Some of the amazing qualities of salt:
- Bactericide: An agent that destroys bacteria.
- Mucokinetic: facilitates removal of mucus from the respiratory tract.
- Hydrophilic: Having an affinity for water or readily absorbing / dissolving in water.
- Anti-inflammatory: reduces inflammation, swelling, and pain. If you are a carrier of cystic fibrosis, salt therapy treatments bring relief by opening up your respiratory tract, clearing accumulated mucus and unclogging blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles. It also absorbs edema from the mucosa lining in the airway passages and reduces inflammation of the respiratory tract.
“Negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy. They also may protect against germs in the air, resulting in decreased irritation due to inhaling various particles that make you sneeze, cough, or have a throat irritation.”