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Everything about hot salt: the ancient DIY remedy handed down by grandmothers

Let’s discover more about hot salt, a grandmother’s remedy which is effective and useful in alleviating common ailments and in improving our quality of life.

Hot salt is a grandmother’s remedy which is truly effective with surprising effects. It can be used to alleviate a wide range of ailments, from cooling symptoms to muscle pain and many other problems. And what’s more, making it at home is truly very simple… and very quick!
Let’s discover together how to create DIY compresses and how to best use them for our body’s wellbeing.

When you use hot salt compresses: the benefits

Hot salt is a simple, effective, cost-effective remedy suitable for everyone which alieviants certain ailments that can afflict us in daily life.

Salt compresses can be used in different situations, for example sinusitis and catarrh, cervical, menstrual and kidney pain, back pain, rheumatism, tooth pain and ear ache. In short, it’s a real and true cure for our body!

How to prepare the hot salt

The best types of salt to use when preparing this DIY remedy at home are whole salt and pink Himalayan salt. It’s even better if they’re natural and haven’t been treated, since they are rich in mineral salts which, when associated with heat, help absorb excess humidity in our body.

This fantastic natural remedy is prepared, depending on the part of the body being treated, by pouring 3-4 handfuls of salt in a frying pan. Then put the pan on the stove until the salt begins to crackle. Once hot, you need to fill a cotton, jute or wool bag making sure it doesn’t spill, and you position the compress on the treatment area.

Hot salt: side effects

Using this DIY remedy, especially if it’s high in iodine, isn’t recommended for those who suffer from thyroid diseases and those who cannot or must limit their iodine intake. In these cases, it is always advisable to consult your doctor before proceeding to use compresses.

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