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Natural Remedies for Chronic Sinusitis Relief

Last Modified on Apr 05, 2016


What is a person to do when the symptoms of a sinus infection - headaches, sinus pressure, congestion in the head, and possibly fever and malaise, continue on for weeks, or even months in spite of treatment? Many Earth Clinic readers have shared the tried and true natural treatments they have found to cure chronic sinusitis.

Cures for chronic sinus infections include apple cider, herbs, coconut oil, and vitamin supplements. It is also important to use remedies that will reduce inflammation in the body to help heal inflammation in the sinus cavities. Remedies to strengthen an immune system that has been overworked for weeks or months are also important.

Natural Remedies for Chronic Sinusitis Relief

If you go by personal experience of Earth Clinic readers, Apple Cider Vinegar is the most popular treatment for Chronic Sinusitis. It can be used in the nose or taken internally, or both! The best way to take it internally is to mix 2 Tablespoons of raw apple cider vinger with 2 Tablespoons or Raw Honey with 1 cup of almost boiling water in a mug. A hot drink helps the sinuses to drain. If you prefer a cold drink, add 1 - 2 Tablespoons of vinegar to a tall glass of water and sip over the course of an hour. To make an apple cider nasal rinse, add 1/2 teaspoon of raw apple cider vinegar to 1 cup of boiled cooled water (or use distilled water.) Put some of the solution in your cupped hand and snort up into the sinuses. Alternately, use the solution in a netti pot.

Extra virgin coconut oil is another popular and effective treatment that can be used internally and externally. Coconut Oil is an amazing antiviral. To use it in the nose, melt a small amount and drop a few drops into each nostril. This should also be soothing to the nasal passages. The recommended dosage for adults is 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil three times a day. It may be best to start with 1 teaspoon three times daily to make sure the remedy suits you.

Herbs to Heal the Sinuses

Cayenne pepper, garlic, eucalyptus, and mullein are some of the many herbs that can be used to treat chronic sinusitis. Some even put some cayenne pepper into the nose, but be prepared - that treatment is not for the faint of heart! Dip the tip of a q-tip into a bit of cayenne pepper and use that to get some cayenne up into each nostril. Be prepared for some discomfort and then some drainage! The herb mullein is great to thin mucous to help the sinuses to drain. Mullein can be taken as a tea. Garlic is a wonderful anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-biotic. Take one clove 3 - 4 times each day. The clove can be minced and taken in a spoon with raw honey, or spread with coconut oil onto toast.

Eucalyptus essential oil is a great addition to a healing bath. Fill a tub with water as hot as you like. Add 1 cup of baking soda or Epsom Salt and 4 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil. Soak for 20 minutes or so. To get an extra steamy bath, fill the tub with very hot water from the shower with the bathroom door closed. This will put more steam into the air to help moisten and drain the sinuses while you soak.

Supporting the Immune System

If your body is dealing with a chronic infection, likely your immune system needs some support. 1,000 mg of Vitamin C several times a day will be a help. Elderberry syrup or astragalus root (as a tea, in capsules or in a tincture) are two herbal supplements to help the immune system. Keep dairy products, sugar and processed foods to a minimum to help the immune system work better and keep mucous production down.

Reducing Inflammation from Chronic Sinusitis

Many of the above mentioned remedies are anti-inflammatory in nature, including the garlic, vinegar and coconut oil. If you have been dealing with chronic sinusitis, your body has had an extended time of inflammation. Whatever you decide to use to treat your condition, continue treatment for at least several days, or even weeks, after you feel better. Your body needs some extra care and nourishment to get back to full health. The above remedies are all safe for long term use for most people.

Please scroll down this page to see what Earth Clinic readers have found helpful for their chronic sinusitis! You'll find an extensive list of remedies that you can sort by date or by remedies, including the number of people who have been cured by a particular remedy. If you have dealt with a chronic sinus infection, please share your experiences with us!


