God has created our body in such a way that every organ has its own importance. Our nose is also an important part of our body. It integrates a complex system of thin passages and 8 hollow air containing spaces that facilitate you to inhale air and pass it to lungs. Eight hollow spaces, known as Paranasal Sinuses, work as echo chambers in the body as these hollows are filled only with air.
These hollow spaces are present in pairs behind eyebrows and nose, between eyes and in each cheekbone. Paranasal Sinuses work as a pad or pillow that gives you protection against attacks and shocks. This also works as a conditioner that inhales air for lungs. Sinusitis is normally a form of cold and infection but when bacteria enter the nasal passage or the hollow spaces, they cause sinusitis.
When this system gets irritated due to certain allergies, air pollution, smoke or infections like flu, cold, and temperature, it causes inflammation. Sometimes this inflammation is so high that it can cause swelling, rashes on nose, blockage and soreness.
Sinusitis is of two types: – 1st is chronic and 2nd is acute. Acute sinusitis’ attack remains for 8-10 days and can cause weakness and fever. The victim of sinusitis feels bone shattering sensation and also experiences severe pain in the head. In Chronic sinusitis, the victim feels headache but not often. In this category a patient witnesses unpleasant discharge, cough, excessive sneezing, blockage, congestion, pressure around head, eyes and face, and irritation in throat and ear.
Many medicines are available in market for treating sinusitis but these medicines can lead you to a sleeping mood and are not a permanent treatment of sinusitis. The herbal remedies for sinusitis are slow but it can help you get freedom from this disease for a long time.
Garlic and ginger are two kitchen ingredients that can help you in getting rid of sinusitis. Juice of 3-4 bulbs of fresh garlic with honey is highly effective in treating sinusitis. It is anti-allergic and anti-bacterial too. Intake of juice of garlic twice a day is very effective. Avoid eating anything after consuming this juice for 2-3 hours. Similarly, onion juice with honey is also useful.
Ginger is also useful in treating sinusitis. Ginger juice and ginger tea are especially effective in this regard. These remedies give a soothing effect and also help in removing congestion.
You can also trust black pepper powder as a medicine for sinusitis. Mix 5 grams of black pepper in one cup of hot milk. Regular intake of this milk will help you get rid of this ailment. Steam is also a good option for treating sinusitis. For having steam, boil garlic, tea tree oil, any vapor rub and pau d’arco. You can also add lavender oil and thyme and rosemary for better results.
When you are under constant attack of sinusitis, you should avoid fried and spicy food. Prefer drinking tap water or boiled water in place of refrigerated one.