Salt water gargling is primarily used for the relief of a sore throat caused by a cold. It also removes dental plaque and eases mouth sores, according to Healing Oceans Family Wellness Center. More » Health Medications & Vitamins

A salt water gargle or rinse can be effective in treating white spots, known as oral thrush, when a part of an at-home oral health care regimen. Dietary changes may also help to improve the presence of the white fungus i... More » Health Dental Dental Hygiene

A sore throat is a symptom of a cold or virus, not an illness in and of itself and cannot be cured per se. According to Health magazine, gargling with salt water provides temporary relief from pain by moistening the thro... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Saline nasal spray can be made quickly and inexpensively at home by dissolving half a teaspoon of salt and a pinch of baking soda in one cup of warm water. As a decongestant for a blocked or runny nose, this saline nasal... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

In mild cases, uvulitis is treated with a salt water gargle; over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen or naproxen; and adequate fluid intake, according to WebMD. More serious cases may require tre... More »

While there have been claims of weight loss with castor oil because of its strong laxative effects, it is possibly unsafe to take over extended periods of time or in large doses. It can lead to negative and dangerous sid... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Topricin cream provides relief of pain and inflammation and helps heal soft tissue injuries, according to It also relieves stiffness, numbness, swelling, tingling and burning associated with a number of soft t... More » Health Medications & Vitamins