Awhile back, a friend of mind had a pretty terrible troublesome cold. She was absolutely miserable and had said that her kids were showing the same symptoms from when hers started. So I let her in on my little secret of what I use a a cure for the common cold. This is a cure that was used in India and some West Africans and is known in Sanskrit as Neti, or Nasal Irrigation. What is this?
Nasal Irrigation is the cleaning of the nasal portion of the respiratory system. The function of that system is to allow air to come in contact with the circulating blood so an exchange of gases can happen. It may sound a bit complex, but honestly, the most important take away is that it works in curing the common cold and it works fast. How does it do this? It has an unmatched ability to clear nostrils for better breathing, reduce excess mucus, and it moistens the nasal canals.
How do you use Neti to cure the common cold?
1. Using un-iodized TABLE SALT, add a level teaspoon of salt to 24 oz warm water.
2. Wash your neti pot (which is available in most health food stores).
3. Re- rinse internally and externally with drinking water.
4. Fill the pot (which holds about 8 oz) with the saline solution
5. Now tilt your head so your right nostril is uppermost over a sink or large basin
6. Pour the solution into the nostril and ensure to keep the mouth open to breathe.
7. After it all comes out, remain motionless for 30 seconds or so then blow the nose
Thoroughly and rinse out the mouth with drinking water.
Repeat steps 1-7 on the right nostril pouring through the left this time.
You can bend forward to ensure it all drips out or preferably perform 10-15 rounds of bellows breath (a breathing exercise that entails forcefully pulling the belly back towards the spine which pushes the stagnant air out of the lungs) to get all the solution out.
I found it pleasant and soothing after practicing it only once. Besides aiding as a cure for the common cold, it also ensures that blocked nasal passages as a result of irritants and pollutants are well loosened.
Furthermore it is said to have a marked cleansing effect on the sinuses and mind and helps to clean the anterior regions of the upper palate housing the olfactory organs. It even helps to cleanse to some degree the inner workings of the ear. Children using this product should be supervised by an able adult.
My friend gave this a try and helped her kids to do it as well and they were feeling better in no time! Don’t be fooled by the endless aisles of cold meds at the pharmacy, they are just trying to get your money. A common cold can easily be healed by using drugless alternatives, you just need to learn how.