What comes first to your mind about salt?
Chips? French fries? Maybe a salty scone?
Unfortunately, salt is commonly associated with unhealthy diets and foods, even though it is a very healthy mineral. This is mostly due to negative marketing, as people tend to have a too high an intake of salt into their body, which is most often harmful rather than beneficial. (The saying that one can have too much of a good thing would be appropriate here.)
However, if you make sure not to consume too much of it, you can experience a lot of its positive effects. Of these we have collected the 5 most important ones.
It strengthens the immune system
Salt has a natural immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory effect. When, for example, used for a sitting bath, it actually sucks in the toxins, thus starting the body's natural cleansing process.
Another effective method is to inhale the salt. To do this, boil 1-2 litres of water and add at least 20-30 grams of good quality salt (for instance, Praid). Leaning over the steam, spread a towel over your head and inhale the salt vapour for at least 15 minutes. At first it may seem unpleasant, but it will gradually soothe your nasal mucous membranes and clear your airways.
It can soothe the cough
A cough is usually caused by a respiratory infection, but can be caused by asthma or allergies as well. Salt can soothe the stimulus as it reduces inflammation and removes pathogens.
If the cough has developed as a result of an infection, it may break up secretions. This will allow your body to regenerate faster and more efficiently.
It can help overcome a sore throat
There’s a sore throat that nothing helps to overcome.
In this case, it is best to mix 2-3 teaspoons of salt in a cup of hot water and gargle your throat with it. (Be careful that the water does not burn your mouth, but do not make it lukewarm either as it is not as effective.)
Salt extracts liquid out of the oral cavity while forming a kind of protective layer that prevents viruses from passing through the mucous membranes. In addition, there is the already mentioned anti-inflammatory effect of salt.
It helps maintain oral hygiene
And this beneficial effect is manifested not only in the pharynx, but also in the gums. At the same time, when mixed with toothpaste, it effectively removes plaques and also helps fight bacteria.
You can improve the quality of sleep
Salt helps maintain the body's natural electrolyte balance. Electrolytes are minerals that are found in body fluids and are essential for the proper functioning of the heart, nerves, and muscles because they have an electrical charge.
Salt contains such a quantity of useful electrolytes that also regulates hormonal homeostasis, thus improving the quality of sleep.
It is important that this works only with good quality salts (such as Himalayan or Praid), as traditional iodized salts do not contain as many useful minerals and trace elements as the body needs.
Experience the beneficial effects of salt and check out our products!