I have had a chronic sinus problem since I was 15. I
do not remember the last time I could breathe freely - no wait
it was 4 years ago when we camped in the mountains. Living in
New Mexico and Texas has introduced me to the chilli
pepper. Now that will clear your nasal passages.
Treat Sinusitis with Horseradish
Question : My 17-year-old son's nose is quite sensitive
nowadays, especially after a game of basketball. He sneezes
quite a lot after that. Is he likely to get sinusitis?
Answer : Sinusitis is characterised by inflammation of
accessory nasal sinuses, blocked sinus drainage due to
congestion and muco- sal oedema that is prone bacterial
infection. Symptoms of sinusitis include; headache, earache,
toothache, facial pain, tenderness over the forehead and
cheekbones, and occasionally a high fever. The nose may be
blocked on the affected side causing the patient to breathe
through the mouth. Thick mucus may drain from the nostril.
Other than the symptom mentioned, does he experience any of
Horseradish contains volatile oils that function as a nasal
and bronchial dilator to clear stuffy noses or sinuses while
the anti- microbial properties of garlic prevents and treats
infections as well as enhances antibody production. Horseradish
and garlic combine well with fenugreek, marshmallow and
peppermint for further synergistic effect.
High doses of vitamin C with bioflavanoids are
anti-inflammatory and help fight off infection associated with
sinusitis. Avoiding the allergen would be very helpful. Drink
lots of water to minimise contaminants in the body.
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