Salt is a wonderful medicine, do you know it?

@Sreekala (23619)
India
December 9, 2015 2:03am CST
I think most of us are aware about this fact, the wonderful benefits of salt. The main advantage of salt is, it is easily available in our kitchen. However, I am not sure how many of us take the advantage of this medicine. A sore throat can easily curable with this, adding in lukewarm water and then gargling. Same is applicable in case of tooth ache. There is no doubt on getting a quick relief on pain. If there is wounds and infections, salt water can do magic. I experienced with the great benefits of salt by myself. Not only have I used the same whenever any problems occur but also advised others too. Very recently I told to use salt water to my son (mylot), when he told me about some problem. His reply came to me quickly ‘Mum, you never leave this salt water’? My question is - Why can’t we use the benefits of salt when it is easily available in our kitchen without spending money to doctor and medicines? Time to think! Your experience please….
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@shshiju (10571)
• Cochin, India
9 Dec 15
The common use of salt is give taste to food and preserve it without damage. And your mention is very usable because it is plenty and very cheap .
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@Sreekala (23619)
• India
16 Dec 15
Are you the same George from Bubblews? Yes, salt is a wonderful medicine easily available in our kitchen ans very cheap too.
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@shshiju (10571)
• Cochin, India
17 Dec 15
@Sreekala No, I have not used bubblews.
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@Sreekala (23619)
• India
17 Dec 15
@shshiju oh ok. I misunderstood.
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
9 Dec 15
Exactly my friend. I've been nagging my niece to use lukewarm water with salt to treat early symptoms of sore throat and tonsillitis. She always let the condition of the kids to get worse so that she has to spend too much in antibiotics.
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@Sreekala (23619)
• India
9 Dec 15
Most of the people ignore salt water as it is very cheap. People are happy on spending much money and having antibiotics. If the problem treated with salt water in the beginning it will cure completely without any medicine.
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
9 Dec 15
@Sreekala Yes, I've proven it very effective to heal sore throat and tonsillitis several times. The moment I feel any pain or inflammation in my throat I gargle with lukewarm salt water immediately.
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• India
9 Dec 15
The only place where i like to add salt is for 'Lime juice'. And yes.. its okay on selective food items where we cannot avoid. Treatment purpose? I am really ready to run here I am not against salt but lacking interest on such activities mum. Thats all
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@Sreekala (23619)
• India
16 Dec 15
Yes, it needs lots of endurance. However, worth to try instead of medicines and seeking help from a doctor.
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@softbabe44 (5899)
• Vancouver, Washington
10 Dec 15
It might have something to do with the sodium content.
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@Sreekala (23619)
• India
16 Dec 15
Sodium content is there which helps to balance the blood pressure, those who are facing low blood pressure can get relief for using the salt.
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• Vancouver, Washington
16 Dec 15
@Sreekala That's really good to know.
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• Vancouver, Washington
17 Dec 15
@Sreekala Thats information others really need.
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@gudheart (12742)
11 Dec 15
I like bathing in sea salt, as it does help heal wounds ;D
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@Sreekala (23619)
• India
16 Dec 15
Exactly!
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@jstory07 (69361)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Dec 15
I have salt in my kitchen all the time.
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@Sreekala (23619)
• India
16 Dec 15
Yes, salt is an inevitable part in anybody's kitchen.
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• Preston, England
18 Jan 16
many doctors here advise against using salt even in food as it is very bad for blood pressure
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@Sreekala (23619)
• India
19 Jan 16
Consuming salt is dangerous for those who have high blood pressure. Here the salt is used as external medicine.
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• Preston, England
19 Jan 16
@Sreekala that makes more sense - thanks
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@SHAMRACK (8450)
• India
18 Jan 16
Years back I had wounded my leg and swelling came...that time I used hot salt water its decreased the swelling and also lot relieved from pain. But mostly its is seen salt is controlled and avoided by kidney patients and diabetics..still external side its seems much useful..
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@Sreekala (23619)
• India
18 Jan 16
I am talking about the external side only.
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@SHAMRACK (8450)
• India
19 Jan 16
@Sreekala Yes, there is no doubt salt a effective role in external treatments...
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• Philippines
11 Mar 16
Yes, I do use salt with warm water for my sore throat, but i didn't realize you have to use it when having tooth ache. I use vinegar for tooth ache.
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@Sreekala (23619)
• India
12 Mar 16
Not only on tooth ache but on external wounds and infections, salt can cure the wounds without giving any side effects. We have to show some patience.
@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
10 Dec 15
It can certainly help clean the mouth and can kill some germs
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@Sreekala (23619)
• India
16 Dec 15
Yes, it can kill the germs and protect the mouth from infections.
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@babaraimc (1323)
• Pakistan
21 Mar 16
because we dont want to put Doctors out of their Jobs,, (I will say this because i am almost a Doctor)