It is one of the most common diseases that affects thousands of people around the world, very annoying, tiring and in almost all cases, poorly diagnosed by doctors, so you never get to cure “at all”. The good thing is that there are natural remedies for sinusitis that can help you say goodbye to this tedious problem, rest better and smell or breathe perfect.
What to know about sinusitis?
If we rely on what traditional medicine says, we must stick to the doctors prescribing antibiotics, decongestants, analgesics or anti-allergy. In some cases, surgeries are performed on the nose to “uncover” the nasal passages. While it is not necessary to go to that extreme, it is good that you know the possibilities.
The most frequent symptoms of sinusitis are: headache, constant discharge, sinus pain, fever , halitosis, red nose, tiredness, pain in the eyes or teeth, inflamed facial sensation, watery eyes, malaise, bleeding of nose, cough, lack of smell, nose “covered”, pain when chewing or swallowing, dysphonia or aphonia.
How to avoid sinusitis
In addition to opting for home remedies for sinusitis, there are some interesting habits changes in your daily life that are worth putting into practice. For example, use humidifiers in the rooms or ventilate the house (with the windows open) and eliminate all the dust . This way you can avoid attacks because the vast majority of bacteria that cause this disease can not stand dry or clean climates.
You can also decongest the nose using steam with eucalyptus leaves, either with specific devices for this or by putting a pot to boil and inhale the steam. Others choose to open the shower with hot water, close the bathroom door and sit down to breathe or while taking a shower. An alternative is to wet a towel with hot water and place it on your face (be careful not to burn yourself).
If you are looking for quick relief for sinusitis symptoms, you can apply eucalyptus oil with hot water and apply it to the superciliary arches and cheek bones. Good body temperature will also help you, being careful not to have a fever or suffer from cold. Avoid at all times what is irritating, such as cleaning products, cigarette smoke, very strong perfumes, hair spray or any other element that releases vapors.
Natural remedies for sinusitis
Keep in mind the following list with the best natural remedies to treat sinusitis effectively, preventing it from reappearing in a while:
- Eucalyptus: it is ideal to reduce inflammation of the paranasal sinuses and at the same time help to evacuate excess mucus. Boil a handful of leaves and vacuum the vapors, placing the head on top of the pot and covering with a towel or cloth.
- Mallow: has bactericidal properties and serves to eliminate the microorganisms that cause sinusitis. Prepare an infusion with a spoonful of mauve flowers per cup of water and boil for ten minutes, you can consume up to four cups per day.
- Chamomile : has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, so it serves two issues, on the one hand inflammation of the paranasal sinuses and on the other eliminate the germs that cause inflammation. Dilute a couple of drops of chamomile essential oil in a couple of liters of water and do some inhalation.
- Echinacea: helps to strengthen the immune system. You can get this supplement in dietetics and consume 1000 mg per day in 5 different doses.
- Cat’s claw: this herb also serves to promote immunity, so that bacteria and viruses can not enter your body. Drink some cups of this infusion, which is done by boiling 10 tablespoons of the dried plant for 10 minutes per cup of water. It can be obtained as a complement.
- Agrimony: it is an excellent remedy to treat sinusitis. Pour 60 drops of the agrimony extract in one liter of water. Absorb the liquid through the nose until it reaches the mouth and expel it to the outside, you should not swallow it.
- Ginger: there are many advantages of ginger root in our body, related to the immune system. Make an infusion with a teaspoon of dried ginger root per cup of water and drink two glasses per day. If you want you can add the juice of a lemon to enhance its effects.
- Lemon: it has many antibacterial components and also if you consume it hot (as in a tea) it will help the sinuses to fluidify and reduce the fever. You can add a spoonful of honey to the infusion for better results or as previously stated, ginger.
- Cypress : the leaves of the cypress tree serve to reduce inflammation of the paranasal sinuses and help to eliminate excess mucus. It is necessary to make vapors with hot water and about 10 drops of essential oil of cypress.
- Juniper: has expectorant, antiseptic and antispasmodic properties. It is a good option for any respiratory disease, including sinusitis. Make an infusion with a spoonful of juniper berries boiling in water for 15 minutes. Drink throughout the day, sweetened with honey.
- Pine: inhaling hot water vapor with pine essential oil or twigs from the tree are a good idea to reduce inflammation of the sinuses.
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