Natural Salt Therapy Treatments -Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu Symptoms
One of the best non-pharmacological therapy for sinus congestion and sinus infections, as well as allergic rhinitis, is nasal saline irrigation, a treatment which has been known for centuries to be effective in preventing and treating these conditions.
The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology suggests saline sinus rinses as a natural, non-drug treatment for chronic or acute sinus infections and allergic rhinitis, stating that irrigation of sinus cavities with salt can “bring relief by removing allergens from the nostrils and sinuses”. They also suggest using salts that contain no iodide, anti-caking agents or preservatives which can irritate the nasal lining.
Some of the salts you can use to avoid these irritants are Pickling Salts or Himalayan Sea Salts, the latter being readily and conveniently available together with a device called a Neti Pot for this specific use.
Neti Pots are a convenient way to administer this natural Ayurvedic Sinus Treatment. The mineral rich Himalayan Salt solution moisturizes the mucosa and supports it’s natural regenaration, making it more difficult for bacteria and viruses to nest. Ideal for preventing runny or congested noses, as well as sinus infections.
Ayurvedic Treatments for sinus and nasal problems, including those caused by the common cold and flu, involve flushing the sinus cavity with salt water solution. According to Ayurvedic Medicine, as well as in many other ancient cultures around the world, salt water flush is a superior method of cleansing the sinuses and nasal passages. Salt water flush draws out toxins as it cleanses the sinuses and is a safe, effective, natural way of doing so. Salt is anti-microbial and anti-bacterial by nature, so it sterilizes and cleanses sinus tissues, and helps heal infections naturally. Many other Ayurvedic Health Treatments also utilize different forms of salts, including an ear canal flush for ear infections.
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