Health Benefits Of Himalayan Salt And Benefits Of Sole

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Salt is as essential a component of the human body as water. It helps to maintain normal cell equilibrium, metabolism and absorption of water. Therefore, in effect, it can be said that a better quality of salt will ensure more energy, vitality, health and wellness of the human body.

Himalayan crystal or rock salt is therefore better than the normal refined table salt that we are so used to consuming everyday in foods.

It may not be out of place to say here that salt is a natural antibacterial and fungicide and it never goes bad. Read on to find out the health benefits of Himalayan salt and benefits of sole.


Sources Of Salt


All salt is mainly obtained from 2 sources viz

  • Sea water
  • Rock salt

Sea water salt is produced by evaporation of the salty water.

Rock salt is mainly formed due to drying up of the lakes and seas. In some areas the salt beds may be 1000 feet deep and spread extensively too.

The extraction of salt from these beds is by mining or by extracting it in a solution. When extracted in solution the brine that reaches the surface is evaporated to get the salt crystals.


Himalayan Crystal Salt or Himalayan Salt


It is also called white gold. It is basically rock salt or halite. Himalayan crystal salt is mined from the Khewra salt mines in Pakistan about 300 kms from the Himalayas and also from the foothills of the salt ranges in Pakistan.

The color may range from pink to reddish for some while others may have a transparent to off color. The color is dependent on its mineral content and iron levels.


Himalayan crystal pink salt
Himalayan crystal pink salt | Source

Elements & minerals in Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt

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Element
Symbol
Analysis Type
Hydrogen
H
0.30 g/kg
Lithium
Li
0.40 g/kg
Beryllium
Be
<0.01 ppm
Boron
B
<0.001 ppm
Carbon
C
<0.001 ppm
Nitrogen
N
0.024 ppm
Oxygen
O
1.20 g/kg
Fluoride
F-
<0.1 g/kg
Sodium
Na+
382.61 g/kg
Magnesium
Mg
0.16 g/kg
Aluminum
Al
0.661 ppm
Silicon
Si
<0.1 g/kg
Phosphorus
P
<0.10 ppm
Sulfur
S
12.4 g/kg
Chloride
Cl-
590.93 g/kg
Potassium
K+
3.5 g/kg
Calcium
Ca
4.05 g/kg
Scandium
Sc
<0.0001 ppm
Titanium
Ti
<0.001 ppm
Vanadium
V
0.06 ppm
Chromium
Cr
0.05 ppm
Manganese
Mn
0.27 ppm
Iron
Fe
38.9 ppm
Cobalt
Co
0.60 ppm
Nickel
Ni
0.13 ppm
Copper
Cu
0.56 ppm
Zinc
Zn
2.38 ppm
Gallium
Ga
<0.001 ppm
Germanium
Ge
<0.001 ppm
Arsenic
As
<0.01 ppm
Selenium
Se
0.05 ppm
Bromine
Br
2.1 ppm
Rubidium
Rb
<0.04 ppm
Strontium
Sr
<0.014 g/kg
Ytterbium
Y
<0.001 ppm
Zirconium
Zr
<0.001 ppm
Niobium
Nb
<0.001 ppm
Molybdenum
Mo
<0.01 ppm
Technetium
Tc
N/An unstable isotope
Ruthenium
Ru
<0.001 ppm
Rhodium
Rh
<0.001 ppm
Palladium
Pd
<0.001 ppm
Silver
Ag
0.031 ppm
Cadmium
Cd
<0.01 ppm
Indium
In
<0.001 ppm
Tin
Sn
<0.01 ppm
Antimony
Sb
<0.01 ppm
Tellurium
The
<0.001 ppm
Iodine
I
<0.1 g/kg
Cesium
Cs
<0.001 ppm
Barium
Ba
1.96 ppm
Lanthanum
La
<0.001 ppm
Cerium
Ce
<0.001 ppm
Praseodymium
Pr
<0.001 ppm
Neodymium
Nd
<0.001 ppm
Promethium
Pm
N/An unstable isotope
Samarium
Sm
<0.001 ppm
Europium
Eu
<3.0 ppm
Gadolinium
Gd
<0.001 ppm
Terbium
Tb
<0.001 ppm
Dysprosium
Dy
<4.0 ppm
Holmium
Ho
<0.001 ppm
Erbium
Er
<0.001 ppm
Thulium
Tm
<0.001 ppm
Ytterbium
Yb
<0.001 ppm
Lutetium
Lu
<0.001 ppm
Hafnium
Hf
<0.001 ppm
Tantalum
Ta
1.1 ppm
Wolfram
W
<0.001 ppm
Rhenium
Re
<2.5 ppm
Osmium
Os
<0.001 ppm
Iridium
Ir
<2.0 ppm
Platinum
Pt
<0.47 ppm
Gold
Au
<1.0 ppm
Mercury
Hg
<0.03 ppm
Thallium
Ti
<0.06 ppm
Lead
Pb
<0.10 ppm
Bismuth
Bi
<0.10 ppm
Polonium
Po
<0.001 ppm
Astatine
At
<0.001 ppm
Francium
Fr
<1.0 ppm
Radium
Ra
<0.001 ppm
Actinium
Ac
<0.001 ppm
Thorium
Th
<0.001 ppm
Protactinium
Pa
<0.001 ppm
Uranium
U
<0.001 ppm
Neptunium
Np
<0.001 ppm
Plutonium
Pu
<0.001 ppm
source : http://www.saltnews.com/chemical-analysis-natural-himalayan-pink-salt/

