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How To: Use a Neti pot easily

Neti pots can be used to clean out your nose of dust, dirt and allergens and can help reduce swelling of the nasal passages. Stir half a teaspoon of salt in to a cup of warm water. Salt should be kosher salt or sea salt (DO NOT use ordinary table salt). Pour saline solution in the neti pot, then leaning over a bowl or sink place the spout of the neti pot in one nostril. Tilt your head so that your nose is slightly higher than the mouth, then rotate your head so your ear is facing the bowl or ...

How To: Use a Neti pot for beginners

Jack is showing us upon request how to use a Neti Pot. She finds half of an eight of a teaspoon is the amount of salt that she needs. Her neti pot is a little plastic neti pot, but there are many different kinds including ceramic. You want to use non-iodized salt, you do not want iodine although she does not know why. She then puts the neti pot in her nose, and lets the water run in her nose and out her opposite nostril. You would want to use a full neti pot for each side. Neti pots can be us...

How To: Make herbal lozenges

John Gallagher explains the process of making herbal lozenges in which need slippery elm bark powder and licorice root slices both which sooth the irritation of the throat. You need half a cup of water and two tablespoons of honey along with a small bowl and a dough roller. To cut the dough get a bottle cap and store them in a small metal container. Boil half a cup of water and put licorice according to the number of lozenge required and simmer it on a low flame for 10 minutes. Take 2 tablesp...

How To: Make herbal capsules with a capsule machine

Mountain Rose Herbs John Gallagher shows us how to make our own quality powdered herb capsules using a machine in this video. You will need three things to do this, your powdered herbs, zero size capsules and a zero size capsule machine. He shows us the parts of the capsule machine so we can follow his instructions. Find a container to put the base of the machine in, pull apart the capsules, putting the bottom part in the bottom of the machine and the top in the top part of the machine, filli...

How To: Use a Nasopure

The video is of several different people demonstration how to use the Nasopure, a nasal cleansing device. The woman narrating explains the simplicity of the device, which is similar to a soap dispenser, but simply upside down. The device is filled with salt and lukewarm water. Then it is inserted into one nostril, while the tongue is press against the roof of the mouth, it flushes the slat water through the nose, cleansing the nose and then dripping to the floor. It removes irritants, reduces...

How To: Use a Neti pot with no problems

This video is demonstrating the technique of jala neti by Steve. It is a purification exercise. You will use the unbreakable neti pot in the bathroom to do jala neti. This pot's nozzle properly fit in the nose and the plastic body of the pot can be easily hold. For 200 ml of neti pot put 1/3 of teaspoonful of salt. Don't put more, or otherwise your nose will burn. Fill the water straight from the tap and shake the neti pot properly. Take the neti pot in the right hand if you want to put water...

How To: Easily use a Neti pot

This video demonstrates how to use a neti pot. This simple device is used to pour warm salt water up one nostril where it can clean out your sinuses and is then drained out the opposite nostril. This is a natural treatment for colds and allergies. You will need a neti pot, warm water, salt, a bowl, tissues and sesame oil. Dissolve the salt in the warm water in the neti pot. Turn your head to the side and pour the water into the top nostril. The water will come out the other nostril. To get th...

How To: Use the Neti pot properly

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use the neti pot. A neti pot is a small pot used for irrigating the nasal passages. This pot looks very similar to a tea pot. To use the pot, fill it with warm water. Lean your head over a sink and put the spout into your nostril. Tilt your head to the opposite side of the pot and slowly pour the water into the nose. The water will come out of the other nostril. This video will benefit those viewers who have nasal problems and would like to learn h...

How To: Make a Microwavable Heating Pad

Relieve stress and wrap your aches in warmth by making your own microwavable heating pad. Just gather up these supplies (cloth, needle and thread, uncooked rice, spices/herbs, and essential oils) and follow along with this how-to video. Since this easy crafting project is made from houshold supplies, you'll save money on buying a heating pad from the store. Follow along with the steps in this video project and enjoy your new therapeutic, homeopathic treat.

How To: Do polyphasic sleeping

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to do polyphasic sleeping. How often have you said, “If only there were more than 24 hours in a day!” By learning to polyphasic sleep—meaning breaking up a night’s sleep into a series of shorter naps—you can squeeze an extra whole day out of the week.

How To: Prevent viruses naturally

Learn how you can avoid viruses and getting sick with this how to video. Amanda McQuade Crawford, medicinal herbalist and host of What a Relief! explains what a virus is and how to keep your immune system strong, naturally. Watch this tutorial and you will be healthier in no time.

How To: Cope with menopause naturally

Learn how to ease the discomfort from menopause with this tutorial. Amanda McQuade Crawford, medicinal herbalist and host of What a Relief!, offers safe, herbal treatments for menopause. Watch this how to video and you will know what foods to avoid and what foods to take in during menopause.