I am one of those people that suffers from sinus ailments at least four times a year, wether it be a head cold or inflammation and irritation or infection, so I am always vigilant for natural remedies. Your sinuses are one of your first defenses against colds and other nasty bugs and things floating in the air and sometimes they need a bit of help! My go-to process always involves a good herbal steam, as it works wonders to soothe and relieve pain, pressure and irritation. A steam will also loosen mucus, relieve congestion, soothe sinus membranes, and the heat also fights to get rid of viruses. All of these herbs work to get you back to being healthy in a natural way. The first arctic herb is Artemisia tilesii, also known as wormwood or caribou leaf and has been used for thousands of years in herbal remedies and steam baths. The second is alder leaves, which fights infection and inflammation.
Directions: Place packet in a bowl or a plugged sink, add at least 3 cups almost boiling water. Once heat is tolerable place a towel over your head and tent it over the steam. Gently inhale herbal steam if you can, let it bathe your sinuses. Do this for 5-10 minutes or longer if needed, twice a day as long as the symptoms last. Do not ingest the herbs or the herbal water. You can reuse the packet and the water by re-heating. (do not use with very young children, but you can place a bowl of this steaming liquid in the room of older children to help sinus problems. Do not use the tenting technique with children.)
If you have a bad reaction to any of these herbs, discontinue use. Please research these herbs before using, description is given for information purposes only.
Ingredients: Eucalyptus leaves, yarrow flowers, alder leaves, peppermint leaves, lavender flowers, eucalyptus essential oil, and caribou leaves (artemisia tilesii).
All the information offered on uses of herbs are created for educational purposes only and should not be considered any sort of medical advice for anyone. All information and recommendations are not directly meant to diagnose, prescribe, treat, or cure any disease or illness. It is essential for every reader to always check with his or her physician or any qualified health care specialist prior to following any advice or taking any product mentioned on here.
Please enjoy researching these herbs as much as I do!