Why Is Himalyan Salt Better?


Himalayan crystal or rock salt contains all the trace elements and minerals that the human body contains. Of the 92 known minerals 84 are found in Himalayan crystal salt. No other variety of salt contains as many trace minerals. Because of the presence of these trace minerals Himalayan crystal salt is a powerhouse of nutrients.

Himalayan crystal salt is hand mined and therefore it retains its unique salt structure and the health giving properties.

All electrolytes are simply minerals ions in solution form. And Himalayan crystal salt is an excellent electrolytes' replenisher due to its numerous mineral content that is in colloidal form. It thus helps to balance the PH very fast.

Compare this with the regular table salt which is dried at 1200 degrees F. The intense heat not only destroys the chemical structure of the salt but the additions of chemicals to make it flow better are the factors that play havoc with the health of the body. The scattered crystals of the salt as well as the absence of the minerals in it make it totally dead as far as its health benefits to the body are concerned.


How Much Salt Is Required Daily By Us?


Our body requires just about 500 mg salt or sodium per day while we consume on an average 4 to 6 grams of salt daily. Some of us go as far as 10 grams and more. This is not difficult to imagine because of our increased use of processed foods which are loaded with salt, as salt acts as a preservative too. The property of salt to act as a food preservative is well known.

Our body is able to flush out 5 to 7 grams of salt per day. for every gram of retained salt the body uses 23 grams of cell water to neutralise this salt. When water is withdrawn from the cells thus it upsets the fluid balance of the cell..

As the quantity of retained salt increases, the body recrystallizes this excess with animal proteins like the ones in dairy etc to produce uric acid to get rid of this excess salt. When this uric acid is not removed from the body it starts to crystallize and deposit around the joints and bones and leads to joint pains.

Excess salt also leads to water retention in the body which in turn leads to cellulite formation.

Likewise, crystallization of salt causes formation of stones in the kidneys and gall bladder.


Difference Between Himalayan Crystal Salt, Sea Salt, Rock Salt and Table Salt


The sea salt crystals are irregular, separated from one another and disconnected from the elements or minerals in them. Because of this the body cannot absorb them even with expending huge amounts of energy.
Also, sea salt is no longer healthy due to the toxic wastes being dumped into the oceans and the oil spills in the seas which have become a regular feature in recent times, even making the consumption of marine life dangerous and questionable.

In Rock salt, these minerals or elements cling to the outside or the crevices of the crystalline salt structures. They are not included within the crystalline structure for them to attain a colloidal state - a state whereby the cells can readily absorb them.

Table salt is pure sodium chloride. Pure sodium chloride is needed for industrial purposes and the excess over consumption landed up in our kitchen in the form of table salt.

Table salt contains added iodine and fluorine.
It also contains chemicals like calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate and aluminium hydroxide which are added to increase the flow of the salt and to prevent clumping.

