Using goldenseal for sinus infection is one of the best ways to naturally improve the problem. Medicines that contain chemicals can have some bad side effects, where using herbs have none.
In this article we’re going to be looking at:
- Causes of sinus problems and the symptoms
- Why you want to use herbs to heal
- Medicinal properties of goldenseal and other information
- How to make the tea you are going to use
- Other helpful tips for treating your infection
Following this advice will help you tremendously. So let’s get into it.
Causes Of Sinus Infection And Common Symptoms
The sinuses are air filled spaces within the bones of the face and skull. They are lined by mucous membranes and connect with the nasal cavity through small channels.
The sinuses may become infected whenever an infection is present in the nose and throat, which can occur from colds, influenza, etc. The normal drainage channels from the sinuses become blocked by the infection and this may also cause the sinuses to become infected.
People who do a lot of swimming, diving, snorkeling, and scuba diving are very prone to sinus trouble.
Any poor habits such as eating an unhealthy diet, lack of proper exercise, uncleanliness, lack of fresh air, or an inadequate fluid intake may prolong trouble.
Common symptoms include:
- Pain over the sinuses, sometimes becoming very severe
- Aching eyes
- Discharge from the nose or down the throat
- Low grade fever
- Running eyes and nose
Many of the symptoms are very similar to hay fever, which, however, is usually due to an allergic condition, In fact, the two diseases frequently occur at the same time.
Why Herbs To Heal?
They are the most natural way to treat any problem or sickness you have. Each herb has its own medicinal properties and will prove effective in curing and helping with any ailment you may come across. Each disease has its own special herb to cure it.
Herbs are the way nature heals and truly a gift for people. For most of human history this was the medicine that was used and it is only recently, through clever advertisements and million dollar marketing departments, have chemicals been the main medicine.
You may be thinking “people live longer now than they used to and modern medicine must be the answer to this”
It’s true people live longer but this has to do with more nutrition being available, improvements in sanitary conditions, better detection of illnesses, better hospitals and technology and not having to brave the elements like our forefathers did.
Chemical medicines provide rapid relief and that’s why they are so popular. Every time you take a pill you are moving farther and farther from optimal and true health.
Each pill comes with a side effect, and although you are getting temporary relief, the problem will come back and another problem will develop with it.
We may be living longer, but are we living better? Look at the common person on the street and ask yourself if they look healthy or happy? Think of all the people with anxiety, depression, anger and spent nerves.
If people knew the power of herbs, the world would be a more productive, happy and healthier place.
Don’t be fooled by catchy commercials and celebrity endorsements. Money motivates these people, not your health. Read the fine print and side effects of these medicines and that should be enough to scare you away.
Learn the power of natures remedies and you will benefit greatly.
One of the most versatile and helpful herbs in all the herbal kingdom is Goldenseal.
Goldenseal “The Cure All” Information And Medicinal Properties
Common names: Yellow paint root, orange root, yellow puccoon, ground raspberry, eye root, yellow Indian plant, tumeric root, Ohio curcuma, eye balm, yellow eye, jaundice root.
Part used: Root
Medicinal Properties: Laxative, tonic, alterative, detergent, opthalmicum, antiperiodic, aperient, diuretic, antiseptic, deobstruent.
Goldenseal is known as a “cure all” because of all the ailments and sicknesses it helps with. Other than sinus infection, it can help with all stomach disorders, acute inflammation, diseases of the digestive system, open sores, eczema, ringworm, liver problems, colds and so much more.
It can be taken in several different ways including extract, capsules, tincture and infusion. To help treat the sinus infection you’ll need to make a tea. As you will see it’s really easy and fast to do.
How To Make The Tea
To make the best tea you’ll need the root. If you aren’t adept in herbs and don’t know how to find it in nature or to grow it, here’s a great place to buy the herb. It will be delivered to your door by one of the most respected and well known herb suppliers in the world.