Additional Pages of Interest:
Sinus Infection Remedies
Allergy Remedies
Sinus Headache Relief from Folk Cures
Apple Cider Vinegar Cures

Remedies for Sinusitis, Chronic




The Popularity of Sinusitis, Chronic Remedies - Full List

Alphabetical Popularity Recent Post
Acupressure, Nasal Rinse22010-03-05
Air Purifier22012-03-03
Apple Cider Vinegar102016-01-17
Apple Cider Vinegar, Himalayan Pink Salt12012-03-28
Avoid Cold to the Head22016-03-04
B312014-10-19
Cayenne42016-02-17
Chinese Herbs, Diet, Neti Pot02012-02-17
Coconut Oil22015-10-10
Cow Ghee, Fluids, Avoid Junk Food12008-02-14
Detox12013-04-05
Diet Change, Sleep Method12012-09-15
Eliminate Bananas12013-06-03
Eliminate Dairy12011-09-03
Enzymes, Hcl12007-11-18
Eucalyptus Oil12010-02-07
Fennel, Flax and Fenugreek Seeds10000-00-00
Food Allergies12008-03-15
Fungal and Bacterial Sinusitis Remedies12015-05-10
Fungal Treatment12008-01-31
Get Rid of Unnecessary Items12011-09-24
Ginger and Nettle Tea12011-11-14
Ginger, Egg12010-09-15
Grapefruit Seed Extract22009-02-26
Herbal Teas22014-03-27
Honey and Cinnamon, Garlic12012-06-17
Honeyed Onion22012-11-29
Hydrogen Peroxide12013-03-28
Keep Head Warm22012-05-12
Malavit12007-06-12
Milk of Magnesia22011-10-18
Multiple Remedies42012-10-14
Nasal Spray12011-08-23
Oil Pulling12012-04-30
Oregano Juice and Salt12008-01-20
Osteopathic Manipulation Techniques12013-07-29
OTC02013-12-17
Probiotics12012-08-07
Romaine Lettuce12009-10-29
Rose Hips12014-05-02
Salt and Baking Soda Rinse12008-07-27
Salt Rinse12008-07-06
Smelling Salts12009-04-14
Strengthen Digestive System02014-09-06
Vinegar12010-01-10
Warning on Levofloxacin02011-07-26
Wheatgrass12014-08-10
Whiskey12015-06-09
Xylitol Nasal Spray12012-09-03

Acupressure, Nasal Rinse  
4 User Reviews | 2 YEA

Posted by Dianec (Los Angeles, Ca, United States) on 03/05/2010

[YEA]  Dear Earth Clinic I am excited and would like to share my cure with other sinusitis sufferers!

I have suffered from Sinusitis for close to 10 years. I had never had any allergies to anything except Figs (they cause my throat to itch) so I avoid them. About 9 years ago I began to have extreme post nasal drip and this caused me pain in the throat down to my stomach. This became so bad that I stopped hiking and walking. I gained an awful amount of weight in 9 years. About 30 pounds! Before the problem I used to hike up to 12 miles with a 10 minute break! I was slim and in great shape for a woman of 48. Then came this health problem.

After trying everything over the counter and also prescriptions nothing worked. Medications only gave me some relief. I must have spent hundreds on medications. I was getting worse everyday.

I suddenly remembered that massage therapy works on many medical problems so I begin pressing out my sinus area. I usually lie down and place my thumbs on the area across the eyebrow near the nose and press down hard as I can stand it. (Works better if someone else does this)The area was in so much pain! I also irrigate my nasal passages with a teaspoon of sea salt and a teaspoon of baking soda with hot water as I can stand. When I irrigate I try to suck in the liquid deep in my sinus passages. Both sides. Then I press down not only the eyebrows but the orbits of my eyes and near the nose. (If you have problems with glare this might be the cause of the problem. I believe the computer screen can cause problems with the eyes and sinuses. This problem started 2 years after I bought my first computer. I actually wear sunglasses when using the computer or you can dim the screen. Or buy a screen shade of some type.)

