Meaning of neti pot in English:

neti pot

Pronunciation /ˈnɛtɪ pɒt/


  • A small container with a long spout used to rinse the nasal cavities (typically with a saline solution) as a form of alternative therapy for upper respiratory ailments.

    • ‘she uses her neti pot at the first sign of the sniffles’


From modern Sanskrit netī ‘ritual drawing of thread through nose and mouth’ (a method of cleansing the nasal cavities practised in hatha yoga).