Sinus Congestion
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Natural Sinus Congestion Remedies

Oil Pulling  

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Posted by Antoinette (Raleigh, NC) on 01/05/2008
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WOW! I was just reading about the oil pulling. I have severe sinus problems, as well as a host of other ailments, which I will relate at another time. I woke up this morning severely congested, with thick green mucuous. I searched the computer under sinus treatments and found this website. I decided to try it although I was scared. I didnt have sesame or sunflower oil, I only had extra virgin olive oil, so I tried it. I just tried right now for the first time. Within 2 minutes....yes!! 2 minutes! my nose opened up, and I could breathe!!! I started feeling more alert in my mind, and I was so shocked. I just spit out the solution a few minutes ago...... and I brushed my teeth, and Im going to drink the 2 to 3 glasses of water. I will post again soon. I will do it again tonight. Thanks!!!

Replied by Yaz
London, UK
02/10/2015

I did oil pulling, I use sunflower seed oil to cure my tooth ache which was really bad. I find sesame seed oil is better than coconut oil although both cleaned my teeth brightly and also made my gums healthy looking. I just put a bit of sesame seed oil in both nostrils although way upto the top of each nostril and within 5 minutes found that my sinuses are a lot clearer.


Posted by Diane (Minneapolis, Mn) on 11/29/2007
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I thought it sounded crazy. But I am always game for a healthier me. This morning was my first try at "Oil Pulling" and I had Immediate Results! my sinus cavities cleared up Immediatley. I can't wait until I reap the benifits from the Mollasses and ACV.. I'm turning everyone I know onto this site. thanks Earth Clinic


Posted by Valerie Wright (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 09/17/2007
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Have been oil pulling for 12 days and taking coconut oil for 10. Am thrilled with the results. On the 2nd day of OP my sinuses started to drain (didn't know they were congested) and two days later my lungs started to expel mucuus. Also found that I was sleeping much better and had more energy.Of course, the mouth and teeth felt great. I am taking coconut oil about 3 times a day. It is all absolutely astounding. I just love your site. Aren't we lucky?


Posted by Sylvia (Laveen, Arizona) on 09/17/2007
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I started OP two weeks ago. The results are amazing. My sinus problems have cleared up after much mucus building and spitting the first few days. Sinus med's are now a thing of the past. My teeth are brighter and my gums no longer bleed when I brush my teeth. My hair is thicker and shinier. I have adult acne that flairs up at times and the OP hasn't really done much for that. I will keep up on the OP daily in hopes that it will clear up my skin. This OP is amazing.


Posted by Tricia (San Francisco, California) on 08/28/2007
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Oil Pulling: starting out. I've had a cold that wasn't going away, and seemed to be getting worse, if anything. My congestion, and the amount of mucus that was coming out when I blow my nose has been alot. I started wondering if I might have a sinus infection, so I thought I'd try oil pulling. Did it once in the afternoon yesterday, and once in the evening, and suddenly realized that, for the first time in a week, I could breathe clearly. Have done it twice today, and have just experienced a strange thing: I blew my nose and the mucus came out bright yellow, like egg yolk. I have never seen anything like this, and was wondering if Ted or any readers could comment?


Oregano Oil  

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Posted by Demetrius (Austell, Ga, Usa) on 08/10/2010
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I have been suffering from post nasal discharge from one nostril for more than 15 years I had surgery 3 times but the problem persists to the point that has made my life miserable and quite embarassing since I have to deal with clearing the back of my throat from thick mucous that gets stuck there and requires a lot of coughing and effort to be cleared. I was reading some of the entries about certain remedies and I got interested in the remedy with the oregano. I went to my local herb shop to buy the liquid oregano but I found a nose spray which contains the essential oils of oregano, bay leaf, sage and clove in a sea water base. I tried it out and has made a big difference my problem did not go away but the phlegm is less thicker easier to clear and plus my problem sinus side feels less obstructed than before. It has to be the oregano.


Posted by Denver (Dayton, Ohio) on 01/22/2008
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have used oregano oil to clear up my stuffy head a few times. I know this sounds crazy to anyone that has taken it before but i put a drop on my wet fingers and then snuff it!! ouch!! but instantly i can breath and the burning stops in just a few minutes. Dont even know if this is a good idea but it works for me Denver


Posted by Jennifer (Albuquerque, NM) on 12/03/2006
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I tried ACV, the spicy tomato tea, the onion halves with brown sugar, and the garlic soup. Especially the tomato tea and ACV brought some temporary relief from a month-long cough and sinus congestion that I'd had almost as long. As far as I'm concerned, though, the #1 choice and remedy should be Oil of Oregano. I bought a jar last Tues. and began taking three per day with meals. I am so encouraged and feel at least 95% well again. After doing some research on it I now know that this is an amazing product! Perhaps it doesn't work the same for everyone but it has done so much for me in six days. I've also been using a good quality colloidal silver in a nasal spray bottle. This has probably worked alongside the Oil of Oregano for the sinus congestion. It cured a month-long cough/bronchitis and sinus congestion. I'm wondering now if I could have increased the dosage of Oil of Oregano to say four a day. I've stayed at 3/day since I couldn't find any info. to let me know if more would be too much of a good thing. Any thoughts on that?