I believe my eyes were the cause of my sinusitis. I believe the nerves of my eyes were inflamed with the light and glare. I use sun glasses at all time out of doors. Since I began pressing my sinus area the painful post nasal drip has stopped! And I am almost back to normal.

I still have a slight problem but I only started this treatment a week ago! I pressed out my sinuses before I went to bed last night and irrigated my sinuses with hot water with sea salt and baking soda and I also took a hot shower and allowed the hot water to hit my sinus area! This morning I woke up with extremely thick Flem from my sinuses that was like chewing gum! It was difficult to take off my hand it was so gooey! That is what was in my sinuses and who knows for how long? Anyway I would like to share this treatment with others. And I pray it helps others!

Thank you
DianeC

Replied by Chickey23
Richmond, Virginia
02/09/2015
[YEA]   Diane C.,

Thank you so much for sharing your methods of treatment!

After having been diagnosed with sinusitis, I've found a similar satisfaction and relief in having performed nasal rinses (with the type of neti pot that is able to be squeezed, and thus, used to control the force of sterilized saline) every other day.

I discovered I suffer from food allergies, namely to wheat and dairy. I ditched standard allergy medication and opted for a natural approach. Though I've changed my entire diet to a gluten-free, dairy-free, fully-hydrated, organic lifestyle, I still find the need to use the neti pot to clear my sinuses. Even with the use of herbs and apple cider vinegar (with the mother), it's as though they cannot drain on their own. Maybe it's just my body's composition, but if this information can help someone like myself, I want to give back what the Earth Clinic community has offered to me.

In addition to my success with the sinus rinse and dietary changes, simply one session of acupuncture had helped restore the circulation in my lower back, and I noticed better blood flow throughout my body.

Do it! It's totally worth it. I can't say I am willing to receive acupuncture on a regular basis (as it's not covered by my insurance, and I don't consider it a necessity in my monthly budget), but it is very well worth it when I choose to visit a practitioner.

Good luck with everything, all! If you find you cannot afford even the most inexpensive forms of treatment, prioritize and cut back on something extraneous. I ditched cable, internet, unnecessary foods and luxuries, and I'm so much happier for it! My body feels great, and my mind is freer and more independent, as it's not chained to the advertising-ridden filth on T.V. Enjoy your life- we only have one chance to get it right (unless you believe in reincarnation). :) Have fun, treat yourself right, stay active in mind and body, and remain positive.


Posted by Dianec (Los Angeles, Ca. United States) on 03/05/2010

P.S. Regarding my feedback about Sinusitis: I believe I forgot to add that ICE PACKS on my eyes and eyebrows also helps my sinus problem.

Regards, DianeC

Replied by Dianec
Los Angeles, Ca, United States
01/31/2011
What cured my sinusitis was wearing a warm knitted cap on my head day and night. I have not had problems with sinusitis so far for over 2 weeks! I'm not taking any benadryl or anything. Try keeping your head warm like I did.

First time in years that I feel normal again. For some reason cold starts my sinuses running and the horrible post nasal drip? I also am not spitting out mucus! Keep your head warm especially during the night.

DianeC Los Angeles 1/31/11

Air Purifier  
5 User Reviews | 2 YEA

Posted by Mayaman72 (Visalia, Ca) on 03/03/2012

[YEA]  I've struggled with chronic sinusitus due to the very poor air quality of the area I live in which I believe is ranked in the top ten worst in the USA. I've been to this forum and have tried the ACV, tried the Netipot, tried the cayenne, tried diet, and they have all helped to provide some relief this stops it cold. Just put the purifier on your nightstand and keep it on the whole night. Works wonders! I just did it after having to take the week off of work due to a URI. Even after antihistamine, eating healthier, netipots, juicing, it still was throbbing and sapping my energy. My Mom swears by this and recommended it to me. After one night the pressure was gone and I felt much better. My wife tried it last night and felt much better this morning. My wife swears by this now and says she does it just for preventative measures- too much success...

