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Natural Remedies for Chronic Sinusitis Relief

| Modified on Aug 29, 2021

Posted by Kelly (Seattle, WA) on 08/27/2021
1 out of 5 stars

I've been taking 10,000 - 20,000 mcgs of biotin for several years and still have sinus issues. I'm guessing that something else -- in addition to the biotin -- helped Dara, the previous reviewer from 2017.

Posted by Kelly (Seattle) on 08/27/2021

With all due sincere respect to Nina, bromelain does not have 'zero side effects'. It can increase the risk of bleeding, so much so that one is required to stop it for 2 weeks before any sort of surgery.

Also, while it's a good idea to minimize processed foods, it's not necessary to cut out all sugar, flour, starch, fruit. In fact doing so can affect the mucosal barrier, which depends on glycoproteins (which come from sugars).

Argan Oil
Posted by Joule (Bali, Indonesia) on 07/28/2021


Can you tell me how to use argan oil for sinusitis infection.. Cause I've got sinusitis infection for about 8 years now. Thanks

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Bill (Philippines) on 07/23/2021

Gumagamit ako ng Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar halos araw-araw. Maaari kang bumili ng Braggs ACV sa anumang SM mall, Robinson's mall o Gaisano mall sa Pilipinas. Ang Braggs ACV ay ipinagbibili kahit saan. Hindi ito mahal. Huwag bumili ng ACV sa Mercury drug o Watsons - masyadong mahal!!

(I use Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar almost everyday. You can buy Braggs ACV at any SM mall, Robinson's mall or Gaisano mall in the Philippines. Braggs ACV is sold everywhere. It's not expensive. Don't buy ACV at Mercury drug or Watsons -- too expensive!! )

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by juan (philippines) on 07/22/2021

Day'maraming acv sa supermarket or mercury drug store..

Cod Liver Oil
Posted by Kathy (Ft Laud, FL) on 06/04/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I had chronic sinusitis for years and barely could sleep because it blocked my breathing (OBSTRUCTIVE APNEA) a homeopathic Dr recommended Cod Liver Oil (Fermented Cod Liver Oil -Non-Gelatin) and after taking two capsules a day for about 6 weeks, I am no longer having such extreme sinus and respiratory issues. I can breathe and sleep much better. I am no longer drowning in mucus. I hope this can help others.

Glyco-Thymoline (aka Listerine)
Posted by Rob (Kentucky ) on 03/22/2021

Instructional Video – Glyco-Thymoline; More than a mouthwash

Cayce Remedy; Glyco-Thymoline, find out what Edgar Cayce had to say about this oil, and how it is used.

Glyco-Thymoline (aka Listerine)
Posted by Rob (Kentucky ) on 03/17/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Glyco-Thymoline (aka Listerine) for Sinusitis

This paper is based upon the study of 193 Edgar Cayce readings (1901-1944) wherein Glyco-Thymoline (aka Listerine) was prescribed in one or more ways.

Glycol-Thymoline dates back to the late 1800's, when it was advertised as: An alkaline, antiseptic, non-irritating, cleaning solution for the treatment of diseased mucous membrane, especially nasal catarrh.

Listerine is a common item found in almost every drugstore and supermarket. It has many of the same ingredients as Glyco-Thymoline (see below). Listerine, named for Dr. Joseph Lister, was invented it as a surgical antiseptic and disinfectant in 1879, and has been used as a treatment for gonorrhea, post surgical wounds and even as a floor cleaner, among others. Despite its long and varied history, it didn't become known exclusively as a mouthwash until the 1970s.

Both products were cutting edge technology in their day. Glyco-Thymoline can be purchased thru Amazon.

A medical paper entitled “Chronic Nasal Catarrh and what the General Practitioner Can Do for it, ” presented in May, 1893, mentioned that Kress introduced Glyco-Thymoline to the medical profession around that time.

Over the years, advertisements for Glyco-Thymoline focused primarily on treatment of the nose and throat. One, from December 1899, included this quote from the March 1898 issue of the Chicago Medical Recorder.

