Sinuses are the air-filled spaces behind nasal bone, forehead, cheeks and eyes. When these sinus openings are blocked it becomes prone to infections.
According to Ayurveda, sinus infections are caused due to an imbalance of prana vata and shleshaka kapha. Prana vata is the sub dosha of vata that control brain and head. Shleshaka kapha controls moisture and lubrication balance. Imbalance of these two doshas blocks the sinus channel. This clogging imbalances pitta and finally leads to sinus inflammation. Air pollution, consuming an excessive amount of cold, altering between hot and cold weather, inadequate amount of sleep and inactive lifestyle can aggravate this imbalance. Ayurveda offers effective treatment for this disease.
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Oil massage is an effective way to cure sinus. Oil massage calms the vata dosha by preventing accumulation of kapha on face. Massage by mahanarayan oil, seasame and narayana oil are good for sinus. For maximum effectiveness, the warm oil is used in massage therapy. It can easily transport essence of herbs into the skin.
In nasya treatment, medicated oil is applied to each nostril. Make sure that you get nasya treatment by a trained practitioner only. Ginger, lemongrass, basil, acorus and cubeb are used to make this medicated oil. Nasya treatment breaks up phlegm and opens up congested tissues of sinuses.
Medicated Steam Inhalation
Medicated steam inhalation is also an effective way to cure sinus. Add ginger, eucalyptus oil, cough drops and other medicated herbs to boiling water and then take steam.
Another ayurvedic remedy to cure sinus is to drink water flavoured with spices. You can add two tulsi leaves, two slices of ginger, two cloves and four mint leaves to water and drink this water throughout the day.
Fruits and Vegetables
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Increase intake of fresh organic fruits and vegetables. Make sure that you don’t skip or delay your meal as this will lead to the formation of toxins and upset digestive system.
Ginger and Lemon Tea
Regular intake of ginger and lemon tea helps to prevent recurrence of sinus. Besides ayurvedic remedies, you must maintain an active lifestyle and do exercises that are vigorous but not exhausting. Such exercises will effect metabolism, stimulate pitta and regulate vata.
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