Last Modified on Feb 21, 2016
Sea salt is increasingly recommended as superior to table salt in the kitchen and as a superior natural remedy for various ailments, internal and external. Why all the fuss? Is sea salt really that much more healthy for us to add to our meals? Does it offer genuine natural cures?
It's not easy to point to absolute superiority of sea salt over table salt, but the process of harvesting sea salt (evaporation) is certainly more natural than that for table salt (mining, chemical treatments). Trace minerals are also available from sea salt that you don't get from your typical salt shaker.
Natural Cures: For external use, Dead Sea Salts are the most famous as skin exfoliants and revitalizers. However, any sea salt scrub can help restore the skin's luster. A salt bath is also wonderful for relieving aching joints. A little sea salt added to a neti pot is perfect for clearing out the nasal cavity and sinuses.
Remedies for Sea Salt
The Popularity of Sea Salt Remedies - Full List
|Alkalizing Sea Salt Remedies||0||2010-07-05|
|Arthritis in Dogs||3||2007-04-24|
|Exercise Recovery Drink||0||2008-06-27|
|High Blood Pressure||1||2007-01-07|
|High Blood Pressure, Toenail Fungus||1||2014-01-26|
|Salt Therapy/ Halotherapy||1||2012-07-02|
|Sea Salt Feedback||11||2011-05-31|
|Sea Salt Foot Bath for Detoxing||0||2013-02-13|
|Sinus and Breathing Issues||1||2006-09-12|
|Swollen Lymph Glands||1||2007-09-18|
I suffered everyday with acid creeping up and severely hindering my ability to enjoy things in life. I noticed two huge agitators: 1. Over-eating (easy to do for anyone in U.S.) 2. Chocolate (tends to be a great laxative, but also tends to promote the acid problem. Continually the damage done by Acid Reflux caused burning and I found that taking in a good amount of sea salt (with water, foods) cleared it up.
I just tested my 1/4 tsp of sea salt in 32 oz of water and it is not alkalizing at all, it's around a 5 on my ph paper. my water from my fridge filter must be acidic. I thought adding the sea salt would alkalize it but it's an acidic formula. I then tested my whole lemon w/1/4 tsp of baking soda and it was very alkaline around 7.5 so i drank that down. I drink water w/sea salt daily and since I broke my arm 3 months ago it makes me swell. what can I add to the water mixture of sea salt and ? to make it alkaline? I also use the borax solution about every other day in my sea salt water. Can I take my lemon mixture and then have my peroxide mix of 3-4 drops in my 32 oz of water that I take to work to drink then I simply drink another 32 oz of plain water?
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Posted by Bob (Moscow , PA) on 04/24/2007
If you check our pet testimonials On our watercure2.org site and read the home page story of how this was discovered, you will see that curing pet arthritis is not even a challenge. Just add unprocessed sea salt to its food and water and within 24 hours a pet will stand up and walk with a limp even though previously it had been unable to stand. Best of all it is free. Bob Butts
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Arroyo Grande, Ca, Usa
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Posted by Carol (Dora, MS) on 01/11/2007
Husband got what looked like a pimple on his neck. By the next night it had gotten worrisome big. Went to your web site and found the sea salt cure. We dampened a wash cloth, poured some sea salt on it, and he held it on the boil for twenty minutes. It went down in just twenty minutes! We taped a cotton ball soaked in castor oil and dipped in the salt for three nights, and the thing is gone. Thank you so much Carol Ann
Posted by Ley (Birmingham, Alabama, Usa) on 08/18/2009
Three weeks ago my daughter came to me with what we thought might be insect bites on the upper part of her leg (bottom of her bottom). They hurt. Visually they didn't look like much more than a mosquito bite. Three days later she came to me again. The "bites" had escalated frighteningly!! They had turned black on the inside and were whelped in red. Before we jumped into the car for the hospital (Sunday), I sat her in a soaking tub of Sea Salt - like half the container of it. After 20 minutes there was an incredibly noticable difference!! The red and the whelps had both gone down. I ran to the store and bought 5 containers of sea salt and had her sit in it twice a day. I had to go out of town shortly thereafter for a week. During this time she let the salt soaks lax and was not interested at all in showing her father the problem (LOL), When I got home the lesions were on BOTH of her upper legs!! Back to the store for more salt. I've had her sit in it three times a day. It's been three days and they are almost completely GONE!! It's unbelievable!!
