Monday, February 29, 2016


Me and my father both suffered from chronic congestion. It is more of the hereditary condition in my case. I always had  a cough and cold no matter whether it is summer or winter time.Sometimes I felt my mind is all blocked and I am unable to breathe freely. I have heard about Nasal wash a lot and how it helps in clearing congestion and sinus problems. Although at first it sounds a bit crazy. I have seen few of my relatives religiously using neti pot whole year round, but I never cared about it. It looks a bit strange. Pouring water from one nostril and have it come out from another. Actually not only strange it seems tough to do also.

But rather than relying on allopathic medication which anyways won't be removing the root cause of my problem I thought of giving Neti pot a try. And I am glad I did. I have been using it past one year and it has helped me a lot. And now it is a part of my daily hygiene.


The nasal passages which are lined with a thin layer of mucus are our first line of defence against external pollutant, dirt and other foreign toxins. They prevent the foreign invaders from entering the body. In this era, when pollution is soaring up and the air we breathe is getting more toxic than ever, it is important to make sure that our nasal passages do their job effectively. The Neti pot naturally cleanses, refreshes and protect the nasal passages. 

In Ayurveda, Neti Pot has been used for thousands of years to treat sinus, allergies, colds and post nasal drip. It has also been tested in many clinical trials and has appeared on the Oprah and Dr Oz shows.


  • Clears up sinuses and congestion
  • Alleviates allergies
  • Cleanse and soothe the nose
  • Rinse away impurities, infectious agents and allergens
  • Calms the mind
  • Relieve nasal dryness
  • Removes excess mucus
  • Helps in breathing with ease.
Neti pot can be used daily without any side effect or use it for special purposes like during allergy season or when experiencing nasal congestion or when exposed to airborne contaminants ( after travelling or vacation).


  • A Neti Pot ( use a Ceramic one as opposed to a plastic one)
  • Clean filtered/distilled water (NO TAP WATER)
  • Non-Iodised good quality salt (I use the neti salt and neti wash especially meant for nasal wash)


  • Mix 1/4 teaspoon of neti salt in 8 oz water ( approx 1 cup ) of warm water. Water should be warm enough to be comfortable for you, not super hot that it will burn you. So be cautious. Stir until the salt  is completely dissolved.
  • Now lean over the sink and gently insert the neti pot into the upper nostril to form a comfortable seal. Breathe through your mouth and raise the handle of neti pot so that the nasal solution flow in through the upper nostril and comes out of the lower nostril.
  • Afterwards, blow your nose to remove any excess water or mucus. 
  • Refill the Neti Pot and repeat on the other side.
  • After each use, thoroughly clean the Neti Pot. Store the neti pot in a clean area away from dust or any form of dirt. After cleaning I cover my neti pot with a clean napkin and store it on a kitchen shelf.



  • Right after eating.
  • When having flu or sinusitis 
  • When your nose is completely blocked due to cold. I have tried once and it was so uncomfortable.
  • If you experience chronic nose bleeds.
  • After recent nasal or middle ear surgery.

Have you ever tried Neti Pot before? Feel free to share your experience as well as if you have any doubt or question.

If you still have any doubts/questions check out Neti Pot Demo Video and Neti Pot Safety Guide by Himalayan Institute  

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