Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Earth Clinic's Remedies
- Ice Cream, Flu Symptoms and Sinus Infections
- Pain Reliever and Sinus Medication Link
- Air Conditioners and Sinus Infections
- Ajwai Seeds
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Neti Pot
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Oregano Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Sinus Rinse
- Baby Shampoo
- Baking Soda and Salt Water
- Betadine and Hydrogen Peroxide Sinus Rinse
- Black Mold
- Boiled Onion, Salt, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Cayenne Snorting
- Cinnamon, Clove and Oregano Oils
- Coconut Oil
- Cod Liver Oil
- Colloidal Silver
- Colloidal Silver, Ascorbic Acid, Black Elderberry Syrup
- Cream of Tartar
- Dental Care
- Dietary Changes
- Egg Whites
- Eucalyptus Oil
- Fennel, Flaxseed and Fenugreek
- Flip-Turn Sinus Rinse Method
- Garlic, Oregano, Cayenne
- General Feedback
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Grapefruit Seed Extract, Oil Pulling
- Grapefruit Seed Extract, Sea Salt
- H2O2, GSE, Sea Salt Rinse
- Hemp Seeds
- Homemade Xylitol Nasal Spray
- Homeopathic Remedies
- Hot Shower
- Hot Showers, Hot Tea, Chicken Soup
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide and Sea Salt
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Salt and Baking Soda
- Ice Packs
- Improve Air Quality, Nasal Irrigation
- Lactose Intolerance
- Light Bulb Therapy
- Low Grade Sinus Infection Remedies
- Measure Your Ph
- Multiple Remedies
- Nasal Spray With Salt, Oregano Oil and ACV
- Neti Pot
- Neti Pot With Saline and Apple Cider Vinegar
- Nose Blowing
- Oil Pulling
- Olbas Oil
- Olive Leaf
- Onion and Carrot Juice
- Oregano Oil
- Organic Tomato Juice
- Probiotic Drink
- Quercetin, Bromelain
- Red Dye
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Reishi, Cayenne, Oregano Oil, Garlic
- Remedies Needed
- Riboflavin, B2
- Saline Rinse
- Sniff Warm Water
- Spleen Connection to Sinus Infections
- Steaming With Apple Cider Vinegar
- Steaming With H2O2 and Salt
- Steaming With Oregano
- Steaming With Sea Salt
- Tea Tree Oil, Mucinex
- Ted's Remedies
- Tomato Tea
- Unpetroleum Jelly
- Website Comments
- White Grape Vinegar
- Wild Indigo Extract
- Xylitol and Sea Salt Sinus Rinse, Spirulina
11/24/2009: Robb from Anchorage, Alaska: "Pam, You need a neti pot. I have had sinus problems for years and the worst thing you can due is use most sinus sprays. You will become addicted in a manner of days and it is difficult to break this bond. I use a neti..."
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|Cayenne Snorting||26 YEAS|
|Hydrogen Peroxide and Sea Salt||22 YEAS|
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|Grapefruit Seed Extract||16 YEAS|
|Neti Pot||15 YEAS|
|Steaming With Apple Cider Vinegar||12 YEAS|
|Oregano Oil||10 YEAS|
|Oil Pulling||9 YEAS|
|Colloidal Silver||7 YEAS|
|Multiple Remedies||6 YEAS|
|Dietary Changes||5 YEAS|
Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy for Sinus Infections
Folk Medicine Ingredients:
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 Tablespoon
- Water - 16 Ounces
- Honey (optional)
The apple cider vinegar tonic, taken two or three times a day, can quickly break up congestion, kill pathogens, and improve other sinus infection symptoms as well. Add one tablespoon each apple cider vinegar and honey to a 6 to 10 oz glass of warm water, and drink.
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is our favorite remedy for stopping sinus infections. We wish more people knew about this amazing home treatment. The idea is to take apple cider vinegar before the sinus infection occurs, which for most people is at the start of allergies, colds, flu, etc.
