Have you ever noticed that your hair, skin and lungs feel good after spending a day at the beach? This is because the salt in sea water and sea air has many benefits. Keep reading our article and you will see the benefits of Himalayan salt to relieve respiratory infections and reduce mucus .

In fact, in the 18th century, it was discovered that Polish salt miners had significantly better immune systems, lung health, and sinus clarity compared to their families. When these men experienced an infection or illness, their symptoms were mild and they recovered very quickly. This is because daily salt inhalation improves respiratory function and immune response.

It’s true: Ancient Ayurvedic medicine has relied on salt therapy for thousands of years. Practitioners even used Neti-type tools to irrigate their sinuses.

But you don’t have to live near the ocean to experience these benefits. All you need is a Himalayan salt inhaler.

What is Himalayan salt?

As its name suggests, Himalayan salt comes from the salt mines of the Punjab region of Pakistan, about 300 km from the Himalayas.

Salt is primarily made up of sodium chloride, but it also contains up to 84 different minerals, including potassium, magnesium, and calcium, and while sodium gets a bad rap, it works to:

  • Contract and relax muscles
  • Maintain proper fluid balance and prevent dehydration
  • Send impulses from the nervous system
  • Prevent low blood pressure

Himalayan salt can be used in cooking, tub baths, body scrubs, and Himalayan salt lamps.

6 benefits of Himalayan salt

Here’s why you should keep a Himalayan salt inhaler handy.

1. Promotes immunity

Inhaling salt prevents bacterial infection in the respiratory tract and reverses it. It also works against fungi and other pathogens by promoting the activity of phagocytes (white blood cells) to kill pathogens.

2. Calms inflammation

Estudios han descubierto que la inhalación de sales disminuye el edema de la mucosa bronquial para disminuir la inflamación. En realidad, puede prevenir (o al menos disminuir) la frecuencia de las inflamaciones del tracto respiratorio, incluyendo la inflamación de las vías respiratorias inferiores, pero también las inflamaciones crónicas agudas de las vías respiratorias superiores, la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica y la infección de los senos paranasales. Incluso funciona contra la inflamación y la irritación causada por la exposición al humo de segunda mano, los alérgenos y la contaminación del aire.

3. Elimina la acumulación de moco

Eliminar o reducir el moco es una de las cualidades de las sal del Himalaya. Las moléculas de sal microscópicas inhaladas cuando estás cerca de la sal, contienen iones cargados negativamente. Estos iones viajan a través de los senos paranasales y hacia las vías respiratorias donde diluyen el moco y destruyen las bacterias formando enlaces iónicos con contaminantes. Las bacterias y el moco luego son expulsados del cuerpo de forma natural, para aliviar la congestión.

4. Desintoxica

The air in any large city is full of chemical pollutants, such as smog, smoke, dust, airborne chemicals, and allergens. This puts a lot of stress on the lungs and airways. Air pollution can make you more susceptible to asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and other respiratory illnesses. Help your lungs by using a Himalayan salt inhaler regularly and fill your home with air-purifying plants.

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5. Improve sleep

Sleeping when you have an infection, allergies, or respiratory inflammation can be a nightmare of coughing, shallow breathing, and snoring. Using a Himalayan salt inhaler prevents and treats these diseases to help you get a much needed rest.

6. Clear your mind

By cleaning your lungs, using a Himalayan salt inhaler increases your oxygen intake, promoting better mental clarity and focus. To increase alertness, add 1-10 drops of peppermint, eucalyptus, or myrtle essential oil to the salt and inhale.

If you can, take some salt baths too, as Himalayan salt improves chronic dermatological conditions, such as psoriasis, pyoderma, and atopic dermatitis.

How to use a Himalayan salt inhaler

You can find a ceramic Himalayan salt inhaler at most health food stores and online. Many come with a small bag of salt, which is all that is needed. Whatever you do, don’t use a plastic inhaler.

Here’s how to use it:

  1. Two to three days before use, rinse the inhaler with warm water and allow it to dry completely. Don’t use soap.
  2. Make sure your inhaler is dry and put large chunks of salt into the ceramic inhaler according to the instructions on the package.
  3. Place the mouthpiece of the inhaler in your mouth and breathe normally, inhaling from your mouth and exhaling through your nose.
  4. Make sure to take deep breaths for 15-20 minutes a day.
  5. To clean, remove the salt and wash the outside of the nozzle, do so with warm salt water. Do not put in the dishwasher.
  6. Keep it in a dry and clean place. Replace the salt every two years or so as needed.

Use the Himalayan salt inhaler daily to reduce mucus, have clear lungs, and improved immunity. It is a cheap, easy and safe solution, in addition, the whole family can use it. All you need to do is clean it between uses.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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