Pickle Juice  

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Posted by Paul (Wrangell, Alaska) on 02/21/2012
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Reading your site on nasal congestion. Just tried a shot of pickle juice and water. 20 min later, nose has stopped draining. Cool.


Pink Himalayan Salt  

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Posted by Shana (Los Angeles, California) on 03/09/2012
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I have tried forever to use salt to irrigate my sinuses, and I never could because I found the salt to be extremely irritating, and it actually made me more stuffy afterwards! That is, until I tried using Himalayan Pink Salt in a squeeze bottle (i have found a squeeze bottle to be much more effective than a neti pot bc it really gets the solution up into the sinus cavities). If you, too, find salt too irritating, try using Himaayan Pink salt - I don't have to use baking soda or anything else with it - it's soothing & makes a world of difference!

Replied by Shana
Los Angeles, California
03/16/2012

Also I wanted to add that it's helpful to add 1 drop of ACV into the solution of pink salt (1/4 teaspoon) to irrigate. Drinking the ACV (2 teaspoons in 8 ounces of water 3X a day) is extremely helpful for clearing sinsuses as well. As well as taking large quantities of Vitamin C (Reactiva C works well). But irrigation (for me) is key!


Plant From Peru  

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Posted by Euler (Brampton, Canada)
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I have a natural medicine to definitely cure sinusitis. It is wild plant found in Peru and I have the sample that has been tested on close relatives and friends. After applying this medicine, they haven't suffered of sinusitis again. However this medicines formula is unknown. I only have a sample and it needs to be investigated for its contents. I cannot give you the name of this plant until it is patented. However if you happen to be interested you can contact me at (905)874-6816.


Red Pepper, Ground Pepper  

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Posted by Red9979 (Miami, Fl) on 09/06/2011
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cayenne pepper might work better, but I did not have any at hand, decided to take a facial vaporizer, that has the nose attatchment, to the water, I added crushed red pepper and ground black pepper, smelled it for about 15 minutes, at medium or high setting made me sneeze instantly, did not burn and cleared me but then again I do not have chronic sinus. I guess for chronic sinus or bad infections with headaches and sinus pain- the cayenne would be more powerful .

but if your desperate enough and do not have it at hand, try my method might work for you.


Riboflavin B2  

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Posted by Karen (Alpharetta, Georgia) on 03/25/2008
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Riboflavin B2 100mg right before bedtime will take care of sinus drainage. It will work in about 20 minutes. If not,try up to 250mg. I had severe sinus drainage for years.I found it hard to sit through meetings,church etc, without coughing my head off. I would eat and have a reaction to food and start coughing uncontrollably. Sometimes medications worked, sometimes not. Sometimes I would double up on medication. Now I take NOTHING!


Salsa, Cayenne, Garlic  

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Posted by Ken (Arlington, VA) on 02/03/2007
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I have been getting more involved in home remedies. Just worked out the sore throat issue then I had to focus on the sinus drainage which will also contribute to having a sore throat due to the thick mucus running from the sinuses down to the back of the throat. I read that you can use tomato juice and certain herbs. This is what I had to do since I do not have tomato juice in my home. One cup of medium spicy salsa, 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 2 teaspoons of minced garlic, 1 tablespoon of honey. I heated this up (covered) in the microwave for 2 minutes, let it set for 5 minutes. Then I drained all of the juice into another cup (leaving out any salsa chunks) then I slowly drank the spicy concoction. Man, did the drainage begin. REMEMBER: when sinuses are draining, always blow your nose and spit out the mucus. You will start to get rid of any bacteria that might have collected in the membranes during the time of mucus build up. Also try to drink clear fluid. I prefer warm lemonade with 1 teaspoon of garlic juice. It really does the trick.

Replied by User182
Hattiesburg, Ms
04/21/2011
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Ok.. So this salsa thing definitely works. Just makes sure you have a giant glass of water beside you when you get thru drinkin it. I drunk a greatly smaller amount than what it called for and it STILL helped me.


Salt Water  

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Posted by Muhammad (Abudhabi, Uae) on 05/16/2011
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yes my dear friends it really works the cleaning of nose with salty water is very effective I tried and I am doing it on daily bases.. Thanksssss



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