The Health Benefits of Himalayan Salt Inhalers

by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM Published on , Last Updated on

Himalayan Salt on a wooden spoon. The Himalayan Salt Inhaler has many benefits of salt-air therapy and other health benefits.

Himalayan salt has many great health benefits, especially when used with food. Using a Himalayan Salt Inhaler offers an easy, drug-free way to conveniently get many of the multiple benefits of salt-air therapy. This article will discuss Himalayan salt inhaler therapy and the health benefits associated with its use.

What is Salt Therapy?

Humans have been using salt for therapeutic uses for thousands of years. Anyone who has spent a day at the ocean knows that salt-filled air has something special about it. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, used to steam salt to purify the air and the lungs.

In Europe, the ancient Greeks used what they called Halotherapy (Halo is the word for salt in Greek), for respiratory ailments. Cave rooms full of salty air have been considered therapeutic in countries in Eastern Europe for hundreds of years.

Salt rooms that mimic these salty European caves are popping up in many polluted cities such as New York and London. These salt-filled, salt-lined rooms act as a powerful aid for people affected by breathing-related conditions.

The ancient Ayurvedic and yogic cultures of India relied on salt inhaling therapies to cleanse out the nose and throat areas. Today, the popular neti pot is an example of the extensive use of Himalayan crystal salt to combat harmful organisms. Interestingly, it has been found that workers in salt mines do not develop lung diseases, but actually have extremely healthy respiratory health.

Modern salt air therapy, including Himalayan Crystal Salt Inhalers, combine both the ancient and the modern techniques. Himalayan salt crystals rest in a chamber inside the inhaler.

As you breathe, natural moisture in the air absorbs the salt particles into the lungs, which can help with sinus problems, asthma, the common cold, allergies, hay fever and congestion.

Unlike steroid inhalers and other pharmaceutical drugs, this therapeutic approach offers absolutely no negative side effects

9 Health Benefits of Salt Inhalers

1. Helps with Sinus Ailments

Salt inhalation therapy has been used to boost overall respiratory strength and lung capacity. Studies from the 1800’s found that breathing pure, ionized (salted) air in salt mines could help reduce respiratory problems and the general irritation cause by smoking and air pollution.

2. Supports Harmful Organism Cleansing

Himalayan salt has been used as a cleansing agent against harmful organisms. In fact, it is a commonly used holistic health practice to help individuals with respiratory difficulties, and may even work better than some of the commonly prescribed options for these conditions.

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3. May Help Reduce Swelling and Redness

Crystal salt helps reduce redness and swelling, aiding in the body’s ability to fight off responses that lead to deterioration in the body over time.

4. Detoxifies Air

We breathe in a shocking amount of chemical pollutants, as well as smoke, dust, smog and pet dander. Our lungs are under constant stress from air pollution. Similarly, many smokers have found comfort in using the Himalayan salt inhaler, as it helps reduce withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting.

5. May Help Lower Blood Pressure

High in the mineral potassium, the Himalayan sea salt inhaler may also aid in stabilizing blood pressure.

6. Deepens Breath Capacity and Promotes Mental Calmness

Given its ability to increase the body’s natural ability to breathe deeply, a salt inhaler may provide a variety of psychological benefits. The ability to breathe easily promotes their body’s own natural relaxation response.

7. Aids in Promoting Sound Sleep

Using a Himalayan salt inhaler is believed to help people breathe better at night. It may also reduce or eliminate night coughs, snoring, and breath-related sleeping conditions.

8. May Help Reduce Mucus Build Up

Salt is a natural cleansing expectorant, and can aid in reducing excess mucous and general nose and throat stuffiness.

9. Moisturizes Dry Mucous Membranes

A crystal salt inhaler is great for taking aboard an airplane, as the salt hydrates the respiratory system while we travel.

I love the benefits of salt inhalers. My family uses them on a regular basis and we always get great results. I highly recommend every family purchase and use these. They are great to use during the flu season as well!

†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Global Healing Center does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Global Healing Center are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.

  • Pink Salt

    That’s the information i was looking for About Himalayan Crystal Salts are Great and Informative Thanks for sharing.

  • Norts

    Does the salt in the inhaler ever go bad? Should I cover it up when not in use?

