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Herbal Remedies For Sinus Infection

If you get a sinus infection, its means that you probably to be involved in it in the future. Just like many people also have same problem with this disease. Trying a medicine could be help get rid of sinus symptoms such as headache, stuffy nose and infection, but you still can infected again and again in the future.

Beside using a chemical medicine, there is a save and easy way with no ill side effects that most medications have using a natural medication. Herbal remedies for sinus have been used successfully for centuries.

Here are some herbal remedies that can effectively treat sinus infections.

Licorice - The root of this herb helps reduce inflammation and stimulates the immune system to fight sinus infections.

Ginger - It is anti-inflammatory and contains substances that relieve pain. Ginger has long been known to relieve and prevent headaches.

Eucalyptus - This is a fragrant herb that soothes sore throats. It also has antiseptic properties and can help shrink swollen tissues such as swollen sinus passages. You can also drink eucalyptus tea. It is very helpful to steep some eucalyptus in a large pot of boiling water and use as an inhalant to unblock nasal passages.

Peppermint - The anti-inflammatory properties of peppermint help to calm mucous membranes. You may drink peppermint tea or steep the peppermint and breathe in the steam. The scent of peppermint when inhaled helps to ease your breathing.

Herbal below are readily available in capsule form and throat lozenges, which are a convenient way to take it. About Licorice, there are two types of licorice products. Be sure to take licorice capsules that boost the immune system and not those for treating ulcers.

Research said that high in antioxidants foods like pomegranates, artichokes, blueberries, red beans, and cranberries, can help to build the immune system and prevent infections in the first place. So start to try adding these foods in your diet to prevent a sinus infection by taking certain herbs, supplements and foods.

The other foods like 'Lemon balm' and 'Echinacea' also helpful in fighting off viruses and bacteria. Echinacea can kill some viruses of the respiratory system.

Using lemon balm is sufficient easy, you can drink it like a tea by just steep the dried its leaves for 10 minutes in hot water. Strain and drink the tea warm. Alternatively, lemon balm tea can be used as a gargle.

About Echinacea, it already takes in capsule form. Increase the dosage at the onset of illness and decrease after several days. However, be sure not to take Echinacea if you have an allergy to ragweed.

As many sinus infections come from lingering colds, consume some foods contain high vitamin C and zinc can lessen the duration of colds as well as to keep the symptoms down. Try to take vitamin C and zinc supplements in the form of capsule or lozenge during cold season. By fighting a cold early, you can help stave off a sinus infection.

Although using herbal remedies to cure sinus are better alternatives medication, however, some herbs may have interactions with prescription medication so it is wise to check with your doctor before taking them.

Source : HerbalRemediesInfo.com



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