All About Pink Himalayan Salt
Himalayan pink salt is a mineral salt mined in the foothills of the mighty Himalayan range in the foothills of India. It was first used by the Hindus of ancient times for curing many ailments. It has a unique property of being able to increase metabolism rate, digestion and excretion of toxins and can thus be used both externally and internally. It is also known as the salt of life because it works wonders when it comes to boosting the immune system.
Himalayan salt contains two kinds of minerals: sodium and potassium. While the potassium forms the major constituent of the mineral, sodium has many other roles. It is essential for proper brain functioning, blood circulation and regulation of the kidney and muscles of the body. Hemoglobin is another component of this mineral that gives blood its normal color.
There are several health claims associated with pink salt. It is claimed that it helps in stimulating the thyroid gland of the body and is an excellent energy booster. This mineral enhances mental alertness and improves concentration. It is also said that it can cure ulcers, kidney problems, cramps and headache and aids in weight loss.
In addition to these health benefits, it has properties that make it ideal for use as a natural alternative to regular salt. It can be used for cooking as it is mildly alkaline and thus safe to use. On the other hand, regular salt is acidic and is commonly used for seasoning foods and cooking purposes. Calcium and magnesium content in this rock salt are significantly higher than what you find in table salt. The magnesium content is up to 9 percent and the calcium content is close to that of a garnet.
One of the reasons why pink salt is popular in Pakistan is because it is extremely cheap compared to other salts. However, not all pink Himalayan salt mines are mined in Pakistan. Mined in the Indian subcontinent, Pakistan is known to have deposits which date back to the Neolithic period. Due to the instability in the region, most of the salt deposits are now lying on deposits in Afghanistan and Iran. These deposits are considered very long-term investments as they are believed to be worth more than six billion dollars.
Apart from the health benefits of this mineral, pink Himalayan salt also has certain positive effects on respiratory problems. This is due to the presence of chloride. Inhaling this salt can reduce the mucus secretions that occur during minor colds or allergies. As a result, one will be able to stay away from the common illnesses such as cough, cold and flu that can trigger respiratory problems.
Although pink Himalayan salt may seem similar to kosher salt, the difference between the two is that kosher salt is made from salt obtained from kosher animals and Sea salt is made from saltwater animals. Pink Himalayan salt cannot be used as regular table salt because its sodium content is too high. Therefore, one should instead buy this salt as an alternative to table salt.
Despite the health benefits of pink Himalayan salt, many people do not know that this salt has been in use in Pakistan for centuries. Although this salt was first used for its beneficial effects on the respiratory system, it is now also being used to treat ear infections, cuts, bruises and kidney stones. To make sure that this salt does not have any side effects, it is advisable that one consults a doctor before using this product. Pink Himalayan salt comes in different forms in different areas. Therefore, it is advised to buy this product only from stores that specialize in selling salt products.