Sinuses are the air filled chambers in the facial bone behind your cheeks, eyebrows and jaw. These chamber make mucus, it is a fluid that cleans bacteria and other particles out of the air you breathe. Tiny hairs called cilia sweep mucus out of your sinuses so it can drain out through your nose.
What is sinusitis?
Sinusitis is the name for a condition in which the lining of your sinuses become inflamed.
Or Sinusitis is the inflammation of the paranasal sinuses, which may be due to infection, allergy or autoimmune issues. Most cases are due to a viral infection and resolve over the course of 10 days. It is a common condition with more than 20 million cases.
What Causes Sinusitis?
Anything that causes swelling in your sinuses can cause sinusitis.
This can occur because of changes in air pressure or temperature.
Allergies can cause sinusitis.
Using decongestant nasal sprays too much, smoking, swimming or diving can also increase your risk of getting sinusitis.
Some people have growths inside the nose called polyps that block their sinus passages and cause sinusitis.
When sinusitis is caused by a bacterial or viral infection, you get a sinus infection. Sinus infections most of the time occur after you’ve had a cold.
The cold virus attacks the lining of your sinuses, causing them to swell and thus become narrow.
Your body responds to the virus by producing more mucus, but it gets blocked in your swollen sinuses.
This built-up mucus is a good place for bacteria to grow. The bacteria can cause a sinus infection.
What are the symptoms of sinusitis?
Headache – partially pressure or completely blocked sinuses.
Facial tenderness or swelling – when facial areas over sinus areas are touched.
Pressure or pain – mucus pressing on sinus tissue or inflammation of sinuses.
Fever – sinus infection.
Congestion – nasal stuffiness, occurs with both infectious and non-infectious sinusitis.
Post nasal drip – mucus overproduction from sinusitis that irritates throat tissue.
Sore throat – throat tissue inflammation by post nasal drip.
Cough – body’s attempt to clear out throat tissue irritants.
Tooth pain, ear pain and eye pain – pressure on surrounding nerves and tissues
Fatigue – fever, immune response and/or coughing
Bad breath – due to bacterial infections
Itching/sneezing – In non-infectious sinusitis, other associated allergy symptoms of itching eyes and sneezing may be common.
Ulceration – occurs with rare fungal infections with sharply defined edges and a black, necrotic Centre in the nasal area.
Multiple chronic – symptoms usually are a sign of sub-acute or chronic sinusitis.
Types of Sinusitis
Acute sinusitis has the shortest duration which is due to viral infection brought on by the common cold can cause symptoms that last for 1 or 2 weeks. Acute sinusitis can also occur due to Seasonal allergies.
Subacute sinusitis symptoms can last up to 3 months. This condition commonly causes with bacterial infections or seasonal allergies.
Chronic sinusitis occurs due to an infection, growths in the sinuses (nasal polyps) or swelling of the lining of your sinuses. The symptoms of Chronic sinusitis last for more than 3 months which are less severe. Bacterial infection can cause Chronic sinusitis.
Generally, Infected sinusitis is caused by uncomplicated virus infection. Subacute and chronic forms of sinus infection are the cause of incomplete treatment of an acute sinus infection.
Non-infectious sinusitis occurs due to irritants and allergic conditions which has same timeline as for chronic, acute and subacute sinusitis.
In Ayurveda, Sinusitis can be correlated with ‘Dushta Pratishyaya’ explaining in under ‘Nasagata Roga’ in detail, where the main dosha affected is Kapha. Pratishyaya is characterized by nasasrava (running nose), ghranauparodha (nasal obstruction), shirashoolam (headache), shirogaurvam (heaviness in head), jwara (fever), klama (tiredness), etc. When Kapha dosha get aggravated and vitiates the Vata dosha, they accumulate in the head producing Pratishyaya.
What is the Ayurvedic Treatment for Sinusitis?
Other medicines are just managed the problem for a short while, give instant relief but do not cure it permanently. These medicines have side-effects also like and leads to various multi-organ diseases. In Ayurveda, finding the root cause is always the first step and then that cause is managed and treated without having any side effect along with a strengthening of that very disease prone organ.
