Sinus infections are a frequent health complaint. The causes are varied; the common cold, allergies, and singular events such as exposure to cigarette smoke can prompt an infection. Antibiotics can treat some infections, and sinus pain that does not go away within a week should be medically investigated. However, home remedies can help alleviate symptoms of minor sinus infections as the immune system works to heal the body.
Garlic is a popular home remedy. Using this anti-inflammatory and antibacterial bulb herb may help shorten the length of a sinus infection and prevent recurrences. Though garlic has been used therapeutically for millennia, many modern scientific studies support these ancient folk claims. Even the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends adults consume about a clove of fresh garlic each day for general good health.
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