We have found that when apple cider vinegar is taken either as a daily tonic or at the first sign of an allergy or cold (i.e., sinus headache, stuffy nose, watery eyes), one can completely stop the histamine response or allergic reaction.
There are a couple ways you can drink apple cider vinegar ("ACV"). One way is to put 1/8 to 1/4 cup ACV in 16 oz of water and sip it throughout the day. The other method is to gulp 2 TBSP of ACV in 8 oz of water all at once.
If you have an existing sinus infection, keep drinking a mixture of ACV and water throughout the day for several days.
Please remember -- the key to success is to use apple cider vinegar before a sinus infection appears (i.e. during the first stages of a flu or allergy attack, or after you've eaten a bowl of ice cream).
Question: Why does ACV alleviate sinus congestion so quickly?
Answer: ACV thins mucus almost immediately. One of the first things you will notice after drinking apple cider vinegar is that the color of your mucus goes from white or green and thick, to thin and clear. The thinning of mucus is the key to kicking your sinus infection. Once you have thin mucus, you can clobber the infection with one of many remedies from this page. Wild oregano oil is one of our favorites for bacterial infections, but grapefruit seed extract is also very potent. Whatever remedy you try, remember to keep up the apple cider vinegar throughout the day for several days and drink lots and lots of water.
[YEA] 05/15/2008: George from Jamaica, NY: "I have had sinus infections for the last 2 years; my ears were always clogged. The sinus infection would come and go. I began taking 2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar at night and in the mornings, it appears my sinuses have cleared up."
[YEA] 05/11/2008: Gaylene from Denver, CO, USA: "Thanks for the ACV suggestion - my sinus infection was held at bay and feel great compared to the typical 3 week bout.
A suggestion for those who found ACV didn't work - my wise Chinese acupuncturist gave me 2 bags of a dried compostion that I couldn't imagine describing other than bizarre. It was amazing -great night sleep and minimized the symptoms."Replies
12/29/2009: Ruth from Taupo, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand replies: "Can Gaylene from Denver CO USA tell me what it was the Chinese Acupuncturist gave her for her sinusitis? My older sister has chronic sinusitis i don't know if she could take ACV as she has chron's disease and has to be very careful what she eats. Her chronic sinisitis is really getting her down and she seems to be continually on antibiotics
Many thanks Ruth"
[YEA] 05/07/2008: Chris from san Pedro, ca: "Recently, from something my dr told me & from ur site, which by the way is fantastic, i mixed up a 10% solution of apple cider vinegar & put it in a nasal sprayer bottle & use it like nasal spray.........it works real well......my nutritionist told me that candida can colonize mucus membranes........what i do is, spray 1 full spray in each nostril, NOT SNIFFING IN...... immediately pinch my nose closed.....hold it for about a minute.......then let go and for about 10 to 15min, sniff the drip very lightly, cause if ur sinus' r inflamed, it can hurt, but u do want to get some of it to the deeper sinus tissue & the back of the throat..........after about 15min u can start blowing........it clears up the clogged nose, deep mucus and i'm pretty sure it kills the candida, which i am now sure is the cause of mine & my husband' sinus problems.......this solution also works on anyone who has itchy skin........._____s' vinegar seems to me to be less harsh........don't know yet if it works the same or not........i'm thinking it should...i was amazed at how simple & effective this is.......hope this helps those out there who want to find the cause of things & cure them naturally..."
[YEA] 05/05/2008: Julie from Houston, Texas: "Here I was plagued with yet another sinus infection. The last one I had settled in my chest and I was sick for two weeks! This one started the same way...I swear this is true. I called my husband he bought lemons, organic ACV and the rest was up to me. I boiled water and steamed over it for 15 minutes in a bowl with 2 table spoons. Then I drank the water, lemon honey mixture and 45 minutes later I can taste, breath and smell 50% better and my ears finaly popped within an hour! I feel so much Better!! WHOOOOOOOOOOHOOO..This is not mind over matter...this worked!"
