Sinus infections are rarely as serious as they feel. Most tend to go away on their own, brought to heel by the power of your immune system.
But just because sinus infections often resolve without surgery doesn’t mean you can’t help them along. Some of the issues tied up with sinus infection, such as increased congestion and inflammation, may respond to changes in diet that help to reduce the pain.
Although some dietary recommendations have the faint whiff of pseudoscience to them, there is no questions that spicy foods can help get the mucus flowing and potentially break up hardened obstructions in your nose and sinuses:
A particular compound present in this spice, capsaicin, is known to be incredibly effective in soothing the symptoms of this infection. Specially, when it comes to reducing congestion in the nose. For great results, have it with hot water.
Soi if you have a choice to go spicy or mild at the restaurant when you are experiencing sinus pain and pressure, I’d recommend braving the double-hot-pepper menu icon just this once. You may find that the increased flow improves your whole meal.