Sinusitis (sinus congestion) -Causes, Symptoms, and Effective Natural Treatments


Sinusitis and headaches are symptoms that are intensified in autumn and especially winter.

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As a great natural cure for sinus and nasal congestion often recommended horseradish, but also there are much more  natural and effective. Inhalation with herbs are the most effective therapy , it is recommended if the nose is constantly blocked, it almost always accompanied by a severe headache, and sometimes can occur and temporary loss of sense of smell …


Paranasal sinuses are cavities in the face bones and skull base that are lined with mucous membranes which produce mucus (phlegm).
There are four steam sinuses:
– Maxillary (sinus in the upper jaw, teeth above and below the eyes)
– Ethmoidal (sinuses between the eyes on both sides of the nose)
– Anterior (frontal sinuses) and
– Sphenoid (sinuses behind the eyes, deep in my head).

The sinuses are linked with the nose through narrow openings through which mucus out of the sinuses and enter the air. When thick mucus or swelling of mucous membranes caused by infection, allergy or irritants lead to narrowing or complete blockage of these openings, there is inflammation of the sinuses (sinusitis or rhinosinusitis).

The symptoms of sinusitis are nasal congestion, snoring, pressure and pain in the face, headache, runny nose, a confluence of secretions in the throat, cough, fever, lack of smell, unpleasant taste and smell in the mouth, pain in the teeth, fatigue and poor concentration.

The diagnosis of sinusitis is based on the symptoms, clinical ENT, endoscopic and radiological examinations (CT of the sinuses).Today endoscopy and CT scan of the sinuses represent the gold standard and allow for adequate diagnosis and surgical treatment of sinusitis which is increasing worldwide due to increasing air pollution, allergies, sudden temperature changes and the ever-present stress.



Acute sinusitis usually occurs when a common cold does not pass quickly and bacterias and viruses are re-activating. They created ideal conditions for acute sinusitis, but they often cause allergies and, while this is much less common fungi.

The bacteria that cause it are pneumococci, Moraxalla catarrhalis, streptococci and Haemophilus influenza. These microorganisms in healthy ozone are accommodated in the upper airways (the mucous membrane), and in the case of inflammation, their number is significantly increased and can lead to the infection. Sinusitis without fever, with a severe headache, often occurs in people who are prone to allergies, because in their case progression in the upper airways is reduced.

Similar problems have people with nasal deviation or suffering from inflammation of the teeth in the upper jaw. The treatment of sinusitis depends on the cause of the disease: if it comes to bacteria, prescribe antibiotics immediately after taking swabs for antibiograms, while allergic sinusitis most often treated with appropriate antihistamines. sinusitis symptoms. What is certainly common for therapy in all forms of sinusitis is to use analgesics, as well as various drops, often and nasal sprays, which achieved more or less good effects.

If the conservative treatment of sinus infections don’t show the expected results then they recommended a surgical intervention in order to clean and dry sinus cavity. This method is recommended only if there are serious complications from the sinuses. Unlike these methods, doctors recommended inhalation, wherein the best results are achieved by applying the basil, sea salt and horseradish and compress of red onion and wine .



Horseradish is a natural cleanser of the body and the best natural remedy for the treatment of sinusitis. It’s pungent and strong taste will immediately feel the nose immediately after entering the body. The root of horseradish is mainly consumed in grated form, you eat it as a salad. Specific peppery taste and smell of horseradish come from a substance called sinigrin and horseradish contains a lot of medicinal ingredients.

It will be enough and you eat every day radish when you have a sinus infection. There are several recipes that all can use horseradish for sinusitis, and most are used as follows: in a liter of boiling water grate fresh horseradish root, and then inhale, ie. inhale the vapor, with a towel over his head. Horseradish will clear your sinuses, alleviate inflammation and uncorks nose.


Inhalation is the good old proven way to cure sinusitis. Only that you need to do is to place your head over a bowl of hot water, then cover your head with a big  towel and inhale the steam from the tea. The warm moist air and hot vapors allow opening clogged sinuses and make it easier to problems.

You can add  a few drops of essential oil of eucalyptus because eucalyptus has a beneficial effect in the treatment of sinusitis. You can inhale and a variety of teas, the most used chamomile tea, sage tea, mint tea and tea basil. These teas,except purifying the airways when you breathe in their vapor, they also eliminate the symptoms of sinusitis and have a beneficial effect on your respiratory system due to its medicinal ingredients.


Ginger is an anti-inflammatory natural remedy , that reduce the symptoms of inflammation and pain, but also a headache. It is necessary to grind ginger and placed as a coating on the forehead in the area of the sinuses, and instead of grated ginger can also serve a powder of ginger wrapped in moistened gauze or tissue. Ginger is extremely angry, but be careful not to drip into the eye.


Homeopathic medicines are used for the treatment of sinusitis. Homeopathic medicines have a specific effect on the mucous membranes of the nose and sinuses. Soothe the symptoms of sinusitis, reduce swelling of the nasal mucosa, umogućavaju normal breathing through the nose, soothe headaches, and with it and strengthen the immune system.

Homeopathic remedies contain specially selected ingredients that joint action can successfully solve problems sinusitis. Echinacea is a common ingredient homeopathic medicines because this plant removes the inflammation of the nasal mucosa and respiratory tract and reduces runoff secretions in the throat.

Onion is also an excellent homeopathic remedy because cutting port formed similar symptoms like sinusitis: a runny nose and watery eyes. There are also potassium bichromate, cinnabar (natural mineral).


Honey and cinnamon in combination can be used as a remedy for many diseases. Both are used to treat sinusitis. It should be taken once daily after one tablespoon of honey with a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon powder for 3 days. This combination has a beneficial effect on your respiratory channels and eliminates the symptoms of inflammation.


Tea for treating sinusitis have the following effects: make it easier to breathe, unclogs clogged nose, soothe inflammation and pain, help eject accumulated secretions is clogged respiratory channels. Tea sinuses can drink every day, after several cups of tea a day, until you clear all the symptoms. This tea will also strengthen your immune system. Tea used to treat sinus: mint tea, tea from eucalyptus, echinacea tea.


Wild cucumber, which is otherwise used for over 2,000 years as a medicinal herb, used to treat a variety of diseases, especially emphasizing its use for the treatment of sinusitis. The juice of the fruit that looks reminiscent of small cucumber has a strong healing effect. For the treatment of sinusitis is important the fact that it works and to encourage anti-inflammatory secretions cleaning.

Drops of wild cucumber-Drops sinuses of wild cucumber are derived from the juice of ripe fruit (which is obtained by squeezing). For the treatment of sinusitis, drops are used as follows: 1 drop of fresh juice (which is obtained from the fruit) is diluted with 10 drops of distilled water and drops in the nose 2-3 times a day after 2 drops.


Author: K.S

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