What is Neti Pot?
Neti Pots have been used for thousands of years by practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine. Also known as nasal irrigation or lavage, Neti Pots are used largely for infection and blockage in the nasal cavities due to congested mucus that manifests as allergies, head colds and sinus infections. Traditionally, Neti pots are used with warm water and non-iodized salt to help cleanse and open up the nasal passages. This safely, gently and effectively rinses small particles and debris from the sensitive mucosal lining of the sinuses. Salt is astrigent and helps dry up excessive mucus production. At first glance, many people are intimidated by using Neti pots.
A Neti Pot is a small ceramic or plastic or copper or stainless steel pitcher. It has two openings, one at the top and another in the spout. It is filled with salt water to cleanse your nasal passages. A sinus wash is recommended as part of your daily personal hygiene regimen. Cleansing your sinuses in this manner relieves symptoms associated with colds, flu, sinus infections, nasal dryness, allergies, and other sinus irritations. It also helps reduce swelling of the nasal membranes. Various Neti Pots are available in the market such as Ceramic Neti Pot, Plastic Neti Pot, Copper Neti Pot, Stainless Steel Neti Pot. Ceramic Neti Pot is soft and decorative and most commonly used. Plastic Neti Pot is unbreakable, durable and good for traveling. But it may have leaching effect and may not hold much water. Life span may be shortened due to plastic deterioration in salty water. Copper Neti Pot may be expensive than others, although it is nonbreakable. Copper gets tarnished and makes the pot very unappealing to use after just a few uses. Reactions with water may result in copper and sodium residues up your nose. Stainless Steel Neti Pot is clean, hygienic, non fragile and has clinical look. But it may have small rust like occurrences at the welded joint. This is because the best of steels can experience a ‘capillary corrosion’ in warm salty water.
Principle: All Neti Pots operate on the principle of gravity. Tilting your head and simultaneously raising the neti pot device allows the solution to flow down the nasal passages due to the effect of gravity.
Neti Pot appears in the “Oprah Show”
The Himalayan Institute’s original Neti Pot™ became a TV star on April 26, 2007 when Dr. Mehmet Oz exalted the ancient yogic cleansing tool on the Oprah Winfrey Show. In terms of allergy relief, he said, “this is a better treatment than a lot of drugs.” A brave volunteer demonstrated the nasal wash in front of millions of viewers. In the weeks that followed, Neti Pots had become all the rage selling out in drugstores across America.
Almost everyone who has practised Neti Pot swears by its effectiveness for sinus infection, allergy and ENT problems!
About Ceramic Neti Pot
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 35 years ago, and it currently offers a full line of high quality products to support a complete sinus cleansing system. Ceramic Neti Pot makes nasal irrigation easy and comfortable. The trademarked lotus design and distinctive shape dispenses the perfect rate of flow to optimally cleanse the sinus passages. It is made with lead-free ceramic and glaze.
- Soothes dry nasal passages
- Gently washes away dust, pollen, and irritants
- Removes excess mucus due to congestion… naturally!
- Cleanses the nasal membranes of dust, smoke, or other airborne contaminants
- Improves flow of breadth before doing relaxation or meditation techniquesIngredients: Ceramic Neti Pot (6.5 inches long, 3 inches wide, 2 inches high) is handmade, made up with lead-free ceramic & food-grade glaze.Suggested Usage: To use the Ceramic Neti Pot, simply prepare the saline solution by adding 8 oz. of warm water and a heaping 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized salt to your Neti Pot. Then turn your head to the side, and insert the spout into the upper nostril. Raise the Neti Pot so the saline solution flows into the nose and out of the lower nostril. Full, detailed instructions are packaged with the product. Enhance the benefits of the nasal wash with Neti Pot Salt and Neti Wash Plus.
Why a Nasal Wash?
The nasal passages are lined with a thin layer of mucus that is one of our body’s first lines of defense against disease. A nasal wash keeps this layer of mucus moist, clean and healthy. And compared to other nasal wash techniques, using the Neti Pot is much easier, simpler and quicker to do. A nasal wash can be as routine as brushing your teeth. Use it anytime to: Remove excess mucus due to congestion. Rid nostrils of pollen and other allergens. Cleanse the nasal membranes of dust, smoke, or other airborne contaminants. Relieve nasal dryness due to air travel. Improve flow of breath before doing relaxation or meditation techniques. Remember a nasal wash is not a substitute for medical treatment. Anyone with chronic inflammation of the nasal passages or other ear, nose, or throat disorders should seek medical attention. (…read more about Nasal Wash)
An Old Tradition Becomes New Again: “Jal Neti” to “Neti Pot”
The term “Jal Neti” literally means “water cleansing” and involves a ringing of the nasal cavity with water and saline solution. The practice was originated in India and now has become a common practice and part of a daily routine all over the world. In the U.S., Sinus Problems is the #1 reason people see a doctor. With increasing pollution and chemicals in our environment, there is an enormous rise in the number of people who suffer various forms of nasal congestion and respiratory illnesses. Alternative health practitioners throughout the world recommend the regular practice of nasal cleansing using a saline solution as part of a regular regimen of health and wellness, a basic health-maintenance activity like brushing your teeth. Neti is a gentle, safe, efficient way to deliver a good cleansing dose of saline to the nose.