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Natural Home Remedies for Sinus Infection

4 Mar 2020 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy

Remedies for Sinus Infection

Sinusitis means your sinuses are inflamed. The cause can be an infection or another problem. Your sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones surrounding the nose. They produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If your nose is swollen, this can block the sinuses and cause pain.Further about Remedies for Sinus Infection.

Ayurveda and Sinus.

According to the Ayurveda, the problem of the sinus is caused due to an imbalance in the Prana Vata and Sheshaka Kapha. Prana Vata is the Vata subdosha that governs the head, brain, and mind region and Sheshaka Kapha is the Kapha subdosha that governs moisture and lubricant balance. With an imbalance in both, occurs the complication. With the Vata-Kapha pacifying diet one can easily treat the problem, keeping themselves hydrated, eating spices, Jala Neti, and Nasya therapies, and also cure the issue. But for an instant relief, one can simply rely on the selected Ayurvedic remedies for sinus infection.

Mentioning down the powerful and effective Ayurvedic herbs for sinus infection.

1. Licorice Root

The root of the licorice plant (Glycyrrhiza glabra or Glycyrrhiza uralensis) has a long history of use in Eastern and Western medicine. The licorice plant is a perennial legume native to the Middle East and parts of Asia and India.

 it is considered good for eyesight, useful in increasing strength and immunity and improving skin complexion. It is good for improving hair quality and voice quality (on chewing and taken orally with honey). It’s a potent blood detoxifier and anti vomiting agent (in small quantities; in large quantities it can cause nausea). 

2. Holy Basil :

Holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) isn’t like the sweet basil in your mom’s marinara sauce or the Thai herb you use to flavor a steaming bowl of pho. This green leafy plant, also known as Ocimum sanctum L.

  • Use its fresh flowers for bronchitis.
  • Use the leaves and seeds, with black pepper, for malaria.
  • Use the whole plant for diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
  • Use the pill and ointment form for eczema.
  • Use an alcohol extract for stomach ulcers and eye diseases.
  • Use an essential oil made from the leaves for insect bites.

3. Ginger-Garlic

Both the spice herbs are known for their medicinal properties where ginger tastes strong and garlic is of pungent taste. Consisting of antibacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties that calm a sinus irritation, Ginger and Garlic are widely used in Indian cuisine.

• Drink ginger tea twice daily or grate ginger and add a teaspoon of honey into it.

• Create a concoction with crushed garlic, grated ginger, a teaspoon of honey, and a pinch of turmeric. Drink twice daily. You can also add a pinch of black pepper.


Chamomile is a daisy-like flower, which is dried and used to make herb infusion serving medicinal purpose. Chamomile tea is a popular herbal tea loaded with ample health benefits. This fragrant brew is a perfect inclusion in daily routine to stay fit and healthy.


Turmeric is one of the best natural remedies for sinusitis, crediting its medicinal properties. Used widely in Indian households, turmeric is being used since the ancient times to heal wounds.

• Take a pinch of turmeric powder, some fresh ginger juice, and a teaspoon of honey. Mix and add hot water. Drink this hot concoction twice daily.


When it comes to home remedies for sinusitis, Fenugreek proves to be one of the best herbs to treat a sore throat, high fever, cleanse mucous membranes, reduce inflammation, and relieve throat irritation.

• Mix 1-2 teaspoons of crushed fenugreek seeds in a glass of water. Boil for a few minutes.
• Strain and consume the same several times a day. But do not consume during pregnancy.

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