Replied by Francisca
Zug, Switzerland
03/03/2012
Hi Mayaman, I have been struggling with infected sinuses for two weeks now, really miserable but everybody is having the flu in Switzerland and France where we have just been, so it is normal but it is taking to long to cure itself. I don't usually have such problems, actually only once in my life in 2001. My nose seems to be really infected and is now even starting to bleed. I have a humidifier but that doesn't seem to be helping much, never had an air purifier though. I might look for one as you really seem to think that it helps. Someone here suggested sniffing with urine but I don't really know how to do it. I suppose one can put a bit in one hand and sniff it? Worth trying, I suppose...... I am taking all kinds of vitamins, drinking lots of orange, lemon and ACV juice, foot baths with magnesium, salt steam bath, but nothing helps.
Replied by Gerimaya Whyte
Visalia, Ca USA
03/04/2012
I can't sing the praises enough for the air purifier method. I've tried all of these methods and they provide relief to a certain degree but don't stop it... My situation might be a little different given the poorness of the air quality in my local. Some people do have pretty good success with Netipots which I have and do use myself. In any regard both methods work on cleaning the nasal tract. I've never heard of bleeding with sinusitus or UTI's so you might want to watch that. Ps you might want to consider eliminating dairy from your diet or at least reducing it considerably as its a major culprit in creating sinus allergies... Good luck and good health!
Replied by Rose1954
Ludington, Michigan
10/30/2012
I have severe sinistitus and nothing seems to work either. My nose also bleeds, but that is from just blowing my nose. According to my doctor if your nose bleeds it is because you're blowing your nose too hard. I still havent concured the lightly blowing of ones nose, lol.

I also have an air purifier and it seemed to work at the beginning, but now it doesn't seem as noticable as in the beginning. Nasal sprays to me are too floral and I just dont like the effects I get after using them. Seems to upset my stomach after I use them, plus the gagging reflex from the smell which makes you taste it as it runs down your throat.

Am I wrong or are you also suggesting sinistitus is connected to people whom have asthma? Which I just started coming down with within the last 10 years. If so then that is an amazing concept.

Replied by Denise
Phila., Pa
01/03/2014
[YEA]   I came home one day and out of nowhere my sinuses where inflamed. I had all this mucus, I could not stop blowing my nose. My sinus felt irritated. Of course I came to Earth Clinic to see what I could take and saw this post regarding an air purifier. Well, bells went off in my head because I realized that my sinuses were being affected from saw dust throughout the apt because a wood floor was being installed. The dust was everywhere including my sinuses. I got the air purifier and I am telling you it has made a BIG difference. I am feeling much better. Earlier while I was searching on EC I was drinking apple cruder vinegar, honey, and ginger. That made me feel better too. Going to get some more now. THANKS FOR YOUR POST.

Apple Cider Vinegar  
31 User Reviews | 10 YEA | 1 NAY | 1 BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS

Posted by Mcneillmama3 (Nc) on 01/17/2016

I have had problems with chronic sinus infections, had sinus surgery which did no good and tubes put in both ears. My doctors had me on round after round of some very serious antibiotics, erythromycin which gave me yeast infections and diarrhea; clindamycin while I was pregnant which carries a pregnancy warning; and doxycycline which had me so sun sensitive, I could not even walk out to the mailbox without using sunscreen. After reading that most sinus infections are caused by viruses, I wondered why those doctors kept prescribing antibiotics without even doing a culture. Now 20 years later my normal flora is resistant to several different antibiotics now. So I don't take them and I don't dare go to a doctor with a sinus infection. I just got a new infection right before Christmas. I got over it, but when I went back to the elementary school where I tutor, I caught something else from the kids that went right straight to my sinuses.

I'm currently using saline rinses and drinking lots of ACV+honey. I also use a Vick's personal steam inhaler with menthol/eucolyptus pads in it and breathing steam throughout the day. I'm taking Turmeric capsules as directed on the bottle. Now I'm going to try the ACV nasal rinse.


