Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Jean's Famous Tomato Tea
- Acupressure, Sinus Rinse
- ACV, Garlic, Oregano Oil, Sea Salt
- Ajwain Seeds
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar Sniff
- Apple Cider Vinegar Steam
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Brown Sugar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Oregano Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Tomato Tea
- Black Peppercorns
- Chamomile Essential Oil
- Chinese Hot Mustard
- Cinnamon Oil
- Eliminating Bananas
- Emma's Hot Pepper Steam
- Eucalyptus Oil
- Fresh Ginger Root
- Garlic, Onion, Red Pepper, Thyme
- Garlic, Salt Water
- General Feedback
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Honey and Cinnamon
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Multiple Remedies
- Neti Pot Remedy
- Oil Pulling
- Oregano Oil
- Pickle Juice
- Pink Himalayan Salt
- Plant From Peru
- Red Pepper, Ground Pepper
- Remedies Needed
- Riboflavin B2
- Salsa, Cayenne, Garlic
- Salt Water
- Salt, Baking Soda, Lemon Gargle
- Soda Cystals
- Spiced Cider
- Sugar Water
- Tea, Garlic, Cayenne, Ginseng, Royal Jelly
- Tobasco Sauce
- Tomato Tea
- Urine Therapy
- Water Pulling
11/26/2012: Jml from Denver, Co: "Thank you for the ACV remedy, it was helpful! ACV in water also works for heartburn. Sinus problems, among many other illnesses, are fungal related and the eating of grains and sugars definitely exasperate it. It's not that grains in themselves are bad, it's because..."
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Apple Cider Vinegar for Congestion
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Organic Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 Tablespoon
- Filtered Warm Water - 8 Oz
- Honey - 1 Tablespoon (optional)
Take the apple cider vinegar tonic listed above two-three times a day for congestion. This mixture can quickly break up congestion and improve your other cold and flu symptoms as well. Simply add one tablespoon each apple cider vinegar and honey to a tall glass of warm water, and sip.
[YEA] 07/08/2011: Kalki from Kerala, India: "I had a blocked nose non stop, December to March. No cold or leaks, just a solidly blocked nose. Poor sleep, dry mouth, heaviness of the head, low energy levels, etc. for 4 months. I tried the Earthclinc revised dosage of ACV and by the 3rd day my nose was completely clear. Amazing!"Replies
07/08/2011: Andrew from Charlottetown, Pei, Canada replies: "what was the revised dosage, could u explain please...thanks"
08/15/2011: Faye from Lakeland, Fl replies: "Are you steaming it and breathing the vapors? Or are you drinking the mixture. It's not clear."
[YEA] 10/07/2011: Crystal from Kennewick, Wa, Usa replies: "My left nostril had been completely swollen shut all afternoon from a cold or sinus infection I'm fighting off. I ignored it till bedtime when I realized that I wouldn't be able to sleep like that. So I turned to earthclinic to see what to do before going to get an otc decongestant. I saw that ACV has yet another use and I have it by the gallon so I tried it - 2 tbl in about 8 oz of water with ginger/honey drink mix (I'm out of my raw honey) After a few sips I did feel less irritation and a slight improvement but still couldn't breathe on the left side. I finished the drink and still not able to breathe I decided to go across the street to the store for the tomato tea ingredients. It took about 15 minutes and by the time I got home the left nostril was open and running. That was about 30 minutes ago and I'm still breathing freely thru my nose and I'm drinking the tomato tea just for good measure. I just wish I had done this earlier in the day!"
11/24/2011: Kalki from Mumbai, India replies: "Oops, I hadn't noticed the replies to my post. I put 4 teaspoons (2tbsp) of ACV in one litre (33 ounces) of water and drank it throughout the day for 10 days. Cleared my nose by the 3rd day.
