Many people know that hot peppers (or any spicy food for that matter) are great for clearing your sinuses. I personally eat raw jalapenos (I know that's excessive 😂)when I have a stuffy nose, drink some turmeric tea and then use my mask and just relax.
What a lot of people overlook is horseradish! It's been a home remedy as a natural decongestant for thousands of years. The great thing about horseradish is that it has the same effect of clearing your sinuses but the heat/spice doesn't last but a few seconds.
Here's a little hack that I like to do:
1. Put some horseradish on a cracker (don't be shy put a good amount on)
2. Add a couple drops of olive oil
3. Squeeze lemon or lime juice. If you don't have any white vinegar will do as well. This just helps to take a little bit of the kick out.
4. Enjoy! Make sure to chew it for a few seconds this allows the vapors to penetrate your sinuses. You will experience some discomfort but it's fleeting! Within 10-20 seconds the heat will be completely gone. It won't linger like a hot pepper.
You think you're brave enough?? Give it a shot!