Traditional Research | Sinus Support Compound

Echinacea fresh root (E. angustifolia, E. purpurea, E. pallida)*

Indicated for acute viral or bacterial infection (colds, flu, bronchitis, septicemia, Streptococcus, Staphylococcus.) Echinacea is also used for acute prostatitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, and pyorrhea. Locally it is used for infections, inflammation, and abscesses.

Osha root (Ligusticum porteri)*

After a long history of use by Native Americans, Osha has finally gained recognition as a major medicinal plant. An antibacterial expectorant and bronchiodilator, it is useful for cold/damp lung conditions. Its mild antihistamine activity is useful in the treatment of rhinitis, head colds and allergies. This aromatic root is also carminative, diaphoretic and an emmenagogue.

Eyebright fresh herb (Euphrasia canadensis)*

Rich in anti-inflammatory flavonoids. It reduces secretions from the mast cells and histamine response in the sinuses. These properties make Eyebright useful in cases of acute irritation of the sinuses, nasal passages and eyes, with profuse mucus, pain and itching. It is also indicated for hay fever, sinusitis, head colds and ear infections in children.

Horseradish fresh root (Armoracia rusticana)*

A rich source of antibacterial sulfur compounds. It acts as a powerful bronchiodilator and antispasmodic herb.

Bayberry root bark (Morella cerifera)*

Long been used by Native Americans and later by Thomsonian and Eclectic practitioners for excessive mucous discharge. It helps dry up boggy mucus membranes, strengthen tissue and re-establish normal function.


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Therapeutic Approaches to Allergy, Protocol Journal of Botanical Medicine, vol. 1 #2, 1995, pp. 52-91

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.