Sinus problems – such as from congestion of the sinuses, are mostly caused by allergies. Physical abnormalities in the nose can also be the culprit. This is usually a very uncomfortable condition – made worse by post nasal drip, and quite often having to sleep with your mouth open.
Headaches can also become a feature. You also tend to snore, which doesn’t make one very popular with your partner!
It is very difficult to track down the allergies to which you are sensitive and it normally requires a whole bunch of tests to try and establish what the culprit/s are. Thousands of people world wide suffer from sinus problems.
Sniffing salt water is one option which may help clear this problem, but it tends to be temporary – at best. Ideally you need to work at clearing the congestion, and work at rebuilding your immune system, while removing and calming any inflammatory response.
There are a number of natural options which you could try and one of these is an Ayurvedic product, Trikatu. I know this product well, having used it in my practice.
There are other Ayurvedic products which lubricate and nourishes sinuses; support natural immunity; clear the channels of the sinuses; enhance immunity by purifying and detoxifying; anti-inflammatory; detoxify and cleanse channels; and containing targeted immune modulating herbs.
Trikatu which has been used for more than 1,000 years, is a warm and spicy blend and has traditionally been used to support digestion, the lungs and sinuses. This is a classic – yet simple formula – and is one of the cornerstones of the Ayurvedic approach.