Yogis have known the benefits of neti pots for centuries. While the science behind why the neti pot worked was unknown at the time, one thing was for certain: it helped them to breathe easier, which was essential in yoga practice.
Today, science has explained to us why this ancient solution helps relieve sinus symptoms. Mucus is an important part of our body’s protective system. It captures dust, pollen, and other airborne particles that could enter our body and cause us harm and clears out these particles either through the nostrils or out the back of the throat.
But, sometimes, it can’t quite clear out on its own. It stays in the sinuses, causing allergy symptoms, sinus irritation, headaches, and other discomfort.
The neti pot fixes that. Using a combination of salt and water, it flushes through the nose, helping to clear the mucus along with the harmful particles that the mucus captured. Regular use of a neti pot helps relieve dry nasal passages, prevent allergy symptoms, relieve sinus pain, and relieve swelling. The best part? It’s all natural—no medication is needed.
The Neti Pot naturally cleanses, refreshes, and protects the nasal passages, one of our body’s first lines of defense against illness. Recommended today by doctors and pharmacists worldwide, the Neti Pot has been used for thousands of years in ayurvedic medicine to alleviate sinus and allergy problems. The Himalayan Institute introduced the Neti Pot over 40 years ago, and we currently offer a full line of high quality products to support a complete sinus cleansing system. Rinsing with saline solution is a time-honored practice in the East.
In the West, the Neti Pot is a doctor-recommended and clinically tested way to cleanse the nasal passages. Using it regularly has been proven to markedly lessen symptoms of colds, allergies, rhinitis, and post-nasal drip. Practitioners use the nasal wash to ensure the free flow of air through both nostrils.