Natural Remedies and Healing through Himalayan Rock Salt
On the rise in popularity for its natural healing and energy benefits is Himalayan rock salt. Hand-mined at the foothills of the Himalayans in Pakistan, this unique rock salt was formed roughly 250 million years ago, and is believed to contain many healing and spiritual properties. Because of the remote location, the naturally forming salt has been protected from contamination, pollution and the influence of man, thanks largely to massive geological shifts over time that dried up a large salt lake millennia ago.
Unlike normal sea salt, Himalayan rock salt hasn’t been contaminated by environmental factors, and because it is hand-mined, it retains its crystalline structure. This is important as it contains 84 minerals and trace elements found naturally in the human body, which are ingrained in the crystalline structure in minute particles. These minerals can then be purely absorbed by our bodies naturally through the salt.Himalayan salt also has no preservatives or additives added to it, and it is processed without the use of any harsh chemicals.
Known for its purity, Himalayan rock salt is found in a variety of colours, ranging from pure white, to a pinkish hue, to peach. In rare cases it could even have red or black specs. This is a result of the naturally forming minerals and elements within the salt.
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The human body requries the sodium that is found in salt to perform a variety of essential functions. Salt helps us to maintain the fluid in our blood and transmit information in our nerves and muscles. Salt also helps look after the nurients in our small intestines. Because our body is unable to make salt, we are required to ingest it in our food.
Uses for Himalayan Rock Salt
Himalayan salt can be used as a replacement for traditional table or rock salt, which will greatly increase the benefits to your body. Because of all the naturally formed minerals and elements that are found in Himalayan rock salt, it will not only enhance the flavour of your meals, but also nourish your body with essential minerals and vitamins. Add a pinch to a litre of water to energise and hydrate the water for an added mineral boost when exercising. Try adding it as seasoning to a meal. Or why not just use it as seasoning to a meal? Its cooking uses are endless.
Himalayan salt can also be used to clear your sinuses, all you have to do is simply mix a little in a bowl of hot water and breathe in the steam, covering your head with a towel to keep the moisture and humidity trapped. Himalayan salt can also be used to gargle with, to heal and clean out cuts, as well as a be made into a skin scrub or bath salt.
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Himalayan Salt Lamp
Himalayan salt can also be made into a unique lamp that is believed to promote energy and spiritual benefits for the human body and soul. The Himalayan Salt Lamp is individually hand crafted and creates a pleasing ambience in any room. The Himalayan Salt Lamps come in a wide range of unique size, colours and shapes, based upon the original block of Himalayan salt from which it was hand carved from.
It is believed that the Himalayan Salt Lamp can improve the quality of your air indoors by creating healthy negative ions. Positive ions form from electrical equipment that are found in homes and offices. By creating negative ions, the Himalayan Salt Lamp purifies the air, eliminating airborne bacteria and viruses which can cause disease and trigger asthma. The Himalayan Salt Lamp creates negative ions through ‘hygroscopy’ – where it draws moisture from the atmosphere and on to the surface of the lamp, creating the negative ions as the lamp heats up. The whole process is natural and gentle; therefore its positive effects will go unnoticed, as all you will see is a beautiful, glowing lamp.
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