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Spicy Sinus Relief

Spice RubSpices are great for cooking and providing flavor to your food, but they are also great for providing sinus relief. Sinus inflammation causes Americans to spend millions of dollars on visits to the doctor, fulfilling prescriptions and buying over the counter products in an effort to get rid of congestion, runny nose, and mucus in the throat.  Triggers of sinus inflammation can include changes in the weather, certain foods, chronic health conditions, and even some medications.

In a study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, participants suffering from sinus pain and congestion were given a nasal spray containing capsaicin, derived from chili peppers.  The spray provided sufferers with relief within a minute of use.  This may be due to the fact that spices help to keep your mucus thin.  The results are important as this is the first controlled study that determined that using capsaicin on a regular basis is not only safe, but also effective. Keeping the mucus thin may also help prevent a sinus infection, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Besides chili peppers, black pepper, garlic, curry spices and horseradish also have mucus thinning properties.

Planetary Herbals Three Spices Sinus Complex  contains long pepper, black pepper and ginger, which have traditionally been used to support normal breathing by helping the body digest dietary proteins.  This blend is modeled after an Ayurvedic formula that has been used for more than 1,000 years in India to support the lungs, sinuses and to support digestion.

Other helpful tips include drinking more fluids and utilizing a saline spray.  Consuming more liquids, including hot beverages, will help to unclog nasal passages.  Nasal sprays help flush the nasal passages and helps it to stay moist. Additionally, using a humidifier may also help.  It provides warm, moist air which will help ease congestion.  Another option that is small and convenient for the office and travel is an inhaler. The Himalayan Institute Neti Aromatherapy Stik Inhaler  combines peppermint, eucalyptus, menthol, and lavender for sinus congestion relief.

A2Z Discount Vitamins provide these and other products that will help you have a season free of sinus infections.

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