[YEA] 05/04/2008: Faedah from Cape Town, South Africa: "Hi there, After 8 weeks of sinusitis; 2 episodes of antibiotics, my sinus infection had not cleared. By the 9th week, I contracted an eye infection, had severe upper jaw ache and toothache, had severe nasal congestion which kept me awake at night combined with persistent headaches and lots of green mucus, sore body and I was very listless. I was on various allopathic medication - but nothing helped - and did not even provide relief to my symptoms!! I then came across this website. It was either surgery OR apple cider vinegar.
I then followed the following strict routine because ACV on its own did not work effectively:-
1. 2tbsp ACD in one glass of water - followed by another glass of water. I drank this on average 4 - 5 times per day for the 1st 4 days
2. Used luke warm saline water with a normal syringe to clear my nasal passages. At least 2 - 3 times per day.
3. Inhaled steam in a bowl - couple of eucalyptus oil drops in boiling water and covered my head with a towel. At least 2 - 3 times per day
4. Followed a strict diet of apples, fresh fruit, meat and chicken - no dairy, wheat and sugar
5. Drank lots and lots of water
6. To dry the mucous, I used I used homeopathic meds and took this every 3 - 4 hours
7. Took Panados (pain killers) every 4 - 5 hours to relieve the pain
After 5 days of following the above routine...my sinus infection cleared!!!
It has been 5 weeks since I last accessed this website and I can happily report back - that ACV works. When I feel a bit sick, I take the ACV and it really works!! I haven't taken any medicaton since then - which is amazing - given that I was constantly taking nasal drops and medicines etc.
Thank you for this website. It has really proven to be invaluable.
Kind Regards, Faedah"
[YEA] 04/15/2008: Katie from Chatham, Canada: "Amazing, I am not even done sipping a glass of 1tps ACV with water and honey and my sinuses are opening up. The pain is starting to decipate and my nosal cavity doesn't feel like acid is being poured in there. I still have a fever (I'm heading for the aspiren), but I feel soooo much better than I was when I read these articles only 1/2 hour ago. Thanks for the heads up."
[YEA] 03/23/2008: Jessica from Great Falls, Montana: "My husband had a sinus infection and took some super strong antibiotics and cold medication, but his sinus infection just came back. He was sick for a month or so when I read about the apple cider vinegar. He tried it and not five minutes later the pressure was completely gone!!"
[YEA] 03/12/2008: Pam from Flower Mound, TX: "I must admit- I had little faith but was desperate. After three rounds of antibiotics and still constant congestion/ sinus infection, I became addicted to Afrin. Using it twice daily cleared my nose enough for me to make calls at work and sleep at night but after only two weeks, I had to increase to 4x's a day to stay clear. I realized this was a major problem and began searching for alternative solutions. After reading the earthclinic site, I threw out the Afrin, purchased apple cider vinegar and a Neti Pot (since lots of friend have been recommending it too). My nose was so clogged the Neti Pot was not effective- the water had no where to do. So, I mixed the one TBS. of ACV with 8 oz. of water and chugged it. I haven't been able to taste anything for over a week but could still feel the bitter tingle on my tounge. I was disappointed when I didn't feel relief within the hour. The evening passed and I realized as I went to lay down for the night- I could breathe through my nose. While it wasn't totally clear- I could sleep with my mouth closed- without using the dreaded Afrin! I followed the same procedure the next day and by the second night- I was breathing totally clear and feeling great! GOD BLESS YOU earth clinic. My taste buds are back and the ACV is terrible but I don't care- it's worth it x's 100 for the relief I finally feel!!! After reading the other benifits ACV offers- I have recommended it and your site to many family and friends. Thanks again!"Replies
11/23/2009: Nory from Fort Worth, Tx, Usa replies: "To Pam of Flower Mound TX,
I am suffering from severe nasal congestion for over a month now and have to use a phenylephrine nasal spray every hour at night just to get some sleep. The inside of my nose is so swollen when i look with a flash light. The nasal spray will bring the swelling down but it will swell again in one hour or less.I just bought apple cider vinegar from walmart. Do you think that will work? Thanks."
