[toc]When one or more pairs among the four sinus passages are blocked then sinus congestion occurs. The blockage occurs due to the swelling of the membranes lining the sinuses. Infections, allergy, cold, usually leads to sinus congestion.
Pain around and above the eyes, blocked nose, sore throat, fever are some of the symptoms of sinus congestion. Sometimes reddening of the eyes and cheek occurs along with some difficulty while breathing and a weak feeling. You can get rid of sinus congestion by following some home remedies. Top 5 home remedies for sinus congestion are as follows:
5 Home Remedies For Sinus Congestion
Take a cup of water and add some salt to it. Mix it well and let the salt dissolve properly in the water. Then heat it for at least 10 minutes. After that use a dropper to put the water into one of your nostril, keeping the other one closed with your finger. Then close this one and put the water into the other one. Do this at least 2 times every day to get relief for sinus congestion.
Take a ginger root and peel the skin. Then slice the root into small pieces and put the pieces in a cup of water. Then heat and let it steep for some time. After that strain it well and drink it. Have 2-3 cups of this ginger tea every day. You can also inhale the vapour coming out from the hot tea to get rid of the sinus congestion by clearing any blockage in the nose.
Boil a cup of water and add some lavender oil to it. Place the cup in front of you, cover your head and the cup with a towel and then inhale the vapour coming from the solution in the cup. Do this 2 times every day as it is very effective in treating sinus congestion. You can also take some lavender oil, apply it on your forehead and chest and massage well with your fingertips for 10-15 minutes.
Take a cup of water and heat it. Then add some mustard oil to it. Mix them well and then place it in front of you. After that inhale the vapour coming out from the solution with one nostril.
While doing so keep the other nostril closed with your finger. Again do it with the other nostril. Repeat this process till the water is warm. Do this 2-3 times every day. You can also use a dropper to put the solution directly into your nostril.
Take some lemon in a blender, blend it well and take out the juice. Then pour the juice in a glass, heat it for 10 minutes and then use a dropper to put few drops of the juice directly into your nostrils one by one. Do this 3-4 times every day.
You can also mix some lemon juice with some tomato juice and salt, heat it and then drink it. Sip it when it is hot. Thus by following the above mentioned home remedies you can get rid of sinus congestion within a very short time.