Cannabis in phytotherapy – inflammation of the paranasal sinuses
Inflammation of the sinuses is associated with a lot of discomfort. Anyone who has had them at least once remembers the feeling of blocked nasal passages, pain around the cheeks, eyes and fatigue. Fever, changes in the sense of smell and taste and specific nasal discharge are also very common.
At the outset, I will explain what the paranasal sinuses are. They are cavities in the bones that run around the nose, cheeks and eyes and are covered with mucus-producing membranes. If its drainage is impeded, the mucus settles in the sinuses, accumulates and causes infection.
Like most dysfunctions, sinusitis can be acute or chronic. Acute inflammation is the most common complication after another infection, e.g. after a cold, flu or bronchitis. If you do not treat acute sinusitis thoroughly, you can become chronic very quickly. The other causes of chronic sinus disease include:
- tooth infections,
- filling the teeth with amalgam, a
- diet rich in products that cause excessive production of mucus (white flour and its products, cow’s milk and its products)
- allergies, e.g. hay fever
- irritants – smoke tobacco, air pollution,
- systemic candidiasis, i.e. the reaction of the immune system to a fungal infection with
If your body develops such a great imbalance as sinusitis, it will be a sign that the endocannabinoid system does not fulfill its role in addition to the immune system. In order to stimulate the activity of CB1 and CB2 receptors, a specific compound must be used. The key to opening them is endocannabinoids. Using CBD will bring your body great relief. Since CBD is a weak inverse agonist of the CB2 receptor, it exhibits anti-inflammatory properties. These, in turn, will certainly speed up the healing of infected sinuses.
During acute sinusitis, follow a diet that is easy to digest. Avoid foods that increase mucus production. You should limit your food intake from milk, inflammatory wheat products, sugar and fruit juices that feed yeast. Include spices and warming foods in your meals. Cayen pepper, garlic, turmeric, onion, and horseradish will relieve pressure in your sinuses. A tablespoon of grated horseradish mixed with lemon juice will be a highly draining agent.
You can make a herbal panacea yourself that will soothe the upper respiratory tract. To do this, prepare a mix of dried:
- receipt of lime
- Icelandic lichen
- wild ginger
- leaves and inflorescences of cannabis
Put 50 grams of each herb from the following list into one package, and stir. Pour one tablespoon of herbs into one glass of hot water, let stand for 20 minutes, strain. Drink the prepared mixture twice a day.
If you do not use this herbal mixture, try to make tea from the leaves and inflorescences of cannabis.
Vitamin C, propolis and dragon’s blood
. natural antibiotic (unless you are allergic to it, of course). Learn also about the properties of the wonderful Peruvian herb Sangre De Drago, i.e. the resin from thetree Croton Lechleri called Dragon’s Blood.
Homeopathy and aromatherapy
You can also use homeopathy to treat sinuses. Choose the formulation that is appropriate for your symptoms. Ask your homeopath about the action of the following remedies: Belladona, Bryonia, Hepar Sulphuris, Kali bichromicum, Mercurius solubilis, and Mercurius vius.
If you suffer from acute sinusitis, take the preparation with a potency of 30C four times a day. If it is a chronic condition, choose a 6x, 12x, 6C or 30C agent and take it twice a day, and don’t forget about aromatherapy. Use eucalyptus oil to blow off your nose quickly. In turn, tea tree oil has antibacterial properties.