This is a preparation with specialized herbs to perform a relaxing, and in turn, an excellent steam bath for sinusitis.
Most of us know which are the excellent herbs to heal our respiratory tract when we have contracted the flu or when allergies bother us, however, few of us know how to use them in such a way that they are effective in our body.
Benefits of the components of this bath
Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus is analgesic, antibacterial, ant catarrhal, anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and expectorant. This means that eucalyptus can help treat bronchitis, ear inflammation, flu, hay fever, high blood pressure, nasal problems such as sinus infections, coughs, and nasal congestion. Its benefits in the steam bath to treat sinusitis are immense.
Peppermint: The main active ingredient present in peppermint is menthol, which acts as a natural decongestant and in a steam, bath can help decongest the chest and treat sinusitis.
This herb is very common to relieve the chest taken and can also be consumed in cough drops. Peppermint tea also has similar effects, although not as strong as the steam bath for sinusitis.
Rosemary: Rosemary has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. The benefits of this herb soothe inflamed nasal passages and can eliminate germs that cause respiratory problems and sinusitis.
Steam bath for sinusitis
Here we offer you a recipe to get the most out of these herbs for your health and get the most effective steam bath to calm sinusitis.
What you will need
- A medium-large heat resistant bowl.
- 6 to 8 cups of boiling water – filtered, so that you are not breathing chlorine.
- 2 cups of eucalyptus
- 1 cup of mint
- Half a cup of rosemary
- A quarter cup of thyme
- A large towel
What to do
- Place the herbs in the bowl and bring the water to a boil.
- Pour the boiling water over the herbs and shake them well.
- Lean over the bowl (stand about 12-18 inches from the bowl) and place the towel over your head. Keep your eyes closed, as peppermint vapor can irritate them.
- Take a deep breath, moving closer to the bowl as the water cools.
- Make sure you get fresh air if you feel dizzy and don’t get close enough to burn your face in the steam.
- Blow your nose, as needed.
- When the water cools, you can add more hot water or you can pour the water and herbs into a pot to get the most out of the herbs. We have to have very low heat (we want it to steam, do not cook over low heat) and breathe the steam every time you get close.
Herbs for sinusitis
There are many herbs available for quick relief when you have a stuffy nose or sinusitis. The following herbs can be consumed in the form of decongestant infusions, in capsules or in oils sold in health food or herbal stores.
- Echinacea – May provide a general boost to your immune system
- Calendula: can reduce pain and inflammation
- Comfrey: May help relieve pain and tenderness
- Ginger: contains 115 different chemical components in the root and acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
- Eyebright: has anti-inflammatory and astringent benefits
- Fenugreek: can fight fever and inflammation
- Mullein: ideal for respiratory disorders and known for its antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties
- Ginseng – Promotes general vigor and fights inflammation
- Chamomile: boosts immunity and helps resolve inflammation
- Astragalus – general immune booster, often combined with Echinacea in herbal formulas
With these herbs and the steam bath that treats sinusitis you will get quick relief, and this remedy is totally natural and effective.