In acute and chronic rhinitis and post-nasal catarrh it will be found specially effacious, diluted in from one to three parts of water, and slightly warmed before using. As a gargle in diphtheritic inflammations and other forms of pharyngitis, its bland and non-irritating properties render it most soothing and curative to the inflamed membrane.

Many early advertisements promoted the use of Glyco-Thymoline in concert with a nasal applicator called the Birmingham Douche. (A precursor to today's Neti Pot?) Their 1899 advertisement printed in the American Journal of Surgery and Gynecology was one that promoted them together under a single process. The application of Glycolic-Thymoline (Kress) to the nasal passages with our Birmingham Douche, obviates the danger of drawing Muco-Pus into the Eustachian tube.

Edgar Cayce readings about Glyco's use as a pack and nasal spray for sinusitis, and inflammation of the air cavities (sinuses) in the skull that open into the nasal cavities. For frequent sufferers, this ailment is painful experience: congestion, headaches, pain when touching the forehead and cheeks—even toothaches, fever, or chills are often part of the uncomfortable symptoms. A person may also feel sick in general if the infection has spread beyond the sinuses.

Sinusitis is caused either by an allergy or by a viral, bacterial, or fungal infection. During a cold, the mucous membrane of the nasal cavity will swell, blocking the sinus openings. Then air from the sinuses is absorbed into the bloodstream, decreasing the pressure inside the sinuses and resulting in a painful negative pressure. The vacuum created by this condition provides a breeding ground for micro-organism's. As white blood cells and more fluid enter the area to fight the microbes, pressure increases, creating more pain.

Glyco-Thymoline, according to Cayce readings, it can be used as a treatment for mucosity (abnormal excessive mucous secretion) and for several other types of internal and external application. Glyco-Thymoline, can be used as a nasal spray, nasal douche (neti-pot) or as a gargle, acts to detach and help remove sticky, mucous accumulations from nasal and throat passages. Also suggested as a soothing, cleansing, non-irritating solution for feminine hygiene, oral hygiene, babies' simple skin irritations, minor burns, poison ivy, sunburn, and chapping.

Glyco-Thymoline contains all natural ingredients. Its previous label stated “Treatment for Mucosity, ” but its present label denotes it as a “Mouthwash and Gargle.” Most often it is used in small amounts or in diluted form (equal parts with water or one part Glyco-Thymoline to two parts water) when used in cavities of the body. For oral hygiene, for example, it can be used full strength. The manufacturer reports that, though the label was redesigned to conform to Food and Drug Administration regulations, the formula has not changed since Cayce's day. A number of directions for its use as given in the Cayce readings closely coincides with the manufacturer's recommendations.

Glyco-Thymoline Ingredients. Water, Glycerin, Alcohol (3.27%), Sodium Borate (Borax), Sodium Benzoate (widely used food pickling agent), Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Carmine (natural red 4), Sodium Salicylate (is a sodium salt of salicylic acid), Oils of Menthol (Peppermint), Eucalyptol (Eucalyptus), Abies Sibirica (Fir Needle) Oil, Thymol (Thyme), Methyl Salicylate (Wintergreen).

Listerine Active Ingredients: Eucalyptol (Eucalyptus) 0.092%, Menthol (Peppermint) 0.042%, Methyl salicylate (Wintergreen) 0.060%, Thymol (Thyme) 0.064%

Inactive Ingredients:

Water, Alcohol (26.9%), Helps to dissolve the oils in mouthwashes

Benzoic acid, Prevents microbial growth and helps adjust pH in the product

Poloxamer 407, Helps mix the oils and water and helps remove food particles

Sodium benzoate, Provides sweetness to enhance the flavor

Caramel, coloring agent

Note: Dollar Tree discount store has a spearmint mouthwash with similar ingredients to Listerine but at 21% alcohol level. This is what I use.

