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It's here. Inevitable and unyielding. Cold and flu season. Add in seasonal allergies and you have the perfect storm for a whirlwind of sinus troubles.
Every year, the cold and flu season brings a series of challenges that we must navigate together. From sniffles and sneezing to coughs and body aches, the relentless fight against those invisible invaders ensues. Tissues become a constant companion, while hot teas and chicken soup are remedies of choice.
When you do fall under the weather, the resilience of your immune system is put to the test. You do everything in your power to ward off the seasonal adversaries and emerge unscathed from the battle inside your body. The more you know about what's going on inside you, the better equipped you can become to help your body overcome the struggles of the season.
What causes sinus congestion?
Sinus issues often stem from various factors, the most common being inflammation and congestion within the sinus cavities. Allergens like pollen, dust, or pet dander can trigger allergic reactions, leading to swelling and blockage in the nasal passages. Viral infections, such as the common cold or flu, can also inflame the sinuses, causing discomfort and congestion.
Regardless of the cause of your struggles, battling sinus pressure, congestion, or drainage can make it hard to function during the day. You can even lose quality sleep at night, which has the strong potential to worsen your symptoms.
How to treat sinus issues with OWL Sinus Spell
The good news is that we have harnessed the power of nature's natural ability to nourish your body when you're sick, and help protect against common discomforts that go along with seasonal illnesses. Our Sinus Spell congestion relief spray was crafted with your well-being in mind. We combined some of nature's most potent medicines into an easy-to-use sinus support supplement. Let's have a look at what's inside!
Horseradish root - The star ingredient in Sinus Spell, horseradish root, is a vegetable that has a long history of medicinal uses. We love it for its ability to support respiratory health1 when the going gets tough.
Andrographis herb - Andrographis herb, native to South Asia, can be a treatment for the common cold in powder or extract form. We included this gem not only for its exceptional promotion of respiratory health2, but also for its anti-inflammatory properties3.
Elderberry - Elderberry boasts common use as a home remedy for cold and flu. This berry can serve as a delicious jam, pie or wine, but also comes in the form of gummies, syrups, and lozenges. Some studies show that elderberries can fight off the flu virus, and even help diminish cold and flu symptoms. It also shows promise in helping ease upper respiratory symptoms that go hand in hand with these illnesses.
Echinacea - Echinacea is a popular go-to for fortifying the immune system. In addition to helping to reduce inflammation, this plant can help combat infections and viruses4, including upper respiratory infections associated with colds.
Garlic bulb - We're a big fan of garlic because of its immune boosting properties. The compounds in garlic can help fight off viruses and prevent replication inside your cells5.
Osha root - Osha root is part of the carrot family and originates from regions in Mexico. This plant’s main party trick is fighting against oxidative stress associated with chronic inflammation6. Osha root also possesses antimicrobial properties which can help protect against infections7.
Cayenne fruit - Cayenne comes loaded with both Vitamin C and A8, which are essential building blocks of a robust immune system. What sets cayenne apart is the presence of capsaicin which can help reduce inflammation. This is particularly helpful when you’re suffering from inflamed nasal passages.
There are several other high-powered ingredients in our Sinus Spell that can help reduce the symptoms of your seasonal illness struggles.
Licorice root - Another aid to upper respiratory conditions9, licorice root also comes in strong with anti-inflammatory properties.
Olive leaf - Serving as an anti-inflammatory and helping protect against microorganism growth, olive leaf extract provides natural therapeutic treatment.
Peppermint - Peppermint is a well-known home remedy for nausea and other stomach discomfort. Especially when the flu virus hits, peppermint can help soothe your upset stomach if you’re feeling under the weather.
Goldenseal root - A popular herbal remedy across the world, goldenseal is native to eastern North America and possesses antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Its most common use is for treating upper respiratory tract infections associated with the common cold10.
Feel Your Best
You’ve got a life to live, and being under the weather is not part of your plan. So, when it comes to your health and wellness, OWL always has your back. Don’t suffer through sinus problems. Protect yourself and support your sinus health throughout the cold and flu season with some help from nature's apothecary. The key to clearer breathing and overall wellness is just a few sprays away.
Julie is a self-made writer on a forever journey of fitness and health. As a high school music teacher, she has seen and experienced the challenges of maintaining good health while simultaneously balancing a career and healthy relationships.
Julie has always lived a healthy and active lifestyle. She loves the outdoors, hiking, and camping. Over the years she has continued to learn smarter and better ways to take care of her body while continuing to do the things that make her smile. Naturally, all of her teacher friends wanted to know how she did it - what was her secret?
Julie found herself explaining over and over everything she'd learned in her research, and sharing her experiences through trial and error. Her friends would take her advice, try some new things, and then come back to ask how to take it to the next level.
"You should charge for this kind of information!" Became a constant phrase, and so began her career of writing to share her knowledge with the world through health and wellness companies looking to spread healing and healthy habits within their communities. Now Julie gets to combine two of the things she enjoys most - writing and wellness - and use them to affect change in a real way.
When not making music with her kiddos, or writing wellness tips for a higher quality of life, you can find her reading, hiking, drumming, and fitnessing