Every year, 40 million Americans suffer from sinus infections or sinusitis. Sinusitis is an inflammation of the tissue that leads to an infection and can cause mucus and pain.

Usually, sinuses are filled with air. But when they are blocked and filled with fluid, germs (bacteria and viruses), they could rise and cause an infection.

Sinus infections can cause respiratory infection, allergies, nasal polyps and a weakened immune system.

The Best Foods for Sinus Infections:

Water – Good hydration can take out the virus from your system. You should drink at least 8 ounces every 2 hours.
Chicken broth with vegetables – Bone broth soothes the nasal cavities and respiratory system.
Horseradish –Horseradish has the ability to clean the nasal passages. If you mix horseradish with lemon, you will get even better results.
Ginger –A ginger tea with honey will help in the recovery.
Garlic and onions –These vegetables are rich in vitamin C and will boost your immunity.


Foods to Avoid:

Sugar – Decreases white blood cells that are important in the fight with infection.
Dairy products – Milk and other dairy products create mucus and that’s why you should avoid them.
Refined flour and grains – All refined grains can cause more mucus production.
Salt – If you don’t drink enough water, salt can cause dehydration and slow healing of the inflammation of the sinuses.


Top 5 Sinus Infection Natural Remedies:

1. Oregano oil (500 mg 4x daily)
Oregano oil has a powerful antiviral and antibacterial effect.

2. Grapefruit seed extract (spray 4x daily)
Has mighty antiviral effects.

3. Vitamin C (1,000mg 3x daily)
Boosts immune function.

4. Garlic (500mg 2x daily)
Help fighting infection.

5. Echinacea (1,000mg 2-3x daily)
This herb helps your body in the fight with viruses and bacteria. You should consume it at the first sign of illness.

Bonus Therapy
Using a Netti pot can also clean the nasal passing ways.

Essential Oils for Sinus Infections

Eucalyptus and Peppermint oil are very effective. These essential oils can naturally open up the sinuses, clear mucus and  eliminate infections.Rubbing one drop of each at the roof of the mouth then drinking water as well as diffusing them in the air works well.


SOURCE:  http://draxe.com/sinus-infection