Sinusitis is an inflammation of the mucosa of the sinuses, which occurs due to inadequate drainage due to a sore throat, common cold, allergies or for some viruses, bacteria or fungi.
Sinuses are 4 air pockets locates between bones of the face connected to nasal cavity. Due to reasons mentioned above pockets can be filled with mucus which causes pain.
There is very simple home remedy to clean those pockets based on the Lagenaria siceraria plant which is well known into traditional Indian medicine (known as lauki in Hindi). Lagenaria siceraria is a member of gourds and is traditionally used for treatment of various disorders. The plant, Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) standley (Family: Cucurbitaceae), known as bottle gourd, is a common fruit vegetable used throughout the India.
The fruit of cultivated Lagenaria siceraria is the good source of different nutrients components like protein, fat, fibre, carbohydrates, calcium, magnesium. The plant has also been suggested to possess antioxidant activity, laxative, cardioprotective, diuretic, hepatoprotective, hypolipidemic, central nervous system stimulant, anthelmintic, antihypertensive, immunosuppressive analgesic, adaptogenic and free radical scavenging activity.
In recent years traditional medicines have a long and proven history of treating various ailments. In this regard ancient classical literature and ethnomedical surveys discussed the use of Lagenaria siceraria in traditional system of medicine for the treatment of different diseases such as fever, pain, ulcer, cough, asthma and sinuses.
Simply open the hole above mature “bottle gourd” and fill it inside with boiled water. Leave it for 48 hours. Pour the water into some old nasal drops bottle and spray it once a day in each nostril.