Revised dosage: http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/acvinegar.html#DRINKACV "2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in 16 ounces of water. Usually 1-2 tall glasses of the concoction are all you'll need each day." "
[YEA] 07/07/2011: Ronnie from Oak Island, North Carolina: "Was suffering for three days with head congestion. Breathing through my nose was impossible. I mixed up two tblspns Apple Cider Vinedar and two tablspns honey. I heated it in microwave for 18 secomds to soften honey for smoother mixture. Within minutes (maybe 3 to 4) I felt my nose begining to run. After thirty minutes my nose was clear!"Replies
[YEA] 01/23/2012: Sarah from Austin, Texas, Us replies: "I tried this remedy just now, to the letter, and it literally worked immediately! I'm blown away! To the OP, thank you so much! :D"
[YEA] 06/05/2011: Mypeez from Varna, Il: "I have been suffering with severe sinus congestion for about a week. I have not been able to smell or taste. I had tried over the counter medication with no relief of symptoms. I came across this site and decided to give apple cider vinegar a try - what could it hurt. I mixed 2 Tbsp. Apple cider vinegar with 1 Tbsp. Honey in 6 ox. of water and warmed the mixture in the microwave. Within 1/2 hour I noticed improvement, by that evening I could taste again. I slept much better that night and feel much better today!"Replies
[YEA] 11/25/2011: Courtney from Boise, Id replies: "After being sick for two days with sinus congestion, lowgrade fever, and sore throat, I finally came across this site. I've been looking for a natural remedy for my sinus congestion because I'm breastfeeding. So, a little skeptical, I mixed two tbsps raw apple cider vinegar into a glass with about 6 oz warm water and about 1 tsp honey. A few sips into the glass, and my nose started running! Now I can breathe a little -- not completely clear, but definitely a relief in pressure! I'm considering drinking some more. It doesn't taste very bad at all (might help that I can't really taste right now :))."
[NAY] 05/27/2011: Namita from Mumbai, India: "Hi,I found this website while looking for some natural cure/remedies for sinusitis. I have sinus since 7-8years now. Whenever, I travel the same night I fall sick and get sinus attack which lasts for days. I was given antibiotics by doctors earlier. Doctors kept giving me stronger antibiotics every time but then eventually all antibiotics stopped reacting. My sinus attacks are so chronic that I just cant bear it. I get fever, whole face starts pain, eyes feel heavy and watery, head, ear, throat starts paining. I feel very weak. I had been to an ENT specialist 2x and he gave me steroids along with antibiotics which worked the first time but failed the second time. I have no option left now medically thats what I feel. I had a surgery for my sinusitis 3yrs ago which cleared all my congestion and I felt great.
After reading how many people have benefitted from drinking ACV, I decided to go for it too. I am in Mumbai, India currently and I could only find American Garden's ACV here. As a beginner, I am taking 2tsp of ACV in 8oz of water twice a day I. E., morning empty stomach after I wake up and before going to bed. I try to add a little more ACV whenever I think I can take it. I have been taking it since 10days now but I dont see any improvement really. I still have congestion. I am not travelling these days. I am allergic to dust and pollution very bad. Oh yes, I did take steam with ACV too. That surely made me breathe good. Also, my skin is glowing a bit. It helps digestion too.
I would like to know why don't I feel any change after drinking ACV and should I take steam everyday? Should I start drinking ACV 3x a day with standard recommendation of 2tsp or should I start taking 2tbsp in 8oz? Please help.
Thanks & Regards, Namita."Replies
05/27/2011: Ti from Houston, Usa replies: "Namita,
I buy Organic Apple cider Vinegar form "Naturally Yours" store in Mumbai.
Call 022-3223 0003/9833701982 or www.satvika.in
I take 2 tablespoons in 8 pz lukewarm water 3-4 times daily (this brand) has helped get rid of my sinus congestion. I also stopped eating all dairy and ghee products and my sinus problems went away. Good luck :)"
05/27/2011: Tina from Princeton, New Jersey replies: "Hi Namita, as someone who used to live in Mumbai and who now visits it frequently, I can tell you that your sinus congestion could be a reaction to the pollution in the air. What helps me is using the neti cup morning and night, with salt. This seems to keep most of the sinus headaches, congestion etc at bay. During the day, if I need to, I will do steam inhalation with Vicks. The vinegar you are taking is not the one with the 'mother' so I can't say how effective it will be for your sinus but since it seems to benefit you on other ways, that's great. Hope this helps."
