Ayurveda and Indian Herbs to help with Sinusitis

Ayurveda is the age old treatment method that uses natural herbs to cure various ailments in body. Ayurvedic treatment for sinus infections uses various herbs to reduce the inflammation in the sinuses and and reduce the blockage, alleviating symptoms such as headache, facial pain, nasal congestion, vertigo, blurred vision etc.

If you are looking for natural remedies for chronic Sinusitis, Ayurveda should be your first choice. Ayurvedic cure for Sinusitis is 100% natural and thus have no side-effects at all. Moreover, Ayurveda in Sinusitis is used to treat the root cause of the ailment, and not just the symptoms; thus offers a holistic solution.

Most herbs used for treating Sinusitis possess anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial properties as well as are high in antioxidants. These properties work on removing toxic elements from body in one hand, while on the other hand cure any infection or allergic reactions that may result in Sinusitis.

While there are many herbal plants that are used for treating Sinusitis in Ayurveda, the three most commonly used ones are Tulsi, Cumin and Neem.

Here is how you can use these Ayurvedic herbs for treating Chronic Sinusitis naturally:

1. Holy Basil or Tulsi

The medicinal plant Tulsi or Holy Basil (scientific name: Ocimum sanctum)can be termed as the king of herbs. This aromatic shrub is a powerhouse of antioxidants and can be used to cure a number of ailments including Chronic Sinusitis. According to Ayurveda, Tulsi corrects the balance of Kapha and Vata, the two main elements in body; and thus cure a number of diseases. Various scientific researches conducted throughout the world has confirmed antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties of the herb, which can be used to fight any infection in the sinuses.

Tulsi can be consumed in form of tea in regular basis without any fear of side-effects or addiction. You can grind fresh Tulsi leaves and add warm water to it to prepare an aromatic tea that is beneficial for Sinusitis. Dried Tulsi leaves are also available in most herbal stores. You can use this dried Tulsi alone to make refreshing Tulsi tea or can mix them with some green tea for added flavour.

2. Neem

Neem, Azadirachta Indica as it is scientifically called is another herb that can be used as an Ayurvedic cure for Sinusitis. While Neem is used extensively in skincare products for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it can be used to treat Chronic Sinusitis too. The antibacterial properties in Neem works wonders in preventing and treating Sinus infections, while the anti-inflammatory properties help reduce the swelling in sinus, reducing blockage.

You can use fresh or dried Neem leaves for preparing tea. However, considering the bitter taste of Neem leaves, you can also opt for Neem capsules which are easily available in health stores or herbal stores. Apart from being beneficial for Sinusitis, Neem is also great for improving oral hygiene and skin health.

3. Cumin

Cumin is a wonderful herb with loads of antioxidants. While Cumin seeds are widely used in Indian cooking, these tiny seeds are excellent cure for sinusitis too. The antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties in Cumin seeds are helpful in fighting inflammation as well as fluid build-up caused by sinus infections. 

You can make a fresh paste of Cumin seeds mixed with a teaspoon of honey and consume once a day to relieve Sinus headaches. 

If you are looking for Ayurvedic treatment for sinus infections, then these three herbs are your best choice. While they are highly effective in curing Chronic Sinusitis, they are well available and offers 100% natural, side-effect free cure too. 


1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4296439/ 

2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3170500/ 

3. http://www.theresearchpedia.com/health/health-benefits-of-foods/health-benefits-of-cumin 


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