Many people who suffer from some types of sinus conditions are more likely to look for ways to find relieve.
Your first line of action is to treat your cold symptoms immediately and to find an effective remedy to improve sinus drainage before your nasal or sinus becomes infected.
While researching for a better way to solve various upper respiratory symptoms I have come across many different treatment options ranging from conventional to natural treatments.
You have to keep in mind that your goal for setting up an effective treatment plan is to treat the cause and not the symptoms to achieve a long term success rate.
One quick way to relieve these common problems or on-going for some is to take chemical drugs.
While many over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription drugs work to reduce the symptoms they tend to return once you stop taking the medications.
But I have also heard many positive results using this pathway and if it does response well for you then by all means go for it.
Another great method is to use herbs to treat and clear your sinus congestion and infection which is what this topic is all about.
Herbs in particular have been used for centuries to heal all types of illnesses. There are herbs for headache, urinary tract infection, acne, skin disease, stress, fertility etc…
Herbal concoction and warm drinks such as tea or broth do play a role in healing the mucus lining and improve blood vessels in the cavities.
You are likely to suffer mild or no side effects unlike some medications.
Herbal remedies for sinus can be classified as anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, decongestant and immune herbs.
The best approach is to treat the cause of most problems by using single or combination of herbs in tea, tablets, capsules or tincture.
Our aim here is to reduce congestion, inflammation, dry and clear excess mucus, stop infection, boosts the immune system and all other sinus related issues.
Once you get this step right your body will heal itself naturally and hopefully to keep them at bay.
So what are the common herbs for sinus problems?
One well-known herb that has been used to treat this condition is Eucalyptus.
This antiseptic and expectorant plant is a popular remedy for cold, infection and sore throats. It works by shrinking the swollen tissues that lined the nasal passages and sinuses.
The oil itself is used with hot steam as an inhalant to reduce both sinus and chest congestion whereas the leaves are steeped in hot water and drink as tea.