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How Sinus Infections are Treated With Herbal Medicine

How Sinus Infections are Treated With Herbal Medicine
by happyjoe » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:52 am

Sinus Infection - Herbal Sinus Treatment - How Sinus Infections are Treated With Herbal Medicine

Every more and more people are down with Sinus infection. Antibiotic medicines do give relief to an extent but it is seen that in most people the infection comes back with a vengeance. Even surgery is not very effective as many months later it is seen the sinus passage fails to remain open. Sinus often causes inflammation of the mucous membrane which causes major discomfort to the patient. :o.

Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) Anti-Inflammatory and Antispasmodic (Controls Coughing)

Tea made from its leaf gives good relief from congestion. Xanthium and magnolia - while magnolia helps expel phlegm, Xanthium (which is the roadside weed cocklebur) quells nasal inflammation and fights headache. It also helps in flare-ups, runny rose, yellow mucus. People are inclined to think that some matter found here that is pertaining to Sinus Remedies is false. However, rest is assured, all that is written here is true!

Herbal sinus treatment such as Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)- Astragalus root is recommended for its immune-boosting properties and can be considered one of the safe herbal sinus treatment. It is used to Controls the spread of infection, especially in upper respiratory tract. It is often combined with other therapeutic herbs to enhance their effects. With people wanting to learn more about Sinus, it has provided the necessary incentive for us to write this interesting article on Sinus!


  • Slippery elm (Ulmus rubra) - Steam from infusion may also be inhaled for congestion relief.
  • It soothes inflamed nasal and throat tissues.
  • Helps drain mucus from nasal passages.



The most common treatment for sinusitis is a decongestant to reduce the congestion in the nose, antibiotics for the infection, and pain relievers for any pain. There are over-the-counter decongestants and sprays available that can provide some relief. However, these should be used only for a few days. It is advisable to consult a specialist if the infection exists for long time. Acute sinusitis can be treated with antibiotics and decongestants but chronic sinusitis takes a longer time and is usually difficult to treat because it could be linked to some other infection like asthma. In such cases, doctors may also prescribe steroids for relief. Some people may also require surgery. :roll:

There are three kinds of sinus attacks: acute (up to three weeks), chronic (three to eight weeks or more), and recurring (frequent attacks within a year). Most sinus attacks start because of a viral cold. Fungal infections can also cause sinusitis, especially in people who have weak immune systems and are prone to allergies. Infections like hay fever or allergic rhinitis can also lead to acute sinusitis. People with weak immune systems, like those with HIV infection, and those who have mucus secretion abnormalities are also more prone to sinusitis. The results of one reading this composition is a good understanding on the topic of Chronic Sinus. So do go ahead and read this to learn more about Chronic Sinus.

How To Clear A Sinus Infection With 3 Natural Remedies


There are Also Easy Home Remedies for Providing Relief from Sinusitis

Inhaling steam, saline nasal spray, gentle heat application over the inflamed area, lying down in a darkened room, decoction of mustard seeds and water instilled in the nostrils, drinking juice of ripe grapes, jalapeno pepper, inhalation of peppermint steam, applying a paste of cinnamon and water or dry ginger and water, etc. are some of the most commonly used home remedies for sinus infections. Writing an article on Sinusitis Infection was our foremost priority while thinking of a topic to write on. This is because Sinusitis Infection are interesting parts of our lives, and are needed by us. :)

There are different kinds of sinuses: frontal sinuses (over the eyes in the brow area), maxillary sinuses (inside each cheekbone), ethmoid sinuses (just behind the bridge of the nose and between the eyes), and sphenoid sinuses (behind the ethmoids in the upper region of the nose and behind the eyes). Any part of these four sinuses can be infected, causing pain in that particular area. The most common symptoms of sinus infections are pain in the head, ear or neck; headaches early in the morning; pain in the upper jaw/ cheeks/ teeth; swelling of the eyelids; pain between the eyes; stuffy nose; loss of smell; and tenderness near the nose. Sometimes, there could be fever, tiredness, weakness, severe cough, and runny nose. Very rarely, acute sinusitis can lead to infection in the brain or some other complications. :lol:

The Proper Medical Term for a Sinus Infection is Sinusitis

Because a sinus infection has many symptoms that are similar to those of a cold or the flu, to proper diagnose sinus infection by yourself is quite difficult. A sinus infection can also be in many cases, the result of a infection in your upper respiratory system. However, there are some signs of a sinus infection that are specific to this ilness. Here are some tips in how to make the difference between a sinus infection of the flu, or just a cold.

Sinus Infection can be Caused by Bacteria or Viruses

In many sinus infection cases, both a bacteria and viruses are the ones to blame. For example, when you catch a cold, your sinuses may also get inflammated, thus you can develop a viral sinus infection. However, because of the inflammation, bacteria could also get caught up in your sinuses and you could develop a bacterial sinus infection. This particular illness, sinus infection can also be acute or chronic. Chronic sinus infection is much worse than acute sinus infection and it is harder to treat. When you have more than three episodes of sinus infection a year and the period of the illness is much longer than two months, then you are probably suffering from chronic sinus infection. There are just some fact sheets that you need to know about sinus infection. Now, you must learn to make the difference between sinus infection, allergies and the flu, or the cold. If you do not have any fever, you feel no pain in your body but you are sniffing a lot, there is nothing to worry about. You do not have a sinus infection, but allergies. This is not contagious. However, if you have a fever, your body aches, you feel tired all the time and are sniffing, then you should take care of yourself. These are not signs of a sinus infection, but a cold or probably the flu. You are contagious in the first few days, so you should avoid any contact with people. Coughing, chills and sweat can also indicate the flu, not a sinus infection. It is only through sheer determination that we were able to complete this composition on Sinusitis. Determination, and regular time table for writing helps in writing essays, reports and articles.