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Dear Deb

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gargling

Why Common Salt - Sodium Chloride (NaCl) is effective during Gargling when suffering from a sore throat ?.

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Prashant S Akerkar

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http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/other/health-benefits-of-salt.html

Gargle with salt water – stop a cold in its tracks – health.com, Gargle with salt water. to combat a scratchy throat add half a teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water. "the salt draws out excess water in your throat’s tissues.
Why salt water gargling helps your throat – fresh living, As home remedies go, this might be the most widely known/practiced/recommended. but why does gargling with warm, salty water help soothe a sore throat? since i’m.
Gargling with tap water daily helps prevent colds, remedy, A 2005 japanese study found that gargling regularly with plain tap water during the common-cold season helped prevent more upper respiratory tract.

Saltwater gargle. several studies have found that gargling several times a day with warm salt water can reduce swelling in the throat and loosen mucus, helping to.
Salt, types of salt, cooking with salt, salt substitutions, Salt, types of salt, cooking with salt, salt substitutions, salt composition and medical uses, history of salt.

Salt in its purest, most natural form is complete with important elements and free of pollutants unlike table salt or sodium chloride..
Home treatment for a sore throat caused by postnasal drip, Gargle with warm salt water to help get rid of throat soreness. you can make the saltwater mixture by stirring of salt into of lukewarm water. gargle as.
Does sea salt or kosher salt affect blood pressure as much as, The effects of table salt on your blood pressure come from the sodium component in sodium chloride and not from the variety or manufacturing process.When you have a sore throat it is usually caused by micro-organisms causing irritation of the mucous tissue, but it can also be inflammation from overuse (such as when you have a sore throat and are hoarse from screaming at a sporting event) or from caustic or acidic and damaging chemicals or other injury to the area. By gargling salt water, the salt diffuses through the micro organism's cellular membrane which leads to the micro organism becoming dehydrated. This can help kill/inactivate the organism. Saline (salt water) makes up a large portion of our body fluids and our tissues have developed in a way that salt water is soothing to mucous tissue that is inflamed either by irritation or by infection. The gargle mixture is usually made with warm water, which increases the blood flow to the area to help heal more quickly.

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In other words, sodium chloride (salt) has natural antibacterial properties, which help to kill the bacteria that are causing the sore throat or toothache. Another way it helps a sore throat is by helping to remove the mucus in the throat so it feels better, the area stays clean and free of the wastes that are produced from the body's reaction to the invading organism or inflammation, which can add to the soreness. Also when the inflammation is reduced, swelling of tissue is reduced and more blood can flow through to heal the area, in addition to the simple action of soothing the inflammation of body tissues.

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