Ayurveda Tips for Sinus Problems

Reasons for Sinus Allergies

One reason for sneezing and sinus allergies is attributed to climatic changes. When there is change in seasons the atmosphere is either most humid or extremely dry. Just as changes in season, change of residence, changes in water, changes in the way we use water etc also give rise to allergies. Another reason is pollution of the environment. Our bodies which were once capable of withstanding these changes and adjust accordingly have now lost the capacity due to age, poor intake of nutritious food, addiction to junk food, build up of toxins in our bodies, excessive daytime nap, no adequate sleep at night, and various other reasons.

The best way to overcome this problem is to strengthen our immune system. The first step towards this is removal of toxins called 'mala' in Ayurvedic parlance.

Sneezing Can be Very Annoying

How to Detoxify your Body

Apply vilvadhi oil onto your head and bathe after 30 minutes. Ideal would be to do this daily, or at least twice a week. After bath apply a pinch of rasnathi choornam on top of head. Regular application will help cure many sinus related problems like catching cold easily, stuffed ears, stuffed nose, sneezing etc.

Not sleeping daytime and not keeping awake late into night, going to bed at the right time and not sleeping straight under the fan etc, will help a lot to alleviate the severity of the symptoms.

Proper bowel movement, cleanliness, ample exercise without getting tired, eating nutritious food in time, participating in activities that promote calmness of mind, enthusiasm, courage etc, all these go a long way in building up our immunity.

Let me remind you once again, by bathing in warm water after applying oil on head and body, you are strengthening the skin and head to withstand the onslaught of pollution. By exercising, you are strengthening the lungs. Ample sleep strengthens the nerves. Intake of nutritious food gives you the necessary energy for all your activities. Yoga and meditation help you to restore calmness of mind, courage etc. All these build your immunity and save you from not only sinus problems but almost all other health complications.

For people who catch cold easily, Ayurveda recommends taking Chyavanapras lehyam or asvagandhathi lehyam. 5 gm of this can be taken on empty stomach every day morning and evening.

For more such tips and to know more about Ayurvedic Home Remedies, visit my blog.

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Trsmd 8 years ago from India

where can I get vilvadhi Oil?

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jshaiju 8 years ago from Chennai, India Author

Hi Trsmd, Vilvadhi oil is made from vilvadhi leaves. It is available at local herbal shops in Tamil Nadu.

cvaughn570 8 years ago

Very interesting to read. I'm not sure if we can get Vilvadhi oil in the US.


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jshaiju 8 years ago from Chennai, India Author

Yes, it may not be available in US. The Vilvadhi tree is considered sacred by Hindus and you can find it in temples of Lord Shiva.

You can enquire at your local ayurveda stores, they may be able to get it for you.

vinod 7 years ago

nice to read this article , where can i find vilvadhi oil in Hyderabad

razbeen  7 years ago

its very important thing for me and my daughter of 8 yrs. where can i get vilvadi oil in assam

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jshaiju 7 years ago from Chennai, India Author

Hi Vinod,

Vilvadi oil is available in Chennai local herbal shops.

Hi Razbeen,

If you have anyone in Chennai, you may give their contact info, I will get the oil.

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kristenkiya 7 years ago from India

very informative article .

Is vivadi oil avaible in delhi also

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apricot 6 years ago from Italy

Lovely hub! I'm very interested in Ayurveda and have included it in some of my hubs. I do admit that I don't have an extensive knowledge of it but I know of Anandra Marga through my brother.

Very informative - nice to read some useful information!

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Amanda Severn 6 years ago from UK

I'm also interested in Ayurvedic medicine, and remedies. Keep writing these informative hubs!

abdulaziz 6 years ago

sir,can i find vivadhi oil kuwait

nitin 6 years ago

hi i am nitin i am sufring from sinus willhelp me regarding treatement

khanna 6 years ago


Bankim 6 years ago

Bilva oil is same as vilvadhi oil.

Ayurvediques Massages 6 years ago

Ayurvedic therapies for ayurveda are the best things to follow as taking medicine every time you are down with sinus may lead to chronic disorders. It would be of great help if vivadh oil can be shipped by placing an online order.

Mrs.Amuthasreenivasan 6 years ago

hello dr,iv sinus problems at last 7yrs iv done operation also but no use.now im taking homeopathy treatment at lart 1 1/2yrs but no permenent recovery bcoz its cure when i take the medicine.my problems are sneezing eye and ear itching and water flow in nose.its all happen on everyday to me.please advise me

Nagaraj 6 years ago

Vyoshadi Vatakam is the medicine specialists recommend for people in Sinusites

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jshaiju 6 years ago from Chennai, India Author

Hi Mrs Amuthasreenivasan,

You can take Vasaristham, Kanakasavam, and Pankajakasthuri syrup in the mornings and evenings after food. Also turmeric powder one tablespoon is mixed with honey and taken in the mornings. These should be taken for six months at least.

Jason West 6 years ago

You are absolutely right. The way to live healthy life is to have right kind of food, which must includes nutrition. Also, exercise is very important to improve the immune system of body.

Kinjal 6 years ago

Nice article,

I have this problem and finding some best article, this article is good and making same for immunity....curing now.


Pranay Patil 5 years ago

hello dr,iv sinus problems at last 8yrs now im taking homeopathy treatment at lart 1 1/2yrs but no permenent recovery. pl adviced

Naveen 5 years ago

Great, i just got nasal blockade n achin around nasal area, ear disorders.. I'm getin the oil.. Thanks..

natarajan 5 years ago

hello doctor, i have sinus problem 3 years, please recomand sidda medicine for permenant recovery. Thanking u.

bhargav 5 years ago

hi i am k.k.bhargav.i am from patna.please give me simple advice to overcome the problems of sinus.my email.id is nehasharmantpc@gmail.com

erika 5 years ago

Hi, I move from uk to italy for years ago. For the last two years i've been having pains in my sinusis. Howere last 2months are so painful! I just want an 'FIRST AID HELP' when it gets really bad! I never heard about this oil. Will I be able to get it in italy?

Tejas 5 years ago

hi, i have tejas Pandya from gujarat. i have sinus problem & i can't smell.i don't want to do operation. i have no pain near my nose,or chicks but i have cough in my nose,specially in morning..in full day i havnt problem from morning to evening but when cough problem in early morning.and in my through in my nack.so pls give some advice.i m using castred oil in my nose.i feel good..& i have do homeopethy medicine but no effect.& the main thing is i cant smell.i cant smell anything...pls give me advise..

neel 4 years ago

sir i have have sinus problem from 3 years(approx) .

my nose blocked at night and also suffering from running nose,sneezing and cough and cold

. i ahd taken elopathy as well as homeopathy but permanent recovery i have.

please suggest a remeady for a permanent cure.

amit email-samit.amit82@gmail.com 4 years ago

sir i have have sinus problem from 1 years(approx) .

my nose blocked at night and also suffering from running nose,sneezing and cough and cold

. i ahd taken elopathy as well as homeopathy but permanent recovery i have.

please suggest a remeady for a permanent cure.

SURESH 4 years ago

I have sinus problem. In the evening i have nose blocking problem and creating 'kabham' in my throat. Sometime it will be mixed with blood. pl. suggest me a some ayurvedic medicine for this.

Balu 4 years ago

Nice article sir,i hav sinus problem and i hav got answers reading ur article....

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