The Himalayas, the magical highest mountain range on earth extends through China, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan, India, Bhutan and Afghanistan, hiding treasure millions of years old – salt.
Himalayan salt originates from the ancient sea, an ecosystem that is older than 250 million years.
It is believed that it is the purest salt on earth because of the volcanic lava, snow, and ice and it is kept from modern contaminants. Himalayan salt is used in nutrition and it also has its health benefits and we are using it for therapeutic purposes.
The color of this salt can vary from white to a distinctive pink color, depending on the concentration of components.
Along with iodine, Himalayan salt contains over 80 minerals and trace elements which are necessary for the human body, among them magnesium, calcium, sulfur, potassium, sodium and many more. It is very beneficial for human health and it is called the “Royal salt”.
It is very interesting that despite the exquisite demand for this salt, it is still mined and processed by hand.
Workers dig the salt out from the bottom of the Himalayas, wash it and dry it in the sun. Then they grind it by hand, in order to preserve all the values, it is known for.
HELPS THE WHOLE ORGANISM
Thanks to magnesium, calcium, and potassium, Himalayan salt easily restores lost fluids and electrolytes lost through sweating. Therefore, it is the ideal addition to summer meals and drinks.
It is suitable for people with high blood pressure and diabetes, athletes and everyone that prefers happy lifestyle. Himalayan salt regulates the metabolism of water and purifies the body.
Thanks to sodium it can naturally regulate electrolytes in the body and helps detoxification of the whole organism. This salt can speed up the excretion of toxins and helps the kidneys excrete excess acidity in the urine. It can also improve the absorption of nutrients from the food and speeds up the digestion.
Benefits of Himalayan salt
Helps the metabolism
Provides alkaline balance
Prevents muscle cramps
Natural hypnotic – regulates sleep, reduces fatigue and stress
Suitable for high blood pressure and diabetes
Promotes absorption of nutrients
Promotes the excretion of toxins from the body
Helps with skin problems and infections
Acts as a natural disinfectant.
Himalayan salt can also be used in beauty treatments as an addition to baths, for making wrappings and exfoliation of the skin. It can be used as a disinfectant diluted with some water. It can disinfect:
- Wounds, blisters, insect bites
Acne, pimples, rashes
Ulcers in the mouth.
Himalayan salt can be used for making inhalations in a sinus infection, throat, asthma, bronchitis, persistent respiratory distress. It can help relieve symptoms of rheumatism, osteoporosis and muscle pain. This salt can clean the body after radiation, chemotherapy or a disease, showed good results in weight loss as well as insomnia, stress, and fatigue.
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