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
08/24/2012: Had from White River Jct, Vermont: "I've found more complete relief w/ sinus issues by warm water drinking of cayenne pepper. It's it fast, but heals in other areas (breaking up mucus where ever as well). Research CP, has many applications and some add to the straight drink for different things...."
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|Apple Cider Vinegar||75 YEAS|
|Neti Pot Remedy||8 YEAS|
|Oil Pulling||7 YEAS|
|Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne||6 YEAS|
Neti Pot Remedy
[YEA] 01/07/2007: A.C. from Atlanta, GA: "I had a cold for about a week and a half. It finally developed into one of the worst sinus infections I have ever had---to top it off, I am 6 months pregnant. After 2 days of pure misery, I went to the doctor. He gave me an rx for an antiobiotic. After 2 days of taking it and pseudoephedrine round the clock, I was still miserable. My head pounded, my nose was totally clogged on both sides, and my head felt like it was going to explode. Desperate to try anything, I went to Walgreens and purchased "SinuCleanse"--a product complete with a neti pot and saline packets. I used it every 2 hours for the first day, along with drinking the ACV/water mixture 2x's/day, and by the second day, I had relief. I could breathe and could tell my head was starting to clear up! By far the best thing that I had tried! Thanks for your website! It has helped tremendously!"Replies
[YEA] 09/16/2009: Cindee from Oakham, Ma. replies: "Allergies -- 20 yrs. ago I had allergies, to mold, dust, grass, trees(oak). I had head aches everyday for two years. I finally moved out of the house I lived in. It took two years for the headache to go away, ecept that in the spring they came back. It led me on along journey to health. I changed my diet to a healthy one. Fruits and veg. less red meat, more fish, pork and chicken. I also juiced and now grow seeds. in a jar for salads. One of the best things I did was the netti pot to clean my sinuses, especially when the allergie season came. I also made a tea with sliced garlic, and filtered water, (1clove in 1cup water). let it cool and put it in a spray bottle. I used it to spray my throat and nasal passages. Garlic is a antibaterial.You can use oregano too.(1tsp.in 8ozs.water) I do this when ever I feel a cold or a soar throat coming on. The next day its gone. If your ears hurt use 3% pure hydrogen peroxide. A few drops in ea. ear. I haven't been sick for three years now. Recently I read a website about vitamin A. It is so vital to our mucus membranes. My thoughts are that maybe we are defficient in vit. A. I think that everyone who has allergies should read that site. She was a very important figure in nutrition after world war I or II. I recently went on cod liver oil pills.(vit A} I remember years ago mothers gave 1tsp. of cod liver oil to their children. Why, I don't know. Adelle Davis has old books on health an nutrition. My elderly Aunt told me about her. Its amazing what you can heal yourself, with the knowledge. Research is everthing. Dr.Oz, on Opha said, if you give the body what it needs, the body has the amazing ability to heal itself, and I never forgot that. Life is wonderful."
[YEA] 01/31/2011: Debrah from Oxford, Nova Scotia replies: "I've (always?) had a stuffy nose and finally got smart enough to check the internet and found out about using a neti pot for sinus congestion. So I tried it and the benefits that first time, have lasted overnight. I will do it again today and every time I start feeling slightly congested. Neti pots work big time!"
[YEA] 02/11/2011: V from Seattle, Wa: "Niacin for sinus problems
I had not taken niacin for a long time. I also have a cold. One of those icky sinus congesting colds. My mouth is dry and my snot is thick and sticky and yellow (sorry for the imagery). I just took a high dose of niacin (1000mg) and when it kicked in and my body began to flush I had the urge to blow my nose and when I did my sinuses cleared out completely and they have not been this clear in over a week). I'm not 100% sure if niacin is related to my sinuses clearing but the odds of them clearing out for the first time in a week within 20 minutes of taking niacin would be low. After my niacin flush began to disapear my sinuses began to congest again. This could be a coinsidence but I don't think so.
If you have not taken niacin before you should know that it will make your capiliaries open and when they do blood flows much more easily. Because your capiliaries have expanded they are larger and more blood flows through and you can see this happen as your body turns pink/red. You can also feel the increase in blood flow with a tingling/itchy feeling as well as a warm/hot sensation which are due to vastly improved circulation. These sensations will not appear imediately, they will build up over a ten to twenty minute time period. Because the heat and itching will gradually increase do not be alarmed, after 10-20 minutes the effect will plateu and then decrease and the effect will be over, no matter how unpleasant it was.
