Neti Pot - Nasal Passage Soother/CleanserWe have been fans of this simple product for years. At first sign of a cold or overactive allergies, we cleanse!
The nasal passages contain one of our body's first lines of defense against disease. They are lined with a thin layer of mucus that traps and disposes of dirt, dust, pollen, and other airborne porticles. But if the mucus becomes either too thick and dry or too thin and runny, it is easier for bacteria and viruses to get past this nasal lining and cause problems. A staple of folk medicine, a nasal wash with saltwater helps carry impurites of of the body.
Suggested Uses: Mix a heaping 1/4 tsp of finely ground non-iondized salt or a slightly rounded 1/2 tsp of coarsly ground salt in the neti pot with 8oz of warm water until the salt is completely dissolved. Turn your head to one side over the sink, keeping the forehead at the same height as the chin, or slightly higher. 1.Gently insert the spout in the upper nostril so it forms a seal. Raise the neti pot so the saline solution flows out the lower nostril. If it drains out of your mouth, lower your forehead in relation to your chin. 2.When the neti pot is empty, face the sink and exhale vigorously without pinching the nostrils. 3.Refill the neti pot and repeat on the other side.