Natural Remedies for Sinus Headache From Allergies

Fire Cider

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Posted by Nanu (Texas, USA) on 06/25/2021
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Fire Cider for Severe Allergies and Sinus Headaches

I used to use ACV alone but then discovered Fire Cider!! We've suffered from severe allergies since moving to TX 5 years ago and Fire Cider has made an incredible difference.

Fire Cider is a home remedy that has been used forever. Because it was home-made, the recipe is not set in stone. The mix varies with the maker and what they have at hand. Fire Cider is essentially ACV infused with medicinal roots and foods. This synergy helps to clear phlegm and support the immune system.

You can find all kinds of recipes online, but don't worry if you don't have one or another ingredient. ;)

I make it by the gallon using onions, garlic, ginger, horseradish, peppers, cinnamon, oregano, basil... It really is a "kitchen sink" kinda recipe! While I always try to include horseradish, which really helps me, what I don't have, just doesn't go in that time.

Once decanted, I'll keep it in the fridge as is and refill a 4 oz dropper bottle I keep just for this purpose. This is when I add sweetener (about a Tb to the 4oz) I use local honey to add to the allergy benefits, but you can use other sweeteners, as some posts have shared. Just remember, it's sweetened to make it palatable when taken as medicine, but it's not a sweet product.

As for dosage, I take it depending on how I feel. I'll use it by the dropper-full, by the teaspoon, by the tablespoon, by the shot glass... my body reaction tells me how much is enough. This is natural medicine and can take a min to work..... just ALWAYS dilute it!

Last but not least.... it's also a great seasoning for meats, soups, salads, stews, beans, sauces … it is food :)


Garlic

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Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 06/01/2020
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Garlic Tea Hot Compress for Sinus Pressure/Sinusitis/Ear Infections/Pain

I have been dealing with sinus pressure, earache, swollen lymph nodes and sinusitis for over 2 weeks now and want to share this simple home remedy. I began having a dull pain in my sinus and left ear & it progressed to a sharp piercing pain.

I just chopped/mince 1 fresh Garlic cloves, placed it in a bowl and pour 1 cup warm water over it. Wait about 15 minutes, use a washcloth & rung the excess water out & placed it over my forehead or the offending ear. I secure it to my forehead with an ace bandage…within a few minutes, the sinus pain went away.

It works the same on headache and sinus pressure. I left this there for a 30 minutes & continued with it over lymph node gland just below the ear, & felt the swelling relax, & the accompanying sore throat also vanished.

For the ear pain, I found that taking a clove of garlic and wrapping it in a tissue and crushing it with a flat knife, inserting it in my ear (not the canal) and securing it with first-aid tape or band-aid before bed and leave it in all nite works miracles for earache.

This remedy works for swollen lymph nodes in the neck, earache, sinus issues, sore throat. I remember reading one of NCBI database studies that crushed raw garlic, the fumes can inhibit microbes up to 6 inches away. That would explain why placing a crushed garlic bulb wrapped in tissue on the ear opening works.


Ginger

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Posted by Lt (Decatur, In) on 02/21/2016
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For sinus headache, I create a mixture of ground ginger and water. Consistency is a matter of personal preference- I mix equal parts ginger and water and use a basting brush to put it on my forehead. If the headaches not too bad, it takes care of it within a half hour.


Ginger
Posted by Jeri (Charleston, Wv) on 10/22/2015
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Regarding Ginger Root- I have found it to be excellent in opening sinuses. I drink a cup in the morning and evening. Cut thumb size piece of fresh ginger root into slices, in small tea cup, add water, microwave until just boiling. Let sit for a while; the longer the stronger the tea. Add small tsp. honey. Delicious, peppery. Lowers blood pressure also.

Have read that too much can thin the blood so be careful is on prescription blood thinners. Also have read warnings regarding gallbladder problems, if you suffer this already.


Ginger
Posted by Mrs. E (Santa Rosa, Ca) on 10/17/2009
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Ginger for a Sinus Headache: I don't have fresh ginger root, I have ginger in a tube. I figured, I'll try it with the ginger that I have. I put in about 1 very large tablespoon or more of ginger into a 6 or 8 oz glass, then boiled up 1 cup of water. I added some organic honey. I wasn't expecting this to work, but it worked almost immediately!

I would say it's not quite what you would get from Ibuprofen, or sudafed, but very very close, and it will take the pain away, and it's natural! I am sick of taking ibuprofen for my sinus headaches. They WORK, but, if this method works for me I would rather go this route. I have had sinus headaches for years. The pain is unbearable. It's been 20 mins since I tried it. I will keep this window open and continue to monitor if it's working or not. Ok it has been an hour. I definitely DO feel better. I would say it's worth it to do.


Ginger Root Compress

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Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 08/20/2021
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Ginger Root Powder Compress for Sinus Headache

Here is my recipe for a ginger root compress for sinus headaches, migraines or any other head issues.

Material needed:

  • Ginger root powder
  • Paper towel
  • Saran “plastic” wrap
  • Water
  • Ace bandage

Method:

*Roll out the ace bandage flat on the kitchen countertop.

*Fold paper towel to the size of your forehead area to be covered.

*Place a section of plastic wrap on the ace bandage a little larger than the paper towel on the bandage. This will make a moisture barrier so it won't soak the ace bandage and keep the paper towel moist for a longer time.

*Wet the paper towel with water to where it is dripping. Place this on the plastic wrap.

*Sprinkle a thin layer of ginger powder (1-2mm thick) on the wet towel.

*Carefully place the finished compress over your forehead and secure it in place with an ace bandage.

