What, pray tell, is a neti pot? Why, it's the newest thing here in North America, and a millenia-old traditional purification tool in India.
A neti pot looks a little like a twisted teapot. The unusual shape is dictated by its function, which is to pour water into your nose.
That's right. The neti pot is perfect for trickling water into your nostril, so that it will trickle out the other one. There's a very good reason for this. The process cleans the sinuses of mucus, viruses and bacteria. It's very effective on sinusitis, allergies and hayfever.
"In the U.S., sinus problems is the #1 reason people see a doctor. With increasing pollution and chemicals in our environment, there is an enormous rise in the number of people who suffer various forms of nasal congestion and respiratory illnesses. Alternative health practitioners throughout the world recommend the regular practice of nasal cleansing using a saline solution as part of a regular regimen of health and wellness, a basic health-maintenance activity equal to flossing your teeth."
What took us so long?