Sinus Infection
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Garlic for Sinus Infections

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Posted by Kathleen (Red Deer, Ab) on 12/28/2018
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The remedies in the article didn't help with my sinus infections. The only remedy that helped and cured the infection is taking 6 cooked garlic cloves daily with food. Cook the whole (or half) the bulb @ 350 for 15 - 20 min. and eat the 6 cloves with food. Cleaned my sinuses right out.


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Posted by Erin (Egg Harbor Township, Nj) on 05/19/2015
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Hello,

I wanted to share another option for the garlic used for a sinus infection. I am currently dealing with a horrible sinus infection because I spent hours using a blower in my yard to clear away all of the pollen that fell from my trees. It is my fault for not wearing a face mask...duh! I have used this remedy many times and recommend it to anyone who suffers from allergies or chronic sinus infections, as I am not a fan of antibiotics at all.

You will need a nasal mister (the mister style works best, but a saline squeeze bottle will work) I usually find that most pharmacies have a generic mister style sprayer full of saline that I can unscrew the top to set aside in container to refill later. This container works best because the tops can be taken off and usually costs well under $5. If using a squeeze bottle, you will just need to empty it and suction in the garlic blend a little at a time. I usually start with about a half of a clove, the mister bottle and distilled water (if you do not have distilled available, boil some tap to remove the chlorine and let it cool) mince the garlic and then place between two spoons to smash it, place it in the mister and add slightly heated distilled or cooled to warm boiled water and let it sit for fifteen minutes.

After cooled but still warm mist/squeeze two times in each nostril. It may sting and technically it should sting a little. If it does not sting a little, then add a little more garlic. As you use it more often and infection improves it will no longer sting. I use this same potion for 3 days and then make a fresh batch. Store it in the refrigerator and do this 3-5 times a day.

It will ease symptoms of pressure and pounding face and head right away. It calms the inflammation and after a few days to a week the infection will be completely gone without a trip to the Dr. and no antibiotic's needed. This also works for stuffy nose, allergies and common cold congestion. It is a life saver and I highly recommend it for anyone suffering any sinus complications. I hope this helps who ever is willing to try it.


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Posted by Nanas3355 (Medford, Ma) on 04/24/2015
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Garlic works to lessen sinus pain and help the sinuses drain. After one time, I feel much better already. I will try it again, so maybe three times a day.


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Posted by Regina (New York) on 02/02/2015
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Double YEA! I so happy to find this information but I wished it were years ago.

I can't believe how fast and effective the Qtip soaked in garlic solution has almost completely taken away all the swelling and pain. Relief! I would normally think only a round of prednisone could resolve.


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Posted by Anon (New Jersey, US) on 10/27/2014
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I have had sinus infections every fall and winter for the past 20 years. They are rarely bad enough to disrupt my life significantly, but always unpleasant and draining. I used to take antibiotics and sudafed or mucinex almost immediately after the onset of symptoms (green phlegm, sore throat, congestion). Now I just rely on garlic, apple cider vinegar and keeping my nasal passages (and body) hydrated. Of these, garlic is the most effective by far. Apple cider vinegar seems to reduce the production of phlegm, but so does avoiding certain foods, like milk. Just a few days ago I was on the 3rd day of a sinus infection I was hoping would go away on its own and when I went out for dinner, I was lucky enough to be served a side of garlic bread with heaps of nearly raw garlic. That did the trick!


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Posted by Marilyn (Roanoke, Va) on 08/31/2013
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This concoction truly worked for me. My headache was gone within an hour of drinking the ACV and 32 oz of distilled lemon water. I had the sauteed recipe for lunch and I'm almost ready to go on an afternoon run for the first time in 5 days. Thanks for sharing!!


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Posted by Glenn (Perth Australia) on 08/15/2013
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I combined a mixture of garlic, tumeric powder, cayenne powder, onions and ginger and chillies, lightly cooked in coconut oil and within 2-3 I could breathe normally after 6 weeks of trying nearly every other home remedy: colloidial silver, Apple Cider Vinegar, tea tree oil, nasil wash hydrogen peroxide, they nearly all totally blocked my sinuses. But this combination has been a godsend for me, hopefully my 25 years of suffering sinus has come to an end


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Posted by Joyce (Kansas City, Mo) on 08/15/2013
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Just wanted to share my experience with garlic and my first sinus infection which included dental/jaw pain and headache on one side of my face. For two days I crushed a clove or two of non irradiated garlic (there's a green sprout inside) every two hours and mixed it with some honey for swallowing. I chased that with a glass of water with a couple drops of peppermint oil - this not only helps with flavor, but settles the stomach. I felt much better by day 3 and continued the garlic three times a day. I am on day 5 and still taking the garlic 3x/day. My symptoms are gone. I am still blowing out some yellow on that side and will continue the garlic until it's clear.


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Posted by Trigirl (Denver, Co) on 07/31/2013
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Udargs method from Boise worked great! I chopped up a clove of garlic and added a few tablespoons of water. After letting the mixture sit for 10 minutes, I soaked some Q-tips in the solution. I stuck one Q - tip up each nostril as far as it was comfortable. I tried to go 2 minutes each session. The first session got my nose dripping. The second and third sessions included lots of sneezing. I was able to blow out lots of green and yellow mucous after these sessions. The fourth time didn't result in any sneezing and most of what I blew out was clear. I will try this again in a few hours. Lots of immediate relief, worth smelling like garlic!


