Turmeric to Garlic: 5 powerful home remedies for sinus infection

Sinus infection is caused due to inflammation and pressure in sinus cavities. Constant pounding pain, tenderness in the face. Here are five simple ways to cure it

We live in an era where speed is of the utmost essence and so falling ill is a luxury that we can’t afford. But every once in a while, we tend to fall sick despite taking all the necessary precautions. Blame it on the changing season or the irresistible dish that you ate from a nearby street vendor, cough and cold are an inevitable part of our body’s yearly cycle. While it’s relatively easier to deal with sore throats, colds, especially sinus infections can make your life a living hell (trust me!).

The downside is that sinus infection doesn’t clear up easily even on taking tons of antibiotic medication. So here are some simple homemade remedies that will help you clear out the infection in no time. But before you know how to cure it, let’s find out what you are up against…

Sinus infection is caused due to inflammation in the sinus cavities. Common cold, allergic rhinitis and small growths in the lining of the nose called nasal polyps accompanied with pain and tenderness in the face are some of its common symptoms.

Here are five simple home remedies to cure it:

Lemon-honey mixture

Lemon with honey

Lemon with honey (Photo: PxHere)

Honey is a natural antiseptic and consumption of Vitamin C helps in getting rid of Sinus. Lemon juice mixed with warm water can also be used to cure a sore throat and it works just as well for a sinus infection as well.

Remedy: Slice and squeeze a lemon> Add the juice to a cup of lukewarm water> Add honey to taste.
Tip: For fast relief drink this mixture at least twice in a day.



Garlic (Photo: Wikimedia)

You can easily recognise garlic from its typical smell. Even though the spice smells terrible, it’s power-packed with a lot of substances that can help you get rid of certain bacteria, viruses, and even fungi.

Remedy: Add one crushed garlic to a cup of boiled water> Inhale the steam.



Turmeric (Photo: Wikipedia)

Turmeric not only contains powerful antioxidants but also has a component called curcumin that can be very helpful for clearing up the sinus.

Remedy: Add one tablespoon of turmeric powder to a cup of hot water> Drink it.
Tip: Drink it thrice a day for better results.

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Tea tree oil

Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil (Photo: Wikimedia)

It’s antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties can easily provide you relief from any infection. Plus it’s good for getting rid of pimples as well.

Remedy: Add few drops of tea tree oil to hot water> Inhale the steam.

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Ginger (Photo: Pixabay)

Ginger is one of the very useful spices used commonly in the kitchen. Add to your veggies or to your tea, it’s an all-rounder spice loaded with health benefits. The good part is that it can also provide relief from a sinus headache.

Remedy: Slice a ginger and add it to a cup of hot water> Cover the cup and let it steep for 10 minutes> Drink it.

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