Garlic water for sinus infections!
I have recently been suffering the effects of sinus infection fun. Earache, headache, pressure behind my eyes, general fatigue and overall blahs. Oh, the joys. It started about 2 weeks ago after I’d been working on a kitchen renovation where I was around a whole lot of dust and hard core fumes. Up until now, I had always escaped these nasty things, so I had no idea how to treat it. For the most part, I stay away from over-the-counter or prescribed meds. I just prefer to treat myself naturally, whenever possible. But unfortunately, in this case, neti pots and sinus rinses were not cutting it.
Then my mom recommended I try dropping garlic water down my nose. I said, “what are you nuts!?” My aunt had recommended it to my parents a couple months back when they were in the throes of a sinus infection and it worked wonders for them. Although I was skeptical, I gave it a shot. The results blew my mind! After feeling like garbage on toast for two weeks, I felt better almost immediately after just one dose. Mom’s are always right, aren’t they?!
Garlic has been used for a wide variety of ailments for many, many years. It contains several unique sulfur compounds including allicin which makes garlic an effective antibiotic and anti-inflammatory. Garlic naturally decreases swelling in your nasal passage which allows your mucus to flow freely in the sinus cavity, thus eliminating the infection.
It’s very simple to do and you may already have what you’ll need at home. Though it there is a slight burn initially, that goes away pretty quickly. It’s a small sacrifice to make for sweet relief, and well worth it!
You’ll need: 1 garlic clove, minced or chopped small ½ cup distilled water eye dropper or syringe without the needle
What to do: Put your garlic clove in distilled water and let it sit, covered for a few hours. Strain the water so there are no more garlic pieces and put that water into your eye dropper or syringe. Lay down and drop one drop into each nostril. Doesn’t need to be a flood. If you can handle another round, do that. If you can’t, (I can’t) one is fine! Just lay back for a few minutes, relax, and let the water do it’s thing. You’re done! Continue to do this once a day until symptoms are gone. Feel better soon!