Nasal polyps are tiny benign growths in the mucous membranes of the nose and sinuses. They are classified into “Antrochoanal Polyps’’ and “Ethmoidal Polyps’’. Some of the factors that may contribute to the development of nasal polyps include asthma, nasal mastocytosis and cystic fibrosis.
Symptoms of this medical condition include nasal congestion, sinusitis, anosmia, runny nose, headache, fever and pain in the teeth. Different types of natural treatments are available to deal with the problem.
Natural Treatments for Nasal Polyps
A person can prepare and drink goldenseal tea to treat the problem. Another option is to inhale the aroma produced by a mixture of goldenseal oil and hot water.
Frequent use of this natural treatment can provide relief from the symptoms of nasal polyps. This treatment is not recommended for a pregnant woman.
Cayenne contains capsaicin which can help in reducing the occurrence of sino-nasal polyps and increasing the air flow in the nose and sinuses. A person should use diluted cayenne to avoid irritation and burning sensation.
A person can snuff the powder obtained from the bark of the bayberry to obtain relief from nasal congestion and cure nasal polyps.
It is important to note that this natural treatment can result in gastric irritation and vomiting. Therefore, barberry should be consumed as per the instructions of a medical practitioner.
Another effective natural treatment for the problem is eucalyptus. A person can boil eucalyptus leaves in water and inhale the aroma of this mixture to remove mucus. A towel should be used to cover the head while performing this process. Regular use of this treatment can prevent the infection which may lead to nasal polyps.
A person can mix grated horseradish (200 grams) with natural honey (2 cups) and consume this mixture (1 teaspoon) in the morning and before going to bed at night to treat the problem. This treatment should be used on a daily basis for effective results.
A mixture of salt (1 teaspoon) and warm water (1 cup) can be applied on each nostril with the use of a bulb syringe to obtain relief from the problem. This process can be repeated multiple times in a day to get quick results.
It is advisable to increase the intake of citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruits to boost the immune system and improve the health of the nasal tissue and blood vessels. Use of this natural treatment can help in reducing the problem of nasal polyps.
Magnolia is also referred to as “Magnolia Officinali”. The bark and flowers of magnolia can be used to treat nasal polyps and sinusitis. Magnolia bark can help in clearing the mucus. Further, it can improve blood circulation in the nose and protect the nasal mucous membranes. A person suffering from the problem of constipation should not consume magnolia.
Intake of raw garlic on a regular basis can reduce the risk of polyp formation. It has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Garlic can also help in stimulating the flow of blood and dissolving the accumulated mucus.