Finally, something that works. I find a cotton swab so I used a piece of paper towel, twisted it, wet the tip and rolled into a little cayanne pepper. I folded my lips and very gently inserted the paper towel with the cayanne pepper into my nostrils and applied it to the walls of my nostrils. After about 30 seconds, I began to sneeze. Oh boy did that feel good and my nose started to run. In about 2 minutes my headache disappeared. I am now up doing house work. Thanks for this site.
First I did the diluted Apple Cider Vinegar in a neti pot. Waited. An hour later, sniffed the cayenne pepper. Sinus headache is gone. My nose is burning but its a cool thing.
So glad I found this remedy. Nothing has gotten rid of this darned Sinus headache, the pressure, the fatigue - Urgh! So I put some Cayenne Pepper on the handle of a tea spoon and stuck my tongue in it. Yes, after a moment or two my tongue started to burn, (you know - that good burn you get when you eat something way too spicy?), then my gums and teeth felt very apparent (lol), then the drooling. Stay over the sink so you can spit it out ok. I then did a couple of inversion yoga poses to help the process along and I can honestly say that the pressure I was feeling has diminished (not totally gone), but I'm not feeling 'Urgh' anymore. Next time I'm gonna try the snorting it version (although this scares me a little, I feel a direct hit at the problem may bring more relief?)
Instead of snorting cayenne; I use the age old Mexican remedy of coating the tip of your tongue in cayenne/red pepper for a few minutes. Instantly my mouth starts drooling/draining, so I do it over the sink (or keep tissues ready); with a minute or so my sinuses are running as well, and soon the headache subsides. Since I get sinus pressure/headaches often, I collect the little packets of "crushed red peppers" from the Pizza Parlor, to keep in my purse, desk, car, medicine cabinet, briefcase; they make this remedy "portable" and very handy, just stick your tongue in the lettle packet then wait for relief!
Cayenne Pepper cured my Sinus Headache. Like everybody else I was looking for a simple safe remedy to cure by Sinus headache. I found this site and decided to give the cayenne pepper a try. IT HURT! Do follow what the others on here have said and use only the very smallest amount to sniff up. My Nose felt like it was on fire but within 10 minutes the headache had gone. Thank you so much all who post on this site, it is such a help. Headache gone and I can breathe easily now, sad to say I am at present left with the dreaded drip effect so am now looking on here for something that will rid me of that.