Posted by Cindy (Wichtia Kansas) on 02/24/2014

ACV for sinusitis: I was wondering what the proportions for drinking the apple cider was and what the dilution would be to actually do a sinus rinse with it. I'm battling a sinus infection for two weeks now and don't want to do any more antibotics or steroids. Thanks.


Posted by Josie (Tacloban City, Phillipines) on 10/16/2013

Hello everyone. I am here to ask about ACV, HONEY.. Where do I can buy that medicine for sinusitis cure.. Please help me because I have a daughter sufferred that kind od sinusitis desease we been buying a thousands of money for that sinusitis but until now it ddnt happened to cure my daughter.. Plz I need to know if that ACV, HONEY have in our local drug store.. I live in the phillipines.. Please reply me asoon as you read this.. Im so pitty with my daughter because shedalways suffering a col and flu every second week.. Sencerelly yours, jocelyn

Replied by Trudy
Al
10/16/2013
ACV is apple cider vinegar, you should be able to find this in any grocery store. It is recommended that you use unpasturized vinegar that has a residue called the 'mother' in it--you can see a brown sediment in it. The honey is also regular honey that you can find in the grocery store. It, too, is recommended to use the unpasturized kind. If you cannot find any that is not pasturized and filtered, use what you can find.
Replied by Shannon
Usa
03/01/2015
Hi Josie! Did you ever find any Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother)? I know it has been over a year since you posted, but how is your daughter??

Posted by Jay (Norfolk, Virginia) on 05/01/2012

[YEA]  YEA! I am literally jumping for joy after trying this remedy. I have had serious sinus issues for about the last 6 years. I live in an area that has high levels of allergens and have been suffering with sinus infections that last the better part of 5 months. I have tried everything from antibiotics to hanging upside down for relief, and nothing has worked until today. I mixed 2 table spoons of ACV and 1 TBSP of raw honey (local) into a glass of mineral water and sipped until it was gone.bizarre part is I actually enjoyed the taste... Lol don't judge me. LITERALLY within 5 minutes I started to feel the pressure in my ears subside (the pressure was so bad that my own voice sounded distant), my nose started running, and I began hacking up thick nasty yellowish green balls of mucus from both my lungs and snorting out of my sinuses. I feel like the vice grip has been taken off of my head and I am now a firm believer in this remedy. I wish I would have known about this years ago, I could have saved myself the misery and agony. I am so happy right now! This is an instant cure!


Posted by Jennifer (Lima, Ohio, Usa) on 04/13/2012

[NAY]  Didn't help me. Drank it down trying to avoid another sinus infection and relieve the awful pressure in my face. Unfortunately, it upset my stomach so badly that I threw it all up 40 minutes later. Sticking with Mucinex.

Replied by Nita
Granger, In
09/25/2012
Jennifer, try again... Use organic ACV with Mother and Raw honey. This is what did it for me. I had used regular before with no change but yesterday I purchased the organic and raw and have already noticed a difference. Hopefully it works for you too.

Posted by Healed (Victoria, Bc, Canada) on 03/06/2012

[YEA]  So I googled my problem... Sinus congestion and allergies... and happened to come upon this site.

I was amazed that nobody had ever mentioned ACV to me. I went out and bought some Organic ACV and made the recipe someone had posted earlier with ginger, honey and ACV.

My son was blown away as was I that within minutes I was able to breath! I stopped sneezing and sniffling. I took my first and only dose so far at around 10 am this morning. It is now 6:30 pm and I am 99% symptom free! I made a big batch of it and plan on taking it every day!

I have taken the strongest of Antibiotics - did not work!

I have an appointment with an ENT in April, I hope to be canceling the appointment!

I am so thankful I found this site, and for all the reviews people had posted. Had it not been for the reviews from you folks I would have still the hopeless feeling I suffered with for over a year! All I can say is WOW WOW WOW I wish I had known about this stuff a year ago when my problems started!

Thanks again to everyone!

Replied by Deborah
Ontario
12/03/2013
[YEA]   Hello, I have been suffering from the same symptoms for 4 years.

