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    Old 04-16-2015, 08:00 PM   #1
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    Vasoconstrictor Herbs for sinus congestion?

    Just wondering if anybody tried any of those herbs.
    We all know that decongestant sprays are no good because you can only use it for 3 days max.
    But what about those herbs such as Ephedra sinica (Ma Huang)? I think that's what's in sudafed, (the original one not the new one which is rubbish)
    I found other herbs with vasoconstrictor activity:
    Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel)
    Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal)
    Lycopus virginicus (Bugleweed)
    butcher's broom

    Anybody tried any of those?

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    Old 04-17-2015, 08:16 AM   #2
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    Re: Vasoconstrictor Herbs for sinus congestion?

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    ... But what about those herbs such as Ephedra sinica (Ma Huang)?
    From what I know, Ephedra based products were banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in 2004 because of links to many cases of stroke, irregular heart rhythm, and death. So... it might help to unclog one's nose, but it might not be the safest thing to take.

    I've used a combination of Flovent (Fluticasone Propionate) and avoiding various foods, drinks, chemicals, etc., for many years, with very satisfactory relief of sinus pain, pressure and congestion.
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    Old 04-17-2015, 08:44 PM   #3
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    Re: Vasoconstrictor Herbs for sinus congestion?

    Yes, they banned it here too (AU) But i can't help thinking that it's just because some were abusing it, and US & AU jumps to anything which they might think is usable for making drugs.

    Chinese were using it for thousands of years, so I assume it can't be that bad.

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