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26 August 2011

Chilli peppers ease sinus inflammation

University of Cincinnati researcher, found that a nasal spray containing an ingredient derived from chilli peppers may help people clear up certain types of sinus inflammation.

Hot chilli peppers are known to make people tear up, but a new study led by University of Cincinnati allergy researcher Jonathan Bernstein MD, found that a nasal spray containing an ingredient derived from hot chilli peppers (Capsicum annum) may help people clear up certain types of sinus inflammation.

"Basically, we concluded that the spray was safe and effective on non-allergic rhinitis," Bernstein says of the study which showed that participants who used a nasal spray with Capsicum reported a faster onset of action or relief, on average within a minute of using the spray, than the control group.

 
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