Treating Hay Fever and Sinus Problems

Treating Hay Fever and Sinus Problems

Spring has arrived and that means it is time for blocked sinuses and hay fever!

It is the time of year to go to the beach, relax at the poolside, have a braai, or a nice picnic with friends and family. But all the fun gets brought to a sudden stop when hay fever and blocked sinuses come to the party…


Why does this happen?

Sinuses, which are paired air spaces connected to the nose, are lined with very delicate skin called the mucus membrane.

The mucus membrane may then become inflamed by many things like bacteria, colds and flu’s, allergies or even a fungus invasion.  We start to feel all those dreadful symptoms when these sinus spaces are blocked, causing mucus build up and pressure.


What causes this to happen?

The most common culprit of spring sinus problems are allergies or hay fever. We don’t hear enough about how pet hair, pollen, dander, dust and dust mites and even milk or how certain food allergies cause sinus problems. But what else about those hot days cause our sinuses to go ballistic?

One often hears about sudden extreme temperature changes causing increased sinus pain and a stuffy or runny nose, and here’s how it happens…

There are millions of tiny hair like structures called cilia that make up the mucus membrane, which lines your nose and sinuses. These cilia work together as a broom, helping to get rid of stagnant mucus that may block the sinuses.

Your mucus membranes prefer a moist warm environment as opposed to it being very cold or very hot.


Why does the warmer weather cause hay fever and sinus problems?

On hot warm, sunny days the air is very dry causing the mucus in your nose to become thick and sticky. This makes it difficult for the cilia to move or “sweep” the excess mucus out. This thick mucus then blocks the sinuses. When mucus flow is interrupted or blocked, it often becomes hard in nature and causes pressure and congestion. The pressure and the congestion then cause you to experience pain, stuffiness and headaches.


How can I treat this naturally?

Allergy avoidance is one way of staying clear of allergies.

  • Avoid mowing the lawn,
  • going outside when pollen counts are high or eating things that you are allergic to. If you can’t avoid going outside when pollen counts are high, rub a little bit of Vaseline around your nostrils to help catch some of the tiny pollen that may enter your nose.
  • Ginger tea is a great drink to have on hot days. To make, just crush a small piece of peeled root ginger, add it to a cup of boiling water, allow it to stand for 2-3 minutes, strain the mixture into another cup and add honey. You can also carry it in a flask so that you can have it on picnics or at the pool.
  • Avoid drinking too many icy drinks, as they may worsen your sinus problems.
  • If you need to exercise, do it outside when possible as it will help you to cool off and gain fresh air as you exercise. (Look out for high pollen days)
  • Use the Manna Sinus Support to help prevent sinus congestion.


What is the Manna Sinus Support?

It is an all-natural supplement specifically designed to assist in the relief of nasal cavity congestion and the symptoms of sinus and hay fever.

We only use 3 ingredients in the product to get the highest effect from each individual ingredient:

  • Eucalyptus Extract 

The Anti-Oxidant properties (ORAC Value) in the Flavonoids and Polyphenols from this natural Eucalyptus extract are even higher than grape seed extract.The Anti-Viral and Anti-Inflammatory properties are also very high,      assisting in the relief and fighting of inflammation caused by congestion of the sinus cavities.

  • Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi mushroom)

Allergies and asthma are two examples of histamine-mediated allergic responses. Both conditions are increasing in frequency and are difficult to target with modern medicine.

The modern approach to drug research is target-specific and does not consider the natural defence mechanisms of the body or the causative factors underlying histamine-mediated allergic responses.

Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi) as immunonutrition, with its unique array of compounds working in concert, play a major role in the treatment of histamine-mediated allergic responses.

  • Peargonium sidoides extract 

Pelargonium sidoides is a medical plant. Clinical studies show that it is effective for treating sinus, sinusitis and the common cold.

Laboratory experiments have shown that it also prevents viruses and bacteria from attaching to the cells, effectively stopping the infection.


How does it work?

Manna Sinus Support assists in the decreasing of nasal congestion and allergic sensitivity.

It also assists in the decreasing of rhinorrhea (the continuous flow of watery nasal fluid)

The different ingredients work in a synergistic manner to reduce allergic nasal response to antigens.


Benefits of Manna Sinus Support

  • High anti-oxidation activity
  • Helps to reduce congestion in the nasal cavity
  • Anti-Viral and Anti-Inflammatory properties assisting in the relief and fighting of inflammation
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