learn more about nasal irrigation
Jala neti is the practice of nasal cleansing, used by yogis and in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Traditionally, a neti pot is a small jug filled with saltwater, poured into the nostril and used to clear the nose for improved breathing. The rinse is made up of a balance of salt that mimics seawater (it’s salty!), but other minerals like potassium, magnesium and calcium found in seawater (or mineral salt) can also be added1 .
used to clear the nose of allergens, pollutants and infection
Our noses contain thousands of tiny hairs that trap particles that we inhale, including allergens like grasses and pollens, chemicals that come from air pollution and infective microorganisms like bacteria.
Maintaining healthy nasal and sinus passages is important in protecting us from infection and…
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