New Delhi: Sinus is a common condition in which the cavities around the nasal passages becomes inflamed. It is usually caused by infection, allergies and chemical or particulate irritation of the sinuses.
Some of the common symptoms of sinus are headache, facial pain, runny nose and nasal congestion.
Though there are antibiotics which are easily available to us to treat sinus, but it is always better to opt for natural remedies to treat the condition.
Here are some home remedies to treat sinus:
Have plenty of fluids
One should have plenty of liquids like nutrient-rich vegetable and fruit juices to treat sinus as it increases the moisture levels.
One of the most effective and natural way to treat sinus pain is oil massage. Sesame oil, eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, menthol oil are good for sinus as they all have anti-inflammatory effect and also helps to reduce the swelling.
Honey and lemon juice
Drink a glass of honey and lemon juice helps to treat sinus as one is a natural antiseptic while the other is a natural source of Vitamin C.
Fruits and vegetables
Consuming lots of fruits and vegetables helps in dealing with a sinus infection. They not only help promote health, but also helps in the elimination of excess mucus.
Steam inhalation is another useful remedy for sinus. Simply boil water in a small pan and cover your head with a towel and inhale the steam continuously for 10-15 minutes to help clear the sinus passage.