Yes, your nose may not be blocked again, but this could come at the expense of a runny nose. This is because of the compound capsaicin found in spices – like chili pepper, turmeric, and red pepper – responsible for their hotness and also their capacity to ease congested mucus, suppress inflammation and altogether relieve sinus pain.
Other herbs like licorice, ginger, and yarrow can also get the job done, permanently evicting those nagging sniffles.
Just keep hydrated
If you loved the easy life like me, then this should your favorite solution to clearing your sinuses. Staying hydrated – no more difficult than drinking enough water – is enormously beneficial in sustaining the optimal functioning of your membrane.
Simply taking a water bottle along with you can help you stay hydrated through the day. Smoothies, watermelon water, coconut water, and milk also help keep you hydrated.
Have you tried out essential oils?
Studies are consistently reinforcing the efficacy of essential oils in sinus congestion. In an exciting 2010 study, the participants had a unique essential oil spray formulation applied on them five times daily for three days.
This formulation contained eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary, and oregano. Ultimately, results from the study revealed rapid effectiveness on the part of the essential oil spray in alleviating upper respiratory symptoms.
Essential oils can be applied in the form of aromatherapy using diffusers or integrated with carrier oil like jojoba oil for skin administration.
Extra: You can try out steam
As condiment on this dish of information I have served you, I will tell you about the steam therapy for clearing your sinuses. It is no secret that steam efficiently loosens mucus, easing nasal congestion.
This therapy is no quicker than it is easy. The first way is getting steam from a hot water. This works, but not as concentrated as the alternative procedure I will tell you about.
The said procedure works by getting yourself a bowl of water and a sizable towel prepared for work. Now in your bowl of water, ensure to add camphor and menthol.
Next we have to trap the steam inside. This is readily achievable by placing the towel over head, dropping along the bowl’s sides. You can maintain this posture till the steam disperses.
So tell me, have you learned enough to put the travails of a congested sinus behind you?