Sinusitis Symptoms and Home Remedies in Siddha Medicine

sinus passages

Sinusitis is defined as an inflammatory process involving the mucous membrane of Para-nasal sinuses. It is referred as rhino sinusitis, rhinitis. Sinusitis is otherwise known as Mookaidaipu or Peenism in Siddha system. We will see a detailed information of Sinusitis Symptoms and Home Remedies in Siddha Medicine.

A sinus is a hollow, air-filled cavity and its passages are present around

  1. Frontal sinuses which are located above the eyes
  2. Maxillary sinuses which are inside your cheek bones
  3. Ethmoid sinuses which are located between your eyes and behind the bridge of your nose
  4. Sphenoid sinuses located between upper part of your nose and behind your eyes

Sinusitis Symptoms

  • Facial pressure or pain
  • Nasal discharge
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Poor sense of smell
  • Bad breath(Halitosis)
  • Head ache & Tooth ache
  • Lack of appetite
  • Low-grade fever

Home Remedies for Sinusitis


  • Add a pinch of salt in a glass of lukewarm water and gargling helps preventing spreading of viruses.
  • Drink plenty of hot water.
  • Steam is effective in opening nasal passage by draining the sinuses and making mucous flow easy.
    1. Adding some drops of eucalyptus oil could be effective
    2. Add few leaves of Adathoda – Justicia Adathoda (or) Tulsi – Ocimum Sanctum (or) Nochi -Vitex Negundo will help opening the nasal passage
  • Drinking hot ginger tea and cinnamon tea prevents and reduces cold.
  • Inhaling Onion and Garlic and adding plenty of these in the foods are helpful in curing sinusitis.
  • Consuming foods which are rich in Vitamin A is effective in sinusitis. Examples are mango, pumpkin, leafy vegetables, egg yolk, tomatoes, papaya, carrots, curd and whole milk.
  • Adding turmeric powder in milk helps increasing the immunity power and reduces cold.
  • Add some black cumin seeds in a cloth and inhaling it would be effective in reducing sinusitis.
  • Add a tea spoon of honey and few drops of lemon juice extracts in lukewarm water will provide Vitamin C which increases immunity power in our body.
  • A tea spoon of Tulsi extract with honey will effective in opening nasal passage.
  • Avoid using cold items and oily stuff. Consuming those increases the upper respiratory diseases.
  • Use mask when going outside and avoid dust.
  • Avoid standing in the rain and wind in the dewy season.
  • Always dry your head properly after bath and use towels/hand kerchiefs to dry excessive sweat in your head.
  • Always keep your hands clean which helps in reducing the foreign particles entering into the body.
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2 Response so far.

  1. Suresh Kumar Dhanaraj

    Dr, Its really a useful article, remedy for sinus & cold in correct season. Please do write about bronchitis asthma.

    • Thank you.
      We planned to post more articles which are useful for everyone.Yes we will do the post about asthma very soon.

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