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10 Unusual and Healthy Uses of Common Salt

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7. Treats Insect Bites and Stings

Insect bites and stings, can be painful and itchy. To reduce the discomforts, all you need is a handful of common salt.

salt treats insect bites and stings

Salt is a great way to help neutralize the venom of a bee or yellow jacket sting. Due to its antiseptic properties, salt also disinfects the site of injury. It draws out the toxin immediately and effectively reduces pain and inflammation.

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  1. Wash the area with antiseptic soap and lukewarm water. In case of a bee or wasp sting, remove the stinger very carefully before rinsing the area.
  2. Apply a paste of salt and a little water on the site of the bite or sting.
  3. Allow it to dry, then rinse it off after 30 minutes.
  4. Repeat as needed.

8. Cures a Runny Nose or Nasal Congestion

For an adult or child, a saline rinse for nasal irrigation is one of the best home remedies for a runny nose. Salt will help loosen up mucus, making it easier and more comfortable to expel.

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saline rinse clears nasal congestion

It will even clear the nasal passages of irritants and make it easy for you to breathe comfortably.

  1. Mix 1 teaspoon of salt in 2 cups of warm distilled water.
  2. Use this solution for nasal irrigation using a neti pot or some other irrigation device.
  3. Repeat 1 or 2 times daily for a few days.

Note: Wash the irrigation device after each use.

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10 Unusual and Healthy Uses of Common Salt was last modified: August 24th, 2017 by Top10HomeRemedies
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