Relieving Sinusitis

 To relieve sinusitis, drink plenty of fluids to thin mucus secretions. Hot liquids are especially helpful – try peppermint tea for its decongesting properties, and vegetable or chicken soup with a clove of chopped raw garlic to fight infection.

Inhaling hot steam loosens and thins the mucous in your sinuses so that it an be expelled. Eucalyptus essential oil has powerful antimicrobial properties, and peppermint essential oil has a strong penetrating fragrance that helps open sinus passages.

1 ½ quarts boiling water

5 drops eucalyptus essential oil

5 drops peppermint essential oil

Carefully pour the boiling water into a heat-proof bowl and then add the essential oils.

Make a towel tent over your head and the bowl, and breathe in the steam for 10 minutes. Take care to not burn yourself with the steam. Repeat twice daily.

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