Do you have sinus problems? In this article I will tell you how to make a homemade tea for sinus infection. Sinus infection is a medical condition where sinuses are infected. Repeated sinus inflammation can be very uncomfortable.
While the sinuses are dry and healthy you have no problems but it is completely different if the clogged sinuses are filled with liquid and bacteria, viruses or fungi for some reason. The result can be severe pain and a feeling of clogging. In extreme cases even surgical dehydration of the sinuses is required. Let’s see how you can help yourself to relieve the pain in the head caused by a mild sinusitis.
Homemade Tea for Sinus Infection
You can treat milder colds and forms of sinusitis with traditional methods. This is most effective with a combination of heated pads, aromatherapy (inhalation) and hot baths. In doing so, it is important to be careful that you rest and drink a lot of fluids as much as possible.
Herbal steam baths promote the circulation of the mucous membranes, dilute the mucus, and help repair the affected mucous membranes in the nose, sinuses or lungs.
Inhalations with Essential Oils and Tea
Inhalations are beneficial for the respiratory tract and sinuses, and help to remove mucus from the nose. Take a larger pot or container about the size of your head or slightly larger.
Boil water and add one fist of dried sage leaves and one small fist of other herbal tea (chamomile, peppermint, thyme, pine sprouts or needles) into the container of boiled water. If you don’t have dried sage leaves, you can place two fingers of herbal tea and 2 drops of essential oil of sage instead. Cover the container with the lid and wait for about five minutes.
Then add some essential oils that are good with respiratory tract into the hot mixture in the bowl:
- 4 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 8 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- 4 drops of tea tree essential oil
- 2 drops of pine essential oil
Place your head about 20 cm above the open container immediately after you add all of essential oils. Your head should be directly above the hot mixture, covering it with a towel. Watch that you will cover the entire pot so that heat won’t pass by you. Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth.
If your nose is too clogged start by breathing through the mouth and slow breathing over the nose, then try to inhale through the nasal passage a little while. If it seems to you that the inhalation is too hot in the initial phase you should raise you head slightly above the boiling water.
After 5-10 minutes the effect of essential oils will become less intense, so you can additionally add them again. Your mucus will be intensely cleared of the mucous membrane during inhalation, and consequently the synovial channels should be cleaned. You should blow your nose around every 2 minutes, so make sure you have tissues close to you.
Which Tea to drink during Sinusitis?
Your immune system is vulnerable at this time so you can speed up your healing process by drinking herbal teas that will strengthen up your immune system and remove the mucus from the sinuses faster.
Echinacea is a worldwide known plant that promotes the immune system and also helps to heal wounds and regenerate the skin. One of the most versatile and most used plants in the fight against viruses and bacteria is Echinacea, the root that was used by North American Indians.
This tea promotes the action of white blood cells that circulate with blood and destroy the harmful microorganisms and foreign bodies. In this way, Echinacea protects the healthy organism cells from the attack of viruses and bacteria, helps to alleviate colds and flu, and accelerates recovery.
Due to its efficient functioning, Echinacea is one of the few plants that we use to eliminate the causes and the symptoms of cold and other illnesses that weaken our body, as it stimulates the functioning of the entire immune system.
Pine needle tea calms the cough, disinfects the airways, acts on the respiratory system, accelerates the circulation of the mucous membrane of the airways, and strengthens, regenerates and protects it. Pine needles are not only appreciated due to their interesting taste, but they are also very healthy.
The main reason for this is that they contain a lot of vitamin C, which is known as an excellent antioxidant. Vitamin C will strengthen your immune system and ensure smooth flow of many processes in your body.
You can find carotenoids and important minerals in these needles, especially potassium and magnesium. For centuries, pine needles are mainly used to relieve cough problems and sore throats in folk medicine.
Because of the high chlorophyll content, they can also help with faster skin healing and oxygen transfer to cells. In addition, they are excellent for neutralizing the negative effect of harmful free radicals in our body. In addition to all these benefits, pine needles can also be added to tea to help regulate blood sugar and detoxify the body.
Clean up your Sinuses
When you have sinus infection, take care of warm clothes, a lot of warm fluids (especially tea but not milk as it increases the mucus!), inhalations with herbal teas and essential oils that opens the respiratory tract and a healthy diet. My homemade tea for sinus infection is a right way to cure your sinuses naturally.
It is crucial that you also prevent sinusitis by drinking herbal teas that boost immune system before even having this kind of problem. Elderflower is a wonderful plant that you can drink through whole year for strengthen up the immune system. It is known for preventing sinusitis at the first place so go ahead and get yourself an elderflower tea collection.