It has been widely publicised that sufferers from sinus infections or sinusitis can alleviate symptoms by taking a natural spice called Turmeric. Known for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antibiotic qualities, turmeric can be used in the fight to treat sinus infection.
Natural cures have been used by people from all over the world for many years, especially when modern medicine is not always available. Even with a lack of research as to why turmeric has such a positive effect on sinus infections, it still does not deter sufferers from turning to turmeric as an alternative to over the counter pharmaceutical products.
When sinus infections occur, the nasal passage becomes inflamed, causing discomfort, headaches and possible breathing problems. Using turmeric as a natural anti-inflammatory can bring much relief to the sufferer and provide clearer airways in which to breathe easier.
Turmeric has also been known to provide other natural health benefits such as liver detoxification and cancer-fighting properties.
You’ll need Turmeric root – 2 x 2” pieces, 1 Lemon, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 small pinch of cayenne pepper and water. 1 banana (optional). Method: Mix ingredients together to make a smoothie. Take this for 3 days and symptoms should start to improve.
As a somewhat simpler alternative, turmeric supplements are also available in easy to swallow capsules.
Sinus infections can also be relieved with a warm compress to the nose or drinking a glass of water with organic apple cider vinegar added to it (you can also add honey for a preferred taste). Honey and apple cider vinegar are notorious for their health properties and come to the aid of many people looking to use natural alternatives. In the prevention of sinus infections, Vitamin C is a great way to improve your immune system too.