Natural Remedies: Nasal Rinse

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Do you or your children suffer from chronic sinus infections or other respiratory woes stemming from allergies, asthma or the common colds?   If so, then try this natural remedy; Himalayan salt nasal rinse.

 

By Cecilia Yu

 

Himalayan salt, used for centuries in some cultures, has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.  It also helps to clears sinuses by loosening the phlegm an can help create a nasal rinse.

 

What you need

  • 200ml clean and warm distilled or mineral water
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated Himalayan salt
  • 10ml syringe

 

Directions

  1. Dissolve and mix Himalayan salt in water
  2. Using the syringe, suck up 10ml of the Himalayan salt infused water.
  3. With chin down, bend face and body forward towards sink, stick syringe up one nostril and release Himalayan salt infused water into it. Then do the same with other nostril. Repeat.
  4. Drink a glass of water immediately afterwards. Himalayan salt has a detoxifying effect and may dry up membranes in some people.  Therefore, water intake rebalances the moisture content in our bodies.

 

Frequency

Minimum twice a day (after waking up and before bedtime) for maintenance and prevention.

4-6 times a day when suffering from upper respiratory infections and allergies flare ups.

 

Caution

This is recommended for 2 year olds and older.

Decrease Himalayan salt amount incrementally if nasal membranes are sensitive as they often are in younger children.

 

photo by BlacknBlueBerry CC BY NC ND 2.0

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