Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar for Sinuses
Apple cider vinegar is touted by many for its benefits in numerous ailments of the human body, from acne to diaper rash to allergies. There are many ways that it can help the sinuses as well.
Breaks Down Mucus and Phlegm
Apple cider vinegar may be able to help to break down mucus and phlegm, aiding in clearing sinus passages and airways.
Cold and Allergy Symptoms
Apple cider vinegar is high in many vitamins and minerals, including potassium. Research has shown that extra potassium may help to ease cold and allergy symptoms that can aggravate the sinuses.
May Kill Germs
Many researchers believe that apple cider vinegar contains germ-fighting powers.
Balance the Body’s Acid-Base Levels
Sinus infections (and any illness) can throw off the delicate balance of acidity versus alkalinity in the human body. Apple cider vinegar is believed to help reestablish this balance, which can help the body heal itself.
How to Use
Drink a glass of water with 1 or 2 tsps. of apple cider vinegar three times a day (every hour for six to eight hours for an acute problem), add a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a cool-air vaporizer and inhale for five minutes or add apple cider vinegar to your regular sinus rinse solution.