Sinusitis Ayurvedic Treatment in Kerala

What is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis is a common condition,infection caused by the sinus is called Sinusitis / Rhinosinusitis  it may be viral or bacterial.

Sinus is said to be air filled space. They are usually called as paranasal sinuses and are 4 types:

  1. Frontal sinus located at  lower forehead 
  2. Maxillary Sinus located at cheekbones
  3. Ethmoid Sinus located at beside the upper nose
  4. Sphenoid sinus located at behind the nose

Sinusitis Causes

Reason for occurring sinus infection

  • Exposure to dusty , irritants ,
  • Those who are having weak immune
  • working in polluted area
  • Due to nasal polyp
  • Eustachian tube blockage

Generally sinusitis classified into two

Acute sinusitis – sudden occur mainly caused by Viral infection eg common cold , allergy etc

Chronic sinusitis – last for more than 6 weeks it was usually caused by Bacterial infectio

Sinusitis Symptoms

  • Pain will experienced behind the eye , forehead , ear
  • Heaviness of head
  • Toothache
  • Fever 
  • Running nose 
  • Throat Pain

Ayurvedic Treatment for Sininusitis 

The approaches of Ayurveda will help to pull out the disease from its root cause.

Treatment of Sodhana (purification treatment ) , Samana (palliative treatment) , Rasayana (rejuvenation treatment) 

The line of treatment is Ama pachana (breakdown toxins that accumulate in our body) by internal medication with Deepana Pachana Drugs – while improving your digestive power and metabolic rate. Then undergone for Sodhana Chikitsa mainly done by Teekshna Sodhana that which Teekshna Nasya. Nasa (nose) is the gateway of head while doing Nasya through the nose the toxins that which adhered  in  will be removed 

Nasya Karma  is one among the 5 detoxification procedures , and is one of the main treatments of head and neck disease . especially for sinusitis it will pull out all kapha (Sputum) accumulated in the sinus and other channels.  Will help to open all channels. 

Shamana Chikitsa (conservative management) and Shodhana Chikitsa ( purification treatment) treatments are advised.

We firstly focus on the correction of digestion and improve your metabolism through Shamana Chikitsa(Conservative management). Then Shodhana Chikitsa  ( Purgation therapy) and followed by external Panchakarma treatment. While doing the treatments your symptoms will reduce and restrict the progression of the Disease. We can get permanent relief of all symptoms without any side effects.

Panchakarma treatments for Sinusitis

  • Deepana,Pachana  (Improving digestive power)
  • Snehana     (Oil administration)
  • Swedana    ( Perspiration )
  • Vamana      (Emesis)
  • Virechana   (Purgation) 
  • Basti           (Enema)
  • Nasya         (Nasal medication)


Sneha means oily substances and the therapies or medications  to give an unctuous or oily effect in the body is called Snehana.

It is done in two ways ,internally by oral intake of medicated oily substances and externally by abhyanga.


Sweda means sweat.

therapies done using steam or heat for cleansing of the body through perspirations is called Swedana.

Swedana includes,

  • Pinda sweda (kizhi)
  • Kaya seka  (pizhichil,dhara etc.)
  • Drava sweda  (steam,nadi sweda)
  • Upanaha  (bandaging)

Abhyanga (oil application) and different kinds of steaming methods can improve the circulation and strengthen the back muscles.

These are the main  pre-procedures of Panchakarma.


One of the major procedures in panchakarma,best to treat Kapha Dosha involving diseases. 

Vamana is defined as the process in which Doshas are eliminated by emesis.


Is one among the panchakarma.  Ideal and best for elimination of pitta dosha.

Orally administered medicine  acts on internal physiology and expels the toxins and wastes occurs as the bowel passes multiple times.


Basti (enema) treatment is considered to be a prime treatment among the Panchakarma.

 In which the drugs are administered through the anal route.

Basti includes,

  • Kashaya basti
  • Sneha basti


Administration of medicine or medicated oil through the nose is known as Nasya


  • Marsha
  • Pratimarsha

At the time of Nasya Karma ,

  • Avoid exposure of cold breeze 
  • Avoid head bath ( prevent you from getting cold)
  • Avoid dairy products ( for reducing Kapha)
  • Avoid cold things 
  • Use hot water for drinking

Shamana Chikitsa (Conservative Management) for Sinusitis

Internal medications

With the proper assessment of physical condition of each individual patient by experienced doctors, authentic ayurvedic formulations are prescribed. 

Which includes,

  • Kashaya   (Decoction)

Decoction obtained by boiling course powder or Dried Drugs .

  • Asava and Arishta (fermented preparations)

Drugs will be mixed with the required amount of water and kept for a fermentation    process of 15 to 45 days with ( for Arishta) or without (for Asava)boiling)

  • Gulika     (Tablets)

Is a tablet form they are made by rolling medicinal pastes into balls and drying with use of drier

  • Choornam  (Powder) 

The drugs that are mentioned in Vatavyadi Chikitsa , take enough quantity of dried Drugs and are cleaned properly , and made into powder by grinding and filtering.

  • Ghrita  (Medicated Ghee)

Ghee is processed by the drugs that are suitable for the treatment.

