So I have a flu and am suffering some sinus issues, and that lead to Headache! Any remedy out there!?
- Simply add a good pinch or 2 of chili pepper to your soups or broths and inhale the vapors as you eat.
- Add a pinch of cayenne or black pepper to your herbal teas.
- Not everybody is able to tolerate it, but chewing on a jalapeno pepper is said to be very effective.
1. Steroid nasal sprays can help reduce inflammation in the nasal passages.
2. Steam inhalation.
• Boil up enough hot water to fill up your sink or a bowl. (add a few drops of essential oil if you are using any)
• Cover your shoulders and head with a towel and lean over the bowl.
• Be careful not to get too close too close to the hot water in case you burn or scald yourself.
• Inhale the steam through the nose for up to 5 minutes if you can tolerate it.
3. Holy basil tea
Holy Basil contains euganol, cineole and camphene all of which help clear sinus congestion and reduce any inflammation. Holy basil also has expectorant properties and can help eliminate phlegm from the chest. It is also antiviral and can effectively fight the infection causing sinusitis and sinus headache.
Holy basil is used in conjunction with ginger in Ayurvedic medicine to treat sinus headaches and also sinusitis itself. You can prepare this traditional treatment at home by following these simple steps.
• Take a handful of basil leaves and a peeled ginger root.
• Crush the basil and ginger into a paste with a pestle and mortar.
• Bring 2 cups of water to the boil and add he paste.
• Strain the liquid and add a little honey to taste.
• Drink this tea once or twice a day.
4. HOT, SPICY PEPPERS
Spicy peppers are one of the oldest and most traditional remedies for a sinus headache. Peppers contain an anti-inflammatory compound called Capsaicin that helps relieve sinus swelling and loosen mucus. There are aplenty of ways to use peppers to treat a sinus headache.