Dealing with runny nose, tension headache with a tint of fever? Well, these are the main symptoms of sinusitis. Sinusitis is often triggered when the cold season strikes, causing inflammation of the delicate membranes that surround the nose, eyes and cheeks. Moreover, these membranes are responsible for producing mucus which will moisten the air you breathe and filter out germs and bacteria.
When these membranes get inflamed, the mucus won’t be able to drain normally, causing infection and pressure in your forehead. Often, some cases of sinusitis will go without treatment, but there are several steps you can take to speed up your recovery, and prevent the onset of future sinus infections. Fortunately, there are a number of home remedies that can help loosen the mucus inside the sinus cavities and facilitate drainage, lifting the veil of congestion and soreness.
Actually, there a sinus remedy used for century to get rid of sinus congestion: horseradish. It is often said that we are what we eat so, if you are what you eat, then biting into a bit of horseradish just might make you better-equipped fighter for sinus infections. Horseradish, with its high sulfur levels, can help you reduce some of your sinusitis side effects, like mucus buildup.
How use horseradish to get rid sinus infection
- Hold horseradish in your mouth until its flavor dissipates helps remove mucus from your nasal passages.
- Fresh, grated horseradish root works best for this purpose.
- Start with a pinch of grated horseradish; if that doesn’t work, increase the amount to 1 teaspoon for the strongest impact.
- Swallow the horseradish once the flavor dissipates to clear mucus in the back of your throat as well.
- The root of the horseradish plant is most effective for treating sinus infections.
Or you can mix horseradish with onions (another powerful ingredient to combat sinus infection):
- Boil these two ingredients in a small amount of water.
- Use about 1/4 cup of chopped onion and 1/8 cup of grated horseradish with 1 cup of water.
- Boil the ingredients for no more than five minutes and pour the liquid through a strainer.
- Sip the onion and horseradish tea over the course of five minutes to clear mucus and relieve sinus pressure.
- Repeat as needed, up to four times per day.