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|Home Remedies for Sinusitis. (Inflammation of the Sinuses)
Sinusitis refers to an inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the paranasal sinuses. It often follows a common cold,
influenza, and other general infections. Infecting germs sometimes find their way into these sinuses or chambers on either
side, of the nasal passage, leading to sinus trouble.
The symptoms of sinusitis are excessive or constant sneezing; a running nose; blockage of one or both nostrils; headaches
and pressure around the head, eyes, and face. Sinus headaches are usually felt in the forehead and in the face just below
The patient may suffer from low grade fever, lack of appetite, and difficulty in breathing.
|Sinusitis results from the inflammation of the sinus passages and over secretion of mucus by the membranes lining the nose
Home Remedies for Sinusitis using Fenugreek:
The seeds of fenugreek are another effective remedy for sinusitis. A tea prepared by boiling one teaspoon of seeds in 250 ml
of water till it is reduced to half, will help the body to produce perspiration, dispel toxicity, and shorten the period of fever in
the acute stage of the disease. Upto four cups should be taken daily. The quantity should be reduced as the condition
Home Remedies for Sinusitis with Mango:
The liberal use of mangoes during the season is considered an effective remedy for prevention and treatment of sinusitis.
Mangoes contribute towards formation of healthy epithelium, thereby preventing frequent attacks of common infections like
sinusitis. This is attributable to a high concentration of vitamin A in the fruit
Sinusitis Home Remedies using Garlic and Onion:
The use of pungent foods like garlic and onion is one of the most effective remedies for sinus problems. One should begin
with small mild doses and increase them gradually. Beneficial results can also be achieved by adding these herbs in
moderate amounts to regular meals.
Home Remedies for Sinusitis using Cumin Seeds:
A teaspoon of black cumin seeds tied in a thin cotton cloth can provide relief when inhaled. The condition can also be relieved
by taking a mixture of 100 gm of roasted and ground cumin seeds and 200 gm of pure honey.
Sinusitis Home Remedies with Vitamins A and C:
A diet rich in vitamin A is the best insurance against cold and sinus trouble. Vitamin A is the 'membrane conditioned and it
helps build healthy mucous membranes in the nose and throat Some of the valuable sources of this vitamin are whole milk,
curds, egg yolk, pumpkin, carrots, leafy vegetables, tomatoes, mangoes, and papaya. When the sinus trouble has already
developed, relief can be obtained by taking vitamin A in large therapeutic doses of 25,000 1U per day. Vitamin C has also
proved beneficial in the treatment of sinusitis and the patient should take one gram of this vitamin per day in two therapeutic
doses of 500 mg each.
Dietary Considerations for Sinusitis :
In the acute stage of the disease, when fever is present, the patient should abstain from all solid foods and drink only fresh
fruit and vegetable juices diluted with warm water on a 50:50 basis. After the fever subsides, he may adopt a low-Calorie,
raw fruit and vegetable diet with plenty of raw juices. Once the acute symptoms are over, the patient may gradually embark
upon a well-balanced diet, with emphasis on seeds, nuts, grains, vegetables, and fruits. In persistent chronic conditions,
repeated short juice fasts may be undertaken for a week or so at intervals of two months. The patient should avoid fried and
starchy foods, white sugar, white flour, rice, macaroni products, pies, cakes, and candies.
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