It is not just sea salt, but homeopathic sea salt.
When other people talk to me about homeopathics, I feel like nodding my head and saying, "Yeah, right . . " but I have seen them work and work well. They are substances, like sea salt or plant substances or metals or even viruses that have been diluted again and again so that almost no trace (or in some cases, no measurable trace) of the original substance remains. They stimulate the body to heal itself. So, someone who wants to cure poison ivy rash might take homeopathic poison ivy, called rhus tox, which would stimulate the body to heal the rash without actually causing damage to the skin the way that the undiluted plant substance would.
Salt and water are in constant balance in cells, in our tissues. Water flows in and out of cells through osmosis in relationship to how much salt is in the cells. Homeopathic nat mur works to restore the balance of water throughout the body in a way that regular salt cannot. We have used it for polyhydramnios and for its opposite, oligohydramnios. It seems to simply rebalance water, whether there is too much or too little.
This kind of homeopathic comes in the form of little pellets. The pellets themselves are just a vehicle-- they are often made of milk sugar -- the substance is on the outside of them. You shake 4 or 5 into your mouth and let them dissolve under the tongue. They come in different strengths which are designated by a letter and a number, like 6x or 10M. Here is where it gets a little weird -- the more dilute a homeopathic, the more powerful it is. As I understand it, the x means that the subtance has been diluted x number of times, so 6x has been diluted 6 times. The c stands for hundreds of times and the m for thousands of times. 30c is usually the strongest that you can buy in a regular store. 200c is what we often use for problems that need a strong action to change. We have a homeopathic pharmacy in my town, but you can probably look online for a source. 1M and 10M are very strong remedies that are usually used only under the guidance of a homeopath. They will often act on long-buried underlying issues that lie under the root of a problem.
Homeopathics are not expensive. If you can take the time to order a remedy, it might be worth a try.
Here is a link that describes a regimen of nat mur at lower potencies, if you can only find a low potency. This is from a midwife local to me -- she varies a little from what I had previously written for the 200c regimen, but I think it doesn't matter all that much --http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/...Polyhydramnios