5 Amazing Things Salt Water Can Cure

spoon of baking sodaSome say it’s the most simple things in nature that have the biggest benefit. And in this case, it’s true. For centuries, salt water has been used as an essential ingredient in medicine as well as deemed as a luxury item at one point in time.

With all that said, salt water is a simple drink with stunning results. It’s important to note that much of the results are found using natural sea salt, not your ordinary table salt.

1. Mental Health:
You mean to tell me that what you put in your body can affect you mentally too? Yes! Sea salt, especially unrefined sea salt, contains vitamins, minerals and other microorganisms that can release substances like helpful bacteria and chemicals that affect our hormonal balances to improve your overall quality of life. Because of this, bathing in sea salt is thought to help improve your peace of mind, energy levels and ability to handle problems that arise. Other benefits to your psychological health include better confidence levels, improved ability to focus and more self control.
How To Use It: Take a warm sea salt bath (normally 2-3 cups of sea salt) and soak for 20 minutes at a time.

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2. Sagging Skin:
Because of the microorganisms often found in unrefined sea salt, bathing in sea salt can help improve your skin quality by increasing circulation and increasing the flow of nutrients to your skin, according to LifeEvents.org. Using sea salt to scrub your skin before applying lotion can help exfoliate your skin to help improve its glow and tighten and tone your skin. This treatment also helps prepare your skin to receive lotions or massage oils. A sea salt bath can also help relax sore and tired muscles, stimulating the healing process.
How To Use It: Use a tablespoon in a small bowl, with water (not too much) to make a grainy paste. Scrub that on your skin, let sit for five minutes and rinse thoroughly before applying lotion.


3. Constipation:

While bathing or rubbing your skin with a sea salt solution can help relax you and improve your skin, drinking a solution containing sea salt can help clean out your digestive tract, according to the Colon Cleansing and Constipation Resource Center. Using sea salt as a laxative can help treat breathing problems, correct mineral imbalances in your body and help remove toxins from your body by increasing your need to go to the bathroom.
How To Use It: Mix 2 tsp. of salt with 1 qt of warm water and drink it on an empty stomach to stimulate a bowel movement, according to the website. You may also add the juice from a lime or lemon to make the solution more palatable, the website notes.


4. Inflammation:

The human body’s basic requirement for salt is 1.5 teaspoons, or 8 grams per day. If we don’t consume this…