Natural Remedies

How to perform nasal garlic rinse?

Garlic has natural antimicrobial properties, and some people use a garlic nasal rinse to ease sinus congestion, mucus buildup, and related issues. It's important to be aware of both the potential benefits and risks of this practice.

Possible Benefits: A garlic rinse may offer temporary relief from sinus congestion. In some cases, chronic sinus issues can be caused by fungal growth, and garlic's antimicrobial properties could potentially help.

Important Precautions:

  • Talk to your doctor first: This is especially important if you have chronic sinus problems or other health conditions.

  • Irritation: Garlic can be irritating to the nasal passages. If you experience discomfort, stop immediately.

How to Prepare a Garlic Nasal Rinse (if you choose to try):

  • Peel and chop one garlic clove.

  • Let it sit for 15 minutes (this allows beneficial compounds to form).

  • Boil ½ cup of water and let it cool to lukewarm.

  • Place the chopped garlic in a fine-mesh strainer.

  • Pour the lukewarm water over the garlic into a clean cup.

  • Transfer the garlic-infused water to a neti pot or similar nasal rinsing device.

  • Use the device to gently flush your nasal passages over a sink.

Last updated: May 24, 2024 14:08 PM