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Salt Room Therapy to Ease Sinusitis

Sinusitis is a painful infection and/or inflammation of sinuses. This occurs behind the forehead and behind the cheek bones where your sinuses are located. Bacteria or viruses may cause such infections.  The accumulation of mucus within the sinus cavities causes a pressing pain in affected areas.

Allergens found naturally within the home, office or outside environment can also cause sinus infection. Various symptoms such as a pounding headache, abundant nasal secretions and trouble breathing can be present. The secretions can vary in colour from light yellow to green, depending on the cause of infection. Even though sinus medications may ease symptoms, it’s important to remember that a temporary relief does not help with the recurrence of sinusitis.  Many sinus medications also have significant side effects. Let’s find how we can use salt therapy to ease sinusitis.

Salt room therapy is an all-natural method, using salt aerosol to treat breathing problems.  The microscopic particles of salt penetrate in every little corner of sinuses, opening blockages and clearing the mucus from sinus cavities.  It also helps to fight bacteria or viruses causing the infection. This will help to reduce the inflammation and ease the pain.

Salt therapt to ease Sinusitis

Salt therapy will also help in prevention and strengthening the respiratory immunity. Salt is anti bacterial and anti-viral preventing infections. Regular use of salt therapy also helps to desensitize the respiratory mucosa to allergens.  Long-term exposure to salt therapy will help to reduce the frequency of sinus infections and antibiotic intake prescriptions.

How Does Salt Therapy Work in Sinusitis?

Salt room therapy is done by using a halogenerator that creates the microscopic salt particles. These are released into a room for salt breathing sessions. A salt room session will last for about one hour. One or more people are relaxing or exercising in a salt room, while breathing in the salt aerosol.

Salt therapy can also be done at home using a salt machine. A SaltAir device works on the same principle but it is adapted to home use. It releases tiny salt particles in the air for breathing. These particles are under 2 microns in size. They can penetrate in every corner of the sinus cavities and deep into the lungs, providing great benefits. Salt therapy can ease sinusitis effectively and naturally.

Benefits of Home Salt Therapy by SaltAir

  • SaltAir device creates the micro-environment of salt cave or seashore aerosol directly in your home
  • It works gently on your respiratory system during your sleep hours
  • It provides long-term exposure to salt therapy, necessary in a chronic respiratory problem
  • Salt particles are anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal and clean the air you breath
  • Salt therapy is natural, has no side-effects and is not expensive
  • All family members (including babies and pets) can benefit from salt air therapy
  • The device is small, compact and suited for travelling
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Health Benefits of Cinnamon in Respiratory Diseases

The scientific name of cinnamon is ”Cinnamomum verum” and comes from the Greek “Kinnamomon”.

Cinnamon is used as a spice and for its medicinal properties since ancient times. It is documented in China 2700 BC, in India in the Ayurvedic medicine and later in Greece and during the Roman imperium.

Cinnamon has many health benefits but here we will emphasize the benefits in respiratory diseases.

Health Benefits of Cinnamon in Respiratory Diseases

Due to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties, cinnamon is a good ally in fighting respiratory infections such as sinus infection, bacterial infection, bronchitis, coughing, bacterial infections in cystic fibrosis, ear infection and recurrent respiratory infections. Being a powerful anti-bacterial, cinnamon is the best remedy in stomach flu and bacterial infections, fighting against Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other strains of bacteria.

Preparations made with cinnamon oil can be used as a natural disinfectant or antimicrobial agent against Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, Aspergillus oryzae, Penicillium digitatum to prevent respiratory or local infections. Cinnamon oil can prevent tooth decay and gum disease and can be found as a component in toothpaste, mouthwashes, chewing gum, etc.

Cinnamon is also a potent virus fighter, and research studies indicate benefits in fighting HIV, herpes virus and adenovirus that causes respiratory infections. Fungal respiratory infections can also benefit from its anti-fungal property.

Cinnamon is one of the top anti-oxidants in the world, with a value of over 250 000 μmol TE/100g. It helps to reduce the formation of free radicals that causes many diseases and helps in repairing organ damages, promoting good health.

Its antibacterial and healing infections in gastrointestinal (GI) tract is not to be left aside. However since Cinnamon removes both bad and good bacteria from the GI tract you should be careful to repopulate with good bacteria by drinking probiotic or eating fermented food after taking Cinnamon for a long period of time.