I chop up small and equal parts of, white onion, ginger, horseradish, garlic and jalapenos. I place in equal parts into a mason jar and fill the jar with organic apple cider vinegar. Place it in a dark area and shake everyday for 14 days. In 14 days, drain the liquid into another glass jar and keep it in a dark place. I take a table spoon each day and I have not been sick in a long time! :)

The liquid will not go bad, and you can use the pieces for soups etc. It can be kept in the fridge for a week or two.


Posted by Lea (Dijon, France) on 11/14/2011

I've never liked ACV. I could tolerate it a bit in salads and that was it. I've been struggling with sinus infections ever since I was a kid. I used to have sore throats, nasal drips and nausea as a consequence. On top of that I've been diagnosed with hypothyroid and PCOS. In other words I have problems with insulin and metabolism that have weakened my immune system and make me prone to anything I can get from my pupils and cute as they may be they are generous with all sorts of viruses; I never seem to miss one. These last few months have been bad. I don't take antibiotics, so I usually try natural remedies and quick over the counter drugs that just mask your symptoms and keep you mildly functional. (some of them have for sure antihistamines) As I cannot stay on them forever, the moment I stop the sinusitis comes back with revenge. Like you, I was desperate. I already watch what I eat (vegetarian trying not to eat too much of bad carbohydrates) and try to stay fit.

I bought organic (to be honest the cheapest kind I could find in my local supermarket) ACV and gave it a shot. It's less acidic than the ordinary I used for salads. My nose cleared up immediately, after just one cup of water with two spoons of ACV. I continued taking it every morning and evening before meals. There are other things I noticed. I used to have some vaginal discharge on regular basis. My physician thought it was maybe uncomfortable, but nothing to worry about and my gynecologist agreed after a few tests. Well, it's gone! I've been googling the connection between the two and can't find anything. I'll keep using it and see what's going to happen.

Replied by Tiffany
Newburgh, Indiana
12/29/2012
[YEA]   I've just started the ACV method today for my sinusitis and I'm amazed how well it works! I did 2TBSP in 8oz water with some honey and suger. I did want to post something interesting I found online though about the vaginal discharge someone said cleared up when using this method.

http://www.ehow.com/how_5618963_eliminate-yeast-overgrowth-sinuses.html

According to this article the sinusitis is actually a yeast infection!! So I'm wondering if the ACV 'killed' two birds with one stone :)


Posted by Rvmobile03 (New York, Ny) on 11/03/2011

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  So I have sinusitis. This sucks, especially when your wife hates smelling you when you are close to her. I have had it for some years.You know how much I hate this if it keeeps my wife at a distance.

I also had a deviated septum, took antibiotics that last temporarily up to when you stop using it, then the smell returns. I decided to try ACV and combine different usage options along with the vitamin C.

I have been trying the ACV for about 3 days, drinking the water mixture 8oz x 2 tbs of ACV, along with 1tbs of ACV in a neti pot 2 times a day, flushing with warm boiled water, morning and night.

Along with the ACV mixes I have been taking 1000 vitamin C at night. Yes! I have been drinking lots of water, this seems to be really working. Since last night I have not heard a complaint from my wife about any smells.

I am going to continue the mixture for the next 4 days, using the vitamin C for 30 days, let's see what happens. So far so good! I really hate taking prescription drugs, since I have to take one prescription for the rest of my life.

I am really hoping this works! Thanks for the advice on the ACV.

Replied by Aleister
Dallas, Tx
01/31/2012
My non-expert advice... First... All of the water you are drinking should be pure.. Distilled water... Now the water companies put out a lot of stuff trying to deter people from discovering that distilled water is perfect... And anyone can make it... They say it leaches minerals... And that is true... Because it is so pure it leaches stuff... But get this... It only leaches the bad stuff the body can't use... Second... You should find a way to eat at least 5 cloves of RAW garlic a day (while infection persists) quit drinking any form of caffeine while infection persists... Your body uses water to flush out unwanted infections.. So you have to drink a glass of pure water every 30 minutes (while infection persists) and caffeine will simply dehydrate you as it is a diuretic... Now... That should begin to take care of this inside...

