Salt-based Remedies: Recipes And Benefits
If salt increases the risk of hypertension when consumed in excess, it is also a very useful natural remedy for many everyday ailments. Among the recipes of our grandmothers, we can find several remedies based on salt.
A remedy for the common cold.
One of the most well-known salt-based remedies is to cleanse the nose using a saline solution in case of sinusitis, hay fever, or winter cold.
Here is the method to prepare this simple and effective remedy to prevent and treat the cold:
• Boil 1 liter of water
• Dissolve one tablespoon of salt in the water
• Let it cool before injecting this solution alternately into each nostril using a dropper
Note: For this remedy, it is recommended to use preferably a sea salt rich in trace elements such as Guérande salt or salt from the island of Ré.
A remedy for rheumatism.
The sea salt bath is one of the most versatile salt-based remedies as it allows you to benefit from the pain-relieving properties of salt.
This remedy is particularly recommended for rheumatic disorders.
Dissolve 250 g of sea salt in very hot water in your bathtub. Add cold water to warm up the bath before immersing yourself in it for 15 to 20 minutes.
A foot bath with coarse salt is another well-known remedy to relieve tired and swollen feet. Finish with a cold water jet on your feet and calves to stimulate blood circulation.
A salt bath is also effective against fatigue, nervousness, and stress. To enhance its benefits, you can add a few drops of different essential oils to the water. Lavender and chamomile oils are ideal for a relaxing bath.
A remedy for mouth sores.
Among the salt-based remedies, finally, mention its use as a mouthwash and gargle:
• boil water
• dissolve a level teaspoon of salt in the water
• let it cool down before rinsing your mouth with this mixture.
This remedy, which can be used several times a day without danger, is effective in case of inflammation: against canker sores, abscesses but also against sore throats.
Salt lamps and halotherapy
In addition to these salt-based remedies, today there are salt crystal lamps available on the market, carved from a block of pink Himalayan salt crystal.
These lamps, which emit negative ions, are said to balance out the positive ions emitted by electronic devices and promote relaxation and sleep.
Furthermore, halotherapy is a gentle therapy that harnesses the benefits of salt for respiratory health, allergies, and stress.
This method is offered at La grotte de Sel, a unique space in France that replicates a climate rich in iodine and trace elements.
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