Himalayan salt is also called as pink rock salt because of its unique pink colour, mined largely in Punjab region of Pakistan and Himalayan foothills.
Himalayan rock salt is a naturally occurring salt abundant in minerals (iodine, iron) and known for its natural taste and imparts a rich flavour. Himalayan salt is mined, and washed by hand and is unprocessed and natural, that is why it is called the purest salt on the earth.
Pink salt is harvested as large blocks, used for cooking slabs or making salt lamps or crushed into medium and small pieces used in cooking, much like regular salt.
Benefits of Himalayan salt
Pure water to detoxify
The perfect way to reap the benefits of Himalayan salt is to make ‘pure’ water, rich in natural salt. Drinking this water aids in balancing the pH levels, getting rid of toxins, boosting your energy, and keeps you hydrated the whole day. Evidence strongly supports that the negatively charged ions and the presence of trace minerals in pink salts enters the cells and cleanse out the toxins.
To prepare ‘pure’ water take a jug and pile ¼ of it with pink salt and top it completely with water. Close the jug and let it stay overnight. By morning the salt would completely get dissolved and absorbed in the water. Now, add 1 teaspoon of this sole water in a glass of plain water and drink it every morning.
Himalayan salt plays a vital role in promoting the digestion process by activating the salivary glands which release amylase (an enzyme that assists digest carbs). Later in the stomach, it stimulates the release of hydrochloric acid as well as an enzyme that assists in protein digestion and break down of food into smaller particles.
Salt therapy is a method which uses pure Himalayan salt to cure respiratory illness. In a few cases the salt -inhaler is used, while in other cases, the person is made to sit in a room full of salt-rich air to manage the respiratory problems. Salty air when inhaled travels through the respiratory system and the antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of salt cleanse the lungs and sinuses. It is also widely used to treat seasonal allergies and chest congestion.
A complete body wash in a Himalayan salt can do miracles in revitalizing your skin. The dermal absorption process soaks your skin up with all the minerals that provide various advantages. The wallop of minerals in Himalayan salt, for instance, fights acne, prevents scarring and keeps the skin supple. The abundance of magnesium absorbed through Himalayan salt can aid in soothing cramped muscles and soft tissues. A warm salt water body wash makes you feel refreshed and energized.
Freshens the air
The divine Himalayan salt lamps not only adds attraction to your décor, but they also refresh and cleanse the air. These lamps have the power to attract moisture from the air and the warmth in the floor helps to evaporate the water quickly. The evaporation process creates negative ions that respond with the pollen, dust, dirt, pollutants and allergens which carry a positive charge and neutralize them.