Aluminium however is absorbed and deposited in the brain and has been purported as a causal factor in Alzheimer disease.

The purification of table salt also removes all the minerals and trace elements. Therefore for all practical purposes the nutrient value of this salt is zero apart from the fact that it is dangerous to health.

The Himalayan crystal salt has a perfect crystalline structure that is very even and the elements are contained within this structure and connected to it so in an colloidal form. This makes them to be easily absorbed by the cells and they get metabolized fast.
It is only under sufficient compression that the minerals are included within the crystal structure in a colloidal form.


Himalayan crystal salt from Pakistan
Himalayan crystal salt from Pakistan | Source

Health Benefits Of Himalayan Salt


Plinius, the Roman writer (23 AD - 79 AD) said " Crystal salt is the most importantremedy for mankind".

Himalayan crystal salt is a naturally occurring salt that has been hand mined ancient oceans that have dried up more than 250 million years ago. This makes them virtually without pollutants. They also contain a varied mineral content and due to these 2 qualities is said to be a miraculous healer.

The various health benefits of Himalayan salt include :

  • Regulates the water distribution of all cells in the body, maintains a healthy body PH by replenishing electrolytes.
  • Normalizes irregular heartbeat and blood pressure. Improves circulatory system health.
  • Normalizes blood sugar levels.
  • Clears sinus congestion and other respiratory distresses like asthma, bronchitis, allergies, excess mucus and phlegm production, coughs etc.
  • Prevents rheumatism, gout and arthritis.
  • Increase libido.
  • Removes excess acidity, corrects digestive health of the stomach and intestines.
  • Checks formation of varicose veins.
  • Strengthens the bones.
  • Checks muscle cramps. Improves muscle tone and strength.
  • Benefits the nerves and nervous system for better nerve responses.
  • Reduces stress and maintains serotonin and melatonin levels. Promotes good sleep.
  • Detoxifies the body.

Himalayan crystal salt can be used to replace the normal table salt to obtain the health benefits on a regular basis.


How To Make Sole

Sole (Pronounced as So-Lay) - What Is It ? Benefits Of Sole?


When the sun dried the vast ancient oceans its energy was preserved in these salt crystals. Sole means liquid sunlight. It is Himalayan crystal salt in solution form, made with water.

Procedure to make Sole

  • Add some crystals of the Himalayan salt to a glass container. Add pure water. Let it stand for 24 hours. Cover the glass container.
  • Then see if the crystals have dissolved completely or not. If they have add more till finally the solution is fully saturated and no more of them can dissolve. This can be seen by the undissolved salt crystals at the bottom of the container.
  • The sole so made is 26% saturated now and is ready for consumption.

Dose : 1 teaspoon of this sole is to be mixed in a glass of pure water and consumed before breakfast on an empty stomach. Use a plastic or wooden spoon not metal as it reacts with the sole.

The consumed water energizes and its action stays for 24 hours. 1 teaspoon is the daily dose. As with any therapy regularity is important.

The ingested sole activates the stomach and intestines within minutes. It improves metabolism and digestion.

Note

When the water in the glass container reduces more Himalayan crystal salt can be added to the remaining water. Add more pure water and repeat till the salt solution is fully saturated and can dissolve no more of the crystal salt.

At all times, keep the sole solution covered to maintain its potency. If this is taken care of the solution never goes bad as salt itself is an antibacterial and antifungal.

Benefits Of Sole


A teaspoon of sole :

  • Provides about 478 mg of sodium.
  • Gives 24 hours of energy.
  • Regulates the acid alkaline balance in the body and normalizes blood pressure.
  • Keeps the excess crystal forming minerals in blood from crystallizing thus reducing rheumatism, arthritis, kidney and gall bladder stones from forming.
  • Controls and treats skin problems.
  • Removes toxins from the body.
  • Relaxes the nervous system.
  • Benefits the circulatory and respiratory systems.


Points To Note


  • People who have issues with their kidneys and those who have salt consumption related high blood pressure should talk to their doctor before starting use of this salt.
  • Consume on empty stomach before breakfast in the morning.
  • Do not consume coffee immediately after consuming sole as it being too acidic changes the PH of the body and nullifies the effect of sole. You can take it a couple of hours later.


