Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)

See also Allergies, Colds and Flus, Infections, Lungs, Mucus

Sinusitis is inflammation of the nasal sinuses (part of the upper respiratory system). Sinus problems can be caused by allergies, bacteria associated with viral infection (common cold), dental problems, or environmental issues. The situation can often become more problematic when a person eats too much mucus forming foods.

Recommended Action

A person with sinusitis has to adopt a mucusless diet and not consume dairy or flour. We usually suggest a 12 day D-Tox Diet after the acute stage is over, if a person has recurring problems. If the mucus gets too thick, drinking hot liquids like green tea, will be beneficial. Eating lots of raw food during the mucus stage can speed up recovery. Volatile oils, such as eucalyptus, mint, etc. can be very helpful. Just rub these onto your hand and inhale. They can also be applied to a humidifier or diffuser. Boil chamomile in a pot. Drape a towel tent over your head and breath the steam in through your nose. It can do wonders.

Single Herbs: Goldenseal Root, Garlic, Echinacea, Chamomile, Linden Flowers, Menthol, Eucalyptus oils.

Nutritional Supplements: Beta-carotene (100,000 IU, twice daily), Vitamin C (500-1,000 mg every two hours), Bioflavonoids (1,000 mg daily), Zinc (20-60 mg daily).