You will notice heat being generated with 5 minutes from the compress. It will be intense! It will feel like it is burning your skin but it's NOT. Ginger root ie Gingerol chemical structure is similar to that of capsaicin, the compound that gives hot peppers their spicy flavor. Ginger powder releases its energenic heat when it becomes wet. The longer it stays wet, the longer the heat. I've had some compresses generate heat for up to 8 hours.


Grapefruit Seed Extract

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Posted by MissLady007 (Gary, Indiana) on 11/08/2007
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I suffered from horrible sinus headaches over the past three months. After much researching, I finally found the culprit--ICE CREAM. I have craved Ice cream every day for the past 3 1/2 months. I always use Oragnic ACV so I knew that was not helping. I tried grapefruit seed extract in water and was very pleased with the results. No more sinus headaches since I've been on it. I used about 5 drops in an 8oz glass of water.

Replied by Cc
(Texas)
05/17/2015

Thanks for the advice. I usually get a horrible sinus headache the day after I eat dairy and I am definitely going to try the Grape fruit seed oil next time.


Hot Compress

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Posted by Richard R. (Vermont ) on 09/24/2019
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I used to have extremely painful sinus headaches as a very young child on up until 16 when a doctor finally suggested a different route to take. Instead of a cold compress which made it worse, another doctor suggested that I use a very hot compress over my eyes and nose which immediately alleviated the headache within 15 seconds or so!!!

What I do now is to take a washcloth and saturate it in hot water. I squeeze out most of the water and fold it over twice, lie down in the couch and put it over my eyes and nose and temple area. When it starts to cool down too much I repeat the process until the headache is totally gone which may take 5 minutes or so. If there's nobody there to help you repeat the process I take a pot of water heated up on the stove by the couch so I don't have to get up and run to the bathroom or kitchen to do this. This form of alleviation works for what the doctor used to call a "sinus" headache. F

or stress headaches I usually use the acupressure method which was mentioned by another person. This methodology was a Godsend. I used to suffer vicious headaches until I was sixteen. I hope this helps other people.


Neti Pot

Posted by Cajunboy (Cajun Country, Louisiana) on 04/12/2012

I have sinus infections and use a Neti Pot often. This morning I work up with a serious sinus headache. The pain was concentrated in the corner of my right eye, so I know it was a sinus headache. I mixed a Goodys headache powder with my normal saline rinse... And The headache was almost instantly GONE! No burning or any discomfort. Obviously this is an extreme measure to take, but it worked!


Steaming With Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Adil (Ithaca, NY) on 01/17/2006
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I was suffering from a terrible sinus headache. I tried the tomato tea remedy, but to no avail. Then I gave the steamed ACV/water mixture a shot. It has worked wonders. What a relief! I simply inhaled the fumes lightly after bringing one part ACV and one part water to a boil. I did this once last night, and it brought much relief. After waking this morning, I still had a bit of a headache so I did it once more. Now the sinus headache is practically gone. I highly recommend this remedy, especially for people whose stomachs cannot tolerate in taking some of the other remedies.

Tomato Tea

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Posted by Jason (LA, CA) on 07/09/2008
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I've had a sinus headache for months and have been at wit's end. I wasn't even sure it was a sinus headache because I felt it in my forehead more than my nose. I didn't expect anything from Jeannie's Spicy Tomato Tea recipe, but I followed her instructions regarding ingredients, measurements and sipping (slowly, holding it in, inhaling while the tea is in the back of the throat) and the next day I noticed less sinus pressure. I couldn't believe the instant relief. Over the last few days I've drank the tea in the morning, night or both and it's had amazing results. I have only a tiny bit of pressure left. When drinking the tea, my nose only runs slightly, if at all, and my eyes sometimes water a tiny bit, so I don't know where the sinus congestion is going, but I know it's leaving my head and upper nose. My head feels almost totally clear again. I cannot thank Jeannie enough for the relief from tremendous and previously uncurable pain. This recipe has worked wonders for me, and I'm a major skeptic. Note: I read that many sinus headaches are caused by repressed grief or anger. I know this is true in my case, so I'd advise others to consider that as well. Regardless, the tea heals.


Tomato Tea
Posted by Jason (LA, CA) on 07/09/2008
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I've had a sinus headache for months and have been at wit's end. I wasn't even sure it was a sinus headache because I felt it in my forehead more than my nose. I didn't expect anything from Jeannie's Spicy Tomato Tea recipe, but I followed her instructions regarding ingredients, measurements and sipping (slowly, holding it in, inhaling while the tea is in the back of the throat) and the next day I noticed less sinus pressure. I couldn't believe the instant relief. Over the last few days I've drank the tea in the morning, night or both and it's had amazing results. I have only a tiny bit of pressure left. When drinking the tea, my nose only runs slightly, if at all, and my eyes sometimes water a tiny bit, so I don't know where the sinus congestion is going, but I know it's leaving my head and upper nose. My head feels almost totally clear again. I cannot thank Jeannie enough for the relief from tremendous and previously uncurable pain. This recipe has worked wonders for me, and I'm a major skeptic. Note: I read that many sinus headaches are caused by repressed grief or anger. I know this is true in my case, so I'd advise others to consider that as well. Regardless, the tea heals.

EC: Read the recipe for tomato tea here.


Tomato Tea
Posted by Paul (San Antonio, TX) on 03/18/2007
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After suffering with a sinus headache for 3 days and getting no sleep, my wife brewed this tea for me. I thought it was ridiculous but she stood there until I drank it. When she came in to check on me 15 minutes later, I had fallen asleep and stayed asleep for 5 hours! When I woke up, the headache was much better. I continued with the tea for the next 2 days because frankly, it tastes great.


Vitamin C

Posted by Robin (Rural, Va) on 10/11/2010

I find that a megadose of vitamin C (2000 mg) will take care of a sinus headache. Repeat when it starts bothering you again.



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