Neti pots are small ceramic vessels with a slender spout used for nasal irrigation. These Neti pots are hand made in Australia and there can be a slight variation in size. They may come in a variety of colours and ceramic glazes.Neti pots originated in India in the traditional medical practice of Ayurveda. The Neti pot is used to introduce a weak saline solution into the nasal cavities. The process of nasal irrigation may act to dislodge infection; draw out the congestion; and strengthen the area.
Direction for Use
How to fill a Neti Pot? Fill the pot to the base of the spout with warm water add a quarter teaspoon unrefined sea salt (grey and moist). Adjust salt to suit your comfort e.g. a burning sensation indicates too much salt. If there is an infection of the sinuses or a history of recurrent infections you may add 5 drops of Echinacea tincture.How to Irrigate the sinuses Technique 1 – Hold the nostril closed with your finger; place the spout of the pot into the open nostril and tip the head at about 45 degrees towards the closed nostril. Gently pour the liquid into the sinus with a slight inhalation; opening the back of the mouth as if yawning and allowing the liquid to pour out the mouth. Remove the spout; blow out of the closed nostril any liquid that has collected there and then gently blow from the open nostril. Repeat on the other side until the Neti pot is empty. Do this twice daily.Technique 2 – Insert the spout of the Neti pot into the nostril and tip the head at about 45 degrees towards the closed nostril; while simultaneously elevating the net pot so that the water runs into the nostril. Keep the mouth open so you are able to breathe while irrigating. The water is to flow in through one nostril and out through the other nostril. Allow the water to pass through for about 20 seconds. Remove the spout and gently blow out the nostril. Irrigate the other side.