About Himalayan Salt Lamps


Interestingly, the very source of the Himalayan crystal salt is also the source from where Himalayan crystal salt lamps are produced. These are made from blocks of the Himalayan crystal rocks and have far reaching. health benefits as well.

To know more more read my hub below.


Are you motivated enough to try the Himalayan crystal salt after consultation with your doctor ?

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Disclaimer

The information provided in this hub is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician, or health care provider before taking any home remedies, supplements or starting a new health regime or practice.

This article is for health information purposes only.

The Health Benefits Of Himalayan Crystal Salt

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mecheshier profile image

mecheshier 4 years ago

Excellent Hub. I couldn't agree with you more. Especially the free flowing table salt.

Fabulous pics and superb info. Thank you for sharing. Voted up for useful and awesome.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Very informative and useful hub.. im glad to learn something new from you rajan jolly.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

I just switched to the himalyan sea salt. I am glad to see it has even more benefits than I thought. I like celtic sea salt too. Excellent information!


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

Useful information about salt. I am ready to learn more about salt because I always felt salt improved my health. Thank you for the knowledge.


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MelChi 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

Wow! I didn't realize that there were so many health benefits to Himalayan Crystal Salt! My doctor told me to switch to this salt about 3 months ago, and I can't imagine going back to regular table salt or sea salt. My husband also loves this salt. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful benefits, I'll give the Sole a try this weekend. Voted up, interesting, awesome and useful :)


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laadhy 4 years ago from Maldives- The Paradise on Earth

informative hub


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Suzie HQ 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

great information rajan, I did not know of Himalayan Salt actually so it was very interesting. I tend to use rock salt although I have to either eliminate salt or reduce now in my diet. Thanks rajan for another great hub. Voted and shared:)


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ mecheshier, thanks for stopping by. Appreciate all the votes and likes. Thank you.

@ unknown spy Glad to see you. thanks for reading and appreciating.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Tammy, I bet you do feel a difference after using the Himalayan crystal salt. I'd certainly like to have your feedback on this.

I'm glad you appreciate the write up. Thanks and glad to see you again.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

flashmakeit, I feel nice to know you found this good. It's always a pleasure to see you. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

MelChi, this is wonderful info - the doc suggesting Himalayan crystal salt. Since its been quite sometime you switched over to this I'd be interested to have your feedback on the benefits.

Thank you for all the votes, the wonderful input and glad you stopped by.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

laadhy, thanks for reading and leaving your comments.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Susie, I'm happy to see you liked the information. I much appreciate your visit, comments and your votes. Thanks for sharing it too. Have a good day.


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Harsha Vardhana R 4 years ago from Bangalore

Great info. I initially thought it needs to rarely used as it may imbalance the system!

Sole as 24 hour energy source is really promising!

Up!


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sandrabusby 4 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

One of my favorite hubs. Good salt is so important to me. I've been using the salt from the Camargue, but I'm going to look for some Hilalayan crystal salt. Thanks.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I use Himalayan crystal salt but never realized all the benefits from it. I first started using it when I found a garlic Himalayan crystal salt at my local health food store.

Great hub!


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Rajan, voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting. Very well written article my friend. I had never heard of this before until this article. I would try it for sure. I always believe in trying something once. You did a great job with your research and stats. Will be sure to share this by tweet. Very useful information and article:)


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eHealer 4 years ago from Las Vegas

Rajan, this is truly and interesting and beautiful hub. We all overdo it on the salt, even if you don't add any, it is in the food. But I would like to try the Himalayan salt, and see what happens. Thanks for the info.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Harsha, we can replace the usual white table salt with the Himalayan crystal salt. Sole of course is a wonderful way to keep getting the benefits especially if one is eating outside food which has the normal salt in it.

