"Let food be your medicine and your medicine be your food. Each one of the substances in a person's diet, acts upon the body and changes it in some way, and upon these changes the whole life depends, whether in health, in sickness or convalescent."
Hippocrates 2 000 years ago.
Before we delve into the good uses for salt, remember that all the experts tell us to ......
Why? because in large quantities it is bad for us.
Some salt is required to stay healthy, and these same experts reckon between 1,000 to 1,500mg is sufficient to accomplish all the vital functions that sodium performs in the body, namely:
However, salt or sodium, whatever you prefer to call it, has some really simple uses for common household problems, and also some natural home remedies for day to day non life threatening problems.
Clean artificial flowers by shaking them in a large paper bag with half a cup of salt.
Place 2 tsp salt into a glass with water and soak your toothbrush for about an hour, not only does it clean the brush, it kills any bacteria lurking!!
Add 2 tsp salt and 1 tsp sugar to your flowers, your flowers will last much longer.
Cover fresh oven spills with salt, allow to stand for 15 to 20 minutes and then wipe. Follow the same procedure when you drop grease or raw egg on the floor.
Kill unwanted, unsightly weeds by spraying with salt water.
One of the most famous uses for salt is this one, and if you don't know about it yet then this is what you do.
Sprinkle a generous portion of salt onto the spill and leave for a few minutes. The salt will absorb most of the wine before you wash the stain.
Just a pinch of salt in a pot of tea will make it draw better and will also add a special taste to the tea.
Unplugging a Blocked Drain
Now this is the absolute best for unplugging your drain:
Then pour the mixed content carefully to ensure it'll will go down the drain.
And then we have some really simple uses for salt that we can use for small day to day issues that we might have with our bodies, check them out and try them out.
Add some salt to your bath, the old folks say this works.
If exercising often, or not exercising at all, you are going to encounter leg cramps sooner or later.
A simple remedy is to have some water and 1 tsp salt, it does'nt always work, but generally it will give relief.
Mix 3 parts salt with one part water.
Soak your feet in warm to water to soften and use this mixture as a natural scrub for your corns and calluses.
The old folks have used salt as a home remedy for dandruff for centuries, try it and we are sure that you will find that it works!
Mix 2 teaspoons of salt per pint of warm water and soak your feet in this solution at least twice a day.
This solution will get into all the nooks and crannies and create an unpleasant breeding ground for this fungus.
Want to keep your gums healthy and clean? I am sure you do, then rinse your mouth daily in a solution of a teaspoon of salt in a cup water.