  • Bob R


  • Twid

    I don’t have a reply. I just wanted answers to the questions that have been asked.

  • Yvonne Wilkins

    If anyone has an answer, I would like to know.

  • Michelle

    I have been using the salt inhaler it for 1 week.. I’m starting to feel so much better, deeper breaths taken. I have given up on all my medications spiriva for copd seretide for asthma ventolin and changing to salt therapy, salt inhaler as well as salt lamps in most rooms of the house, so much cheaper and nicer than ionizers. . My nose has started to clear I am coughing up phlegm. Breathing feels awesome. I refuse to believe i have copd, and this I am sure is my turning point, and I want to prove these doctors wrong. Natural is best. I will keep you all updated.

  • Michelle

    Hi Yvonne read my reply above

  • chrissy

    I just purchased a himalyan salt air inhaler & used it last night, I could not feel anything while I used it nor could I tell a difference later, my question is while using it are you suppose to feel anything or do you have to use it several times to notice a difference or maybe I am doing something wrong, I am so disappointed, I had such high hopes of this helping with my breathing. Please help!

  • Consistently, we hear the best reports from people who’ve been using it daily for at least a few weeks. The effects are more subtle than immediately dramatic and are best noticed with regular practice.

  • chrissy

    ok thanks so much, I will give it a few weeks then!

  • Any updates? How are you doing?

  • V

    I would like to add my two cents here, in case others may be hesitant to try this.

    I am a 35 year old woman, fairly healthy except for the following:

    For the last 2 years I have had at least 5 tonsil/gland/throat infections (white spots, inflamed to the point of touching, with and without pain, swollen glands in neck & under chin, etc). I have been to so many doctors and was always given antibiotics and steroids (for inflammation). Including this latest bout, which was a couple of weeks ago. This time they said it was step throat. Though there was no pain. I ended up being allergic to the antibiotic they gave me, broke out in a painful rash all over my body, which took MORE steroids and antihistamines to recover from. The steroids the doctors tend to give out like candy.. I cannot even express how horrible the side effects can be. I was fine at first – but never, NEVER again! Unless I am dying. Then I will weigh the options :/

    Fast forward to 4 days ago, my tonsils started swelling (rubbing together) again and sure enough there were white spots. 2 nights ago, I could barely even sleep due to waking so many times feeling like I was smothering! Also, I should note, I have had several years of bad sinus issues – which I’m sure have not helped this.

    2 days ago, as I was laying awake all night again, I remembered my salt inhaler I had purchased to help my sinus issues but had thought at the time, it probably wouldn’t do much, since nothing else helps. Something pushed me to find it – and I am SO glad I did! I found it, put in fresh salt crystals (I had a bag I hadn’t even opened!) and brought it to work. I breathed it in for about 10 minutes at first. WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!! The swelling in my throat and neck went down immediately! Not totally gone, but I could breathe normally again and the glands in my neck and under my chin were reduced to the point it took me a moment to find them!

    I’m on my second day now, I used the inhaler 3 times yesterday for relief and twice today (will again at bed time, since I actually SLEPT last night doing that!) and my tonsils already look better! I have an appointment with a natural doctor, since conventional medicine seems to make me worse for this particular malady. I will keep it – but you better believe I will be keeping up the use of my inhaler! I will use it faithfully! The results only seem to get better – so looking forward to seeing what I will look like in a couple of weeks!

    Put your doubts aside – just try it! It may be the relief & healing you are looking for!

    Happy thoughts and good healing energy to all reading this! 🙂

  • V

    I’ve heard it is recommended to change out the salts about once every 30-90 days, dependent on use (it also said this on my inhaler package) – however, I know people that take them out, rinse them in filtered/distilled water, let them dry out in the air and put them back in again until they are used up. Do they go “bad”? No. But I think they likely get full of dust/pollutants, perhaps. So rinsing them for your own peace of mind may be helpful. I’m not honestly sure if they get “dirty” like that or not. I would just use my own judgement on that, and maybe someone else has some tips on how they use their inhaler..

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  • Himalayan salt has been used as a cleansing agent against harmful organisms.

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  • Joyce Eckwahl

    Where you can purchase a himalayan salt inhaler? Please help… I want to try this, my daughter have a bad asthma she have inhaler all the time but I want to used a natural medicine for her…

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