Himalayan salt is over 250 million years old. In the ancient times it was mainly used among the wealthy aristocracy. Traditionally, the Himalayan salt has been considered extremely valuable and is also known as white gold. It originates from the clean Himalayan caves, where people have removed and washed it manually. It is dried naturally in the sun and packed in organic bags to remain clean and fresh. Once the best quality boulders are milled, they become edible, while the coarse ground one is usually used in baths and various beauty treatments.

Himalayan salt is easily absorbed and thanks to this ability it prevents dehydration of the body. Both sea and table salt affect water retention in the tissue, which may cause the cellulite appearance, rheumatism, arthritis, gallstones and kidney stones formation.

himalayan salt benefits

Himalayan salt is considered to be the healthiest and the most natural salt in the world, because it contains 84 elements that already exist in our body, so it is completely complementary and supplies our body with all the necessary minerals. Those minerals are so tiny, so human body cells can easily digest them.

A proper nutrition involves the use of Himalayan salt on a daily basis. Being easy to absorb and preventing body dehydration, the salt regulates water and electrolyte level in the body, metabolism and digestive processes, as well as blood sugar levels. It prevents diabetes and body aging, balances the pH of the cells, supports the respiratory tract health, sinuses in particular, liver and kidney functions, stops muscle cramps, improves blood circulation and contributes to the vascular system health, affects the blood purification and detoxification, helps strengthen bones, especially for growing children, regenerates brain cells and helps improve concentration, prevents high blood pressure, boosts energy, promotes healthy sleep and contributes to a better mood and positive thinking.

Himalayan salt has no adverse effects. It does not damage kidneys, stomach and internal organs. Thanks to being one hundred percent natural, it has natural and pleasant sweet salty taste and pink color and it improves the natural taste of the food. If processed, it has a pale pink color, which is a result of the natural salt minerals found in there. These minerals are, primarily, iodine, magnesium, calcium, potassium, copper and iron, which supply the body with electrolytes and minerals.

An excessive consumption of table salt can cause Alzheimer’s disease, because the artificial aluminum contained in this salt deposits in the brain cells. So, make sure you always use Himalayan salt.

Himalayan salt benefits uses

How to use Himalayan salt

It is recommended that you consume maximum 3 g of salt per day and not while the food is thermally processed, but after the process is finished. It is an ideal salad ingredient.

If facing with dehydration and fatigue, dissolve 1 g of salt in 2 dl of water and drink it sip by sip, for several hours.

If you have skin problems such as eczema, apply the solution of 1 g of salt and 0.5 dl of water several times a day. Because of the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties it is particularly effective in the treatment of acne and psoriasis.

Adding the salt to previously prepared bath, you will achieve relaxation and stress relief effect, better blood circulation, muscle relaxation, release of toxins, skin softness and regeneration and quicker absorption of minerals. While enjoying the hot bath, Himalayan salt helps with various skin diseases and irritations, insect bites, wounds and blisters, gynecological problems, rheumatism and joints diseases, in the post-operative recovery, it mitigates colds, reduces feverishness and pain caused by arthritis.

In order to obtain full benefit of the salt bath, it is of great importance that the salt concentration in the water is the same as the one in the body. The average bathtub holds about 100 to 120 liters of water, so this means that you need about 1.2 gr of salt for a good, beneficial bath. The water temperature should be about 37 degrees. Once you decide to make the combination of curative salt bath and the Himalayan salt, do not put any additional soaps or oils in it. It is necessary that the bath lasts about half an hour. After bathing, dry your skin with a clean towel and rest for at least 40 minutes.

How to use Himalayan salt soap

At the beginning, we need to note that the soap made of Himalayan salt is consisted of 100 percent crystalline salt and no other additives or artificial supplements. It is an excellent solution for dry skin, cellulite and herpes. Other great thing about it is that it can also be used as a completely natural deodorant. When you start using the soap, do not be surprised by a tingling sensation due to skin irritation, there is nothing to worry about, because the tingling will stop in a few minutes. The tingling is actually a sign of skin detoxification. Once you try out this miraculous soap, we guarantee that you will not have to use any other cream or ointment anymore.

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Himalayan salt for acne

Himalayan salt is very welcomed in the fight against skin problems such as acne and rash. It is recommended that you make a solution consisted of 3 liters of water and 100 grams of Himalayan salt, every morning. Let the solution cool and use it throughout the day. Before you start any treatment, you should exfoliate your face in a gentle way. Try to exfoliate the face by rubbing the skin with a mixture of Himalayan salt and essential oil of your choice. Rub the mixture into the skin with mild and gentle movements, in order to achieve the best effect of the oil and salt. This way you enlarge your pores, which allows the skin to absorb a great amount of Himalayan salt minerals. The obtained result is smooth and soft skin, nourished with the necessary minerals. It is enough to repeat the treatment once or twice a week, but when it comes to rinsing your face, this should be done every day, to make the problems go away, as soon as possible.

Himalayan salt recipes for nose and sinuses

To prepare this solution, you will need 0.5 l of water and a teaspoon of Himalayan salt. You can use an old bulb syringe to dilute the salt with water. Your solution is ready when the salt crystals stop dissolving and start depositing at the bottom of the syringe. Inject a few drops of the solution in each nostril and you will breathe easier.

Other Himalayan salt uses

  • Besides the mineral baths and nasal solutions, Himalayan salt can also be used in several different ways. We now represent you just some of them.
  • The solution made of the salt and water has a major role when it comes to various ear infection and you can use it as ear drops.
  • The mixture can also help fight travel sickness. Soak a piece of fabric in a solution and place it on your neck.
  • If you have trouble with foot fungus, you should soak your feet in this saline solution.
  • If you have sore throat, gargle with this saline solution for several minutes, and make sure not to swallow it.
  • During a regular inhalation Himalayan salt regenerates the respiratory system and reduces asthma and allergy symptoms.
  • And finally, the last great thing about Himalayan salt is that it has a power to ionize and purify the indoor air naturally.

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