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What is sinus?

The sinuses or steam of the nasal openings are filled with air spaces in the skull. They are located behind the forehead, nasal bones, cheeks and eyes.

There are four types:

  • Frontal sinuses: above the eyes in the eyebrows. Inflammation can lead to symptoms such as pain over the eye, forehead, headache, and so on.
  • Etmoid sinuses: anterior and posterior. Behind the nose bridges and between the eyes. Symptoms can produce pain behind the eyes, sides, upper nose pain and so on.
  • Maxillary sinuses: in each cheek bone. Pain over each cheek.
  • Spenoid sinuses: behind the ethmoids in the upper nose and behind the eyes. Pain behind the eyes refers to the tip, over mastoid process and the back of the head.

Each of the sinuses opens into the nose for free mucus and air exchange and also joins the nasal passage through a continuous mucus membrane  So this helps for continuous pressure maintenance, air filtration, etc. These The sinuses also protect the internal organ of the skull by acting as a shock absorber. They also provide free air circulation and help maintain internal balance. Cold temperatures leave our nose vulnerable to attack and invasion by bacteria and virus.

Definition of sinusitis

Nasal congestion is obstruction of the nasal passages, also known as nasal congestion, nasal congestion, nasal congestion, nasal congestion, or nasal filling  Nasal congestion is usually due to swollen nasal membranes from inflammation of the blood vessels.

Sinusitis is any condition of inflammation in the sinuses associated with the nasal cavity. Simple runny nose is defined by unusually large amounts of nasal fluids with or without inflammation and obstruction of nasal breathing. Qatar is a runny nose with thick mucus and white blood cells in response to infection. But when the sinuses become blocked and filled with fluid, the germs can grow and cause infection.

Conditions that can cause sinus blockage include:

  • Allergic rhinitis, which is an edema of the nasal mucosa
  • Small growths in the nasal mucosa called nasal polyps
  • A curved septum, which is a change in the nasal cavity
  • Swelling in the nose like a common cold
  • Blocked drainage channels
  • Structural differences that narrow these channels
  • The immune system gaps or drugs that suppress the immune system

For children, things that can cause sinusitis include:

  • Allergies
  • Illnesses with other children in day care or school
  • Teats
  • Environmental smoke

Types of sinusitis

  • Acute sinusitis usually begins with cold-like symptoms such as runny nose, stuffy nose, and facial pain. It can start suddenly and last 2-4 weeks.
  • Inflammation of the subacute sinus usually lasts 4 to 12 weeks.
  • Symptoms of chronic inflammation persist for 12 weeks or more.
  • Recurrent sinusitis occurs several times a year.


  • Acute sinusitis: severe headache, facial pain, headache, pain over the involved sinuses, fever, nasal fatigue, may be associated with thick yellow or green nasal discharge, symptoms can last 10 to 14 days.
  • Subacute sinusitis: a moderate headache that disrupts regular activity, heaviness of the forehead, pain around the involved sinus, nasal fatigue and may be associated with a yellowish or greenish secretion.
  • Chronic sinusitis: The symptoms are the same as subacute but in a smaller form, may be associated with yellowish or greenish mucus, halitosis, post-nasal drip, and symptoms lasting more than 3 months.


  • X-rays
  • CT scan
  • nasal endoscopy

Treatment of sinusitis with Ayurveda


  • Avoid Kaphakara aharas (Snaha, Sheeta, chickpeas and kledayukta) such as ice cream, cottage cheese, milk, banana, oily, fried, Chinese and junk foods.
  • Avoid fruits especially at night when you suffer from sinusitis.
  • Avoid drinking too much water,  drink only warm water when you feel thirsty.
  • Food should be treated with turmeric, pepper and ginger.


  • Avoid applying head bath and oil application.
  • Avoid daytime sleep, suppressing natural insistence.
  • Do not expose yourself directly to Air-condition, fan or sitting near a window while traveling in an open vehicle.
  • Steam inhalation * twice daily, water may have camphor or a few drops of eucalyptus oil.
  • A warm compress on the affected area provides relief from pain and heaviness.

Ayurvedic treatment concept:

Kaphaya shirashool chikitsa.


In pitta and raktasti, a related state according to the practice of anbira dosha. In the treatment of acute  sinusitis (Kaphaja), such as Mukhabhyanga, Judge helps Vilana of Kaha  and Nasya with specs like the Naja guddrak, which does the broad. Avoid getting Nasya in an acute stage, this will worsen the condition. Internal medicine should be kapha pasana, lekhana and srotoshodhana.

In chronic sinusitis, Kapha will be in ruksha and linear stages, so the purpose of treatment should be Kapha Villana by Snejana and Judge, followed by Nasya with a wide “Snow Naya” as “Sablind” or “Anutila”.

Treatment procedures:

  • Mukhahiang: Karpoora
  • Testimonial: Nadi bends or vapor inhalation (hot water with eucalyptus oil a few drops and camphor)


Swaras Naya:

  • Gudardraka nasya (Guda 4 pinch + Ardraka swarasa1 teaspoon, dose: 4 to 6 drops each nostril after proper snehana and judging).
  • Ardraka svaraanasiya (Ardrakaswarasa 1 teaspoon + milk 1teaspoon spoon)


  • Annihilation
  • Chablind


  • Rasnadi Churna: an external application with warm water or lemon juice.
  • Kahojadi Chugani: external application together with hot water over performed sinus.

Internal medicine

  1. kahiam:
  • Varunadi Khaiyam (Kapha Vathara)
  • Amrutonara (Kapha vathara, Pasana, kaphanulomaka – useful in the acute stage)
  • Damatula Katutaya (under acute and chronic stage)
  • Wide Ghana
  • In acute Patimadi Shawaram Khaiyam + Varunadi Khaiyam headache
  • In case of acute headache, Patadi Shastiaram Khaiyam
  1. “plague”:
  • Lakadi Delicious (Kaphavathara, lekhana)
  • Siptoaladi Plague (Pittakaafhara)
  • Laghu Sutshekhara Mishrana (Pittakaafhara, raksha, sinusitis associated with thin dilution)
  • Trizena (Kaphahara, Lekhana, Srotoshodhana)
  • Rasnadi Churna (mixed with lemon and applied to sinus-affected areas)
  1. guggulu:
  • Trifal of Google
  • Kaytu Guggulu (Pitta and Raktanbika)
  • Kanchanara guggulu (Kaphahara)
  1. Watts / Ragala / Vataka:
  • The Mritiunca race
  • “Honor and Race”
  • Naradia Lakmi hair race
  • In headache due to sinus – Surya Prakha Gualika
  • Vayodi wattsam
  • Vettumaran gulika
  • Campo race
  • The porch is scattered
  1. Arista / Asawa:
  • Amrisarishta (Tridodshahara)
  • Damalashta (Kaphavathara)
  • Pipaalasava (Kahapittahara)
  1. bed:
  • Chitrakaharitaki
  • Damolaharitaki
  • Agatha rogal
  1. sin:

Grapefruit: useful in chronic sinusitis with Vatakaphanbanda condition.

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