Nasal polyps are one of the most common ENT conditions. Nasal polyps are a collection of small non-cancerous tissue that grows inside the mucosal layer of the inner nose. Nasal polyps grow in the inflamed tissues of the nasal mucosa. The mucous membrane is a very wet layer that helps protect the inside of the nose and sinuses and moisturizes the breathing air. During irritation caused by an infection or allergy, the nasal mucosa becomes swollen and red, and fluid may be released. With prolonged irritation, the mucous membrane may form a polyp. They’re usually found around the area where the sinuses open into the nasal cavity. Mature ones look like peeled grapes that can block the nasal passages..
There are two different types of nasal polyps: ethmoidal polyps and antrochoanal polyps.
Symptoms of Nasal Polyps may include - Stuffy or blocked nose, sneezing , postnasal drip , runny nose, facial pain , trouble with sense of smell , loss of taste, itching around the eyes , infections.
The most common symptoms are a runny, stuffy, or blocked nose.
In Ayurveda, nasal polyps are called
. Extended Kapha dosha accumulates in blood vessel walls and surrounding muscle tissue and causes swelling or nasal polyp.
In Ayurveda nasal polyp is described as Nasaarsha , and is caused by chronic irritation . Allergies or recurrent colds were the cause.
Ayurveda offer internal and external medications and treatment methods for Nasal Polyp problems. The local application of some oils to polyps is recommended to shrink them. If the main cause is allergy, it must to find find the root of problem. Medications that are anti-allergic and immune booster are recommended for the same. Internal medication like - Jayphala, giloya, kshar, haridra, kulanjana and many more . Researchers are studying the role of biological drugs, including drugs that cure severe asthma , to help reduce nasal polyps and relieve symptoms. External Ayurvedic medicine, that is most popular in Polyp treatment are - Shikhari thaila, Tuttha, Kasishadi thaila, Tulsyadi thaila . Medications are individually tailored to each patient and are prescribed by an Ayurvedic doctor. Ayurvedic therapies - Nasapichu, Shehana, Nasya, Swedana, Gandusha, Doompana are effective and healing.
1tsp of turmeric powder + half a cup of warm milk. Apply this mixture twice daily
s team inhalation and the use of a regular humidifier can help control the symptoms of Nasal Polyps ( use only on advice of Ayurvedic doctor)
Use hot spices like hot pepper, chilly , which contains capsaicin can help clear sinuses by relieving inflammation
Using a neti pot – to clean nostrils may help symptoms caused by nasal polyps
Tea tree oil inhibit the growth and multiplication of bacteria by exerting the antimicrobial effect.