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Himalayan Pink Salt

Pink Himalayan Salt

Himalayan salt, also known as Pink salt, is considered the most superior salt in Ayurveda. The color of the salt ranges from white to pink or dark red due to the high content of iron and other minerals present in it.
It is said to contain 84 minerals including calcium, chloride, sodium, and zinc.

  • It maintains electrolyte balance in the body, relieves muscle cramps, and keeps the body hydrated.
  • Himalayan salt is beneficial for the formation and strengthening of bones due to its calcium and magnesium content.
  • Massaging your face with Himalayan salt helps to remove dead skin and cleanses the skin. It can also be used along with some carrier oil to massage joints to reduce stiffness.
  • Soaking your feet in warm water containing Himalayan salt helps to get rid of edema due to its electrolyte balancing property.

 

What are the synonyms of Himalayan Salt?

Mineral Halite, Pink Himalayan Salt, Sendha Namak, Sindhav Salt, Himalayan Rock Salt

What is the source of Pink Himalayan Salt?

Metal & Mineral based

BENEFITS OF PINK HIMALAYAN SALT

1. Loss of Appetite
Pink Himalayan salt reduces loss of appetite by improving digestion due to its appetizer property. It also helps to promote digestive fire.
Tip:
Take dried Ginger pieces with Pink Himalayan salt before meals twice a day.

2. Indigestion and Gas
Most of the Ayurvedic formulations for digestive disorders contain Pink Himalayan Salt as it removes indigestion and controls gas. This is due to its appetizer digestive properties.
Tip:
Add Pink Himalayan Salt to your daily diet as per your taste.

3. Obesity
Pink Himalayan Salt helps manage obesity by burning fat and by improving metabolism. This is due to its appetizer digestive properties.
Tip:
Add Pink Himalayan salt to your daily diet as per your taste.

4. Throat infection
Pink Himalayan salt gives relief in case of sore throat, soothes the throat in dry cough, reduces inflammation and swelling of the throat due to its Kapha and Pitta balancing properties.
Tip:
a. Take 1-2 pinch of Pink Himalayan salt.
b. Mix it with warm water.
c. Gargle with this water once or twice a day.

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PRECAUTIONS WHEN USING PINK HIMALAYAN SALT

Advice from Experts

  • AYURVEDIC VIEW: Do not take Pink Himalayan salt for a long duration if you have any kind of systematic swelling in the body.


  • MODERN SCIENCE VIEW: Use it under a doctor’s supervision if you are allergic to Pink Himalayan salt or its constituents.


Patients with heart disease

  • AYURVEDIC VIEW: Take Pink Himalayan salt in small quantities if you have high blood pressure. Take a gap between your medicines and the salt if you are taking them for a long duration.


RECOMMENDED DOSAGE OF PINK HIMALAYAN SALT

  • Pink Himalayan Salt Powder – ¼-½ teaspoon; not exceeding 1 teaspoon.

HOW TO USE PINK HIMALAYAN SALT

1. Pink Himalayan Salt in cooking
Use it as common salt for cooking in day-to-day life.

2. Pink Himalayan Salt with Ginger
a. Take dried Ginger pieces with Himalayan Salt before meals twice a day.
b. It can also be used to control high blood pressure and manage digestive problems.

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BENEFITS OF PINK HIMALAYAN SALT

1. Dry skin
Pink Himalayan salt is good for cleansing the skin and managing clogged pores and give glowing skin due to its light and oily property.
Tips:
a. Wash your face with plain water and do not dry.
b. Take a small amount of salt in your hand and gently massage the face.
c. Wash with plain water and pat dry.

2. Dead skin
Pink Himalayan salt also acts as a good body scrubber. It helps in the removal of dead skin and controls dull, rough, and aging of the skin due to its light and oily properties.
Tips:
a. Wet your skin and take a small amount of Pink Himalayan salt in your hand.
b. Gently massage the skin.
c. Rinse the skin and pat dry.

3. Asthma
Pink Himalayan salt helps to dissolve sputum due to its Kapha balancing property.
Tips:
a. In case of asthma and difficulty in breathing, massage the back and chest with Pink Himalayan salt mixed with mustard oil at night before sleeping.
b. Pink Himalayan salt can also be used for gargling to reduce throat infections and common cold twice a day.

