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Common Salt Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Common Salt
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Sodium Chloride
Hindi Name
Homeopathic Name
Natrum Muriaticum   -   Mother Tincture

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Common Salt Cures

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Action of Common Salt

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Nutrients in Common Salt


Taste of
Common Salt

Parts Used

Powdered form of Mineral

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Common Salt

Excess may cause High Blood Pressure.
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Common Salt is an ionic compound.
It is composed of sodium and chloride.
It is obtained from sea water.
Best used for Tonsillitis.

Homeopathic remedy Natrum Muriaticum is made from Common Salt. The indications of Natrum Muriaticum are :
Physical Symptoms
Common Cold, Salty Mucus
Headache common in Children, especially during the School time
Headache reoccurs in 3 to 4 days
Allergy : Hay fever
Cracked Lips

Mental Symptoms
Prefer staying alone when upset
May cry if someone tries to console them
Broken heart and grief from loss of someone
Fear of a closed room
They are sensitive. Do not hurt feelings of others and always careful not to hurt others feelings

The symptoms are worse in the morning. The condition aggravates in direct Sun heat, Seaside.
The person feels better with rest, open air, cool bath and exercise.
It is best used to treat :
Bad effects of Cauterisation.
Bread Allergy.
Headache beginning with Blindness.
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Materia Medica for Common Salt

Single Herb

Salt ( Namak ) for Cracked Lips

Take 2 pinches Salt. Mix it in half teaspoon Ghee. Apply on Lips and Naval twice a day.

Salt ( Namak ) for Corns

Mix one tablespoon Salt ( Namak ) in warm water. Soak affected area of the body for 20 - 30 minutes. Repeat the process twice a day.

Salt ( Namak ) for Cholera

Boil One liter Water. Add 50 Gram of Sugar and One teaspoon of Salt. Give this liquid to the patient as many time as possible.

Salt ( Namak ) for Tonsillitis

Take one glass lukewarm water. Add half teaspoon Salt. Gargle with this water. Do this thrice a day.

Salt ( Namak )for Typhiod

Mix one tablespoon of Salt ( Namkeen ) in one glass of water. Drink once a day.

Salt ( Namak ) for Hiccups

Make fomentation of Salt ( Namak ) over the ribs to get relief in Hiccups.

Salt ( Namak ) for Skin Diseases

Take bath by adding salt in a water.
Caution: Do not put that water on your Hair.

Salt ( Namak )for Scanty Menses

Take one tablespoon of Salt with water thrice a day .

Potato ( Aalu ) for Jaundice

Boil the peeled Potatoes in water for 15-20 minutes. Add Salt to taste. Have one small bowl once a day.

Salt ( Namak ) for Aphthous Ulcers

Add half tsp Salt in a glass of lukewarm water. Use it for Gargle.

Salt ( Namak ) for Ear Infection

Heat 50 g Salt in a pan. Put it in a piece of cloth and tie it to make poultice. Use it against Infected Ear for 10 minutes.

Salt ( Namak ) for Low Blood Pressure

Add half tsp Salt in 300 ml water. Drink once a day.

Common Salt ( Namak ) for Sore Throat

Add 1 tsp Common Salt in a glass of warm water. Use it for gargle.
OR : Add 1 teaspoon of Common Salt in a glass of warm water and add 1 tablespoon of Listerine. Use it for gargle 4-5 times a day.
Note : Listerine is known for its germ killing benefits and will neutralize the acids in your throat .

Common Salt ( Namak ) for Toothache

Use Salt added water for rinsing your mouth.

Common Salt ( Namak ) for Snoring

Add 5 g Common Salt in 50 ml water. Use it as Nasal drops.

Common Salt ( Namak ) for Strep Throat

Add half tsp Common Salt in a cup of lukewarm water. Use it for gargle.

Common Salt ( Namak ) for Rosacea

Take 5 grams Common Salt ( Namak ). Add few drops of water. Mix. Apply it on your face and massage in circular motion for 2 minutes. Let it be dry and apply again. Wash with lukewarm water.
Attention : Keep it away from hair.

Salt ( Namak ) for Puffy Eyes

Mix half teaspoon of Salt in a glass of warm water. Dip cotton cloth in water. Put it over the eye lids. Repeat this procedure several time to get relief from Puffy Eyes.

Common Salt ( Namak ) for Low Blood Pressure

Add half tsp Common Salt ( Namak ) in a cup of water. Drink it whenever you feel symptoms of Low Blood Pressure.

Common Salt ( Namak ) for Dust Allergy

Add one tablespoon of Common Salt ( Namak ) in 1 litre of boiling water. After boiling, Pour the boiling water in a bottle and cap it for 5 minutes. Take steam for 10 minutes and rinse nasal with the same water.

Common Salt ( Namak ) for Laryngitis

Add half a teaspoon of Common Salt ( Namak ) in a glass of lukewarm water. Gargle with this water 2 to 3 times a day.

Common Salt ( Namak ) for Athlete's Foot

Put 5 to 6 teaspoons of Common Salt ( Namak ) to a half-filled tub of lukewarm water. Soak your feet for 15 minutes. Dry your feet with a clean towel. Repeat this procedure thrice a day until you get properly healed.

Common Salt for Rigg's Disease

Take 1 glass of lukewarm water and add quarter teaspoon of Common Salt in it. Mix them well. Rinse your mouth with it.

Common Salt for Yellow Teeth

Add half tablespoon of Common salt to a glass of warm water. Gargle for 5 to 8 times with that water. It cleanse your teeth and also protect them from cavities.