Preparation and Use of Packs

According to Edgar Cayce reading and the preparing of Glyco-Thymoline pack, these general suggestions were included with the reading:

“Use 2 to 3 thicknesses of cotton cloth well saturated with the commercial strength Glyco-Thymoline and apply over affected areas, or areas specified for your particular case. An electric pad may be used to keep the pack warm. A piece of oil cloth (or plastic) may be put over the pack, after it is placed on body, to prevent soiling linens, etc. Apply for 20 to 30 minutes, to an hour at the time. In cold weather, place the bottle of Glyco-Thymoline in a pan of hot water to take the chill off before using it for the pack” (Cayce)

Length of time for the packs and their frequency of use varied as people's individual physical conditions warranted. Depending upon one's health needs, Glyco packs could also be placed along the spine before osteopathic treatments were administered to “relax the area to be adjusted” (Cayce)—across the sacral area “to aid in eliminating the accumulations there, through assisting the system to absorb poisons” (Cayce), and over the abdomen for a variety of intestinal and bladder ailments.

Except for a few instances in which the person specifically was told not to use heat, Glyco-Thymoline was to be applied as a warm compress across the face, covering the forehead, nose, and upper cheeks, under which the sinus cavities rest. According to one reading, “…the heat causes the certain oils in the elements to loosen themselves, so as to enter into the cavities of the nasal passages and into those areas so distressed at times” (Cayce). This fifty-four-year-old woman had a chronic sinus condition and was advised to use a nasal spray as well as a pack two to three times a day. In several other cases osteopathic adjustments were to be undertaken in conjunction with the packs. Cotton cloth or gauze was the recommended material.

Preparation and Use of Nasal Spray

Add 1:1 ratio Glyco Thymoline to distilled saline water mixed with baking soda into 1 oz nasal spray bottle. Spray each nostril several times daily til infection is gone.


Posted by Nina (Australia ) on 02/11/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I suffered sinus inflammation for the last year. I started to take Bromelain in capsules, 2 per day, for the last 4 weeks and yes, it really helps at last.

Zero side effects so continue for another 2 or 3 months in the hope I can stop the inflammation. But it's important to change the diet completely. Zero sugar, flour and so on. No starchy foods, no fruit at all. And a good Cider vinegar daily + 2 stalks of fresh celery.

Pumpkin Oil
Posted by Amanda (Manhattan ) on 08/17/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Taking 1/4 tsp every day of organic, cold pressed pumpkin oil (keep refrigerated) cleared up my sinusitis after over a decade of suffering from stuffiness on 1 side. I think pumpkin oil helps to clear up fungal issues/yeast.

Cinnamon and Honey
Posted by Arlene (Philippines) on 01/06/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I've been suffering with rhinitis for more than 30 years. I was able to solve it by drinking 1TBSP HONEY AND A PINCH OF CINNAMON POWDER IN WARM WATER if possible 3x a day. I also take 1cap of vit c (sodium ascorbate) daily =. 😇😇😇

Onion Poultice
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 11/23/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Onion Poultice

I have used this remedy many times to resolve sinus issues and migraines. I first heard of it thru Romanian and Appalachian Folk Remedies. It can also be used for fever, headaches, sinus infections (especially the frontal sinus cavities located just behind your eyes in the brow region).

Onions are anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, relieves congestion in the body, help immune system function, detoxify the body, People use onion juice in their ear for earache and rubbed onion juice on their forehead for fever. Onions contains active phytochemical that can reduce the effect of fever, relieve pain and prevent cold. Onion poultice can be used to draw out congestion from the lungs, lymph nodes or anywhere on the body and facilitate healing instead of running to the doctor for meds.


For those persons who suffer a lot from the common cold or chest congestion, they would do well to drink a cup of hot onion/garlic tea several times each day. The tea assists in loosening up stopped sinuses and unplugging the bronchial system. This same dosage of tea will clean out any bladder/liver/kidneys problems too. When applied externally, fresh onion juice prevents bacterial and fungal infections.

How to Make an Onion Poultice:


  • Paper towel
  • 1 onion (red, white, yellow your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger powder sprinkled over it, (optional)
  • Roller pin or coffee mug to crush onion


  • Slice off 2 slices off the onion about ¼ inch thick. Chop the onion slices into little bits. The onion bits should be as small is you can get them.
  • Place the chopped onions in the middle of the paper towel, (sprinkle ginger powder over it optional) and wrap it “burrito style”, that is, fold the longer sides over the onions first and then fold the ends.
  • Now used a rolling pin or similar device (I use the flat edge of the knife and press), roll over the onions to crush them releasing their juices so it is absorbed into the paper towel cloth.