4. Joint stiffness
Pink Himalayan salt is also widely used in Ayurvedic oil preparation as it helps in balancing Vata dosha and gives relief from pain and stiffness in the joints.
Tips:
a. Take Pink Himalayan salt-based Ayurvedic oil.
b. Massage gently on the affected area.
c. Repeat this twice a day.

5. Edema
Pink Himalayan salt helps manage edema in the feet due to its Pitta and Kapha balancing properties.
Tips:
a. Soak your feet in a bucket of warm water with added.
b. Pink Himalayan salt for 10-15 minutes.
c. Repeat this once or twice a day.

6. Hair loss
Pink Himalayan salt helps control hair fall by removing dirt and dryness due to its oily and Vata balancing properties.
Tips:
a. Mix Pink Himalayan salt with your shampoo and wash your hair with it.
b. Rinse with cold water and use it twice a week.

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PRECAUTIONS WHEN USING PINK HIMALAYAN SALT

MODERN SCIENCE VIEW:

1. Apply Pink Himalayan salt to a small area first to test for possible allergic reactions.

2. People who are allergic to Pink Himalayan salt or its constituents should use it only under a doctor’s supervision.

RECOMMENDED DOSAGE OF PINK HIMALAYAN  SALT

  • Pink Himalayan Salt Powder – ½-1 teaspoon or as per your requirement.

HOW TO USE PINK HIMALAYAN  SALT

1. Pink Himalayan Salt in bathing water
a. Add ½-1 teaspoon of Pink Himalayan salt in a bucket full of water.
b. Take a bath with this water to relieve the symptoms of dermatitis and allergic conditions of the skin.

2. Pink Himalayan Salt for fomentation
a. Add ½-1 teaspoon of this salt in hot water.
b. Use this water for fomentation (warm compress) to manage swelling and pain on the affected area.
c. For better results use this remedy twice a day.

3. Pink Himalayan Salt tooth powder
a. Take ½-1 teaspoon of Pink Himalayan salt.
b. Add 1 teaspoon of Triphala powder.
c. Also add ½ teaspoon of Mustard oil and mix all the ingredients well.
d. Use 1-2 pinch of the mixture at a time and massage over teeth and gums.
e. Rinse with water.
f. This remedy is useful to manage swollen and painful gums.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Sole water is a drink made from Pink Himalayan Salt and water. It's often touted as a natural aid for sleep, energy, and digestion.

For making stock:
a. Take a 1 litre plastic bottle and add 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt and fill it with water.
b. Let it rest overnight.
c. Use 1 teaspoon of this solution in a glass, add water to dilute it and drink every day.

You can buy Himalayan salt either from your local grocery store or online from here.

Himalayan salt lamps are decorative lights that are made from solid blocks of salt. A salt block is carved in a way to contain a light bulb that generates heat and light, similar to that of a bed light. These lamps are are believed to keep the air clean in a room along with having numerous health benefits

Himalayan salt lamp helps in relaxation, meditation and also energizes the body. The common health benefits of this lamp include relief from stress, recurrent migraines, tiredness, insomnia and nervousness. It also improves concentration

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MODERN SCIENCE VIEW
Himalayan Salt might be a good alternative over table salt due to its high potassium and magnesium content. However, it is also high in sodium content, which is not good for people with high blood pressure. So it is advisable to use Himalayan salt with doctor's consultation if you have high blood pressure.
ayurvedic
AYURVEDIC VIEW
Himalayan Pink Salt helps to regulate blood pressure due to its property of balancing Vata dosha. It is a better alternative over normal salt for people with hypertension. 1.5-2.3gm Himalayan salt or Sendha namak can be used per day.

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MODERN SCIENCE VIEW:
There is no direct evidence stating the role of Himalayan salt in weight loss. However, a study said that Himalayan salt water along with other dietary changes did help in managing weight. But the role of Himalayan salt alone on weight loss is not yet proved

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MODERN SCIENCE VIEW
No, there are no research studies that states that Himalayan salt is toxic. In fact, it is believed to be the purest form of salt due to its origin. Also, the high content of potassium and magnesium makes it a better alternative over table salt

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MODERN SCIENCE VIEW
Although there is no research on the interaction of Himalayan salt with drugs, it is advisable to consult your doctor to prevent complications. However, people taking diuretics need to be careful as an excess of sodium in the body can prevent the removal of sodium from the body.
ayurvedic
AYURVEDIC VIEW
Yes, you can take Himalayan salt with prescription and non-prescription medicines with a gap of 15-30 minutes.