  • At the time of Nasya Karma avoid exposure of cold breeze 
  • Avoid head bath ( prevent you from getting cold)
  • Avoid dairy products ( for reducing Kapha)
  • Avoid cold things 
  • Use hot water for drinking

After all other treatment we go for Rasayana Chikitsa  

Ayurvedic View on Sinusitis

According to Ayurveda sinusitis is urdhva jatru vikaram (Diseases of above shoulder) , mainly head was the common seat of dosha  kapha, most of all disease occur due to vitiation of kapha dosha only or by along with other doshas , here in Ayurveda sinusitis mentioned in Nasa gata roga (Disease of nose) and in Shirogata roga (Disease of head) , correlated with kaphaja shiro roga , Suryaavartha, Dushta Pratishyaya (complication when Rhinitis become untreated)

According to ayurveda those who having the sinusitis problem , they shows some symptoms 

In Kaphaja Shiro roga ,

  • Feel heaviness of head 
  • Headache
  • Puffy face and eyelids
  • Thick sputum 

When those who having  Suryaavartha,

  • Pain around the eyes and eye orbits 
  • Pain over frontal region and sides of head
  • Intensity of pain increases at the time of  sunrise and  pain reaches its peak at the time of Noon then gradually pain decreases at night.

In Dushta pratishyaya

Was considered as complication of rhinitis , when rhinitis was untreated leads to the formation of Dushta Pratishyaya

  • Having thick white sputum 
  • Fever
  • Severe headache 
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Cough

Diet and Lifestyle Changes for Sinusitis Ayurvedic Treatment

According to ayurveda ahara(food) is medicine. Eating proper food at the proper time will make you healthy. That’s why Diet place  has a key role in Ayurvedic treatment. As per  Ayurveda, 3 main factors of health and disease were Oushada (Drug) , Ahara (Diet) , Vihara (Conducts). And the physician advises diet on the basis of  age, digestive power, constitution, habitat, season and  disease , considering these factors. According to ayurveda, a diet should possess 6 rasa (taste) . They are sweet, sour, salt, astringent, bitter and pungent. Each of these rasa promotes nourishment of the body. 

Ayurveda has recognized that the body is  an outcome of the food. Acharya Sushruta explains that the food which nourishes the heart and improves memory , strength, digestive power and longevity of life.

Moreover during medication ayurveda recommend some specific diet that which plays major role in prevention and management of a disease 

Pathya ahara defined as food that is suitable and protects the body tissue , helps in growth and development then control the vitiated condition was referred as Pathya ahara.

Apathya ahara is defined as food that is not beneficial to health.


While you are taking Ayurvedic treatment you should follow a diet. As per ayurveda there food items that you should include in your meal – Pathya and Food items that you should avoid from your daily meal Apathya

Pathya – food we can take with medication.

  • Take warm water 
  • Orange , Papaya ,Pears , Green leafy vegetables ,Garlic, Onion and Ginger
  • Include spices like turmeric , black pepper, cumin seeds ,  cinnamon etc 
  • Easily digestible food like soup etc 

Apathya – food we can’t take with medication.

  • Avoid to eat cold things
  • Avoid dairy products
  • Avoid to take heavy food and junk foods 
  • Avoid Cold water shower
  • Coffee 
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Excess sweets and sugar
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Why choose Ayurveda for Sinusitis?

In ayurveda Sinusitis is one of the diseases that affect the area above the clavicle( collar bone ) which can be treated with one of the panchakarma treatments named Nasya. It is a process in which medicated oil or powder or fresh juice is administered through the nostrils to clear accumulated kapha.

So Nasya plays an important role in the treatment of sinusitis. Nasya has been mentioned and elaborated  by different acharyas in Ayurveda,which means it is an important and well practiced treatment principle . 

Rather than giving mere reduction to the pain and inflammation, nasya gives access to the inflamed area and removes the dosha (metabolic wastes) from there.  

Ayurveda has both internal medication and external therapies including panchakarma for the treatment of sinusitis.The combined way of approach always helps to give the condition a faster and longer relief for the patient.Depends upon the cause and stage of the disease treatment can be planned.

Benefits of treating Sinusitis at Dheemahi  Ayurveda village

We have a team of expert doctors for your consultation. Our first priority is patient health and wellness, so we follow up with your health concerns. 

Dheemahi Ayurveda is 100% result oriented with the knowledge of the past 5 generations,

Is an authentic and traditional Ayurveda Hospital.

With daily consultations we provide more reliability as by doing physical examinations, doctors can get more findings about the condition of the patient.

For chronic diseases – routine follow-up check-up is also an essential requirement which cannot be ignored.

In the case of therapies needed for the relief of the symptoms the supervision of a doctor is very much important.Dheemahi facilitates supervision of our doctors in every Panchakarma therapies  with exact documentation of your treatment schedule.

Mind serves equal importance as the body in attaining a healthy life.

The calm and peaceful atmosphere of Dheemahi ayurveda village which also has a major role to cure the disease. 

Also the spacious Garden and living rooms support your peaceful stay and healing process.

We have our own pharmacy and medicine manufacturing unit – through this, we can provide you with authentic medicines, and we can assure you to get cures. Our team of professionals help you to achieve a complete state of health and vitality, by giving you a daily routine of food and lifestyle.

Now a days Sinusitis (Infection of Sinus ) was very common due to our improper Life style.By Ignoring the sinus infection leads to Prolonged health issue. So Timily treatment will help to reduce your Headache , Breathing difficulty , Sleeping problem. Through Proper Medication , Maintain a Healthy lifestyle Sinustis we can Manage.

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