Nasal polyps is the inflammation and swelling of the mucous membrane of the nose. This problem can occur at any age. However, it is common among youngsters and middle aged people. “Antrochoanal Polyps” and “Ethmoidal Polyps” are the two major types of nasal polyps. Factors responsible for the problem include allergy, asthma, nasal mastocytosis, sensitivity to a certain medicine and cystic fibrosis.
An individual suffering from the problem may experience symptoms such as persistent puffiness, runny nose, snoring, anosmia/hyposmia and pain in the teeth. Further, the problem may also result in nasal congestion, headache, reduced or double vision, difficulty in breathing, high fever and severe swelling around the eyes. The use of various natural cures can help in the treatment of nasal polyps.
Natural Cures for Nasal Polyps
Basil is one of the most effective cures for the problem. A decoction can be created by boiling fresh basil leaves in water for some time and consumed multiple times in a day to treat problems such as runny nose, persistent puffiness and discomfort caused by the problem.
Chewing basil leaves (10 to 12) every day can provide the desired results. Basil oil can also be rubbed on the nose and around the chest area to clear the nasal congestion. Inhaling the aroma of basil oil can help in treating the problem of anosmia/ hyposmia.
Increasing the intake of vitamins can prevent the growth of nasal polyps. Vitamin A contains beta-carotene which can protect the lining of the nasal passage and reduce the inflammation. Vitamin C and vitamin E are good antioxidants which can help in dealing with allergic reactions and inflammation of the mucous membrane. These vitamins are found in broccoli, spinach, cashews, kale, tomato and sunflower seeds.
Drinking a cup of mint tea several times in a day can relieve the difficulty in breathing.
A cup of tea can be prepared by steeping ginger powder, basil seeds, lemon and honey and consumed on a frequent basis to treat various symptoms associated with the nasal disease. Regular intake of green tea may also help in the treatment.
Goldenseal is also referred to as “Hydrastis Canadensis”. It is rich in isoquinoline alkaloids. These compounds have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. A cup of tea prepared with the use of goldenseal root can be consumed on a regular basis to reduce the inflammation and infection.
A mixture of goldenseal, echinacea and myrhh can also be used for making a natural tonic. A few drops of goldenseal oil added to a small bowl of hot water can be used for inhaling the aroma to obtain effective results. Pregnant women should avoid this natural remedy.
Salt water is another useful cure for the problem of nasal polyps. A mixture created by adding salt (1 teaspoon) to warm water (1 cup) can be used to rinse the nose with the help of a nasal spray bottle several times in a day to deal with the problem of nasal blockage. To obtain best results, this process should be repeated every day.
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