I do not recomend taking niacin for the first time at least 2-3 hours before an event or meeting friends because the reddening of your skin may embarass you if you are not used to it (even if you are used to it, I can tell you it is not a flattering look, lol). Also while niacin itself (as far as I know) does not interfere with sleep the itching feeling can make it difficult to fall asleep if not impossible or may wake you if you fall asleep before it kicks in, so I do not reccomend taking it before bed until you know if you can sleep with it."
Oil Pulling for Congestion
Holistic Treatment Ingredients
- Organic Oil (Sunflower, Sesame, Coconut and Olive are popular choices) - 1 Tablespoon
- 2-3 Glasses of Filtered Water
Oil Pulling (part of the Ayurvedic tradition) can clear up congestion. Before brushing your teeth and with an empty stomach, take 1 Tablespoon of oil into your mouth and swish it around for 10-20 minutes until the oil has turned milky white. Then spit out. Most any food oil will do, but sesame and sunflower oils are traditional and most popular.
Spit it out in the toilet when your mouth is full and rinse your mouth out well.
Follow by drinking 2 - 3 glasses of water.
[YEA] 01/17/2008: Steve from Naples, Florida: "re: poor digestion -- yeast overbalence -- sinus congestion -- oil pulling (remedy). I tried the sesame oil pulling for the first time at the early hour 3:30 Am -- I could not sleep due to sinus congestion - my heart was beating 90 - 100 beats per minute mainly due to the yeast in my mouth and sinuses -- I took the unrefined sesame for 20 minutes and during the treatment my sinuses opened up completely -- after I finished I was so relaxed I could not believe it -- the thrust taste in my mouth was gone and my upset stomach had calmed down -- it has been 9 hours since the first treatment and I am as calm as a cucumber -- I can't wait until tonight to take my second treatment on an empty stomach right before I go to bed -- please spread the good word about OP and lets nip the pharma business in the butt - God bless everyone"
[YEA] 01/05/2008: Antoinette from Raleigh, NC: "WOW! I was just reading about the oil pulling. I have severe sinus problems, as well as a host of other ailments, which I will relate at another time. I woke up this morning severely congested, with thick green mucuous. I searched the computer under sinus treatments and found this website. I decided to try it although I was scared. I didnt have sesame or sunflower oil, I only had extra virgin olive oil, so I tried it. I just tried right now for the first time. Within 2 minutes....yes!! 2 minutes! my nose opened up, and I could breathe!!! I started feeling more alert in my mind, and I was so shocked. I just spit out the solution a few minutes ago...... and I brushed my teeth, and Im going to drink the 2 to 3 glasses of water. I will post again soon. I will do it again tonight. Thanks!!!"
[YEA] 11/29/2007: Diane from Minneapolis, Mn: "I thought it sounded crazy. But I am always game for a healthier me. This morning was my first try at "Oil Pulling" and I had Immediate Results! my sinus cavities cleared up Immediatley. I can't wait until I reap the benifits from the Mollasses and ACV.. I'm turning everyone I know onto this site. thanks Earth Clinic"
[YEA] 09/17/2007: Valerie Wright from Toronto, Ontario, Canada: "Have been oil pulling for 12 days and taking coconut oil for 10. Am thrilled with the results. On the 2nd day of OP my sinuses started to drain (didn't know they were congested) and two days later my lungs started to expel mucuus. Also found that I was sleeping much better and had more energy.Of course, the mouth and teeth felt great. I am taking coconut oil about 3 times a day. It is all absolutely astounding. I just love your site. Aren't we lucky?"
[YEA] 09/17/2007: Sylvia from Laveen, Arizona: "I started OP two weeks ago. The results are amazing. My sinus problems have cleared up after much mucus building and spitting the first few days. Sinus med's are now a thing of the past. My teeth are brighter and my gums no longer bleed when I brush my teeth. My hair is thicker and shinier. I have adult acne that flairs up at times and the OP hasn't really done much for that. I will keep up on the OP daily in hopes that it will clear up my skin. This OP is amazing."