The onion poultice is now ready to place on the forehead of the person suffering from head pain. You can secure it in place with saran wrap and ace bandage.

Leave the onion poultice in place for 20 minutes (I leave it on for 2 hours with no problems). It can be gently reheated in the microwave and reused as necessary throughout the day. It is best to make a fresh onion poultice every 24 hours or so.

I also suggest drinking onion/garlic/ginger/honey tea 2 – 3 times daily til sinus/head pain issue is resolved.

High Dose Vitamin C
Posted by Carol (OH) on 07/25/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I have suffered from Sinusitis for years, especially during the winter months when the furnace was blowing air throughout the house. A tiny speck of dust would trigger an attack that was so debilitating, I wouldn't even be able to work. I had given up on a cure and thought I had to live the rest of my life taking daily allergy pills.

I discovered my cure by accident. I began taking vitamin C (ascorbic acid) powder in large doses, around 4,000mg per day. After reading and studying the benefits of vitamin C, I increased dosage to 8,000 to 12,000 mg per day. Within a week of increasing to 8,000 mg, I noticed how clear my sinuses were. I stopped taking my allergy meds and I began to improve to the point that I rarely even have to sneeze or blow my nose.

I am completely normal now and I haven't had an allergy pill in almost a year. I am thrilled, my quality of life has greatly improved and I'm sure my immune system has been boosted as well, I haven't had a cold or virus since I started taking AA.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Rob (Bowling Green, Ky) on 10/29/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Here in Kentucky, we grow up with grandma's home remedies and cure-all's. We just put a new twist on those old-remedies. I wanted to share a solution to Chronic Sinusitis. I have suffered from sinus problem for 20 years. I found this guys post where he use garlic tea loaded up into a nasal mist pump spray and got relief from his sinusitis in a week. So, I tried it. It helped but did not cure it.

Back to the drawing board. So I'm thinking, why not use ACV (w/mother)? I changed out the garlic tea for ACV in distilled water and WOW! It dried up my congestion in 2 hours, opened up my clogged eustachian tubes in 4 hours, and completely cured within 24 hours. All without a trip to the doctor office, antibiotic, flonase nasal spray, etc… and a fat bill to go with it. I was blasting each nostril every hour or so. It has been 3 weeks now and I'm still clear. If my nose feels stuffy, I blast it with the ACV pump spray and I'm good for the day. Try it, you won't regret it.

Now for side effects. It burns alittle. If it ain't burning, it ain't working. I notice a loud ringing in my ears. I'm sure it had something to do with the clogged eustachian tubes. They had been clogged for months. It does go away after a few hours. You will taste ACV in the back of your throat.

Apple Cider Vinegar Nasal Spray: The ACV nasal spray should provide relief to those suffering from nasal congestion. ACV thins out and eventually removes mucus that is blocking passages in the nasal sinus. The antimicrobial properties will kill the pathogenes causing the sinusitis.


  • Mix 5 to 10 drops raw apple cider vinegar (w/mother) with 1 tablespoon distilled water.

  • Pour the ACV- distilled water mixture to a clean and dry nasal mist pump sprayer that the pump can be screwed off. Got mine at Dollartree.

  • 3 Spray the ACV- distilled water mixture to the affected nostril.

  • Spray at least thrice daily until you get rid of sinus infection.

This remedy is expected to provide relief to nasal congestion within 12 hours.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by John (Co) on 09/17/2018

What proportions are good for ACV STEAM Bath? Wife's sinusitis is driving her bonkers! 🤯🤯🤯 please help today.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Lugol's Iodine
Posted by Vitamin D (Serbia) on 09/02/2018
5 out of 5 stars

DIY Apple Cider Vinegar + Lugol's iodine spray for sinusitis

I am just going to get straight to the point what helped me after years (tried everything, including all recommended natural remedies):

Did not want to make nasal irrigations with ACV (too complicated and too much work), but googled and found a recipe for DIY sprays with ACV instead: 1 tablespoon distilled water + 5-6 ACV drops. Just spray into nostrils. OK. Done - helped almost instantaneously. So what's new here?

