About the Illness

Sinusitis is short or long-term inflammation of the sinuses or the hollows in the bone that open into the nose. It usually occurs after a person has had an infection of the ears or throat, or after a bad cold or flu.

Common Symptoms

Pain in the face above and below the eyes hurting more when you tap lightly just over the bones, or bend over; thick mucus or pus in the nose, perhaps with a bad smell; nose is often stuffy; possibly fever or toothache.


Herbal Therapy

Eucalyptus globulus Inhalation good for all

For immediate relief, add one drop of eucalyptus oil to a glass of boiling water and inhale OR pour boiling water over a handful of eucalyptus leaves and use for a steam inhalation.
This will help decongest your nose.

Lemon Leaf or Peel Tea & Inhalation good for kids

Boil a handful of lemon leaves or the grated peel of half a lemon in a covered pan.
Use for a steam inhalation and then drink 1 glass 2-3x daily for at least 4 days.
This will help decongest your nose and fight infection.

Ginger, Garlic & Lemon Juice Tea good for adults only

Prepare a tea from ginger, garlic and lemon juice.

Drink 1 glass 2x daily.

This will help decongestion and will also fight infection.

Food and Nutrition Advice

Avoid mucus-forming foods (dairy products, eggs and wheat).

Body Work and General Advice

  • When you get a cold and a stuffy nose, try to keep your nose clear. To stop the cold from turning into a sinus infection, follow instructions as outlined in Colds & Flu section.


  • It is difficult to prevent sinusitis, but you can reduce the chances of your sinuses becoming infected by avoiding allergenic substances or situations (dust, smoke, cold, damp and other irritants).


  • Apply a hot cloth to the sinus area and lay with head back for 10 minutes.


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