Natural & Herbal Remedies for Sinusitis

Practitioner treatment is recommended for this condition.

Sinusitis usually follows a bad cold with a runny nose and a lot of catarrh. The symptoms are: blocked nose, green or yellow discharge from the nose, dull pain above the eyebrows or below the eye sockets, and slight fever.

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Sinusitis can be quite tricky to treat yourself, especially if it is chronic (long-lasting). If you do not respond to the measures below, see a medical herbalist.

Treatment options

• Eat lots of fresh garlic or take garlic juice (for precautions see post 96). Adults: 2-3 cloves a day; or 1 teaspoonful of garlic juice 2 times a day. Not suitable for children under 6 years old.

• Inhale steam from tea tree essential oil and hot water under a towel. Adults: 5 drops in a large bowl of hot water.

• Massage tea tree essential oil into the painful areas over the eyebrows and on the cheeks (for precautions see post 118). Adults: dilute 5 drops of the essential oil in 10ml of almond oil, massage 1-3 times a day.

Children (3-16years old): adjust the adult dose downwards, depending on the age of the child – see post 6.

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