It’s not your normal table salt – the one you find in any table salt and pepper shakers. It’s Himalayan salt. This salt contains 84 natural elements and minerals that are already found in your body. Its minerals are microscopic – or ionic. Their size enables them to be easily absorbed by cells. Himalayan salt has anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and antibacterial properties.
The U.S. is late to the table when it comes to Himalayan salt; Eastern Europe began to see its therapeutic purposes about 200 years ago. Those with lung problems visit salt mines for respiratory ailments. Even ancient Greeks realized the benefit of salt therapy.
In today’s video we will discuss the benefits of Himalayan salt and how to use it in an inhaler.
Benefits of a Salt Inhaler
Breathing is effortless when we are in good health. But when your head and lungs are congested, breathing is no longer so easy. As a natural expectorant, salt can help reduce excess mucus, which will quiet your cough and allow you to get a restful night’s sleep. This type of salt inhalation therapy reduces swollen congested nasal passages and provides relief from allergies, hay fever and also eliminates harmful organisms.
When you inhale, the natural moisture in the air absorbs the salt particles into your lungs. Remember, the ions are so tiny they will go directly into your lungs, bypassing the nasal filtering system. Once ions are absorbed by the lungs, they will enter the bloodstream and get to work reducing inflammation. Those with conditions like asthma, bronchitis or pneumonia often find relief within a few days. While many have experienced rapid results, it typically only brings noticeable relief after regular and consistent use.
How to Use a Salt Inhaler
First, you will need a ceramic inhaler – not a plastic one. Be sure to read the package directions.
Place the Himalayan rocks inside the inhaler
Do NOT add water; the inhaler is for dry therapy
Insert the mouthpiece
Breathe through your mouth normally and exhale through your nose.
As you inhale, be sure to draw in deep breaths
NOTE: Be sure to follow the directions for cleaning your inhaler. Also, remember that inhalers are not to be shared with anyone else.
You can order a Himalayan Salt inhaler online. They may also be available in natural health food retail stores.
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