Essential Oils for Sinuses and Sinusitis
The following information is taken from the Modern Essentials Usage Guide
Sinuses are several hollow cavities within the skull that allow the skull to be more lightweight without compromising strength. These cavities are connected to the nasal cavities through small channels. When the mucous membrane lining these channels becomes swollen or inflames due to colds or allergies, these channels can become blocked - making it difficult for the sinuses to drain correctly. This can lead to infection and inflammation of the mucous membrane within the sinuses (sinusitis). There are sinus cavities behind the cheek bone and forehead and near the eyes and nasal cavity.
Essential oils commonly used for issues with sinuses:
Essential oils commonly used for sinusitis:
For chronic sinusitis, apply 1 - 2 drops ZenGest (Digestive Blend) - formerly called DigestZen - around the navel four times daily; apply 2 drops peppermint under tongue 2 times daily (try first if it is not too strong).
Aromatic Usage: Diffuse oils into the air using a diffuser. Inhale directly from the bottle. Apply oils to hand, tissue or cotton wick and inhale. Place 1 - 2 drops in a bowl of hot water, and inhale vapors.
Topical Usage: Dilute as recommended, and apply 1 - 2 drops along the sides of the nose or forehead (often clears out sinuses immediately).
Body Systems affected: Respiratory system
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