Nasal polyps are soft benign growths that develop in the mucus membrane of nose or sinuses. Nasal polyps are large or small in size, the larger ones can block the nasal passage, this can impact a person’s breathing.
As the polyps grow near the opening of sinuses in nasal canal, they block the normal flow of mucus from the sinuses resulting into blocked nose. A blocked nose makes it difficult to breathe through the nose, and the person starts to breathe through mouth as an alternative.
This is not good for those suffering from asthma especially if the weather is cold.
Persons sensitive to aspirin or other non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs, having asthma are generally known to have nasal polyps.
Natural Remedies To Shrink Nasal Polyps
The cure of polyps and sinusitis is often delayed in people suffering from asthma or having aspirin intolerance. In many cases asthmatic episodes have reduced after polyps are cured or removed surgically. Certain home remedies are beneficial to shrink nasal polyps.
- Garlic and onion are two important natural medicines known for their anti inflammatory and anti bacterial properties. Both are effective in reducing swelling in nasal passage and inflammatory changes in polyps. Garlic is also effective in reducing the severity of asthmatic attack.
- Castor oil is useful in reducing the size of polyps. The anti inflammatory properties help to shrink the polyps.
- Grate horseradish and mix it with honey. Take one teaspoon of the mixture two times in a day till nasal polyps substantially shrink.
- Avoid eating foods that are triggers for asthma. Egg, milk, and wheat are implicated in causing asthma. The yellow food coloring agents such as tartrazine and food preserving agents such as sulphites aggravate asthma in some patients. Those who are sensitive to aspirin may also avoid all medicines that contain salicylate as one of its products.