05/27/2011: Namita from Montreal, Canada replies: "Hey Tina,
Thank you for the feedback. You are right. It must be because of the pollution. I live in Montreal but I have come back to Mumbai for few months and since the time I have landed, I am having Sinus attacks. In Canada, I never had these attacks. I will try to get the Organic ACV. Thanks once again :)
05/27/2011: Namita from Montreal, Canada replies: "Hey Ti, Thank you for your feedback. I will definately try it. Regards, Namita."
11/25/2011: Dave From Greenville, Sc from Greenville, Sc replies: "For the kind of congestion Natami talks about, consider the possibility of a virally based infection. Try colloidal silver to kill the virus. (Antibiotics do not work on viral infections of course; only bacteria. ) Use an ear syrenge to squirt the liquid into both sinus passages; lean head back and let drain down into passages. If this is an infection the most infected side will "burn" the first time you "inject" the silver solution. Of course this application is a sinus irrigation and you could use a "neti pot" but I recommend a syringe to squirt to allow the liquid to get way back into the infected areas. Repeat this fifteen minutes later. If indeed this is a virus, most will be gone the second time you use the silver; but some viruses are lipid coated and you must stay at those with repeated doses for sometimes a week or longer with applications three or four times daily. You can get colloidal silver at most health food stores; usually ridiculously expensive. I make my own from a little 27 volt generator I bought 17 years ago and have been making silver solution for all that time."
[YEA] 05/14/2011: Hiria from Auckland, New Zealand: "Wow - 2 minutes ago I mixed up 6 oz water, 2TV ACV and 1 T of honey. I warmed it in the microwave to melt the honey and help it mix in and cover the taste of ACV. For the first time in nearly a week I can breathe freely through both nostrils. Amazing. I know vinegar - white and brown is useful for a thousand and one things around the home and for other health purposes so I tried this with a positive attitude and maybe it helped that I decided to believe it would work. Highly recommend."
[YEA] 05/06/2011: Helz from Devon, United Kingdom: "Wow! This really worked. No idea how it works.. But it does, and that's good enough for me. Gonna make some or my husband now as his head is 'splitting', just like mine was yesterday (some nasty head-cold) so hopefully will go from grumpy to happy! I have. :) Thank you so much everyone!!!!"
[YEA] 05/06/2011: Shar35 from Portland, Or, Usa: "I have been severely congested after having first the flu and then a bad cold.... Nothing was breaking it up: not neti pot, saline sprays, decongestant sprays (that makes it worse, eventually). In Oregon you must have a prescription for Sudafed, which has been the only remedy which works... "Phenylphrine" just doesn't do any good. So I tried the Apple Cider Vinegar potion with honey and hot water. I didn't think it would work, but less than 10 minutes I could breathe again!! Fantastic cure... I hope it lasts. Thank you!"
[NAY] 04/19/2011: Janicecooks from Baltimore, Md: "In search of a natural cure for my week long severe sinus congestion I came here for advice. 5 days of antibiotics and mucinex have done nothing. I tried the ACV last night out of desperation. This horrendous tasting remedy did nothing for my sinuses but irritated my stomach and caused intestinal problems. The thought of drinking this potion again makes my skin crawl."
[NAY] 04/10/2011: Marie from Yuma, Arizona: "Sounds too good to be true, and I'm still skeptical. Have severe sinus congestion, at times during the day I can't blow in or out of my nose. I don't have infection, as I've just finished antibiotics. Nose has been plugged off and on for a month, increasingly more and more. Tried everything that has been recommended by friends/pharmacists etc to no avail. Was so happy to find this site and hear all the positive outcomes.... So mixed up the ACV, honey in water, drank it, nothing after 15 minutes, so drank some more with much less water. Even inhaled ACV fumes awhile. It's been 20 minutes and still no difference. I need this to work, but I have serious doubts."
