- For treating cuts and wounds you just need to apply a cloth saturated in a saline solution* of tepid temperature directly on the injured area.
* Saline solution is a mixture of salt and water. Normal saline solution contains roughly 1% sodium chloride (salt), which is similar to the sodium concentration in blood and tears. Saline solution is usually called normal saline, but it’s sometimes referred to as physiological or isotonic saline solution.
You can make a saline solution yourself, which is easy and simple. All you need is water (Filtered prefer but tap water will do) and table salt or fine sea salt in proportion: 2 cups of water for 1 teaspoon of salt.
Mix it until dissolved and then either (1) microwave it for 1-2 minutes or (2) boil it on a stove, also for a few minutes.
The stovetop method is more sterile than the microwave one, because the boiled water could destroy pathogenic flora better.
For both methods let the solution cool down and refrigerate it in an airtight container for up to 24 hours. (After that, it should be discarded)
The cloth soaked in saline solution should not be too wet, just damp. Apply it to injured area, then cover it with glad wrap and fix with a bandage. Leave it overnight, and then remove in the morning. As an anti-bacterial agent salt would clean the wound and support healing process. Repeat it if needed.
- For rinsing nasal passages and eliminating its discharge do it the yoga way. Pour a bit of saline in a saucer, close one nostril with your finger and draw in the solution into your second nostril. Meaning, you take it in through one nostril and let it out through another one. It takes a bit of practice to do it. Such procedure refreshes the internal mucous lining and supports better breathing. In yoga practices, it is recommended as a preventive and cleansing measure for protecting our respiratory system.
- In addition: how to use water for hydration of your skin? When we talk about moisturising and hydration and buy expensive cosmetic stuff for that purpose, it seems to me we forget that ‘moisture’ and ‘hydro’ are about WATER. That is the best moisturising and hydration solution directly created for us by Mother Nature. But there is an important detail: to get a result we need to use good quality water to wash our face. However, the trick is not to wipe it dry straight away. Let it dry out naturally allowing your skin to absorb the liquid and get hydrated. You can also try a saline but see how your skin reacts to it. Maybe dilute it twice more.
Sounds too simple? It works for me. Maybe, it is worth trying by you as well.