Jal Neti, our ancient healing therapy of India, yoga, may help you fight COVID-19.
The Yogasthali Yoga Society Director World Book of Record and India Book of Record holder Wellness, Happiness and Health Expert Hemlata Sharma based in Jaipur says that regular practice of Jal Neti may help you fight off the COVID-19 infection.
According to her, doing salt-based water gargles and nasal wash (Jal Neti) on a regular basis can prove helpful to the patients in the early stages of the suspected contraction of this deadly virus.
But, at the same time, they caution that one must first learn the proper nasal wash technique under expert supervision.
She says, “Jal Neti may reduce viral shedding. Just like regular washing of hands, the practice of nose and throat wash may also help in removing or reducing viral load. The cells in throat and mucus in your nasal cavity can convert chloride ion of hypertonic saline to hypochlorous acid (HOCL). This has a potent anti-viral effect. Nasal wash and gargles can also reduce the time length of many illness and also reduce the severity of symptoms of viral diseases as well the amount of viral shedding. And, if the amount of viral shedding comes down, it will automatically reduce the risk of spread of infection and which improves breathing by relieving any disease that may have been blocking the respiratory tract.”
In short we can say that Jal Neti benefits are as follows:
Jala neti can remove mucus and pollutants from the nasal passage and sinuses, allowing air to flow without obstruction. This helps relieve allergies, colds and sinusitis.
It claims to prevent and manage diseases of the respiratory tract such as asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis and pulmonary tuberculosis.
It is said to relieve disorders of the ears, eyes and throat such as myopia, allergic rhinitis, hay fever and tonsillitis.
It helps relieve muscular tension of the face, tics and Bell’s palsy.
People with epilepsy and migraine may find the practice of Jala neti cooling and soothing.
It can help in alleviating anxiety, anger and depression.
Jal neti is believed to bring harmony and balance between the right and left brain hemispheres, thus improving blood circulation and digestion.