03/29/2011: Mische from Hamilton, Bermuda: "Just wanted to thank everyone for the comments. I tried 2TBS of Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with a cup of warm water out of desperation. 2 minutes later I heard the congestion break on one side. While the other side didn't clear I was able to get a decent night's sleep for 1st time in a few days. I'm sold and will def keep this remedy in mind for future use. Thanks again! "
[YEA] 02/28/2011: Debbie from Clinton, Iowa Usa: "I have had sinus problems for a long time. Kept me up at night due to barely being able to breath through my nostrils. Came across Earth Clinic on accident and read about Apple Cidar Vinegar ( I have it in my kitcen) in regards to your sinuses, I read about how some people are mixing it with 8 oz of water and 2 tblsp of Honey. I thought I would try it right then and there, and viola, in less than 6 minutes I could breath through my nose with out feeling like I was breathing through a pin hole!!! I slept all night long, and felt rested the next day. I mixed it up again, as I felt my sinus starting to revert back to where they were, and now I'm cleared up again. It, for me, lasted well over 24 hours....
This is a great sight, I have spent the last couple of hours now reading about Virgin Coconut Oil, which I use for cooking! I will continue to learn on this sight as I do not like, or want to take medicine and I dont now. I am a 55 year old female with no health issues as of yet. If I ever do end up with any, then I will look to this sight first! Thank you!"Replies
03/20/2011: Harry from Kingsport, Tn replies: "Debbie--Hate to be a problem, but in the article concerning the use of Apple Cider Vingar, Honey & Water--maybe I missed it but I c/not determine the amount of ACV to use. Welcome to the first day of Spring. Harry"
[YEA] 01/30/2011: Fox from Tucson, Az: "I have to admit I am sharing because I got results, was desperate could not sleep sinuses blocked could not breathe, headache, pressure and ear ache, I immediately took 8 oz hot water, 2TBL of ACV and 2TBL honey. Came back and kept reading (still a little skeptical) I had to run for tissue for my nose started just running (within 10 min) just water flowing, now I am breathing after 20 minutes Thank you"Replies
[YEA] 02/12/2011: Jessica from West Union, Oh replies: "My sinuses have been congested for days. I am 17 years old and I've tried pretty much every OTC medicine I can find. I just tried the ACV remedy using 8oz of water, 2 TBSP ACV, and 2 TBSP of honey. After about ten minutes, I could already breathe through my nose again! I couldn't even taste anything because my congestion was so bad, and now I can again. Thanks, this was great! "
02/15/2011: Mrssunbaby from Medford, Oregon, Usa replies: "I just used this remedy and it worked wondefully! My Granny used to give me this when I was a child when I was sick and all stuffed up... I'd forgotten about this remedy until now. Its going down in my book as a "tried and true" remedy! Thanks! "
02/21/2011: Keekey from Omaha, Ne replies: "I had a very bad sinus infection for 5 weeks..... They gave me amox. And afterwards they gave me levaquin, which I had very bad side effects. My sinus was so bad that I would have confusion, memory lost and could not be alert. It was like I was not in reality.... After I saw this site I tried the AVC last night and I slept well..... This morning I took another 8oz cup and I felt the sinus congestion releasing in the forehead area..... Im not confused I am alert, memory 100% and this is reality..... Somthing so cheap work..... I wish I read this before going to the hospital the way I did..... And NONE of their crap worked.... I had mri, cat scans, even spinal tap done...... Im staying all natural from now on.... My vitamins and home remedies...... But of course prayer first!!!"
01/14/2011: Helena from Houston, Tx, Usa: "Hi I am a longtime sinus suferrer and have gone through a lifetime of antibiotics, I have no health insurance and always opt for a hollistic method first I also have chronic asthma as well as many other ailments. While sitting in agony and desperate for help I stumbled across this website and just happened to have the miracle ingridients here at home I got a 8oz glass of water put in 2 tsp of honey and drank it.
