Neti Pot….do they work? Are they green?

In general I try to avoid any ‘pills’ except vitamens.  With that in mind people kept recomending the Neti Pot to me so I thought I would try it. This sinus infection was a doozy 1.5 weeks later I’m still dealing with it so I did decide to use some ‘extra help’ this time.

So first off what is a Neti Pot?

A neti pot is a device used for irrigating the nasal passages. Typically it has a spout attached near the bottom, sometimes with a handle on the opposite side.

It looks like this only made of plastic or clay typicaly, there are a few variations of them out there.

I decided this was one of those posts where you really didn’t need to see pictures of me using the darn thing….that wouldn’t be good for any of us….

How does it work?

If you want the full instructions you can look those up but simply put you use a saliene or salt water solution to run through your nasel passage in order to clear them. You  tilt your head over the sink, place the spout of the pot in the upper nostril and gently pour in the water. As you pour, the water will flow through your nose.

So do they work?

Yes I think so. Now to be fair I started using the Neti Pot just about 2 days before I started a round of antibiotics, and a few days after starting Mucinex D. However I’ve not heard from one single person who has tried it and didnt’ have sucess. General rule is you should use it at the onset of symptoms not in the thick of it like I did.

Is it green?

It can be, the Neti Pot itself is reuseable and it all depends on how you purchase or buy the saline packets. The ones that came with my Neti Pot are individulay packaged so no, however I hear you can make your own, so then yes!


Make sure you read ALL instructions there are some very important warnings about what kind of water you use in the Neti Pot.

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