Ayurvedic Herbs and Remedies for Sinusitis
Sinusitis is an infection caused due to cold, or weather changes, or dust. It causes swelling of the mucous membranes and increased flow of mucus from nose. There are many symptoms of sinusitis. There are also Ayurvedic remedies for Sinusitis.
- nasal congestion
- nasal discharge
- headache in the front
- sore throat
- fever and cough
- weak body
- lack of smelling sense
Ayurvedic herbs, as always, come to the rescue as Ayurvedic remedies and take care of sinusitis.
Kalamegha: This herb, also known as ‘Bhui-neem’ in Ayurveda, is called ‘Indian echinacea’ and the ‘king of bitter’. The leaves and roots of this herb have much medicinal value. This herb is as bitter as neem, if not more. Its extract helps to dry the secretion in the nose that is caused due to cold and sinusitis. This herb is also useful in the treatment of acute upper respiratory tract infection.
Eucalyptus: It gives relief to the symptoms of cold and influenza. The oil extracted for Eucalyptus has anti-bacterial effects on the respiratory tract. Eucalyptus is used for treating bronchitis. It also stimulates the immune system. For getting relief from sinusitis, put Eucalyptus leaves in hot water and inhale the steam.
Pushkarmula: This herb is also known as ‘Indian elecampane’. It helps to reduce the problem related to respiratory tract and as such, is an effective tonic. This herb is also useful for cough, pulmonary problems, and indigestion.
Herbal tea: Add a few leaves of basil and mint, two pieces of cloves and little ginger to boiling water. Drink this herbal tea flavored with these spices. It will reduce the sinus problem and help you feel great relief.
Spices: Grind spices such as coriander, cumin, turmeric, ginger, and black pepper and use this combination of spices to cook vegetables or sprinkle it on warm vegetable soup and drink it. These spices help to enhance the digestive and immune system. They also help in clearing the sinuses.
Steam: Inhaling steam is one of the most effective home remedy to help the mucus flow out easily. Boil water in a wide pot. Then bend and put your face above the pot. Use a towel to cover yourself so that the steam does not escape. Inhale the steam slowly through nose and mouth for a few minutes.
These Ayurvedic herbs and remedies help to reduce the problem of sinusitis. However, you should also follow a proper diet. Have a small quantity of food four to five times a day. Consult an Ayurvedic practitioner before you go for these remedies to prevent any side effect.
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