11/24/2009: Robb from Anchorage, Alaska replies: "Pam,
You need a neti pot. I have had sinus problems for years and the worst thing you can due is use most sinus sprays. You will become addicted in a manner of days and it is difficult to break this bond.
I use a neti pot; you can buy one in most health food sections at your local super market. The last one I bought was at Fred Meyers, I like the plastic ones, unlike the porcelain pots plastic does not break when you drop them. To use just read the directions on the box, the pot usually comes with a supply of pre measured salt.
I use ACV every morning; I drink it, straight from the bottle, chasing it with water. If my sinus congestion is severe I also add a few drops to my neti pot; I use one full pot of warm water per side. This can be uncomfortable, even painful but it works and the results for me are immediate. I also use cayenne pepper, just a dab, this really sorts out any congestion you may have.
In the spring I am bothered by dust and various plant blooms, I use a pinch of salt and warm water, twice a day. This treatment has eliminated the allergy problems that have plagued me for years.
I am sure these remedies will make a difference. I believe that we as individuals are responsible for our health. We need to learn about our bodies, keep them tuned like a fast car and do most of our own maintenance... "
11/24/2009: Robb from Anchorage, Alaska replies: "Pam, You need to use "RAW-UNFILTERED APPLE CIDER VINEGAR" It needs to be "ORGANIC" and have "THE MOTHER"."
[NAY] 03/04/2008: Julie from Tulsa, Oklahoma: "Is it possible to take too much acv? I have started getting sinus infections every time I get a cold, so this time I decided that I better not go on antibiotics, but let my body learn again to fight this off. After about the third day I was miserable so I got online looking for a way to survive this. The acv with honey and baking soda is working very well. After I take 2T acv/1T honey/1/4 bs, I feel better in about 30 minutes, but after another hour or so, I feel bad again and want to dring some more. Could it be bad to drink too much?"
EC: Our experience is that the acv works to thin the mucous, but we've had to use a powerful anti-bacterial or anti-fungal herb or supplement at the same time to clobber the infection
[YEA] 02/22/2008: Gislain from Phoenix, AZ: "Earlier this week, I was diagnosed with a bacterial infection in the back of my throat and was prescribed antibiotics...which was a hit to my health ego because I eat well but somehow caught this bug. Along with this, I developed this awful sinus infection. Horrible headaches, watery eyes, no sleep, and non-stop discomfort accompanied this! I went to the health food store and bought some nasal spray and sublingual sinus relief tablets, both of which didn't work. While suffering at work, I came across this web site and read about Apple Cider Vinegar. While excited to try this for my Sinus infection, I ate an apple as a snack. Within an hour, my sinus symptoms decreased by 60%. When I came home, I had some ACV with water and within another hour, the symptoms decreased some more. Right now, it's almost time for bed and my Sinus Infection is 90% gone and just three hours ago, I was suffering!! The apple helped and the ACV sealed the deal on this Sinus stuff! Awesome!"
[NAY] 02/04/2008: Gary from Columbus, Ohio: "Apple cider vinegar has not cured my sinus infection. It may have made it worse. I hate my life."
[YEA] 01/31/2008: Heather from Moscow, Idaho: "I used the ACV drink- 2 Tbl. in 8 oz. of water, as well as a 2 Tbl. ACV and 2 tbl. water steaming for a sinus problem this morning at 8 a.m. Shortly afterwards I blew my nose and sure enough clear mucous. It is now 3 p.m. No more aching head, teeth, and jaws for the first time in a week since I had a big bowl of, yes the devil, ice cream!"
