Natural Cures for Sinusitis

Are you having excessive or constant sneezing, a running nose,Loss of smell, blockage of one or both nostrils, headaches and pressure around the head, eyes and face ?

Well you might be having SINUSITIS.

Sinusitis is an inflammation, or swelling, of the tissue lining the sinuses. Normally, sinuses are filled with air, but when sinuses become blocked and filled with fluid, caused by over-secretion of mucus in the membranes lining the nose, throat and head. Germs (bacteria, viruses and fungi) can grow and cause an infection. It is the over-secretion due to irritation caused by toxins in the blood that makes it worse.

A faulty diet is thus the real cause of sinus trouble. When a person consumes certain types of foods or drinks regularly, these, in due course, have a conditioning effect on the entire system. As a result,some persons become more sensitive to certain allergens, whose reaction ultimately turns into sinusitis.

How to cure Sinusitis by a proper diet?

Correcting the faulty diet is of utmost importance in the treatment of sinusitis. Patients should take a balanced diet. Most persons with sinus trouble also suffer from acidity. Their diet should, therefore, veer to the alkaline side. The intake of salt should be reduced to the minimum as salt leads to accumulation of water in the tissues and expels calcium from the body.

In the acute stage of the disease, when fever is present, the patient should abstain from all solid foods and only drink fresh fruit and vegetable juices diluted with water on a 50 : 50 basis. But for those who is chronic conditions, repeated short juice fasts may be undertaken for a week or so at intervals of two months.

Food to avoid if you have Sinusitis.

Those suffering from sinusitis should completely avoid fried and starchy foods, white sugar, white flour, rice, macaroni products, pies, cakes and candies. They should also avoid strong spices, meat and products.

All kinds of fruits can be taken with the exception of those belonging to
citrus group such as lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit.

The proper diet for Sinusitis.

A diet rich in vitamin A is the best insurance against cold and sinus trouble. Vitamin A is the helps build healthy mucus membranes in the head and throat. Some of the valuable sources of this vitamin are whole milk, curds, egg yolk, pumpkin, carrot, leafy vegetables, tomato, oranges, mango and papaya.

Carrot juice used separately or in combination with juices of beet and cucumber or with spinach juice is as highly beneficial in the treatment of sinus trouble.

Herbs for Sinusitis.

Garlic and Onion which tend to break up mucous congestion all through the respiratory tract.

Immune-boosting herbs such as the Echinacea herb, the astragalus, the cat's claw, the reishi or maitake mushrooms-these herbal supplements must be used regularly to promote strength in the immune system. The infection present during an acute sinus attack can be cleared away by taking just one of these herbs for as long as required.

It is also suggested that patients take regular supplements of the natural herbal decongestant ephedra-Chinese medical name-Ma huang. This herbal remedy will widen the width of the blood vessels serving the respiratory tract of the individual, this property of the herb acts in bringing about relief from attendant congestion and swelling along the sinuses.

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