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Posted by Dale (Durban, South Africa) on 07/07/2013
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I underwent 3 sinus operations for a continuous sinus infection. Antibiotics for almost 6 months, finally my ENT recommended I use Pulmicort in my sinus wash, which opened everything up but my sinuses continued to generate large amounts of gunk on a daily basis. In desperation, after reading the remedies on this website I tried crushing a fresh garlic, adding hot water and washing my sinuses with the solution. Very uncomfortable, but within 4 days the daily flood of sinus gunk stopped. 18 months later I developed a head cold, and the sinus problems started again. I had continued with the daily saline sinus washes in the interim, but started the garlic routine again and within 4 days my sinuses cleared.


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Posted by Eventgal (Gladewater, Tx) on 04/29/2013
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Was blowing out bloody, yellow yucky stuff for a full week. I used garlic in my neti pot from instructions I found on YouTube. Chop up a few garlic cloves and LET THEM SIT FOR 15 MIN. Pour boiling water OVER the cloves, and then dispose of the garlic. Add sea salt (I use the packets). Use this mixture in the neti pot once it cools. My sinuses were so irritated that the first treatment was... Uh, exhilerating... Almost painful. The second was much better. I did three treatments (no more than 2 a day) and I was 100% cured. Really could have stopped after the second treatment because I felt SO MUCH BETTER. From experience, the garlic worked for me.

At the same time, I had a painful earache. A few drops of oil of oregano cleared that right up. No doctor or antibiotics necessary!


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Posted by Christine (St. Petersburg, Fl) on 03/06/2013
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I have been suffering with a migraine from a terrible sinus infection, plus kidney pain and flu-like symptoms yesterday. I went to the acupuncturist and the nausea and migraine got worse. A 9 on a scale of 1-10. I finally took advil but it only diminished some. Enough to sleep. I have been eating nothing but cold apples, they are soothing somehow. I have taken garlic chopped up (1 clove) every 3-4 hours for over 24 hours. No relief, which usually kicks anything out of my system in a day or two. I also got some chinese herbs from the acupuncturist. No relief. I tried the ACV this morning. No relief. Tried the cayenne in warm water with honey, it seemed to work at first, but then it seemed to not work after only an hour and another dose. I am chicken about snorting the cayenne and dropping the garlic liquid with a dropper up my nose.

I tried chopping the garlic up (3 cloves) with fresh oregano about 2 tablespoons chopped. I poured just enough boiling water over it to cover, then I put a tiny pinch of cayenne in the mixture and let it sit for about 20 mins to a half hour. I put q-tips in the watery mixture and laid down and put the q-tips up my nose. I sneezed a few times and although it burned a little, it was actually relieving to the pain of the sinus infection and migraine I have been feeling. I have relief for the first time I almost 48 hours! Thank you so much earthclinic! I hope this helps someone else. I did it 3 consecutive times and I will do it several times before I go to bed tonight. I went from feeling 95% crappy to feeling 35% crappy after the q-tips. Huge difference!


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Posted by Amanda (Virginia Beach, Va.) on 02/10/2013
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Garlic juice is the cure all for the sinuses.


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Posted by Udarg (Boise, Idaho) on 04/05/2012
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I make a home preparation of a garlic solution by mashing 8 to 10 cloves of garlic and pouring just enough hot water over the top to cover and allow to stand for 2 days. I then strain out the garlic and add 1/2 to 1 teaspoonful of table salt to the mix and put the garlic-salt water into a small, clean vessel with a well fitted lid. When an infection is present I dip a Q-tip into the solution and carefully insert it into the affected sides nostril. I leave it in place until the person cannot stand it any longer. Once I remove the garlic saturated Q-tip I have them blow their nose. It doesn't take more than a few of these treatments to clear up a sinus infection. You will know it is clearing because the nasal mucus will begin losing the yellow or green color and begin to turn clear again.

This can be a rather irritating treatment, but it works and works fast, without any long term side effects. During treatment, it may be some what uncomfortable and there will be a tendency for some people to sneeze. But the Q-tip must be left for as long as the person being treated can actually tolerate it. Usually, even with bad infections, it only takes about five or six treatments to end the sinus infection completely.


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Posted by Rena (Mineral Bluff, Georgia) on 02/18/2009
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I want to thank Barbara from Chickasha OK about her Russian Garlic Cure recipe. OMG does it clear out the congestion in the sinuses. I know she had written this just about 2 years ago, so I hope she sees it.

I have been battling this sinus infection for nearly a year now, and tried so many things on this site that helped a little, but nothing blasted away the congestion like the Russian Garlic Cure. I diced up the garlic, and let it set in water just as Barbara instructed, strained it so I only had the garlic water, Then I hung my head over the bed and dropped several drops into each nostril (I couldn't see to count the drops). The pain was pretty intense but it was well worth it. I swear, if I had a marker, I could draw exactly where my sinuses are, because the pain directed me every square inch of where my sinuses were.

I wish I could report that the infection is gone, but some of it still remains. I am doing the Russian Garlic Cure daily to see if it will go away completely but at least I can breath again, and sleep most of the night clog free. Thank you again Barbara, and thank you Earth Clinic for having the best natural health site on the web.

Peace, Rena.



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