Easing Chronic Sinus Issues

“I’ve struggled for years with sinus problems and so I used to take Sudafed a-lot to help with the symptoms. However I found this year it was worsening and becoming more frequent. I didn’t want to keep taking medication so I spoke to Sam who made me a tincture. Since then my sinuses have cleared, I felt like they were solid and after a couple of weeks of blowing my nose (a lot!) my sinuses feel so relieved. I didn’t realise how much the sudafed had dried me up and actually made things worse over time. I’ve also seen the doctor who advised against taking any decongestants and recommended a nasal spray which Sam has also helped me with!🤧 - Tracy

Here are the key herbs used to ease this lovely client’s chronic sinus issues:

🍃 Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) - anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory properties with an affinity for the sinus passages
🍃 Elder flower (Sambucus nigra) - breaks down mucous and has antiviral properties
🍃 Achillea - antimicrobial, astringent and relaxes the smooth muscle of airways
🍃 Plantago - cooling, moistening, softening and astringent this lovely plant can dry excess mucous whilst soothing the irritated nasal passages

⚠️ A word of caution on the long term use of decongestants that contain pseudoephedrine, side effects include insomnia, irritability, tremors, headaches and can increase blood pressure. There are also cases of psychological dependency on decongestants ⚠️