Natural Remedies for Sinus Headache From Allergies

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kate (Morro Bay, Ca) on 04/22/2011

I've had a sinus headache for four days, so far. I was so desperate I'd try just about anything for relief. Nothing was working. I was really skeptical about this one, but what the heck. Why does something so nasty tasting have to work? Why couldn't ice cream work instead? I gagged it down with honey mixed in to make it less awful. My only disappointment is that it's not a cure, so I'll probably have to do it again. But, damn... Apparently it works!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by P. (Atlanta, Ga, Usa) on 04/07/2011

It works! Thank you so much for posting this solution here. I was in such pain all day from a horrible sinus headache. I could not breathe out of either nostril. I tried everything I could think of to alleviate the congestion so that I could breathe and sleep. I read about the cure here and took 8 oz water plus 2 tbspn of ACV and within an hour, I could breathe. Plus it took away the feeling of nausea. I would highly recommend this to anyone who suffers from these types of headaches.


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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Arlene (Meredosia, Il.) on 01/05/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I just realized after two weeks of acv, not only all of my sinus problems are gone, but the muscle aches that accompanied it. I didn't realize that that was what was causing the pain all over my body until someone mentioned it on this site. My husband and I have been miserable with the sinus headaches, congestion etc., but we attributed the aches and pains to arthritis. We are in our 70's so it was logical. It wasn't arthritis at all it was the sinus infection. I feel 100% better.


Cayenne
Posted by Merryweather (Stuttgart, Germany) on 10/18/2009

Hi Pat in Nottinghamshire, fellow Brit here (I grew up near Nottm in fact). I have also suffered from recurring sinusitis, until recently, when I last got a cold it didn't affect my sinuses half so badly. I put this down to a number of possibilities which you might like to try: virgin coconut oil - either a couple of teaspoons a day, straight off the spoon, if you can hack it, or in your tea or coffee, which could help because, according to one source I read, most sinus infections are in fact fungal in origin. VCO is anti-fungal so that maybe helped. I have also been taking probiotics regularly, which may have also helped for all I know! The other thing that may have helped is that I have been taking unpasteurized ___ apple cider vinegar. I take it with raw honey, two to three times a day before food, about 30-50ml. Anyway, you might like to try the VCO first - I even actually "snorted" it once in my desperation, which actually did help!

Good luck!
merryweather in Germany


Ginger
Posted by Mrs. E (Santa Rosa, Ca) on 10/17/2009
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by VancouverBoy (Vancouver, BC) on 04/19/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Sinus Headache and Apple Cider Vinegar:

I am in the movie industry. The other night we were shooting on a closed airtight stage, about a 9000 sqft stage. Inside the stage we had created a small forest Real Trees plants moss, dirt. We then added smoke (mineral oil smoke) constantly into the air to create a foggy look. I spent appx 10 hours on the stage. Taking 5-10 breaks every hour or so. Anyway. after shooting for one day my sinuses were shot. I had a sinus headache, behind my left eye, then jumped to my right, I tried the accupressure point system, I sat in a steam room, I did the neti pot deal. but the headache would not go away. It just left for the moments of the remedies treid. This went on for the entire weekend. I was suffering until I found this website. I hate using prescribed man made medicines. I mixed about 4 tablespoons of ACV in with 8oz of warm water. Drank it straight down, then put a teaspoon of the ACV under my tongue and held it there for as long as possible (about 10 minutes). My stomach immediately got a little upset, then calmed down. I am actually hearing the sounds of drainage in my head. Slowly it seems to be clearing. I hope it works for you guys.


Cayenne
Posted by Pat (Nottingham, Nottinghamshire U.K.) on 04/07/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Cayenne Pepper cured my Sinus Headache. Like everybody else I was looking for a simple safe remedy to cure by Sinus headache. I found this site and decided to give the cayenne pepper a try. IT HURT! Do follow what the others on here have said and use only the very smallest amount to sniff up. My Nose felt like it was on fire but within 10 minutes the headache had gone. Thank you so much all who post on this site, it is such a help. Headache gone and I can breathe easily now, sad to say I am at present left with the dreaded drip effect so am now looking on here for something that will rid me of that.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kathy (Edgewater, FL) on 07/26/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have had a sinus headache for 2 days. i have taken sinus medicine over the cunter and lots of aspirin. nothing has worked. i found this web site, i took 2 tbls acv in 8 oz of water, put the pot on the stove, heated the water till it boiled and took it off and breathd it in with a towel around the pot for 15 minutes. my headace is gone now. i also drank 2 tbls in 8 oz water with zylitol sugar and lemon, it was not bad. hope the pain stays away. i am worn out from dealing with it.


Tomato Tea
Posted by Jason (LA, CA) on 07/09/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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 Jason (LA, CA) on 07/09/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jeff (Antigo, WI)
5 out of 5 stars

I was skeptical to try this (apple cider vinegar). But I did after the first signs of a sinus headache and pressure. That was last nite and this morning the headache was gone and my sinuses are draining very easily now. i would recomend this to anyone with a sinus cold.

Tomato Tea
Posted by Paul (San Antonio, TX) on 03/18/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by MissLady007 (Gary, Indiana) on 11/08/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Steaming With Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Adil (Ithaca, NY) on 01/17/2006
5 out of 5 stars

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.


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