Sinus Infection

Natural Help for Sinus Infections

Sinus infection, or sinusitis, is an inflammation of the sinuses and nasal passages. Acute sinus infection is usually defined as being of less than 30 days duration and Chronic sinus infection as being greater than 3 months duration. Sinus infections usually follow a viral infection in the upper respiratory tract, but allergy-causing substances (allergens) or pollutants, nasal spray, or smoke may also trigger sinusitis. (Viral infections damages the cells of the sinus lining, leading to inflammation.) The inflamed sinus lining prevents drainage of mucous out of the sinuses. Stagnated mucous then provides a perfect environment for bacteria and in some circumstances fungus to grow in the sinus cavities. Bacteria and Fungus are the cause of infection in the sinus cavities, leading to Chronic Sinus infections.
Symptoms
(Can have some or all depending on the type of Sinus Infection you have)
  • Nasal congestion with discharge
  • Drainage down back of throat (postdrip)
  • Headache in temple or around eyes
  • Pain or pressure, which worsens when starined by cough, or lying back
  • Fever
  • Pain across cheekbone, under around eye, or upper cheek
  • Pain or pressure on one side or both of cheek
  • Severe headache in the forehead area
  • Double vision or vision disturbances, in extreme cases
  • Chronic toothache
  • Chronic sore throat or bad breath

Natural help

  • To help alleviate build up of Mucous, cut out mucous forming foods,
  • Stop intake of Salt, Eggs, All Milk products, Meat, All Refined Sugar, Flours, and Flour products.
  • Eat any whole, live Raw foods, fruits, Vegetables, Whole grains, Nuts, and Chemical free chicken/fish.

Use  Wild Oregano to help open clogged sinus passages, to thin mucous and stop excess mucous secretion. It will also minimize allergic reactions as it kills molds and other sinus agitators.

  • Mix 1 drop Oregano oil and 2 ounces of carrier oil, apply externally along sinus areas of the face. (Avoid the eyes)
  • Apply Oil mixture on tips of fingers. Beginning at top of nose, above the eyes, run fingers along sinus passages, behind jaw and down throat. (See image below)
  • Next, apply Oil mixture to tips of fingers, beginning at bridge of nose, run fingers under eyes, on upper cheek, behind jaw line and down throat. Apply a gentle pressure each time.
    If you are congested at all, you will notice that you need to swallow or sniff, as mucus is being moved around and thinned in your sinus passage and is triggering a response to get rid of it. Don’t sniff and pull it back into the sinuses.
  • Perform the same motion a few more times, then blow your nose.
  • Take great care not to get oil mixture in eye.
  • Use the oil by inhaling the same mixture as often as needed to open up clogged sinuses.
  • In extreme cases, take a capsule with 2 drops Oregano, filled with carrier oil, internally 2x daily.


Sinus Recipes:
In the following recipes, do not use Iodized Salt. The iodine causes excess irritation. The salt is necessary to not only disperse the oils, but it aids in thinning mucus and decrease swelling in the nasal passages, as well as removing debris, bacteria, and inflammatory substances from your nose. When the swollen tissues shrink, the openings of the sinuses (the ostia) get bigger, and all the infected pus and snot can drain better. Try to allow the nose to drain out, but if you blow your nose, blow from one nostril at a time to avoid ear infection.


Sinus Passages /Sinus Infection Recipe

  • 1 Tbl. Sea Salt or Epsom Salt 
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus
  • 3 drops Tea Tree
  • 2 drops Rosemary
  • 1 drop Peppermint
  • 1 drop Lemon
  • Mix this recipe in 16 ounces of warm water. Put in bulb syringe and spray up nose. Let drain over sink. Optimal is to use a Neti Pot or breath (snuff) the mixture up the nose and bring through the throat, then spit out. (Yes, this can be very gross, but very effective. ) It may sting, but continue until mixture is gone. (If you get excess burning that lasts more than 5 minutes, after you have completed the flush, then re-flush with just warm water until the sting subsides and discontinue using essential oils as a nasal remedy.)

For Chronic Fungal Sinusitis– Do the same procedure as above, but with this recipe;

  • 1 Tbl. Sea Salt or Epsom Salt
  • 16 oz. warm water
  • 8 drops Tea Tree
  • 3 drops Eucalyptus
  • 2 drops Rosemary
  • 1 drop Peppermint

Another Option: For beginning stages and a more mild procedure:
~Apply 1-2 drops Eucalyptus + 1 Tbl. carrier oil on chest, sinus passages, and throat. This will “open” up the passages. Follow with 1-2 drops Rosemary + 1 Tbl. carrier oil on sinus passages.
Do this every night.
~Also, put 1 drop Immunity Blend on your tongue 3 times a day, followed with water. Can also put Essential oil in a capsule, filled with carrier oil and take 3x a day.

Sinus Headaches-Sinus Rinse Recipe

  • 16 oz. Warm Water
  • 1 Tbl. Sea Salt or Epsom
  • 4 drops Eucalyptus
  • 2 drops Peppermint
  • 2 drops Tea Tree
  • 1 drop Rosemary
  • Spray this solution up nose, stand over sink, and let your sinuses drain. Use as needed.

Swelling of Face from Swollen Sinus

To minimize, apply Lavender oil or Peppermint, diluted with a carrier oil, directly on face where it is swollen.

Author: Kammie