“Lemon & Ginger Drop”
Lemon and Ginger are a powerhouse duo. This couple not only supports a strong immune system by the lemon’s Vitamin C content, but together they help fight off an oncoming illness. Lemon juice’s anti-inflammatory qualities soothe sore throats and irritated membranes while the ginger helps cleanse your system.
Shot Recipe: Add a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice to 3 tablespoons of water. Grate or juice a pinch of ginger and enjoy. Instead of taking this as a shooter you can also enjoy a glass of homemade lemonade and simply add ginger.
According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may help you find some relief and fight off infection:
What You Need To Know:
- Wipe out irritants
Keep your environment free of irritants and allergens that can trigger sinus congestion, such as dust, mold, smoke, chemical fumes, and animal dander
- Steam clean with aromatic oils
Use steam inhalation with eucalyptus oil or products containing menthol to reduce nasal stuffiness
- Try nasal irrigation
Prepare a warm, salt-water solution in a special ceramic pot known as a “neti lota” pot and pour it through your nose to relieve your sinuses
- Uncover food allergies
Work with a knowledgeable practitioner to find out if food allergens may contribute to your sinus congestion
- Get a checkup
Visit your healthcare provider to find out if your sinus congestion may be caused by an infection, inhalant allergy, or other treatable medical condition
These recommendations are not comprehensive and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or pharmacist. Continue reading the full sinus congestion article for more in-depth, fully-referenced information on medicines, vitamins, herbs, and dietary and lifestyle changes that may be helpful.