How to Gargle with Salt Water and its Effect to Your Health

Salt water gargling is letting hot salt solution roll in the throat for a few seconds.

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The known effects are:

1. Relieves throat congestions.
2. Relaxes throat muscles.
3. Reduces inflammation.
4. Relieves throat itchiness.
5. Relieves sore throat.

Procedure for salt water gargling:

Things needed:

1. Two glasses of hot water.
2. One teaspoonful of salt- 1/2 tsp. salt per glass of water.
3. One teaspoon.


1. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt into a glass of hot water. The temperature should be as hot as can be tolerated for drinking. Stir with teaspoon till salt is melted.
2. Salt gargle should be done in the bathroom sink.
3. Sip enough water and let it roll freely in the throat for a few seconds before spewing the water out into the sink.
4. Continue the procedure of throat gargle till all the 2 glasses of salt solution is consumed.
5. If sore throat is severe with a harsh voice, salt gargle may be repeated every two hours when awake.
6. Throat gargle is best done after meals.
7. For the best result, don’t drink cold drinks until the sore throat is healed.

“Healing Wonders of Herbs” by Herminia de Guzman-Ladion