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Salt as an anti-histamine ?

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Created January 21, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Is there a scientific background for the following statement I found in www:

"Salt is a strong natural antihistamine" ?

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3280 · March 09, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Seems like it makes mine worse.

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24538 · January 21, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Not sure about the antihistamine properties, but salted broth in the morning is traditional in a lot of places and can help perk you up. It supposedly supports adrenal health.

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24538 · January 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Salted broth in the morning is traditional in a lot of places and can help perk you up in the morning. It supposedly supports adrenal health.

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24538 · January 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Salted broth in the morning is traditional in a lot of places and can help perk you up in the morning. It supposed supports adrenal health.

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1002 · January 21, 2012 at 10:59 PM

sorry, the link didn't come out-- http://watercure.com/

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813 · January 21, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Thomy, I'm not a very low carb eater.

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813 · January 21, 2012 at 5:08 PM

AnnA, I do ! I'm just wondering WHY.

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78417 · January 21, 2012 at 3:45 PM

As long as you use sea salt, just do what your body wants in the salt department.

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2379 · January 21, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Maybe you're eating VLC and you body flushes out some water and along with it sodium and potassium.

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8933 · January 21, 2012 at 12:30 PM

That'd be cool. I have the feeling I have a histamine intolerance, since paleo isn't strict enough for me. Salt helps quite a lot for me.

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813 · January 21, 2012 at 11:06 AM

The reason for my question: I really love salt in the moment and I wonder why!

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30 · January 21, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Histamine is involved in the regulation of body fluids. It is released in dehydrated states. Maybe that's got something to do with it

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10 · August 27, 2013 at 3:25 AM

As background: I tend to eat a low salt diet. When I'm in trouble with histamine, salt in water (or just licked off my hand) helps. I don't myself know why, but I've heard that Dr. Batmanghelidj explains why in two books: Your Body's Many Cries for Water, and more, Obesity Cancer and Depression. I haven't read the first in a long time, and don't remember anything there about histamine. So I guess it's in his second book. But I do know his recipe for salt in water helps me.

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2379 · January 21, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Without a study at hand, I would assume that sodium chloride per se has no overwhelming antihistaminic properties, since it's already so abundant in the human body and an excessive NaCl consumption has not been linked to reduced allergic reactions etc.

On the other hand, some minerals present in sea salt like selenium and magnesium may have antihistaminic effects.

If you want to be on the safe side: vitamin c might be what you're looking for.

http://agris.fao.org/agris-search/search/display.do?f=1993/US/US93156.xml;US9310206

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24538 · January 21, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Not sure about the antihistamine properties, but salted broth in the morning is traditional in a lot of places and can help perk you up. It supposedly supports adrenal health.

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24538 · January 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Salted broth in the morning is traditional in a lot of places and can help perk you up in the morning. It supposedly supports adrenal health.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b
24538 · January 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Salted broth in the morning is traditional in a lot of places and can help perk you up in the morning. It supposed supports adrenal health.

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813 · January 21, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Thomy, I'm not a very low carb eater.

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813 · January 21, 2012 at 5:08 PM

AnnA, I do ! I'm just wondering WHY.

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78417 · January 21, 2012 at 3:45 PM

As long as you use sea salt, just do what your body wants in the salt department.

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2379 · January 21, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Maybe you're eating VLC and you body flushes out some water and along with it sodium and potassium.

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813 · January 21, 2012 at 11:06 AM

The reason for my question: I really love salt in the moment and I wonder why!

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-2 · August 27, 2013 at 4:01 AM

Natural salt helps clear congestion in the lungs and nasal passages. It clears mucus, phlegm, and congested sinuses. Salt is a strong natural antihistamine.

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580 · May 11, 2012 at 3:01 PM

This sounds crazy to me! Salt makes things much worse. Hystamine in fact is released when the body is dehydrated! Drinking a lot of water helps, but definitely without the salt!

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3280 · March 09, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Seems like it makes mine worse.

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1002 · January 21, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Have you heard of Dr. Batman? He prescribed water and salt for everything, especially allergies.

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1002 · January 21, 2012 at 10:59 PM

sorry, the link didn't come out-- http://watercure.com/

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