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Wasabi Nasal Spray

Fast relief for nasal congestion
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Wasabi (that green Japanese horse-radish paste -- a sushi condiment) is the world's best nasal decongestant. Think how much better it will work delivered via this pocket-sized nasal spritzer (in the shape of a plastic restaurant-window sushi.)

Also makes a unique cologne.

td, Dec 16 2003

Cayenne pepper and wasabi as decongestants: http://www.iemily.c...ticle.cfm?ArtID=732
See the last paragraph on that page. [Amos Kito, Oct 04 2004]

Nasal Irrigation http://www.philadel...icle.asp?ArtID=4509
A less painful alternative... [lostdog, Oct 04 2004]

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       You didn't see the Jackass movie did you?
Letsbuildafort, Dec 16 2003
  

       That would *really* hurt.
squeak, Dec 16 2003
  

       fuck! ouch!
jonthegeologist, Dec 16 2003
  

       I can breathe again! But everything smells like...pain!!!
Overpanic, Dec 16 2003
  

       No. Ouch. Bad.
hazel, Dec 16 2003
  

       I would rather insert mucus-digesting weevils.
kropotkin, Dec 16 2003
  

       //But everything smells like...pain!!!//
Hey, Overpanic, can I use that on my race bike?
Letsbuildafort, Dec 16 2003
  

       I am afraid I would try this ...at least once. <g>
k_sra, Dec 16 2003
  

       [td]-yes
give people the choice, a fine produce suggestion.
neilp, Dec 16 2003
  

       The home remedy version of this idea is to eat the spicy stuff [link].
If you spray wasabi up your nose, you'll probably need to find your doctor, who will suggest, "next time, just see me first."
Amos Kito, Dec 16 2003
  

       Steve-O On the Jackass movie snorted wasabi and puked all over the place ... could be used as a cruel joke, perhaps
Letsbuildafort, Dec 16 2003
  

       Try gargling with half a teaspoon of Baccardi 151 (Rum, 75% Alcohol) for a minute, twice in a row. It also hurts like hell but it works for me every time.
kbecker, Dec 16 2003
  

       [Letsbuildafort] Go right ahead. Put anything on your bike you like.
Overpanic, Dec 17 2003
  

       That ain't wasabi. +
thumbwax, Dec 17 2003
  

       My dare-devil oldest brother once attempted to drink a jar of hot pepper juice. Needless to say he didn't succeed. His throat closed down and he suffocated for awhile. Crazy man. He would also use this nose spray, I bet... I'll ask him.   

       Yep. He says, "Probably, at least once."
k_sra, Dec 17 2003
  

       I've never tried Wasabi - is it much stronger than traditional strong horseradish? I usually treat a blocked nose by eating a large curry. Whether it works or not I get a lovely curry and hence care less about the cold than I did before.
dobtabulous, Dec 17 2003
  

       It has sizeable kick, wasabi. But it is true a lovely curry takes your mind off your problems.
k_sra, Dec 17 2003
  

       Yes, [k_sra], I did try to drink the juice from a jar of jalapenos once. (I feel like Adam Sandler's character from Punch Drunk Love: no, I don't remember throwing a sledgehammer through a glass patio door.)   

       I love sushi because of the wasabi. Whenever I eat sushi, I try to get enough wasabi to break past the point where I'm confident I will emerge unharmed. If I'm afraid I won't make it, then I'm doing it right. Does this make me a jackass? Not exactly. As far as I know, the guys on dumbass...jack--whatever, only try stupid things once. Doing the same stupid thing ("do or do not...there is no try") over and over doesn't make a good show. But to me, OD'ing on wasabi feels like the first time, every time.   

       Putting wasabi into a nasal spray would let me forsake the sake and raw fish part of this ritual. Less socially acceptable, but also more convenient. Against my better judgement, I fork over the croissant I stole from mom's purse...   

       And let me revise what I said to [k_sra] earlier: Probably, at least once...a week.
dijontoothpaste, Dec 17 2003
  

       WOoHOo - Thanks, Panic!
Letsbuildafort, Dec 17 2003
  

       Send me a picture if you actually go out and do it, [fort]. It'll do me ma proud.
Overpanic, Dec 17 2003
  

       "Ralph ate the purple berries. How are they Ralph?" -Bart Simpson "They taste like... burning" -Ralph Wiggum   

       Consuming the stuff is effective enough, have you seen the JACKASS movie, in which Steve-O snorts wasabi? It didn't look enjoyable.
whatastrangeperson, Dec 21 2003
  

       [fogfreak] Yes, nasal swelling is the most common cause of nasal congestion. And nose sprays acually combat the swelling, not the booger production. It seems that spicy foods also seem to reduce swelling somehow...but I couldn't tell you why.
Overpanic, Dec 21 2003
  

       This man doesn't know it but we secretly replaced his normal brand of nasal spray with our new wasabi nasal spray. Let's see his reaction.
sartep, Dec 21 2003
  

       Don't be ridiculous. Everyone knows wasabi is best enjoyed on tortilla chips in large globs, mistaken for guacamole.   

       (The asian restaurant was asking for it, putting the chips that close to it.)
Baker^-1, Dec 21 2003
  

       I bet wasabi would dissolve well in "head and shoulders" shampoo.
"The burning means it's working!"
Overpanic, Dec 22 2003
  

       Kind of like wart remover ... only it would be head remover ... no more sinuses ... no more sinus pain
Letsbuildafort, Dec 22 2003
  

       You people are real taste-bud wimps, aren't you?
k_sra, Dec 22 2003
  

       You're on! I can eat more wasabi than you.
sartep, Dec 22 2003
  

       Mmmmm, membranes.
dobtabulous, Dec 23 2003
  

       I could use some right now ... methinks I have contracted plague. *sniffle*
k_sra, Dec 23 2003
  

       i would just hope its diluted somewhat you ever eat just a small bit of it? ouch.
irollerblade, Dec 23 2003
  

       [UB] Great. Now you've spoiled it for them.
galukalock, Dec 23 2003
  
      
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