How to Use a Neti Pot for Congestion, Allergies & More

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How to Use a Neti Pot for Congestion, Allergies & More

I always prefer natural remedies at home for cold and flu symptoms if possible. We use a neti pot daily when cold and flu season comes around and it makes a huge difference! This ancient nasal wash technique is incredibly beneficial and can give natural relief for colds, allergies, dryness, and more. I promise 

it doesn’t feel as weird as you might think and even feels refreshing! In this post, we’ll go over the benefits of a neti pot and how to use one safely (even for kids).

What Is a Neti Pot?

The neti pot was developed in ancient India as an ayurvedic remedy for congestion. It is a container (looks like a cute teapot) that can be used to clear the sinuses. It’s filled with a saltwater solution and run through the nostrils to clear out nasal passages.

Don’t worry — it’s not as bad as it sounds! Once you try it, you’ll want to do it again and again. It’s like a refreshing bath or shower for your sinuses.

Are Neti Pots Safe?

When used correctly, neti pots are a perfectly safe way to irrigate the nasal passages. What’s important to remember is that you must use sterile water so you don’t introduce pathogens into the nasal passages.

  • Distilled water or sterile water you buy at the grocery store is one option.
  • Another possibility is to use filtered water and then boil and cool it. The filter must remove anything larger than 1 micron. The water filter I use and love fits this description.


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