Last Modified on Apr 11, 2015
What is Sinus Congestion?
Sinus Congestion (also referred to as Nasal Congestion) occurs when the membranes lining the nose get swollen from inflammed blood vessels. Home remedy treatments for sinus congestion can help! Home remedies to alleviate congestion, plus hundreds of others from our worldwide contributors as reported below, include food elimination, neti pot rinsing, and warm compresses on the face.
A stuffy nose can seriously ruin your day! All the nose blowing, the sneezing, the red and raw nose is just miserable. And if the cause is allergies, the flu, or a cold then this is only one of your symptoms. Sometimes, though, congestion seems to occur in the sinuses even without an obvious illness - but you still get that congested feeling, perhaps accompanied by a sinus headache and runny nose.
Home Remedies for Sinus Congestion
You want your home treatment for congestion to address the cause and symptoms from several directions. A neti pot or other cleansing option and antiviral foods or herbs can wash away the infectious or allergenic cause of congestion. Analgesics can relieve pain and headache. Aromatherapy can open up the sinus passages, and steam or spicy concoctions can help flush out the congested sinuses.
Also check out our page on Sinus Headache Relief from Folk Cures.
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Jean's Famous Tomato Tea for Congestion
Folk Cure Ingredients
- 2 cups tomato juice
- 2-3 cloves garlic crushed (use more if you can)
- 2 T lemon juice
- Hot sauce (the more the better, so as much as you can handle)
Mix and heat the above ingredients on the stove, then drink and inhale the steam (be careful!) until after your symptoms have disappeared.
Jean's Famous Tomato Tea is so popular (197 YEA and counting), we put it on its on page! Read the considerable reader feedback on Tomato Tea here: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/tomato_tea.html, including Jean's updates.
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Azzano Decimo, Pordenone, Italy