Sinusitis is one of the most common pathologies that exist, which generates problems when you want to breathe since this daily action is affected.
People who get sinusitis have an inflammation of the mucosa and sinuses, which are small holes through which the air we breathe passes.
When we have this pathology, the air cannot pass correctly through these holes, since they are partially blocked.
It can present with various symptoms and can also be caused by different situations, such as:
The colder seasons and the increase in humidity predispose to a greater probability of suffering from sinusitis.
Both being an active smoker and being exposed to its smoke is a factor that can predispose you to this pathology.
Environmental or occupational exposures to pollution
For example, irritants used in industry and exposure to smoke.
Individual anatomical variations
For example, it can be a deviation from the septum.
Having a weak immune system
Due to poor diet, unhealthy lifestyle, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or treatments such as chemotherapy.
Submission to forces such as gravity and pressure
They can be flying, diving, mountaineering, etc.
Then, we have the part of the symptoms, which can be:
- Pain and pressure behind the eyes
- Secretion and nasal congestion.
- Partial or total loss of the sense of smell.
- Fatigue and feeling of general malaise.
- Sore throat and drip between the nose and the pharynx.
In this blog, we know that natural remedies can be the same or even more effective than any medicine, that’s why we will show you the best home remedies for sinusitis.
Garlic is a widely used ingredient in natural remedies for all kinds of problems.
The above is due to its high anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory power that can fight different types of infections and discomfort.
Using it in nasal drops can be very useful to combat and relieve sinusitis.
How are we going to prepare this remedy?
- Crush whole garlic and dilute it in water.
- Apply 8 to 10 drops of the liquid in each nostril.
- Repeat the treatment 2 or 3 times a day until the symptoms disappear.
Garlic may not have one of the best odours, but when it comes to curing infections and eliminating bacterial organisms, it is amazing.
Use an infusion of ginger, eucalyptus and honey
Another(very delicious) way to eliminate sinusitis is to prepare an infusion with the aforementioned foods.
All these ingredients have a very positive effect on the respiratory system, and at the same time act as a decongestant.
What do we need to prepare the infusion?
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger (5 g)
- 1 tablespoon eucalyptus leaves (10 g)
- ½ lemon
- 1 tablespoon honey (25 g)
- 1 cup of water (250 ml)
What should you do?
- First, you must boil a cup of water.
- Then add ginger and eucalyptus.
- Let the decoction be done for 10 minutes.
- Then add the juice of half a lemon and a tablespoon of honey.
Take it once a day, in a few days you should feel the difference.
This herb has many properties that help eliminate the constipated nose, greatly improving breathing.
Also, its anti-inflammatory properties reduce the irritation that normally accompanies sinusitis.
How is this remedy prepared?
It is very simple since you can ingest it by infusion or prepare vaporization, adding a few leaves to the water.
The steam is very good and efficient when it comes to clearing the mucus that has accumulated in your nostrils.
The humidity helps a lot to soften the mucus, so you can expel all the annoying mucus that has accumulated.
It is recommended to add a little salt.
How do you prepare it?
- Fill a pot with water, and bring it to a boil.
- When it boils, remove it from heat.
- Before it starts to cool, bow your head over it and cover it with a blanket to inhale the vapours.
The intense aroma of this essential oil can clear your nostrils almost instantaneously.
Also, thanks to the calming properties of this oil you can eliminate the head oil that is normally associated with sinusitis.
How do you prepare?
This remedy can be done with the leaves or using essential oil.
Prepare an infusion of eucalyptus and, covering yourself with a blanket, inhale the vapours.
This is an excellent cleanser of the nostrils, which will be extremely effective in reducing the symptoms of this pathology, mainly eliminating the mucosa.
As another property, we have that rosemary stimulates circulation and soothes headaches.
How to prepare it?
You only have to prepare an infusion of rosemary, heat it, and before it cools, inhale the steam.