All you will need is a teaspoon of the herb, a non aluminum pot or pan to boil the water, and something to strain the tea with. You are going to be sniffing this so the directions are slightly different than a tea you would drink.
Boil a cup of water and add a teaspoon of the root. Let it simmer for 30 minutes and strain it when cold or just warm. Sniff it up the nose, getting it up both sides, one side at a time; this will cleanse and heal at the same time.
Other Helpful Hints:
In order to get rid of the sinus infection you’ll need to remove all the causes and poisons making the condition worst. Make sure you are regularly evacuating your bowels 1 to 3 times a day.
DON”T USE OVER THE COUNTER LAXATIVES. USE HERBAL LAXATIVES INSTEAD.
Good herbal laxatives include:
- Peach Leaves
- Blue Flag
- Wild Oregon grape
Goldenseal can be used as a laxative too.
Make sure to drink lots of juices too. Some good juices are oranges, grapefruit, lemons, pineapple, and grapes (all unsweetened). Don’t mix the juices and drink them one at a time, alternating them.
Eat plenty of vegetables using all kinds of greens, red cabbage, and eggplant.
Also, cold applications over the sinuses will give great relief. You can also alternate between hot and cold water, which ever gives you more relief.
Have a pan of hot and cold water available and bathe the whole face in hot water, as hot as you can stand; then briefly apply cold water.
Hope You Found This Helpful
I hope this answered all the questions you had regarding Goldenseal and sinus infections. If you have another question, opinions or thoughts please comment below and I’ll answer as fast as possible.
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Good timing with this post! This is definitely sinusitis season…at least in Ohio. Informative article; however, I have just one question: how much of the tea should be sniffed up each nostril and how many times per day? And, can the leftover tea be stored for later use? Looking forward to giving this a try!
Hey you need to determine how much to to sniff, there’s really not a set amount. Just get enough into each nostril until you get relief. You must store the tea in the refrigerator and itll be good for a week. Thanks for commenting!
I’ve always appreciate natural way to live a more healthy live. Your review on these herbal medication is quite an interesting and informative one and i’m actually encouraged by these herbal medicine.
It’s indeed a privilege to have come across your website as i hope and look forward to your future review on some other useful herbal medication to help live a mire healthier life
Thanks for comment and make sure to come back and check for mroe updates!
Hi, I love herbal medication. The world has given sufficient trust toward herbal research. We can make our life more comfortable and make our life long lasting, disease free or at least make it less by increasing the use of herbal treatment in medication. Sinus is a problem which many people mostly suffer in winter season. The affected people should consider using your suggested method of herbal treatment.
Thanks for commenting!
Excellent site Dylan. There is enough information on your site that i think i could practically heal myself at home and not go to the doctor. The only question i have is why are your posts so long. I am on the lesson where it says keep them short. Thats why i ask
Just trying to be thorough. A lot of people ask that question and I’ll try to keep them shorter in the future.
I really enjoyed your article. I agree totally that every pill comes with a side effect, so you take another pill to deal with that side effect and you are caught up in a vicious cycle. I was interested to read about goldenseal and its many medicinal properties – quite an eye-opener! My son often suffers with sinus problems so this information is very helpful to me.
Thanks for reading. Goldenseal is great stuff and will help your son out tremendously.
This is so neat! I had never heard of goldenseal before. I’ve been getting more and more into herbal remedies and all natural products. (I’m a rep with a certified organic company.) This is something I’m going to file away for cold and flu season. I’ve got 2 young boys, so colds run rampant through the whole family.
Herbal remedies are really awesome. Make sure to keep checking in, you’ll find a lot of helpful informtoin for your kids and yourself.
Iâ€™m always amazed to learn about new natural cures and herbal products. Seems than Mother Nature has already provided natural cures for most health issues and it seems that Goldenseal is certainly no exception. Thanks for the good, helpful and â€œcommon senseâ€ (which is not too common these days!) article. I will be referring it one of my daughters who is a bit prone to sinus infections.
Thanks for commenting. Let me know how your daughter does with it, I’d love to hear about it