Sinusitis

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Sinusitis is an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses.

Symptoms

  1. Thick yellow-green nasal discharge
  2. Postnasal drip, often with a bad taste
  3. Cough
  4. Headache
  5. Swelling of the face
  6. Loss of the senses of smell and taste
  7. Blocked nose
  8. Feeling of pressure inside the face
  9. Facial pain, particularly when leaning forward
  10. Congestion
  11. Toothache
  12. Generally feeling unwell

Impaired Kapha (Water) accumulates in the sinuses, thus blocking the flow of Vata (Air). Impaired Pitta (Fire) causes swelling and irritation of the tissues of the sinuses.

Ayurveda for Sinusitis

In Ayurveda, this condition is referred to as Dushta Pratishyaya. The main dosha affected is Kapha. Panchakarma treatments such as Nasyam, Lepanam, Thalam, Vamanam, Shirodhara are commonly administered.

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