As I was reading all theese threads and about 30 min later and thinking yeah right like this is going to work all of a sudden my packed sinuses started moving I could feel it and while reading I had to run to the restroom my nose was running like a faucet and my nasal pasages feel so clear I am in total shock and dibelief this really is a miracle thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart I am a true believer now I will pass this on to everyone I know crying from happiness thank you again I was about to bash my head into a wall before reading this literaly. Thank you , helena"
EC: Just wondering if perhaps you meant to add apple cider vinegar on this post and forgot?
01/15/2011: Larry from Fairfax, Va / Usa replies: "Please tell me the particular type of honey you used, and was the water hot or room temperature. Also, was anything else added to the water besides the honey? Thanks."
[YEA] 01/28/2011: David from Grand Rapids, Mi replies: "My elderly father in law has been struggling with sinus congestion for more than a year. Unable to take decongestants because of heart medication, he has been suffering to the point of panic attacks and sleepless nights. Long story short, tried the acv/honey mix and almost immediately his congestion disappeared and finally is able to breath easily. My sinuses (sinusii?) began to clear from across the room. Thank you for this post."
[YEA] 03/21/2010: Kevin from Old Lyme, Ct: "Apple Cider Vinegar tea and sinus congestion
I've had sinus infections for decades, and I'd never had a splitting headache like I had tonight. In fact, I don't really get headaches. I think these circumstances might have something to do with it: I'm 49, it's spring, I went out and played some hard basketball. As a result I was getting spotting on both eyes, little patches where I couldn't really see well, a sensation like sunblindness. I ate--my doctor tells me low blood sugar can cause this, and eventually it went away, but the headache got worse, and the combination of symptoms made me think I might be getting a stroke. Well, you try going to sleep with the nagging presumption that your headache is a stroke. I thought about all the things you think about when you think this night is your last: my beautiful kids growing up without, my ineradicable bad habits. I grew furious about certain facts of my life (debt, unemployment, poor health insurance) and vowed to do everything I could to change these facts, if it turned out that I was not in fact in the middle of dying.
Then I came downstairs and tried some alternatives to morbid insomnia, and I wound up pouring myself three cups of warm water with some apple cider vinegar. My sinuses have cleared, and with it my splitting headache. My insomnia remains, but I can live with that."Replies
[YEA] 11/02/2010: Arsieiuni from Arley, Al, United States Of America replies: "I drank the suggested 2TBS ACV in 8OZ water last night because I really didn't want my sinus to remain congested today. I slept incredibly well and did not wake all night with stuffy head like the day before. This morning, the congestion is markedly less. I still have some congestion in my sinus and some has gone into my throat around the voice box region. Yesterday I did Oil Pulling, Cayenne gargling and ACV and it has turned my horrible sore throat, severely stuff sinus and headache (no fever) into a mild congestion in my nose and throat. I love this site! Thank you, and another YEA! For ACV please!"
02/06/2011: Kat from Austin, Tx replies: "I was skeptical, but yep - sure enough. The ACV worked. Just smelling the vinegar started to open up my sinuses. I'm so super thankful because I think there is nothing quite so maddening as packed sinuses. "
11/26/2012: Jml from Denver, Co replies: "Thank you for the ACV remedy, it was helpful! ACV in water also works for heartburn. Sinus problems, among many other illnesses, are fungal related and the eating of grains and sugars definitely exasperate it. It's not that grains in themselves are bad, it's because many of our grains these days because of the way they are stored are contaminted with mold and fungus and most of the fungi are not tested in our food supply. For anyone who's interested there's a great site where you can read or listen to more info on the subject... The website is knowthecause.com and the man's name is Doug Kaufmann - he's been researching the fungus link to disease for over 30 years. Many have been healed of various illnesses by going on what's called the 'Phase 1' diet. It's basically a diet that eliminates sugar and grains and believe me it does make a major difference! I have veered away from it the last few months and my sinuses acting up again was the price I paid. Needless to say, I plan to get back on the diet since it's the only thing I've found that really makes a difference.
In any event, hope people will check out the site, there's tons of good information and it will definitely help you - it's been a lifesaver for me! Stay healthy!"