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MODERN SCIENCE VIEW:
Just like table salt, excess intake of Himalayan salt can put you at risk of hypertension and heart problems. Excess consumption of salt can increase your risk of stroke and kidney disease

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MODERN SCIENCE VIEW
Although enough scientific evidence is not available to support the role of Himalayan salt in regulating hormonal imbalance.
ayurvedic
AYURVEDIC VIEW
Hormonal imbalance generally occurs due to an imbalance of any of the three dosha. Himalayan salt might help to regulate your hormonal imbalance due to its Vata, Pitta and Kapha balancing properties.

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MODERN SCIENCE VIEW
Although enough scientific evidence is not available to explain the role of Himalayan salt in supporting libido; however due to its high mineral content, it stimulates circulation and may support libido.
ayurvedic
AYURVEDIC VIEW
Yes, Himalayan salt can play a good role in supporting libido due to its aphrodisiac property.

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MODERN SCIENCE VIEW
Yes, Himalayan salt help in regulating mood and sleep as it maintains the level of sleep hormone (melatonin) in the body and regulates sleep cycle. It helps to relax the body and mind and improves the mood.

Tip:

Taking a relaxing bath with a tablespoon of Himalayan salt mixed in water helps to manage stress and anxiety.
ayurvedic
AYURVEDIC VIEW
Mood swings and sleep are some factors which are affected by an imbalanced Vata dosha. Himalayan salt might help you in providing a relaxing state in these conditions due to its Vata balancing property.

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MODERN SCIENCE VIEW
Ideally, Himalayan salt can be used as long as it remains intact. As salt is hygroscopic in nature (absorbs water from air), it is important to store it in a cool, dry place, preferably in an airtight container to retain its benefits. If it turns sticky, then avoid using it as it might not serve its purpose.

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MODERN SCIENCE VIEW
Yes, Himalayan salt is beneficial in enhancing the immune system. It provides all the essential trace minerals and improves the immune system. It fights against bacteria and helps in quick recovery from illnesses.
ayurvedic
AYURVEDIC VIEW
Immunity generally gets hampered because of incomplete nutritional value in the body which is due to poor digestion. Himalayan salt might help you to maintain immunity due to its appetizer and digestion properties. It helps to improve your digestion, enhance your appetite and provide good nutrition.

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MODERN SCIENCE VIEW
Yes, Himalayan salt helps prevent acid reflux by balancing and regulating the pH of the body. It also has rich iron content due to which it manages heartburn, bloating and flatulence.
ayurvedic
AYURVEDIC VIEW
Yes, Himalayan salt might help prevent acid reflux which occurs because of weak digestion. This is due to its appetizer, digestion and cold properties. It helps to maintain a good digestion and give a cooling effect, thus reducing acid reflux.

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MODERN SCIENCE VIEW
Yes, Himalayan salt is useful to lower the risk of bacterial skin infections by inhibiting bacterial growth[3]. It also helps control skin problems like dermatitis. It reduces swelling associated with dermatitis when used as saltwater.

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MODERN SCIENCE VIEW
It is believed that taking salt water bath can clear dead skin and toxins from the body surface. Salt water bath also helps reduce swelling and pain in the body. Its antibacterial property also helps prevent infections. However, not enough scientific evidence is available, so the health benefits of Himalayan salt water bath needs to be evaluated

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MODERN SCIENCE VIEW
Although the role of Himalayan salt in managing asthma and improving other respiratory conditions is not clear, there are studies on the use of dry salt inhalation therapy (halotherapy) . When you inhale the dry salt, it helps clear the respiratory passage. It decreases inflammation of the airways and dissolves mucus. This helps in clearing cough and improving the symptoms of asthma

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MODERN SCIENCE VIEW
Yes, Himalayan salt prevent muscle cramps as muscle cramps are generally caused due to magnesium deficiency. Himalayan salt contains magnesium in sufficient quantities and thus helps to overcome muscle cramps. Drinking water mixed with a spoon of Himalayan salt helps to get relief from muscle cramps within a few minutes.
ayurvedic
AYURVEDIC VIEW
Muscle cramps generally occurs due to an imbalance of Vata dosha. Himalayan salt might help you prevent this condition due to its Vata balancing property.

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MODERN SCIENCE VIEW
Yes, Himalayan salt help promote bone strength as it contains various trace minerals including calcium and magnesium. Both calcium as well as magnesium are very important for bone formation and strengthens the bones and connective tissues

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