection

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.