Treatment of Sinusitis in Ayurveda can include expelling the aggravated body energies and liquefying the doshas with the help of certain ayurvedic herbs and diet as well as nasal therapies and applications. Kit’ that contains all the natural herbs including the following products – Asthma care powder, Kas Shwas Hari Rasa, Kaphaketu Rasa, Kuka Fighter Syrup, and Anu Tailam. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provides you the best natural treatment for Sinusitis, which cure this condition in a natural way without causing any side effects. We provided ‘Sinusitis Care Kit’ that contains all the natural herbs.
ALL PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION IN DETAIL:
1.Cough Care Powder
This is a mixture of pure herbs & minerals which contains – Abhrak bhasma, Sitopladi churna, Godanti bhasma, Laxmi vilas rasa, etc. The powder is beneficial in a variety of diseases relating to respiratory disease, digestive system, immune system, etc. It can work in the management of cough, chronic fever, sore throat, tonsillitis, etc.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 Sachet twice daily with normal water.
2. Kas Shwas Hari Rasa
Kas Shwas Hari rasa is an excellent remedy for upper respiratory related problems. It balances Kapha and reduces Vata Dosha. The tablets contain – Shwas kasa chintamani rasa, Sutshekhar rasa, Laxmivilas nardiya rasa, Talisadi churna processed in Bhawana Vasa Kwath. It is traditionally administrated in problems like recurring cough, migraine, asthma, sinusitis, etc.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
3. Cough go tablets:
Cough Go tablets help in balancing the kapha dosha. It shows effective results in Chronic Cough,common cold, and all respiratory diseasesalong with Seasonal Allergy, Bronchitis, Bronchial Asthma. It contains pure herbal ingredients like Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Pippali (Piper longum), Kali mirch (Piper nigrum), Laxmi vilas rasa, Abhrak bhasam, Tankan bhasam etc. These ingredients contain natural Kapha doshahar properties and help in curing all respiratory diseases and diseases related to Kapha dosha, Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, Bronchodilator, Immuno-modulator, Expectorant properties.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
4. Broncho care syrup:
Broncho Caresyrup is herbo mineral and purely ayurvedic formulation. It act on Vata and Kapha dosha from which it mainly reduces Kapha. It means it reduces phelgm production in the lungs and balances sections in the body. It exerts mucolytic and expectorant action on the respiratory system. It increases digestive firewhich help improve appetite. It also help in chronic bronchitis and asthma symptoms. Broncho care is antioxidant, anti inflammatory, immuno modulator and a good detoxifier.
Recommended Dosage – Take 2 teaspoonfuls twice daily.
5. Anu Tailam
Anu tailam is the wonderful Ayurvedic nasal oil that is a very effective remedy for allergies, sinusitis, headache, etc. This herbal oil has both the lubricating and cooling effect. It cleanses and moistens the mucous membranes, kills bacteria and fungi, thin mucus and stimulates its flow, shrinks swelling in the mucous membrane of the sinus. Anu tailam is very refreshing and can be used for mental fatigue also. The base oil of Anu Tailam is Sesame oil and other ingredients like– Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Brihati (Solanum indicum), Chandan (Santalum album), Mustaka (Cyperus rotundus), etc. It possesses anti-bacterial properties and eliminates the excess mucus from the nasal cavity and balances adequate secretion of mucus.
Recommended Dosage – Put 2-3 drops of Anu tailam in each nostril.
6. Trikatu tablets:
Trikatu Tablet helps to eliminate excess Kapha or mucous from the body, supports respiratory system, manages weight, helps to take out impurities or ama from the body, supports healthy detoxification, reduces swelling. This tablet is made up of equal parts of three herbs such as Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), & Marich (Piper nigrum) that maintains the metabolism in the body. The regular use of this tablet balances the thyroxin hormone and treats hyperthyroidism naturally. It is an Appetizer and it improves digestion, supports normal gastric function, and normal circulation, Flatulence, Loss of Appetite, Abdominal bloating, Abdominal distension, Indigestion, Hyperthyroidism, Belching, Tinnitus, Boosts metabolism, Weight management.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.