Sinusitis is a condition that affects many people around the world. It is associated with inflammation or swelling of the tissues lining the sinuses. This infection can be painful and the patient may experience pressure behind the eyes, loss of smell, nasal discharge, and nasal congestion that can stem from cold, allergies, flu, and excess mucus which all make symptoms worse.
Fortunately, there are herbal teas that can help relieve symptoms of sinus infection.
Ginger contains gingerol, a close group of aromatic compounds that is responsible for ginger’s powerful medicinal properties. It has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help relieve swollen nasal membranes.
Additionally, studies have found that gingerol also suppresses mucus production that helps relieve the stuffy nasal passage.
Always make ginger tea out of fresh ginger. Simply cut 10 very thin slices from a firm, plump, fresh piece of ginger. Put the pieces in a small saucepan with a little more than a pint of water and simmer them for 20 to 25 minutes. Strain and drink the tea hot or chill it for later use. We can also add some honey for additional taste and benefits.
When taken as a tea, garlic has potent antimicrobial and antiseptic properties that have been found to be effective at killing infectious pathogens and supporting the immune system.
In a saucepan, bring 3 cups of water and the 3 cloves of garlic to a boil. Turn off the heat when the water boils, and add 1/2 cup each of honey and fresh lemon juice. Strain and sip 1/2 cup, warm, three times a day.
Echinacea, which is one of the most common immune-stimulating herbs, is considered to be the strongest medicine for infection. For this benefit, we simply need to make a strong tea out of its root.
Put Echinacea root in a cup and add boiling water. Cover for at least 30 minutes. Straining is optional since the roots will sink to the bottom. The tea is now ready for consumption.
Chamomile tea is recommended for those individuals who continuously cough accompanied by a runny nose because of sinus congestion. This type of tea can help soothe the sore and itchy throat and unclog blocked nose.
In making chamomile tea, we need to boil 3 cups water in a large pot and add 3 tablespoons dried chamomile into boiling water. Cover the head with a towel and keep it on that pot. Breathe chamomile steam for five minutes then take a break for 30 minutes. Now that makes a single cycle (5 minutes breathing + 30 minutes break). Repeat that cycle 3 times.