By Diane Irving
Sneezing, coughing, and congestion can wreak havoc in the lives of people who suffer from chronic sinusitis. It can prevent focus at work, cause an inability to enjoy the outdoors or seasonal activities, and create a general sick feeling. Sinusitis is an agitation of the sinus tissue, which can cause swelling of the nasal cavities. A cold can bring it on or an allergic reaction to indoor and outdoor irritants. The good news: Earth can provide herbal remedies to relieve chronic sinusitis.
Allergic rhinitis is a reaction to pollen or other irritants that causes itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, and other symptoms. Hay fever is a seasonal form of allergic rhinitis, which causes the same symptoms. When our body reacts to an allergen, clear fluid fills the nasal cavities and can get infected. Common infections stem from bacteria or a virus of the upper respiratory system. If facial pain or pressure, stuffy or runny nose, cough, congestion, headache, pain in teeth, fatigue, or fever are present and bothersome, certain herbs can come to the rescue. It’s important to treat symptoms before they get worse. Chronic sinusitis can become a serious problem down the road, especially if symptoms persist for 12 weeks or more.
Herbs That Are Here To Help Chronic Sinusitis
There are several herbs that can act as natural remedies and help relieve symptoms of sinusitis. For some, herbs have even cleared or improved acute sinusitis, seasonal allergies, or chronic sinus infections. Any consumption of herbs needs to be done under the supervision of Dr. Marone or other trained professionals. The following herbs are used to treat sinusitis:
Echinacea Root – Helps the immune system.
Cayenne – Activates circulation and assists with absorption of other herbs.
Holy Basil – Is a plant in India that supports the immune response and adaptogenic activity.
Garlic – Improves swelling and upper respiratory infections.
Licorice and Elder Flower – Calms irritation and inflammation.
Ginger – Shapes the circulatory system and helps with herbal immersion.
Poke Root – Benefits the lymphatic system and potentially drains congestion from sinuses. Helps with inflammation and respiratory infections.
Eyebright and Golden Rod – Reinforces mucous membranes.
Golden Seal – Relieves mucous tissues and inhibits microorganism movement.
Many of these natural herbs are combined in tablets so they can work together to fight allergies and infections. Herbal supplements are useful alternatives to treat sinusitis. Sometimes our bodies can become resistant to antibiotics if they are taken too often. Resistance may cause an inability to fight more serious infections in the future. Dr. Marone can help guide patients to natural relief for sinusitis. In the past, these combination tablets have benefited sinus sufferers:
Euphrasia Complex Tablets – Treats nasal catarrh, sinusitis, and conjunctivitis. (Eyebright, Golden Rod, Golden Seal, Echinacea root, and Cayenne)
Andrographis Complex Tablets – For colds, flu, and fever. (Holy Basil, Echinacea root).
DiaCo Phytosynergist liquid – Protect against acute sinusitis conditions. (Elder Flower, Yarrow, Lime Flowers, Echinacea, Licorice, Ginger)
Other Natural Remedies for Chronic Sinusitis
NaturalNews.com suggest different forms of water as a huge helper. Therapy includes hydrotherapy (steam), moist heat, and cold compresses. Neti-pot is another solution during the early stages of sinusitis. The kettle-like container should be filled with warm salt-water and can clean out nasal cavities. Water must be boiled and then cooled prior to sinus rinse. In order to avoid nerve damage, the water temperature should not be too hot or too cold. A humidifier is another great way to gain sinus relief. It may help in keeping mucous flowing in and out of nasal passages. That way, it doesn’t dry up and cause further infection.
Spring is coming soon. Now is the perfect time to stop sinusitis from disrupting your enjoyment of the warmer weather. Find a natural way to heal allergies with herbal remedies for chronic sinusitis. See Dr. Marone for more information about plant-based options.
**All herbs need to be taken 6 weeks before the occurrence of pollen and continue during the season.
*The information in this article is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition and does not substitute for a thorough evaluation by a medical professional. Please consult your chiropractor or physician to determine whether these self-care tips are appropriate for you.
- “Why do 38 Million Americans Have Chronic Sinus Infections.” By Julie Wilson. http://www.naturalnews.com/053183_sinus_infections_natural_cures_diet_and_lifestyle.html