Salt is a seasoning always present in any kitchen, but its uses are more numerous and are not limited only to the food seasoning. Coarse salt or sea salt can be used successfully in some external therapies that help you to relieve many ailments and diseases.

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Let’s see what diseases can be treated with salt.

Salt Treats Cellulite

It may seem paradoxical, but salt can be used successfully in treating the unsightly cellulite on the legs, arms and back. We can say paradoxically because normally salt is one of the main culprits of cellulite because it helps the water retention in the body. Fortunately, the salt can also be an ally against cellulite. Cellulite is not necessarily a dangerous condition, but creates discomfort and can make you be unhappy with your appearance.

To treat cellulite with salt, all you have to do is to fill half a bathtub with water (to a temperature of 35-39 degrees Celsius, 95 -102 Fahrenheit) and add salt, not more than 300 g or 0.66 lbs. per liter of water. It is highly recommended not to increase this dose because the excess of salt can dry your skin. Optionally, you can add a small amount of essential oil to fragrance gently the water.

Lie down in the tub and relax for 20 minutes. During this time, the salt will help to detoxify the skin, stimulate circulation and tone your skin.

Immediately after the salt bath, rinse your body thoroughly and rub it with a moisturizer, focusing on areas with cellulite. Salt baths should be done daily for 1-2 weeks.

Salt Treats Foot Fungus

Foot fungus is a condition that can damage the beauty of feet. Try to treat this condition with salt. For this condition you do not need a total bath salt, just to prepare a high concentration saline solution for feet.

Keep your feet in the water for about 15 minutes then blot the excess liquid with a clean towel. Anyway, try not to rinse the saline solution.

Salt Treats Sore Throat and Cough

Confronted with cough and sore throat? Then gargle with salt water. Dissolve 2 teaspoons of salt in a glass of warm water. Gargle with this solution two times a day. However, if after three days coughing and sore throat do not pass, you have to go to the doctor because you have an infection that requires a specific treatment.

Salt Relieves Intestinal Cramps

Hearty meals and slow intestinal transit can cause intestinal cramps. It is a good idea to test the benefits of salt, before trying the effect of medicines.

Boil 1 liter of water and add 100 g (0.22 lbs.) salt. Let the water cool slightly then soak a towel or cloth in the solution. Squeeze the material, and apply this compress on the abdomen. Wrap your middle with a thick and dry towel, and let the compress with salt water to relieve the cramps.

Salt Combats Acne

Acne is a nasty condition, but you can try to fight it with salt. Daily, it is advisable to prepare a concentrated saline solution. With a cotton pad, apply the saline solution on the affected areas and let it act.

As part of treatment, ii is better to apply weekly a saline mud mask that purifies skin, unplug pores and regulates sebum production.

Salt can also be used to treat other conditions such as hypertension, urinary infections, rheumatism, psoriasis and high stress levels.