I’ve had sinus blockage, post nasal drip and sinus headaches for about 12 years now. I have tried everything to no avail. Well…wait a minute…I did do something that I think worked, but it made me very unhappy. I want gluten-free for about a month and my sinus drainage and headaches almost disappeared, but I was depressed b/c I love to eat and to go out to eat and being gluten-free puts a serious damper on it. I’ve been to every kind of doctor; holistic as well as Western traditional. None of their suggestions worked to my liking.
Anyhow, I read in one of my herb books about a “sinus soup” and taking Zinc and Vit. A to regrow the cilia in my sinuses. I am taking the supplements so I’ll have to wait a couple months to see if that is working. I’ll let you know. I tried the suggested sinus soup, which is minestrone super-pepped up with red pepper flakes, fresh ginger, extra garlic and onion, black pepper and horseradish. I tried it and it temporally cleared me out a bit, but no lasting effects from it. I think its meant more for someone who does not have severe and chronic sinus problems and just needs temporary relief.
Some major chopping was going on in my kitchen!!:
So does anyone have any tried and true suggestions for severe sinus trouble? I know Serena over at Dream with the Fishes is a fellow sufferer. Can you share some of your favorite remedies, please?