Well since after a while I had to repeat the process, I realized ACV was great but not perfect. So I decided instinctively to add 2-3 drops of Lugol's iodine solution to it and see what happens. And - what happened? My nose is 100% decongested now. Later on I read iodine does not only help against bacteria and fungi, but also in case of allergic rhinitis/sinusitis. Must-try! (I seldom post anything anywhere, but simply HAD to make an exception this time! Good luck!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Katherine (Rincon Georgia ) on 03/15/2018

If you aren't supposed to heat it how can you use it in steaming your sinuses?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Zach (Miami, Florida) on 11/27/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I had a minor cold which was under control in flight with Benadry. However, as plane descended the pressure in the eustacian tubes and sinuses became greater and greater. Once aircraft landed ears were so clogged I could only hear as if in a bubble. Tried everything natural to clear sinuses and eustachian tubes except Apple Cider Vinegar.

I did the Apple Cider Vinegar nasal rinse for this sudden onset case of altitude induced sinusitis and it cleared in a very very short time. Thanks!

Oil Pulling With Coconut Oil
Posted by Laurie (Redmond, Wa) on 10/03/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil for Sinuses

I've had sinusitis for years now and am not crazy about using sinus sprays all the time. A friend told me about oil pulling not only for sinus but for healthy teeth and actual help with cavities. I don't usually try 'fad' things, but I bought some virgin coconut oil and gave it a try.

At first, ten to twenty minutes of swishing oil about in the mouth bothered me, but I got accustomed to it and over the past six months, both my oral health and sinus condition have improved. I haven't had a sinus infection in months and when I 'chew' the oil I can feel the sinuses loosening when they're blocked. I recommend you try it if you have sinus issues or tooth/gum problems as well.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Wendy (London) on 06/25/2017
5 out of 5 stars

After eight weeks of terrible headaches every afternoon and evening esp. when I bent down, I realised I probably had sinusitis. The doctor prescribed antibiotics and steroids (obviously) which I turned down as I have an auto immune disorder. I bought a neti pot but it seemed to make it worse. I was pretty desperate and then found your site. After one Apple Cider Vinegar steam I could feel the pressure subsiding and two days later (after 3 Apple Cider Vinegar steams a day) I feel brilliant. Thank you so much 😁

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Laurel (St. Louis, Mo) on 05/01/2017

I wanted to add that I LOVE Dr. Teitelbaum! His books have helped me immensely with issues of Chronic Fatigue and other accompanying conditions...

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by David (Nyc) on 04/06/2017

This is a little vague. How long does it last you? How far up the mason jar do you fill the vegetable ingredients? I'm intrigued by this concoction. Thanks.

ACV, Sinus Rinse, Dietary Changes
Posted by Cristina (La Coruña. Spain) on 03/22/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Sinusitis cured! Its been 2 years and hasn´t come back.

I cured my sinus infection completely. I took 1 tablespoon of ACV in apple juice daily, also I flushed my nose with a netty pot every morning with: warm boiled water, a pinch of salt and two drops of Citrobiotic( grapefruit seed oil). I cleaned out all that nasty infection and kept doing it until all was gone. I also stopped eating dairy and gluten! Very very important. I notice that if someday I have a tiny bit of yogurt the next day I wake up with problems breathing. So keep in mind what you eat is very very important!

Coconut Oil
Posted by Perry (Nj) on 02/26/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Extra virgin coconut oil swab of the nasal passage relieved my sinus pressure pain as well. I had a constant sinus pressure pain for weeks in the wintertime. I tried saline sprays, antihistimines, allergy eye drops, hydrogen peroxide in the ears. Two swabs of my nasal passages and over 90% of the pain is gone. I think a neti pot rinse with salt and coconut oil would get any deeper residual allergens out. THANK YOU!!