I also recommend you take 2000 mg's of l-lysine a day... Its an amino acid that boosts the immune system... Now... I've another sure fire way to help... But most people won't do it... And that is cayenne in your saline/baking soda nasal flush... Look it up if you need to... But the deal is... It causes blood flow to increase dramatically which brings in a wall of white blood cells... Also... I had an abcess back when I first got into holisitc healing... And it scared me back to the doctor.. For the last time... They gave me anti biotics and scared me told me if I didn't get the tooth removed I could die (couldn't afford the dentist) scared me and pissed me off at once... The antibiotics didn't help... Came back quickly and stronger... So I went back... Only this time... I didn't take the antibiotic... Instead I packed my mouth with wet gauze loaded with baking soda (draws out infection) and salt (to kill infection after it's out but you might substitute it with peroxide I think) it went away within a couple of days and never came back...

I now brush my teeth with baking soda and salt every day... As fluoride is poison that calcifies the pineal gland which produces melatonin and serotonin (another reason to drink pure water) Next... You should drink ginger(straight from the root not dried) honey tea 3 times a day while infection persists... This should all work for you... If not... You can find me on FB my name is Aleister Gates and we will try to figure it out...

BTW.. Its been 3 yrs now... Still have the tooth... Have never had another problem with it... See... The human body is amazing... If you give it the tools it needs... It can heal just about anything... And once it has... It has its own learned built in defense for it... But ANTIBIOTICS render this process null... They artificially do what the body was designed to do perfectly... I'm not say no one should EVER take them (I myself wouldn't take them) because there are a number of things in your body to get functioning correctly before your immune system is powerful enough to trust this much... Your body has a number of systems it uses to filter out things in our surrounding and infections within.. Etc etc... And all one needs do to be healthy is ensure that each of these systems get plenty of what they need... Plenty of fiber.. Plenty of water... Plenty of oxygen etc etc etc... So.. Like a car needs its oil changes and its radiator flushed etc etc... So to is the human machine... Bot now I'm just rambling... Hope I helped someone... Its all I live to do.

Replied by Susan
Ny, Ny
01/31/2012
Can you share how much baking soda and salt in your mixture? 50% each?
Replied by Linda
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
02/01/2012
Susan, although I don't know what amounts Aleister uses, I use 2 parts baking soda to 1 part kosher salt. I've used this for the past year or so to brush my teeth and it works very well. I mix it up ahead and place it in a small container in the bathroom so it's all ready for my toothbrush. The salt can be a bit abrasive so always be careful with it's use. Hope this helps.

Linda :-)


Posted by Acid (Dubai, U.a.e) on 07/11/2011

I've been suffering from sinusitis for like a month now... I went to the doctor but unfortunately all the medicine prescribed wasn't able to help relieve my sinusitis... As I found this site, I immediately ask my helper to buy me ACV, and now I've started using the organic ACV with small amount of honey.. Hoping for the best!!!


Posted by Sick Of Being Sick With Sinusitis (South Jersey, Nj) on 06/27/2011

Just drank a cup of ACV 2T, 3T local honey, 8 T hot water. I am desperate for a cure from chronic sinusitis. Currently on 3 antibiotics, decongestant, zyrtec, nasal steroid.... And still I have incredible pain in L sinus/feels like tooth pain.... Exaustion.... Pain in L side of face and head that I awake from sleep. The drink was not too bad... Added extra honey cause it's supossed to be healing too, and it made the drink easier to drink..... I will see how I sleep tonight

Thank you for this site!! I am deseperate to try natural things since medicine has run it's course with me, and no longer works. ACV has antibiotic properties, so I am very hopeful that this will work for me. Thank you all for your comments and input too.