[YEA] 01/28/2008: Mira from Venice, CA: "LET ME START BY SAYING I THINK THIS SITE IS THE BEST ONE OUT THERE ON THE INFO HI-WAY.. I had a sinus infection on and off for the last 15 years! I have tried everything and more from the regular md's including pain pills for years to get rid of that horrible head ache around my eyes and cheek bones. A couple of years ago while walking, I Met a man selling a book about Cancer cures/prevention. he had published the book himself and i was interested in prevention, and what he had to say. He told me that all Humans and animals would benefit greatly by drinking and BATHING in ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR WITH THE MOTHERS... I found this to be very interesting and decided to do my own experiments and research, I have a dog who was beginning to get mange on her hind knee it was red and irritaded the vets wanted to give her some horrible medicine and she was clearly not feeling well.I held him over the sink and poured the Vinegar strait from the bottle over her infected knee she squirmed a bit probably from the stinging but a second later that smart pooch put her leg on my chest so i could at it better (as though she knew i was gonna fix her) after the first time it was 80% better and in two days that mange was gone! so I took a bath using the vinegar i probably used a quart as I buy it in gallon jugs ...I could not believe how I felt after one bath..."Reborn" is the word that comes to mind. after that one bath I began to take it orally, in the morning or anytime i had heart burn another ailment of mine...The ACV has worked wonders,also it took My skin tags off and made my skin and hair so much brighter.i also only use coconut oil for moisturizing and a small amount in my hair for dryness.
I started reading about baking soda and gave that a try too...I put a small box of baking soda with the vinegar in the bath. Amazing, all my aches and pains were gone! the skin on my knee caps looked like they were 12 years old, No ashiness,or dryness... now about the sinus infection, I was really sick, for a month in November and Dec.07 i had a crusty sore on the tip of my nose and I had laryngitis from working in year round air conditioning and the dry winds that plague California, and it was like the 5th time in a year that I had come down with it. Being a singer,with a weekly show this has been so depressing for me... so i took one tablespoon ACV and warm water in a Netti pot...you tip your head from side to side not backward. It burned I have to admit.... so I rinsed again with plain water to get the sting out. My eyes started to water and my throat hurt and I blew stones out of my nose! I am not kidding. the mucous changed from greenish yellow to clear almost immediately, The sore on the tip of my nose went away over night, i blew my nose after that for a week, as wads and wads of mucous came out..I could actually sing the next night! It was a Miracle for me...
Then I found your site on Oil Pulling I had never heard of it before and I mistakingly thought it I read safflower oil in stead of sunflower oil. I got the courage up to try it and could do no more than a couple of minutes. Now I doubt if I will ever go to the Doctor ever again! After one try with the Safflower oil my VOICE was better than when i was kid! As if the oil had lubricated all that was rough and scratchy! I am so amazed at the oil pulling, I wonder why no one ever talks about it publicaly as the best thing ever for well being, as one of your writers on this site put it "The virus was made in nature can be healed by nature too!" I am a true Believer and will do these remedy's for life.I could go on and on about the benefits of these homade remedy's that REALLY WORK!"
[YEA] 01/20/2008: Paul from Hurley, Mississippi: "I have suffered recurrent sinus infections for at least 12 years now and have always taken antibiotics and decongestants that made me ill but I would endure the illness to geet rid of the infection, well that is until it landed me in the hospital with severe dehydration. The next visit to the doctor, he put me on almost the same medicines and after taking 3 doses, I ended up looking for a natural method to cure a sinus infection. When I heard of ACV twice a day, I thought, what can it hurt. Used grocery store brand for three days and saw some improvement, so I then purchased some Organic with the Mother and in 5 days I have almost completely cleared up all my sinus congestion so I can sleep well and I have also noticed other benefits such as more energy and some weight loss. I really wish I had opened up my mind 10 years ago. Great and Thanks for the information on your site."