Sinus infection or sinusitis is an inflammation of the soft tissues that are lining the sinuses. Scientists have estimated that over 35 million Americans are suffering from a sinus infection at least once a year.

Medical experts explain that those patients who have blocked drainage ducts, nasal polyps, swelling inside the nose, people with immune system deficiencies, structural differences that narrow the drainage ducts as well as those patients who are taking medications that suppress immunity are higher risk of getting sinus infection.

It is important to explain that healthy sinuses are filled with air, while the sinuses are blocked, the germs easily can grow within and cause severe infection.

Some of the most common symptoms of sinusitis are: facial pain, headache and fever and the inflammation usually is caused by common cold, allergic rhinitis, deviated septum or nasal polyps.

Doctors explain that there are 4 major types of sinusitis:

Acute sinusitis typically develops along with cold-like symptoms, like stuffy nose and facial pain. At most patients this type of sinus infection starts quite unexpectedly and lasts for 2 to 4 weeks.

Subacute sinusitis is type of sinus inflammation that lasts from 4 up to 12 weeks.

Chronic sinusitis – the symptoms of this type of sinus infection may last more than 12 weeks.

Recurrent sinusitis this type of sinusitis re-appears several times throughout the year.

As it is mentioned above, when there is inflammation, viruses and bacteria grow in the air spaces within the bones in the cheek bones, forehead and between the eyes. The growth of bacteria and viruses causes formation of thick mucus that causes extreme discomfort in these areas.

Use of antibiotics is most common method for treatment of sinusitis, but that is not the best solution. Use of medication often causes various side-effects.

Nature offers us numerous ingredients that are efficient treatment of many health issues and if are used properly, doesn’t cause any side-effects. That is the reason why herbal remedies are ideal solution for treatment of any medical condition.

How Apple Cider Vinegar Kills A Sinus Infection

Apple cider vinegar has wide range of uses, starting from cooking, for cleaning as well as a remedy. It is considered that ACV is the most powerful natural remedy and is used for treatment of various ailments. The cider vinegar contains antioxidants, malic acids, vitamins and minerals, which are powerful in fight against bacteria.

There are many scientific studies which have proved that apple cider vinegar binds to pathogens and helps the organism to flush them out. The ACV is efficient in fight against fungal, Candida and viral infections, as well.

In order to get all of its benefits, you should always choose raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized and organic apple cider vinegar.

When is ingested, the apple cider vinegar starts to break up the mucus and efficiently clears the airways and in same time, its antibacterial content kill off the bacteria that causes the infection. After the mucus is broken down, the apple cider starts supplying the organism with nutrients that boost immunity and prevent re-occurring of the sinus infection.

Despite the fact that ACV has acidic nature, it contains electrolytes that balance body`s pH levels and in same time lower body acidity. It is important to mention that detrimental bacteria and viruses thrive in acidic environment. So, by creating alkaline environment the cider vinegar actually prevents the microbes from multiplying.

Below there is recipe for preparation of remedy that efficiently alleviates the symptoms, eliminates all sinus-related problems and also boosts the immunity.


  • ½ cup warm water
  • ¼ cup raw apple cider vinegar
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon manuka honey
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper


Pour the needed ingredients in a glass and stir. Sip this natural solution until your condition improves or gargle in order to accelerate your recovery.