Replied by Nettle
London, Uk
06/28/2011
Cayenne worked for me. Cayenne (1tsp) with the Apple Cider Vinegar (1 to 2Tbsp) and manuka honey (1Tbsp), mix with 2Tbsp of hot water. Slightly modified recipe from the original which was from another reader. Sip slowly. It has definately helped me as ear pain stopped in both ears and sore throat gone with in 2 days - be prepared for loose stools!! But I still have muffled hearing as sinuses infection still congested. Also, try the garlic tea.
Replied by Mahesh
Delhi, India
08/26/2011
[YEA]   I suffered from acute sinusitis. I am from India and I found a good old book of home remedy. I found one remedy in book and tried. I am cured now. I use to have 3-4 sinusitis attack in a year lasting for 1-2 month. I was usually cured by antibiotics. I use to get attack after usually having cold. If your symptoms of sinusitis are similar then please try this formula:

1. Take 2.5 cup of water (500-600 ml)

2. 7-8 black-pepper (crush them in between two spoon)

3. One piece of ginger (30-50 gm), Crush with some heavy utensil

4. Candy sugar minimum 10-15 pieces

5. 7-12 leaves of Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum)

6. 3-4 clove (I added from my side as found it more effective)

Now boil the content in a pot in low flame/heat for 20-30 mins till it becomes one cup. Low flame is important as high heat may reduce medical effect. Should sipped as tea (i. E. Hot) Now one of the difficult parts is its timing. It should be taken in morning 4:30 AM -5:00 AM empty stomach. As it is bitter and strong, you may feel little vomiting in initially few doses, but soon it will be in your habit. I would advise you to take this for minimum one month. I got permanent relief on 6th day, but I continued for some more time. In book dose was written for 7-10 days as usually you get relief with in this period. Now I get sinusitis once in 2-3 years and I take same medicine. Continuous honey intake is also good. Start this treatment when sinusitis happens to you or about to happen.

I personally feel sorry for not making this effective therapy public as I never knew so many people are suffering from this. I would request some pharma company to make some dry tablet of content which can be boiled and water can be taken as medicine, as Tulsi is not available in every home and in every country. Please email me in mahesh. Chandra2005(at)gmail.com. Also, please consult your doctor if you are not sure to start this medication. But to just assure you, you can observe many of the contents are used as daily food, so must not be harmful to you.

Replied by Subha
Norman, Ok
11/13/2011
Can you please tell me what is candy sugar? I have all other ingredients at home, just don't know what is candy sugar! Thank you.
Replied by Zark
Emerald City, The Land Of Oz
04/01/2014
>> Can you please tell me what is candy sugar

Candy Sugar - it's just sucrose (sugar) of that much I am sure. I'm guessing use 10-15 teaspoons of sugar would be fine.

Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) - I had to look it up, the common name for this is Holy Basil.

Replied by Tina
Princeton, New Jersey
04/02/2014
In India, candy sugar is small white crystallized lumps of sugar. It is sometimes called misri or also rock candy. Any Indian grocery store will carry it. One common way to eat it is to mix misri with aniseed and serve it after a meal, to aid digestion and as a mouth fresher.

Posted by Arlene (New Brunswick, NJ) on 04/15/2010

[YEA]  I have treated my post nasal drip for over 30 years by gargling with a solution of apple cider vinegar and water (about 1 tablespoon to 8 or 12 ounces of water). A stronger solution will have a stronger astringent pull from your sinuses. With a sinus infection you may have to gargle a long time until the mucus is thin and clear. Once the mucus is thin, drink a large glass of water. Bee pollen tablets also help with PND. Just ask at the health food store. I just take one and it helps for quite a while. Avoid sugar during bouts of PND - mucus is much worse after sweets and high carbs. Also, depending on the cause of acid reflux or IBS, drinking the same ACV solution helps greatly for stomach distress. Make a mild solution, add ice and it's quite pleasant.


Posted by Sandy (Big Water, Ut) on 11/02/2009

Sinusitis: I was just reading about Apple Cider Vinegar with water as a daily tonic. I have an infection now and gulped the 2Tbs ACV with 8 oz water and am sipping on a 16 oz with ACV but in your suggestion of using it as a daily tonic you don't give a formula. Can you help?

Thanks, Sandy



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