Amazing benefits of Himalayan Salt (Pink Salt)
Himalayan salt is the most beneficial as well as the cleanest salt available on the planet today. This form of salt has matured over the past 250 million years under intense tectonic pressure, in a creative environment of zero exposure to toxins and impurities. The minerals present in Himalayan salt are very tiny and can be easily absorbed by our cells. It has many nutritional and therapeutic properties from 84 essential ionized minerals and can be a healthier option to processed salt.
Ayurvedic texts refer to it as ‘saindava lavana’ and it alleviates the imbalanced bio-energies (tri doshas). It is an ingredient in many Ayurvedic formulations and is also referred to as that which can be taken daily.
Benefits of Himalayan salt include:
- Improves digestion without causing stomach irritation or worsening gastritis
- Very useful against bloating of the abdomen
- It has antibacterial as well as anti-inflammatory properties
- Hot fomentation and salt pack relieves inflammation, pain, etc
- Improves hydration by providing trace minerals
- Detoxifies the body by balancing systemic pH
- Improves the mineral status of the body
- Reduces muscle cramps by improving minerals and hydration
- Helps balance blood sugar
- Loosens excessive mucus and speeds up mucus clearance
- Removes pathogens in the air such as pollen, and decreases IgE level (immune system oversensitivity)
- Supports hormonal balance
- Helps balance blood pressure because it provides unrefined, mineral-rich salt in an ionic solution
- Improves sleep by supporting blood sugar and hormone balance
- Acts as a powerful antihistamine
- Supports weight loss by balancing hormones and improving energy
Aparna K. BAMS, MD, PhD
Aparna is one of the few specialists worldwide with a PhD in Ayurveda. Born into an Ayurvedic family which operates a traditional Ayurvedic Panchakarma hospital in Kerala, India, she grew up observing her father, the renowned Dr Padmanabhan.