Herbal therapy for sinusitis
WHEN somebody tells you he has a sinus problem, what would be the
first thing that comes to mind ? Usually, the first answer would be, "it
sounds like an allergy." However, having a sinus problem doesn't
necessarily mean that it stems from an allergy.
There are also those who suffer from frequent runny nose especially
in the morning or at night. For office workers, it could be when the
air-conditioner is directed towards them which causes them to have a
runny nose or sneezing bouts. Such a poor health condition could be due
to a weakened immune system rather than allergy.
Acute sinusitis afflicts sufferers no more than three times a year,
each time lasting no more than 10 days. Those suffering from chronic
sinusitis on the other hand, have to endure it more than four times a
year, with each episode lasting more than 20 days.
In a cool and dry climate like Australia, sinusitis is usually
attributed to air-borne pollen, a common allergen there. Usually, in
such cases, anti-histamines combined with a certain German herbal
formulation is helpful as the herbal formulation will help combat
infection and reduce occurrence as well.
This unique blend helps activate the immune system and increases the
body's resistance towards viral or bacterial infection. German doctors
have been prescribing this herbal remedy for the past 50 years.
In a tropical climate like Malaysia, sinusitis is more likely to stem
from a weakened immune system that produces cold-like symptoms like
runny nose or sneezing. In this case, the German formulation alone is
enough to put a stop to those sniffles. It is most effective when taken
at the first sign of a runny nose.
The key to this remedy lies in its herbal ingredients: Thujae ( white
cedar ) and Baptisiae ( wild indigo ). The two herbs act as strong immune
boosters and can help dry up runny noses in as little as a couple of
hours, thus hastening recovery.
However, it would also be prudent to take preventive measures to ward
off a sinus infection, namely:
> Avoid contracting upper respiratory tract infection. Obtaining
influenza vaccinations yearly will help prevent the flu and
> Maintain strict hand-washing habits and avoid people who are
suffering from the cold.
> Stress reduction and a diet rich in antioxidants, especially fresh
dark-coloured fruits and vegetables, may help strengthen the immune
> Maintain good sinus hygiene by drinking plenty of fluids to keep
nasal secretions thin.
> Avoid air travel. If air travel is necessary, use a nasal
decongestant spray prior to departure to keep the sinus passages
open and frequently use a saline spray during the flight.
The chewable supplements are entirely formulated from herb extracts,
and are safe for the consumption of both children and adults.