Humans have been using salt for therapeutic uses for thousands of years. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, used to steam salt to purify the air and the lungs. Salt inhalation therapy has been used to boost overall respiratory strength and lung capacity. Studies have shown that salt therapy could help reduce respiratory problems and help reduce mucus build up.
There are many other health benefits that have been attributed to Salt inhalation from breathing related sleeping conditions, sinus problems, asthma, the common cold, allergies, hay fever and congestion. Given its ability to increase the body’s natural ability to breathe deeply, a salt inhaler may also provide a variety of psychological benefits. The ability to breathe easily promotes their body’s own natural relaxation response.
Please note; Although Salt Inhalation therapy is widely used and well regarded it should not be used in replacement of professional medical advice.