Herbal Home Remedies for Sinus Problems
The sinuses are air-filled cavities located on either side of the nose. There are ten sinus cavities, five on each side, all connected to the nose. They are covered with a superfine mucous membrane. The sinuses drain constantly into the nose; their chief function is to keep the nasal cavity moist. They also serve to amplify the voice when we speak.
Due to allergies, colds, or bacterial infections, the sinuses in both adults and children sometimes get clogged or infected. This is a condition of excess kapha that can be aggravated by many factors, including cold drinks, dairy products, and smoking.
Sinus problems can create complications of various kinds, from sinus headaches, snoring, and difficulty breathing to bad breath, ear infections, and sleep apnea. In serious cases, sinus infections can lead to brain infection, meningitis, or osteomyelitis.
Herbal Cure Pack for Sinus Problems
The above pack is for 30 days. Following is the dosage details:
Aller-G- Care -2 capsules twice daily, with warm water
Tulsi-2 capsules twice daily, with plain water.
Dos and don'ts
- Avoid hair wash frequently. After a hair wash, dry hair in the Sun.
- Avoid exposure to dust, pollution etc.
- Mild pressure over the temple region and between eyebrows will relieve headache.
- Inhale steam of boiling water to which a few drops of eucalyptus oil is added. This will also help to drain off the sinuses. Can do this once in a week.
- Always drink warm water.
When the sinuses become clogged and congested, it is important to drain them. A mixture of fresh ginger juice (or freshly grated ginger pulp) with 1 teaspoon honey taken 2 or 3 times a day will be quite helpful.
You can prepare this safe, effective decongestant formula:
- sitopaladi 5 parts
- trikatu 1/8 part
- mahasudarhan churna 2 parts
Take 1/4 teaspoon of this mixture 2 or 3 times a day with warm water after meals.
Pancha karma Treatment:
Nasya with Anu Tail is an effective remedy for sinusitis.
Applying paste of Kachooradi Choorna mixed with milk helps to relieve headache caused due to sinusitis.
To help prevent secondary infection, mix equal amounts of the following antibacterial herbs:
- turmeric neem
Fill some DO-size capsules with the herbal mixture, and swallow 2 capsules twice a day.
nose drops and nasal wash to drain the sinuses
Make a mild saline solution by dissolving 1/2 teaspoon salt into 1/2 cup lukewarm water. Instill 5 drops of the solution into each nostril with a dropper, or take a little in the palm of your hand and snuff it into
Use Medicated Steam to Clear up Your Sinuses
You will be amazed at how effective this simple method is to help clear up painful, congested sinuses.
Heat up about a cupful of water, and add 3 to 5 drops of eucalyptus oil. Turn off the flame, cover your head with a towel, lean over the pot, and inhale the steam.
You can also use ginger in the same way. Take 1 inch of fresh ginger, chop it into pieces, and boil it in about a cup of water. Then cover your head and inhale the ginger steam. It will be effective for draining the sinuses. (You can use powdered ginger as a backup if you don't have fresh.)
your nostrils. Repeat as often as needed to keep sinuses clear. (Several times a day is fine.)
Here is a more powerful remedy that you can use for severe sinus congestion and pain. You may not enjoy doing this, but it works. Use a garlic press to squeeze out some fresh garlic juice. With an eye dropper, pick up some juice and insert just a few drops into each nostril. Keep your head tilted back for about five minutes to let the juice work, then sit up and let it drain out onto a tissue. You will be surprised at how clear your sinuses feel. Do this once a day as needed; for a severe sinus attack, you may do it up to three times, in the morning, afternoon, ana evening.
for a sinus headache
Try mixing 1/2 tea. spoon cinnamon with enough water to make a paste, and apply locally.
strategies for prevention
Here are several ways you can help save yourself from future sinus problems.
- Avoid dairy products, especially cheese, yogurt, and ice cream.
- Avoid cold drinks.
- Avoid exposure to cold weather.
- Do not smoke cigarettes.
- Once a day, instill a little warm ghee in each nostril and sniff. You may use an eye. dropper or use a clean finger dipped in ghee.
- Take this herbal formula on a regular basis:
sitopaladi 5 parts mahasudarshan churna 3 parts abrak bhasma 1/8 part
Take 1/4 teaspoon of this mixture 3 times a day, after meals. Wash down with warm water. Take it for 3 months.