|Horseradish can clear
Question : My 11-year-old son's nose is quite sensitive,
especially after a game of football. He sneezes quite
a lot after that. Is he likely to get sinusitis?
Answer : Sinusitis is characterised by inflammation of accessory
nasal sinuses, blocked sinus drainage due to
congestion and mucosal oedema that is prone to bacterial
infection. Symptoms of sinusitis include headache, earache,
toothache, facial pain, tenderness over the forehead and
cheekbones and occasionally a high fever. The nose may
be blocked on the affected side, causing the patient to
breathe through the mouth. Thick mucus may drain from
Horseradish contains volatile oils that function as a
nasal and bronchial dilator to clear stuffy noses or sinuses
while the anti-microbial properties of garlic prevents and
treats infections as well as enhances antibody production.
Horseradish and garlic combine well with fenugreek,
marshmallow and peppermint for further synergistic effect.
High doses of vitamin C with bioflavanoids have an anti-inflammatory effect and helps fight off infection associated
Finally, your son should avoid common food allergens
such as milk, eggs, corn, peanut butter, caffeinated and
sugared drink. Also, ensure your place is dust-free and
clean. An optimal immune function requires a well-balanced
diet, regular exercise and eight glasses of water daily and
adequate rest. Include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in
his daily diet, as it is needed for good health and vitality.