Sinus headaches are very painful and irritating as they cause a deep, tender, dull pain in the front of your head and face. Reason for sinus headache is inflammation in your sinuses (i.e., air-filled cavities around your nose, eyes, and cheeks). Mostly the patients experience a severe headache during morning when they get up, in evening, and sudden season change.
There are some wonderful herbs which can treat sinus headache and give you a soothing, calming relaxation from the irritation and pain. However, chronic patients should seek a medical assistance and can continue with these herbs after proper consultation with doctor.
Top 5 Herbal Remedies For Sinus Headache
Eucalyptus is best known as a natural decongestant that opens the lungs and encourages breathing, clears clogged nasal passages and bronchial congestion because of one of its substances Eucalyptol. It is a natural pain reliever loaded with amazing analgesic properties to give relief from sinus headache. Eucalyptus leaves can be taken in tea, or used in steam inhalations. The essential oil is invigorating in massage oils, aroma lamps, and in herbal baths.
Pine, rosemary and eucalyptus, all these three herbs are loaded with excellent antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, analgesic properties and have natural healing effects to minimize the sinus headache. You can make a powerful herbal oil blend of these herbs to fight against sinus headaches, stuffy heads and colds and congestion.
Add 6 drops of rosemary oil with 4 drops of pine and eucalyptus oils each to make a herbal blend. For a headache, soak in a warm bath, or foot bath for at least 20 minutes. Use the same blend in an aroma lamp to cleanse the air. Dilute in a 10 percent ratio with a carrier oil for massage application.
Cayenne pepper is a very effective herb for sinus patients but requires a lot of courage to apply this herbal remedy. Put a pinch of cayenne powder in the tip of your nose and snort it in. This will cause a short-lived burning sensation in your nose, and in the back of your throat as your sinuses drain, but does not cause any damage. Your sinus congestion will clear and sinus headaches will disappear magically. You can also add cayenne powder to soups, food and teas, though you should use it enough to feel a burning sensation in your mouth.
Peppermint and chamomile both of these herbs are widely used for the treatment of respiratory problems as both of these are natural decongestants with excellent anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial qualities.
You can make a herbal tea of peppermint and chamomile, add honey and lemon for taste, and sip 2-3 times a day to get relaxation from sinus headache and congestion.
Echinacea is also an excellent herb for the treatment of sinus headache. This herb is one of the preferred choices of herbalists for treatment of cough, cold, sinus, and other allergies as it is loaded with amazing anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral properties. You can sip herbal tea or Echinacea and use its tincture or oil for massage, hot water bath, aromatherapy, etc.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.