Plant Medicine For Sinus Infections

Written by Ally Sanchez

Hi, I'm Ally Sanchez. I'm a herbalist and nutritionist based in the Blue Mountains helping individuals and families get the health and wellbeing they deserve.

Notes for the live video 🙂
 
The sinus are cavities in the skull, found on either side of the nose, between the eyebrow and above on the forehead. They usually have a thin layer of mucus and are hollow.
 
Acute sinusitis is when having a “head cold” and the sinuses become mucous filled and inflamed as the body works to clear out infection; be that bacterial, viral, fungal and usually resolves in a day or 2 sometimes as long as a week
 
Chronic sinusitis comes and goes for months sometimes years on end and can cause quite debilitating headaches as fluid in the sinus builds up. Chronic sinusitis can be bacterial, fungal, allergy driven, environmental (dust pollen), poor gut health such as candida overgrowth.
 
To heal from sinusitis we want to decrease inflammation and get rid of the triggers, working WITH the body. Nasal sprays while they bring relief can cause damage to the mucous membrane and become less and less effective the more damage that is done.
 
We want to restore the mucous membrane, decrease the inflammation, decrease or remove the need for medication, and get rid of any triggers be they virus, bacteria fungi, or sensitivities to foods and environment.
 
PLANT MAGIC
 
JUICE
1 orange
2 lemons
hadful pf peppermint leaves
thumb of ginger
 
juice two
 
2-3 Garlic cloves
3 carrots
2 lemons
1 apple
 
Horseradish root great to add to any juice
 
Add for extra kick
Cayeene pepper
 
PLANT OILS
Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Oregano, Rosemary
 
Use oils in an infuser in your bedroom as you sleep and in your work/play space
as a steam bath (close your eyes)
put on a tissue to sniff through out the day
Mix with a carrier oil such as olive, almond, apricot oils a few drops of essential oil to a tablespoon of carrier and rub on chest, or gently around the sinus area.
 
Herbal tinctures
 
Horseradish
garlic
golden seal
golden rod
peppermint
Ivy leaf
 
Teas
Ginger
Peppermint
Immune boosting blend
 
Diet
 
Eliminate dairy forever or at least during flare-up
Remove wheat
remove white flour, white sugar
Remove all processed foods, particularly during flare-up
 
Lifestyle
 
Neti pot – especially during hayfever season or when exposed to allergens
Drink plenty of water to keep body flushing
 
Chronic sinusitis
 
May require more focused gut work, probiotics etc Consider booking in for a consult with a friendly herbalist
(book in online via Facebook page )
 
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Please let me know if you have any questions by commenting in below,
Feel free to suggest any health questions you have for my next live video…
Every Thirsty Thursday right here
 
xx
Ally

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