The Most Powerful Ginger Recipes for Sinus Infections

 

The Most Powerful Ginger Recipes for Sinus Infections

Sinus infections, also known as sinusitis, are all-too-common throughout the year and millions of people suffer from them. In fact, some unlucky individuals have to deal with chronic sinus infections. Sinusitis, whether chronic or acute, is caused by allergies, colds and fungal or bacteria pathogens, and common symptoms include congestion, facial pain and pressure, and thick mucus.

The Most Powerful Ginger Recipes for Sinus Infections

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While there are several over-the-counter and doctor prescribed treatments for sinus infections, they often carry various side effects or harsh, toxic ingredients that end up worse than the actual sinusitis. Thankfully, there are more natural and safer options, such as ginger, that organically treat sinus infections.

The following 3 powerful ginger recipes contain only three ingredients, none of which are toxic, and are extremely effective at relieving the symptoms associated with sinus infections.

Ginger Tea Recipe
The following ginger tea recipe helps relieve cough and nasal congestion caused by sinus infections.

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Ingredients:
• 1 to 2 inch piece ginger root, fresh
• 1 cup water
• 1 to 2 teaspoons honey, optional

Directions:
Step 1: Pour one cup of water into a small pot. Set the pot on the stove over high heat and bring to a boil.
Step 2: While the water is boiling, grate the ginger root. Place the grated ginger in a mug.
Step 3: Carefully pour the boiling water over the grated ginger and let steep for 10 minutes.
Step 4: After the allotted time, strain the ginger from the tea and discard.
Step 5: Add the honey, if using, and stir until dissolved and well mixed.
Step 6: Let the tea cool a bit before slowly sipping.
Tip: Honey can help soothe sore throats.

Ginger Compress
This ginger compress recipe is a great way to alleviate sinus infections and de-stress.

Ingredients:
• 2 to 3 inch piece ginger root, fresh
• 2 to 4 cups water
• Hand towel

Directions:
Step 1: Add one cup of water to a small sauce pot. Place the pot over high heat and let the water boil.
Step 2: While you wait for the water to boil, grate the piece of ginger root. Place the grated ginger root in a bowl.
Step 3: Pour the boiling water over the grated ginger in a bowl. Allow the tea to cool to touch.
Step 4: Dampen a clean hand towel in the tea.
Step 5: Lay on your back in a comfortable position and place the dampened towel over your face. Breathe deeply. Continue in this manner until the towel has become cold.

Ginger Extract
This ginger recipe requires a bit more work than the previous two, but it is well worth it.

Ingredients:
• 1 to 2 inch piece ginger root, fresh
• Mortar and pestle
• Cheesecloth

Directions:
Step 1: Carefully dice the ginger root into small pieces. Place the pieces in the mortar and crush with the pestle.
Step 2: Transfer the crushed ginger into a cheesecloth. Position the cheesecloth over a cup.
Step 3: Using the back of a spoon, press the crushed ginger. This will press the juice from the ginger root into the cup.
Step 4: Consume the ginger root extract.
Tip: For best results, consumer 1 to 2 teaspoon of ginger root extract twice daily.

Considerations
Keep in mind that, despite its relatively safe use, caution should always be taken when using alternative medicines. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, children under two and under should never be using ginger recipes. Furthermore, you should always speak with your doctor before starting any home remedies. He or she will be able to determine if the ginger will have a negative effect on any medications you are currently taking.

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