Pros: Natural, homeopathic remedy, safe, loosens mucous, clears sinuses, dries up runny nose.
Cons: Can cause slight dry mouth.
I try to use natural remedies whenever possible, but often they don't work very effectively. I've tried several homeopathic remedies for various ailments, but have always been disappointed. This is the first homeopathic remedy that has delivered on its claims for me.
~ Product Description
Sinusin Nasal Spray by Heel, previously sold as Euphorbium Sinus Relief, is a homeopathic medicine for the temporary relief of nasal congestion, rhinitis and sinusitis, and cold and flu nasal symptoms. The packaging claims this is a proven effective as an anti-viral medication, and is suitable for infants and children, as well as adults.
It comes in a metered-dose pump spray, a dark glass bottle containing 0.65 fl. oz. It sells for around $15.50. I found this at The Vitamin Shoppe, but drugstore.com has it as well. It's not hard to find.
Directions for use, adults and children 12 years and older, 1-2 sprays in each nostril 3 times daily. For acute ailments, 1-2 sprays every ½ to 1 hour the first day up to 8 times, ahnd then follow with the standard dosage.
For children 6 to 12 years, standard dosage is 1 spray into each nostril 3 times daily. Acute dosage 1 spray into each nostril every ½ to 1 hr. the first day up to 6 times, then follow with standard dosage.
Children 2 to 6 years, 1 spray into each nostril 3 times a day. Acute dosage 1 spray into each nostril every ½ to 1 hr. for the first day up to 4 times, then follow with standard dosage.
Active Ingredients: Argentum Nitricum 10X (.2ml relieves sore throat, laryngitis), Euphorbium Officinarum 4X (.2ml relieves drainage with coughing), Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum 10X (.2ml relieves nasal congestion), Luffa Operculata (Luffa Fruit) 2X (relieves allergic rhinitis, sinusitis), Mercurius Iodatus ruber 8X (relieves inflammation and swelling), Mucosa nasalis 8X (Relieves chronic sinusitis), Pulsatilla 2X (.2ml relieves nasal drainage), Sinusitisinum 13X (.2ml promotes drainage of sinuses)
Inactive Ingredients: Benzalkonium Chloride (0.01%), Isotonic Saline (solution), Sodium Dihydrogen Phosphate, Disodium Phosphate Dihydrate.
~ My Experience
I came down with a cold that was centered mostly in my sinuses, causing severe blockage. It was like I had a clothespin on my nose - simply NO air would pass through. It was horrible. For the first night I used Afrin Nasal Spray, which always works but can have a rebound effect when it wears off. I hate to use it unless it's an emergency.
The next day I went to the store looking for something else that would hopefully clear my sinuses. I found Sinusin (Euphorbium Sinus Relief) and decided to give it a try, but figured I would be disappointed.
I still had a little bit of airway opened from the use of the Afrin the night before, but my sinuses were quickly closing and clogging. I sprayed two sprays into each nostril and tried to breathe it in as much as possible, which was hard because my sinuses were so packed, but I got some up there. It didn't sting, didn't really smell, and mostly felt like spraying water up my nose.
After several minutes I actually felt some slight clearing. I wasn't expecting anything, to be honest. After maybe 20 minutes, I did have some noticeable opening and clearing of my sinuses, enough to create a little relief. I continued to use this about every hour, and my sinuses continued to clear - not totally clear, but I was happy for any relief.
I used it once more right before bedtime, and I was able to sleep relatively comfortably. I noticed some sensation of dry mouth, kind of like an antihistamine or over the counter products will do that dry up a runny nose.
After using this for a couple of days now, my sinuses are much, much better, and seem to drain and release mucous better than ever. This stuff works!! This is the first homeopathic medicine that I have used that gave me noticeable results, and I had an acute sinus problem. I have not had to use the Afrin, and my cold symptoms are abating, my sinuses are unclogged and draining. If I feel my sinuses starting to clog, a spray in each nostril will quickly open them back up.
There are no side effects, other than perhaps a slight dry mouth. Spraying this in my nostrils is not uncomfortable, any more than spraying water would be. I like that it is safe for children, and is not chemically based.
~ Final Thoughts
Sinusin (previously sold as Euphorbium Sinus Relief) is a homeopathic remedy that really works. It helped drain and clear my horribly clogged sinuses, and seems to loosen mucous, as well as dry up a runny nose. Finally, an alternative to chemical nasal sprays that can have that rebound effect. You should give this a try!