The Healthy Side of Salt

Although it is often said that we should reduce the use of salt because prejudice especially on the kidneys and eyes, but it have positive effect for other diseases.

It is important to have at home and use if you want to help yourself at home.

These are some situations in which salt can help:

  • If you feel pain in throat

Make a mixture of 1 teaspoon salt and 2,5 dl water and mix until melted. With the mixture gargle several times a day.

  • Burns in mouth

If you put something hot on your tongue, make a mixture of half a teaspoon of salt and 2 dl warm water and gargle every hour.

  • For sensitive and painful jaw

Make a solution of 1 teaspoon salt and 1 dl water, and gargle as often as possible.

  • Toothache

As a temporary solution for pain relief until you go to the dentist, rinse your mouth with a mixture of 1 dl lukewarm water 2 teaspoons of vinegar and 1 teaspoon salt.

  • Allergy and inflammation of the sinuses

Salt is the lifeline for the irritated mucosa. Cook 2 to 3 dl of water and add salt, enough for water to be as sea salt. Wait to get cold to room temperature. Put the mixture into a bottle of nose drops and spray in the nose twice a day.


  • Insect bite

Salt can reduce the pain and reduce swelling at the sting of a bee or other insect. From salt you can make a thick paste. Apply it on the site of the sting, leave it up to stand until completely dry. Salt will soothe irritation and reduce pain.

  • Swollen legs

Make bath for the feet that will reduce swelling of the ankles and will rest your feet. In bowl put a warm water and add about 4 teaspoons of salt and a few drops of essential oil of lavender, mint or eucalyptus. Keep your feet in the mixture about half an hour.

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