Sinuses are air-filled cavities within the bones of the face. They are located in the forhead, cheeks and around the eyes. Each sinus is linked and connected to the nose via ducts or channels. Sinus function to moisten and warm the inhaled air before it reaches lungs. Special cells line the sinus cavity walls that assist to prevent infection through mucous production which traps dirt and other foreign materials that are inhaled (Medicinenet.com, 2016).
When too much mucus is produced it causes swelling in the sinuses and nose which can block the narrow channels. This usually occurs during a cold or could be due to allergy or irritation which then becomes infected producing an array of symptoms. These typically include:
· Facial pain
· Aching teeth in upper jaw
· Loss of smell and taste
· Feeling of pressure
· Persistent cough
· Swelling of the face
People who smoke, have nasal polyps, infected teeth and suffer from hay fever or frequent colds are those most at risk.
The following herbal remedy assists to relieve sinus pressure and pain as well as eliminating infection. In addition use steam inhalation with a few drops of eucalyptus oil and a hot compress against the face for relief.
Sinus Relief contents:
Eyebright, Golden Seal, Echinacea, Baptisia, Poke Root
Medicinenet.com. (2016, May 13). Definition of Sinus. Retrieved March 26, 2018, from MedicineNet: www.medicinenet.com
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