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7 Ways you can use salt to heal

Salt adds taste to your food, but it can do even more good. Learn how salt can help you heal various minor health problems.

Home Remedies By Meenakshi Chaudhary / May 28, 2015

Salty is good

You must have heard about the risks of consuming too much salt with hypertension being the most popular side-effect. Salt is, however, not at all bad for your health as long as you eat it in moderation. In fact, it can be used to brighten teeth or to aid digestion. Salt can have several benefits including healing. Know here how salts helps in healing health problems. Image Source: www.searchhomeremedy.com

Mouth ulcers

You can use salt to heal mouth ulcers. All you need is a half teaspoonful of salt. Put it on the ulcer and hold it for a few minutes and then gargle with plain water. For best results, you should try this before brushing your teeth every morning. However, be prepared for slight discomfort as it might sting severely. Image Source: www.nhs.uk

Sore throat

Another health benefit of salt is that can be used to treat sore throat.Take one tablespoonful of salt in a glass of lukewarm water and gargle with it to treat scratchy throat. It not only provides relief from toothache, but also soothes pain caused due to enlarged adenoids and tonsils. Image Source: www.webmd.com


If you are suffering from indigestion, add few crystals of rock salt and fresh mint to lassi and drink it. The next time you experience poor digestion, all you need is a little salt. Image source: craighitchenstherapies.com

Body scrub

Take 5 tablespoonfuls of sea salt, add one tablespoonful of olive oil to it. Squeeze half a slice of fresh lemon in this mixture. Now apply the mixture all over your body. Rub it gently for a few minutes and then leave it on for 10 minutes before taking shower. Image Source: honestlyhealthyfood.com


Did you know that salt can also be used to treat dandruff? Yes, take 1- 2 teaspoonfuls of sea salt and put it on your scalp. Now gently massage it with wet fingertips for a few minutes and then wash it with a mild shampoo. You should try this for a month to exfoliate the scalp and get rid of dandruff. Image Source : www.huffingtonpost.com

Muscle cramps

Salt can also be used as remedy for cramps. Add 2-3 teaspoonfuls of sugar and half teaspoonful of salt to one litre of water. Squeeze a fresh lemon juice into it. Now drink this solution to treat cramps. Image Source: expertbeacon.com

Swollen feet

Heat a fistful of salt in a pan and put it in a cloth. Apply this salt pack over your feet for 20 minutes to treat swollen feet. Image Source: www.health-and-parenting.com


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