Thursday, December 22, 2011

What is Sinus & What is for Sinusitis ?

Sinus is an abnormal condition in which people suffer from inflammations on their paranasal sinuses. It is the most common health problems that around 99% adults in the big cities have experienced it. The causes of this problem is varying start from allergies, pollutions, bad habits, infections, immunes problems issues, and many more.
When people have this health issue, they will suffer from severe pains, pressures, swollen, sore throats, headache, redness, coughing, congestion’s nasal, and fever. The difference that may people experience is the pains or pressures’ location. People may experiences the severe pains on the check areas, eyes, forehead, and even on top of their head. Sinus infection is treatable. People who don’t wish to take medical treatment can try several home-remedies options.
A few home-remedies I tried at home are ;

1. a teaspoon (= tsp ) salt ( preferably himalayas or organic sea salt )
    a tsp carbonate
    a glass of warm drinking water

Stir three of them in a bowl or a glass. Sniff the mixture a few times till your nasal passages fairly burn. It would even be better to have tears falling down.

2. Peelings of 2 potatoes
    Peppermint oil

After washing up nasal passages, I would rather boil potato peelings and inhale on the boiling water with a covering towel on the head for 10 mins. Then dab peppermint oil on forehead. If not have potato at home at that time, parsley and hibiscus help. These are quite effective in decreasing its symptoms.

Footnote : used as a reference for the definition of sinus infection.

Green Lentil Soup With Noodles


1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp ( = tablespoon ) butter
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 glass of green lentil
1/2 glass of noodle ( = turkish type wide and short )
100 gr minced meat ( optional )
dried mint and  chili pepper
salt and black pepper
2 glasses of chicken broth ( if not have, render a chicken broth tablet in two glasses of hot water )
8 glasses of hot water


Boil the green lentils for about 20 mins. ans sieve them. Chop the onion and the garlic into small pieces. Preferably, garlic could be grated. Blast them until softened then add tomato paste and blast it for about 2-3 mins. Add chicken broth, hot water and green lentils. Once it starts to boil, splash noodles, salt and black pepper. Boil until noodles and green lentils cook. In a small pan, put a teaspoon butter, dried mint and chili pepper. After browned, add them on the soup and mix. Served hot..

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Jerusalem Artichoke with Olive Oil


1 kilo Jerusalem artichokes
A middle size onion
A middle size carrot
Enough olive-oil
A lemon juice
A dessertspoon salt
3 cubes of sugar
1/2 coffee cup rice
2 glasses of water
A head of dill's leaves


Peel the Jerusalem artichokes. Split the small ones into two and four for the big ones. Peel the carrot and cut them into cubes. After heating the olive oil, brown the onion for 2-3 mins. Add and blast the Jerusalem artichokes and the carrots for 5 mins. Splash 1 glass of water and cook until the jerusalem artichokes soften.  Then add the rest of water, salt, sugar and lemon juice and cook at a low heat for about 15 mins. After leaving the rice in water for about 15 mins. , seive and splash it. Leave it to cook for other 15-20 mins. Serve with minced dill.

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