Strategy to Thin Mucus in Frontal Sinuses
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Vince
Posted on: March 7, 2002

I’d like to know if there is a suggested herb to thin mucus in frontal sinuses?

The general strategy for sinus congestion is:

1. Look for possible causes. Sinus congestion is often caused by a fungus, or mold. Check you home for possible sources. Use an air filter until you find a cause. Food sensitivities is another possible cause. Look for foods that may be causing digestive problems and eliminate these foods from your diet. The most usual problem foods are dairy and gluten products (grains in bread, cereals and pastas)

2. Improve your immune system to fight the causative agent: use antioxidant vitamins A and C, Coenzyme Q10 and Echinacea

3. Herbs to decrease congestion: garlic and mullein

4. Herbs to move infection out of the lymph: Cleavers

5. Use ginger to improve circulation, helping to move mucus and to help move the herbs through the circulation

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