[YEA] 08/28/2007: Tricia from San Francisco, California: "Oil Pulling: starting out. I've had a cold that wasn't going away, and seemed to be getting worse, if anything. My congestion, and the amount of mucus that was coming out when I blow my nose has been alot. I started wondering if I might have a sinus infection, so I thought I'd try oil pulling. Did it once in the afternoon yesterday, and once in the evening, and suddenly realized that, for the first time in a week, I could breathe clearly. Have done it twice today, and have just experienced a strange thing: I blew my nose and the mucus came out bright yellow, like egg yolk. I have never seen anything like this, and was wondering if Ted or any readers could comment?"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 08/10/2010: Demetrius from Austell, Ga, Usa: "I have been suffering from post nasal discharge from one nostril for more than 15 years I had surgery 3 times but the problem persists to the point that has made my life miserable and quite embarassing since I have to deal with clearing the back of my throat from thick mucous that gets stuck there and requires a lot of coughing and effort to be cleared. I was reading some of the entries about certain remedies and I got interested in the remedy with the oregano. I went to my local herb shop to buy the liquid oregano but I found a nose spray which contains the essential oils of oregano, bay leaf, sage and clove in a sea water base. I tried it out and has made a big difference my problem did not go away but the phlegm is less thicker easier to clear and plus my problem sinus side feels less obstructed than before. It has to be the oregano."
[YEA] 01/22/2008: Denver from Dayton, Ohio: "have used oregano oil to clear up my stuffy head a few times. I know this sounds crazy to anyone that has taken it before but i put a drop on my wet fingers and then snuff it!! ouch!! but instantly i can breath and the burning stops in just a few minutes. Dont even know if this is a good idea but it works for me Denver"
[YEA] 12/03/2006: Jennifer from Albuquerque, NM: "I tried ACV, the spicy tomato tea, the onion halves with brown sugar, and the garlic soup. Especially the tomato tea and ACV brought some temporary relief from a month-long cough and sinus congestion that I'd had almost as long. As far as I'm concerned, though, the #1 choice and remedy should be Oil of Oregano. I bought a jar last Tues. and began taking three per day with meals. I am so encouraged and feel at least 95% well again. After doing some research on it I now know that this is an amazing product! Perhaps it doesn't work the same for everyone but it has done so much for me in six days. I've also been using a good quality colloidal silver in a nasal spray bottle. This has probably worked alongside the Oil of Oregano for the sinus congestion. It cured a month-long cough/bronchitis and sinus congestion. I'm wondering now if I could have increased the dosage of Oil of Oregano to say four a day. I've stayed at 3/day since I couldn't find any info. to let me know if more would be too much of a good thing. Any thoughts on that?"
[YEA] 02/21/2012: Paul from Wrangell, Alaska: "Reading your site on nasal congestion. Just tried a shot of pickle juice and water. 20 min later, nose has stopped draining. Cool."
Pink Himalayan Salt
[YEA] 03/09/2012: Shana from Los Angeles, California: "I have tried forever to use salt to irrigate my sinuses, and I never could because I found the salt to be extremely irritating, and it actually made me more stuffy afterwards! That is, until I tried using Himalayan Pink Salt in a squeeze bottle (i have found a squeeze bottle to be much more effective than a neti pot bc it really gets the solution up into the sinus cavities). If you, too, find salt too irritating, try using Himaayan Pink salt - I don't have to use baking soda or anything else with it - it's soothing & makes a world of difference!"Replies
03/16/2012: Shana from Los Angeles, California replies: "Also I wanted to add that it's helpful to add 1 drop of ACV into the solution of pink salt (1/4 teaspoon) to irrigate. Drinking the ACV (2 teaspoons in 8 ounces of water 3X a day) is extremely helpful for clearing sinsuses as well. As well as taking large quantities of Vitamin C (Reactiva C works well). But irrigation (for me) is key!"
Plant From Peru
[YEA] Euler from Brampton, Canada: "I have a natural medicine to definitely cure sinusitis. It is wild plant found in Peru and I have the sample that has been tested on close relatives and friends. After applying this medicine, they haven't suffered of sinusitis again. However this medicines formula is unknown. I only have a sample and it needs to be investigated for its contents. I cannot give you the name of this plant until it is patented. However if you happen to be interested you can contact me at (905)874-6816."