Common Salt for Warts

If the wart is located on the palms of the hand and soles of the feet.
The Homeopathic remedy for you is Natrum Muriaticum. Before taking this herb it is advised to please consult a Homeopathic Doctor for an exact dosage.
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Herbal Treatment For Dehydration 1

Take One table spoon of Lime Juice, 1/4 tablespoon of Sugar, a Pinch of Salt in 2 cups of water. Mix it well. Take this liquid through out the day.

Herbal Treatment For Acid Reflux 6

Grind dry Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Salt, toasted Asafoetida ( Hing in India ), Pomegranate ( Anar in India ) and Dodder ( Amar Bel in India ) together. Take 1/4 teaspoon twice a day with water.

Herbal Treatment For Toothache 6

Take one teaspoon Caraway and grind. Put in one glass lukewarm water. Add one teaspoon Salt. Swish with it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Gum Diseases 8

Take a piece of Alum and half tablespoon of Salt. Mix in 1/6th cup of Vinegar. Gargle with it twice a day

Herbal Treatment For Toothache 8

Brush with a pinch of Turmeric, a pinch of Salt and 2-3 drops of Mustard oil.

Herbal Treatment For Migraine 2

Take Half tablespoon of Salt ( Namak ) and Honey each. Lick it.

Herbal Treatment For Blackheads 7

Make thick paste by adding Lime juice, Honey, Salt and Yogurt in equal quantity. Use it as a scrub on face.

Herbal Treatment For Earache 5

Take the following herbs :
Ginger ( Adrak in India ) Juice : 1 teaspoon
Honey ( Shehad in India ) 1 teaspoon
Common Salt ( Namak in India ) 2 pinches
Mix all ingredients. Heat. Use it as ear drop.

Herbal Treatment For Cracked Heels 1

Take the following herbs :
Almond : Badam : Oil : 5 tablespoons
Common Salt : Namak : 1 tablespoon
Strawberry : Crushed : 8 to 10 pieces
Mix all the ingredients. Rub on heels for 15 minutes. Wash with fresh water.

Herbal Treatment For Yellow Teeth 1

Take 20 gram Baking Soda ( Meetha Soda ) and 10 gram Common Salt ( Namak ). Mix. Use it as tooth powder once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Flatulence 16

Take the following herbs :
Black Salt : Kala Namak : 2 tablespoon
Indian Gooseberry : Amla : Powder : 1 tablespoon
Mango Powder : Aamchoor : Powder : 1 tablespoon
Common Salt : Namak : 1/2 tablespoon
Terminalia Chebula : Harad : Powder : 1/2 tablespoon
Black Pepper : Kali Mirch : Powder : 1 teaspoon
Carom : Ajvain : Crushed : 1 teaspoon
Cumin : Jeera : Crushed : 1/2 teaspoon
Lemon : Nimbu : Juice : 2 tablespoon
Mix all ingredients. Have 2 pinches after meal once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 7

Take a glass of lukewarm water. Add one teaspoon Common Salt ( Namak ) and one teaspoon Turmeric ( Haldi ). Stir. Gargle with prepared mixture twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Cracked Heels 2

Take one Tomato. Grate it. Add One table spoon of Grated Garlic, two tablespoon of Lemon Juice and a pinch of Salt. Have it.

Herbal Treatment For Yellow Teeth 7

Take the following herbs :
Almond : Badam : Peels : Powdered : 1 tablespoon
Mint : Pudina : Leaves : Dried : Powdered : 1 tablespoon
Common Salt : Namak : 1/2 tablespoon
Mix all ingredients. Keep in a bottle. Use it daily to rub your teeth once a day before brush.

Herbal Treatment For Yellow Teeth 8

Take quarter teaspoon of powdered Clove ( Clove ). Add 5 pinches of Common Salt ( Namak ) and 8 to 10 drops of Brown Mustard ( Lal Sarson ) oil. Mix. Rub it on your teeth once a day before brush. It gives you strong, healthy and white teeth.

Herbal Treatment For Post Nasal Drip 1

Add half tsp of both Baking Soda and Salt in half Liter of water. Use the solution as nasal drop.

Herbal Treatment For Conjunctivitis 3

Fill the water into a tub. Add some amount of Vinegar ( Sirka ) and Salt. Mix the water well. Dip your face in that water for 15 to 20 secs. Repeat this procedure once a day. It shows an instant effect on Conjunctivitis.

Herbal Treatment For Menstrual Disorders 9

Horse Gram soup
Horse Gram : 2 cups
Tamarind paste : 3 teaspoon
Black Pepper: 1 tablespoon
Cumin Seeds : 1 tablespoon
Mustard Seeds : 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves : 2-3
Coriander leaves
Salt : to taste
Oil : 2 tablespoon
-Soak the Horse Gram seeds over night. The next morning , strain the water ( keep it aside for later use ) and pressure cook Horse Gram seeds till they get soft. Mash half of the cooked Horse Gram.
-Roast Mustard, Cumin and Black Pepper seeds and grind them to make a fine powder.
-Heat the oil in a pan and add Curry leaves, Tamarind paste, strained Horse Gram water, roasted powder, mashed Horse Gram and Salt. Cook for 5 minutes.
-Make sure the gravy is not too thick. You can also add water if needed.
-Add the remaining Horse Gram to the mixture and cook for 3 minutes.
-Add finely chopped coriander leaves.

Herbal Treatment For Bronchitis 19

Warm 100 ml of water in a pan. Mix 1 teaspoon of Salt in it. Gargle with this warm water 4 times a day. Spit out the water after gargling. Repeat this procedure regularly to get rid of Bronchitis.

Herbal Treatment For Warts 9

Treatment for Warts on feet and hands.
Add 2 to 3 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil to a tablespoon of Common Salt ( Namak ). Put this mixture in 4 liters of warm water. Soak the affected foot or hand for 15 minutes in this water. Doing this process for 10 days is a must.
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