Nasal polyps develop on the lining of the nose or sinuses. They are benign soft growths that consist of swollen mucosa and grow either singly or in clusters. When the mucous membranes in the nose or sinuses get inflamed, fluid builds up in their cells and over a period of time they develop into nasal polyps. These polyps grow around the edges of the nose and sinuses. When they are small, they do not cause any problem but if they become inflamed due to bacterial and viral infections, fungus, sinusitis and chronic inflammation, they block the nasal airways which give rise to difficulty in breathing, snoring, headaches, runny nose, nasal stuffiness, profuse nasal drainage, loss of sense of smell, facial discomfort and mouth breathing.
The excess mucous instead of coming out through the nose drips down the back of the throat and as the polyps grow large in size they may change the shape of the. Nasal sprays and steroids may help for a little while but afterwards they stop being effective and their harmful effects cause untold damage.
Turmeric has great healing and curing properties thus have a huge capacity to heal and cure a wide range of diseases and ailments. It is an excellent antioxidant and has distinct anti-inflammatory properties which fight every kind of infection and reduce swelling. It is a natural decongestant.
It prevents fluid buildup in the nasal cavities and unclogs the blocked passages. Take one teaspoon of turmeric powder with warm milk, once every morning and once in the night before going to bed on a regular basis. Eventually the polyps will reduce in size and bring relief in the pain.
Garlic has enormous medicinal qualities which are of great use in the treatment of a multitude of diseases and disorders. Its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties destroy infections, stimulate circulation and dissolve the accumulated mucous.
It eases breathing and inhibits the growth of the nasal polyps. Chop enough cloves of garlic to get a teaspoon of it. Swallow the chopped garlic immediately with some water. Do this twice a day, regularly to get rid of the discomfort and have a strong and healthy body.
Tea tree oil is very good for shrinking the nasal polyps and preventing them from growing back. This oil is full of antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties which fight infection, decongest the nose and sinus cavities and reduce the pain and swelling. Take a cotton bud and dip it in tea tree oil.
Insert the bud in the nose and apply it to the polyps. If you are unable to reach the polyps put two drops of tea tree oil in each nostril and inhale deeply. Do this twice daily. The blocked airways will clear up and the nasal polyps will shrink and eventually fall off.
Oranges are extremely rich in vitamin C which boosts the immune system and destroys the harmful free radicals in the nose and sinus cavities. The bioflavonoids present in oranges maintain the health of the nasal tissues and normalize conditions inside the nose by reducing the nasal polyps. Eat plenty of oranges daily.
Eating fresh dandelion greens everyday is an effective way to reduce the nasal polyps. Dandelion is rich in vitamin C and other nutrients which reduce the mucous, unclog the blocked airways and shrink the nasal polyps.