A neti pot or saline nasal rinse. This natural sinus infection remedy is inexpensive, simple and risk-free. A warm saline solution is run through the sinus (it will drain out in the back of your throat, so you will want to lean over a sink with your mouth open!) to wash out allergens and relieve congestion. Some people recommend adding betadine, grapefruit seed extract, or other herbal remedies to your neti pot or saline rinse; you should research which if any additional ingredients will benefit you.
Inhale warm water vapors. This can be done by boiling a pot of water or using a humidifier, with or without an additive (the most common additive is menthol in the form of Vicks Vapo Rub), and breathing in the vapors. Draping a towel over your head to trap the steam will help make this natural sinitus infection treatment more effective.
Apple cider vinegar. According to homeopaths, apple cider vinegar contains potassium which decreases mucous production and helps alleviate symptoms of sinus infections. Mixing two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a full glass of warm water and drinking it (up to three times per day) is thought to alleviate sinusitis symptoms.
Consuming garlic. Garlic is known to have both antibacterial and antifungal properties, so consuming garlic (capsules, fresh or powdered) daily is said to not only alleviate sinusitis symptoms, but relieve the cause whether bacterial or fungal.
Cayenne or other spicy peppers. Adding cayenne pepper, chipotle peppers or other hot, spicy peppers to your food is thought to clear congestion and serve as a natural sinus infection remedy.
Just drink water. Staying hydrated helps thin the mucous that can cause congestion, as well as keeping nasal tissues moist which prevents irritation and cracking that leads to infection. Eight to 10 glasses of water per day are recommended for optimal hydration.
Exercise. Regular physical activity helps keep the immune system strong, which can help prevent sinus infections and is a natural sinus infection remedy in that you may exhibit fewer symptoms and recover more quickly when you do have sinusitis. The recommended level of exercise is 30 minutes per day, seven days per week, but any amount is better than none. Walking, yoga, biking and swimming are great forms of exercise to try if you are interested in naturally building your immunity.
Drink carrot juice. We all know that carrots are supposed to be good for our eyes, but for our sinuses as well? According to some sources, drinking three to five glasses of carrot juice per day will help clear up sinus congestion and serve as a natural sinus infection remedy. This is touted by holistic medicine practitioners but to my knowledge, has not been tested my M.D.s.
Make dietary changes. Eating more healthfully will help the body’s systems function properly and more efficiently, and the immune system is no exception. Eating a diet full of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and low-fat dairy products (though too much milk has been thought to make mucous thicker) will not only lead to fewer infections, but will help your body fight and recover from sinus infections on its own.
Acupuncture. According to acupuncturists, this is a natural sinus infection remedy like no other. Those who receive and practice acupuncture promise almost immediate relief of congestion, sinus pain and pressure as soon as needles are inserted in an acupuncture treatment session.