There are some great herbal aids for sinus infections. Teas are the best because of the steam like warmth provide better purification(antiseptic) as well as creating a greater absorption. mouth rinses are as well good providing anti-septic, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties
Sinus infections are primarily caused by toxin overload and create a bacteria haven causing excess mucus. This in tern causes a stress on the respiratory and central nervous system and immune system because now these systems have to work harder to maintain a minimal of good health causing tiredness, fatigue, irritability, headache. and cold like symptoms as well as excessive mucus flow. (nasal drip).
The key to helping a sinus infection is to detox the nasal and bronchial passages from both bacterial and viral and microbial properties then to aid in relief of the mucus membrane from excessive drainage of mucus throughout then to begin the actual healing process.
Also it is important to stay away from all dairy products to reduce any additional enzymes that will create unnecessary mucous and mucous membrane irritation(s)
Some Good herbal teas are as follows:
Echinacea/ Goldenseal: anti-bacterial anti-septic
Thyme: anti-bacterial/ anti- viral
Oregano: Anti-Bacterial, Anti- Viral
Apple Cider vinegar: antiseptic and demuculant
Cinnamon: ( well diluted and in very small doses) Anti-septic
Licorice root: for its powerful healing properties of membrane walls
Marshmallow Root: demuculant will help sooth irritated membrane walls.
You will need:
1 tablespoon of dried godenseal root
1 tablespoon of echinacea root
1 cup of distilled water
Bring 1 cup of distilled water to a boil in a non aluminum saucepan add herbs and stir well cover and lower heat to a low simmer for 30 minutes. Let cool and stain 3 times through a coffee filter or a fine cotton cloth. fill nasal sprayer and breath in through each nostril while spraying into while closing the other nostril. this can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 4 days before a new batch is needed to be made.
For more severe cases add 1 tablespoon of raw wildflower honey into mixture and completely disolve before adding to sprayer ( when adding honey you do not have to refrigerate and the shelf life will be good for an easy 10 days.
Your sinus’ will immediately decongest and clear the nasal and upper nasal passages, this is due to the powerful detox and antiseptic properties in the berberine in the golden seal root. The anti bacterial properties in the echinacea will help with any bacterial infections that may be present and in a very mild way aid in strengthening the immune system subliminally.
A few good mouth rinses:
Thyme, peppermint:This will act as a antiseptic while opening both the nasal and bronchial passages.
Apple Cider Vinegar; For its antibacterial properties and healing properties from the present levels of pectin.
You will need:
- 2 tablespoons of dried thyme leaves
- 16 oz. of distilled water
- 3 tablespoons of dried marshmallow root
- 2 drops of Pre-diluted essential oil of oregano to 2 percent
- 2 tablespoons Apple Cider vinegar
- 2 drops of Pre-diluted essential oil of peppermint (or 2 tablespoons of dried peppermint leaves)
- 2 tablespoons of dried licorice root herb
Bring distilled water to a boil and add all dried herbs, Bring heat to a very low simmer, Place a lid on the pot (any herbal oils distilled will return to the water)
for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool, Press and strain soaked herbs into a sterile jar.
rinse or gargle 2-3 times a day this will also help a sore and irritated throat especially due to mucus drain/drip.
Note if you have blood pressure issues do not use licorice root