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Posted by Donna (Allen, Tx) on 01/11/2013
I use sea salt and filtered water for pink eye/conjunctivitis all the time. I have 4 kids and for some reason they are susceptible to pink eye. (I've gotten it a few times from treating them... Very contagious) I have little rubber 1/4 c dishes (from kitchen) and use them to mix 1/8 tsp sea salt with 1/4 c water. I make the child put eye up to cup and tip head back (kind of suctions to their eye), they open eye as much as they can, then dump out and rinse container. Do same with other eye. Don't cross contaminate or will spread to other eye. Only takes about 3-4 days. I do it 3 or more times a day. Dry with a clean, new cloth each time. Do not rub eyes with same hand... Will spread. Might sting slightly, but usually their eyes feel better almost right away.
Posted by Marie (Baton Rouge, LA) on 09/16/2007
As a child I had a horrible case of conjunctivitis. For over a month, I suffered from home with absolutely no change no matter how much eye drops or medication the doctor's prescribed me. My family finally took our yearly trip to the beach and after a day, my eye infection was completely gone. When we returned and returned to the doctor for a checkup, my pediatrician chuckled and said, oh "You went to the beach, the ocen clears that right up!" My mother could NOT believe it. We surely would have hightailed it to the beach a week into the conjunctivitis had we known! As a result of my month long infection, I had permanent vision damage and had to have membraned PEELED off my eyelids. I am just thankful the beach trip and swimming in the ocean happened when it did, otherwise, I might have had even greater eye damage. I'm lucky I only have to wear glasses/contacts for the rest of my life.
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Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
Posted by Erynn (New Haven, Connecticut) on 03/11/2008
Sea Salt cure for Constipation. Works like a charm! Although I've tried this two ways. I've use epsom salt as well...but it is quite gross and you may throw up, so sea salt is much easier on the taste buds. It could take anywhere from 10mins to 2 hours. If its not working, try drinking more water...the salt is dehydrating your system!! This is probably the most comfortable way than taking a laxative. I tend to get cramping from everything else, ie sienna tea. sea salt is the way to go!
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St. Petersburg, Fl
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Posted by Tan Koon Peng (Singapore) on 06/27/2008
When you are tired after exercising, simply drink a cup of warm salt water and you will feel better soon.
EC: Can you tell us how much salt to add to a glass of warm water? Too much salt could cause side effects.
Posted by Thegoodwitch (Atlanta, Georgia, Usa) on 02/24/2012
2/20: my mother takes first dose of sole and artesian water
2/22: reports 'slept like a hog'
2/24: awakes to sugar level of 109 (regularly 130 because she eats late at night); also reports heavy phlegm discharge each morning...
More to come...
Posted by Margaret (Jacksonville, FL) on 01/07/2007
Sea Salt lowers High BP. I went on the water cure 2 website.. I saw on there that water and real sea salt could lower my bp. I tried it. wow it is awesome my bp went to normal after 2 days I stayed on it and oh boy all sorts of things happened. I have not had a cold flu or been sick since. I am so happy.
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Port Orchard, Washington
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London, United Kingdom
Posted by Lou (Summerville,, Sc) on 01/26/2014
I started the sea salt cure about 3 weeks ago and two noticeable things have happened...My Blood pressure has gone down to 120/88 from 142/90 and my toe fungis is gone .... I was so excited! I drink 32 oz twice a day with 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt...Who new?? :)
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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San Francisco, Ca, Usa
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Posted by Raynbogrl (Bend, Oregon, Usa) on 03/04/2010
I'm new to this site, I started the fibromyalgia borax treatment and the baking soda/lemon juice for restless leg, Blackstrap molasses for my monthly periods and ACV for everything else, I'm on day four and when I woke up this morning it was the first time in years i was able to just simply get up and get going, I'm not 100% yet but much much better! (Thank you all so much!)
I have a question about Himalayan crystal salt , it sounds very benificial but I havn't been able to find any place that tells if it has Iodine in it.. My Grandmother suffered from a goiter for years before being told to use Iodized salt, after she switched the goiter went away so I would like to keep that in my diet but I dont want to over do it by buying supplements if its already in the Himalayan salt.
if any one knows much about it I would love to know more. It seems most online sites are just fancy ads trying to sell it with out much detail about it. Thanks for your time!
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San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines
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Boston, Ma, Usa
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San Diego, Ca
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Perth, Western Australia
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Perth, Western Australia
Posted by Thisisthetruth (Find Me In America) on 01/12/2016
This is important. If you take half a teaspoon of Sea Salt or more in water, don't leave the house, and if you do, don't let out any air, it will not be just air. Sea salt gives very little warnings on the way out. Someone forgot to tell me that.