Thanks for reading, appreciating and voting.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Sandra, I'm glad you like the hub. Hope you find the change of salt beneficial. I appreciate your stopping by. Thanks.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Susan, nice to know you are already using this wonderfully healthy salt. Thanks for reading and leaving your input.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

thelyricwriter, thanks for so many kind words. I'm sure using this salt will be healthy choice. I would appreciate a feedback on this. Thanks for all the votes and it is a pleasure to see you here my friend.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

ehealer, I totally agree, salt is naturally present in all foods. We need to go slow on salt consumption and consume the healthier himalayan crystal salt but in moderation.

Thanks for stopping by and I would appreciate a feedback on the results of your using this salt.

Thank you.


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Trinity M 4 years ago

Very interesting article rajan. I will definitely look into the sole as I love natural remedies. Voted up and useful.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Trinity sole is a wonderful way to get a full day's dose at one go and starts acting within minutes.

Thanks for sparing time to read, comment and vote. Much appreciated.


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dinkan53 4 years ago from India

I really enjoyed your article on the Himalayan salt. It is very informative. Lot of readers will be benefited from your writing. Rated up and interesting.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

dinkan, it is always a pleasure to receive your comments. Thanks for taking time to read and comment. Glad you liked the information.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Rajan,

I have a container of Himalayan Crystal Salt that has been sitting in my cupboard for over two years. I stopped using it to two years ago because I was diagnosed with border line high blood pressure. My doctor told me to cut out all salt. I did because there was no way I was going on medication.

After reading about the benefits, I think I will give the sole a try. If my blood pressure goes up, then I will stop.

Voted up and away!

Have a good day. :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Very interesting stuff, Rajan! I'm addicted to salt and I wonder if this would help. :) VUMS!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Wow, this is exotic that it may not be available here in Southern California. But let me see if our local Indian store has it. Voting this Up and Useful. Shared.


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brittvan22 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

love the hub rock candy is used to help singers in hitting high notes.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Sue, I would certainly be interested in getting your feedback once you use sole. Thanks for reading and giving it the votes and share.

You have a good day too.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

TT, glad you like the info. Just replace the table salt with this one. That should help.

Appreciate your visit. Thank you.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Aurelio. I think it should be easily available there. Thanks for giving it a read, vote and sharing it. Much appreciated.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

brittvan, thanks for this useful input. Glad you stopped by.

Thank you.


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

I love Himalayan pink salt, but I had no idea of all the health benefits. I've never heard of sole, although I've used a similar method with Epsom salts. Now that I understand the natural benefits of crystal salt so I plan to try it for detoxing. Thanks so much! Voted up and shared.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Vespawoolf. Sole is nothing but a solution of the same himalayan crystal salt in water. You can definitely try it as a detox. The entire procedure is given.

I'm glad this is helpful. Thanks for reading, voting and sharing.


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CyberShelley 4 years ago

Hello Rajan, I have seen Himalayan salt in one of our speciality stores and wondered about it. I will now buy some, as once again you have educated me. Thank you!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Shelley. I'm glad you have the information to go for this salt now. To make the best of it you can use it to replace the table salt you are using.

Thank you for reading and I appreciate the comments.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

Really a pleasure to learn so much about Himalayan Crystal salt rajan jolly. This hub was excellent and I like how you included the differences between other salts. Voted up, shared, interesting, awesome, and useful :)


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

I really never knew all the benefits of Himalayan Salt, but after reading your hub I think I may need to look into getting some, because I do suffer from sinus issues and if it can help would definitely try it. Thanks, have voted up and shared too!!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

You just continue to educate me my friend. I knew nothing about this; I'll pass it on to Bev and see if she already knows; if not we'll be trying it.

Thanks for the information. You have definitely established a niche for yourself.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for appreciating the information Olde Cashmere. Thanks also for the visit, the numerous votes and sharing the hub.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Janine. There is a lot in favor of using Himalayan crystal salt and I'm sure it will benefit in your case. Thanks for stopping by, voting and sharing.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

That's weird Rajan! I know I commented on this but I don't see my comment. Anyway, great information as usual; you are the best at informing us about these items. We actually use sea salt at our home; I'll pass this on to Bev so she is aware.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

A lot of good goes in favor of this salt my friend. Giving it a try is a good option.

This is my niche and I'm thankful to friends like you and other readers who appreciate my efforts with reading what I write.

Thank you Bill.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Bill, this has started happening with increasing regularity now. The entire day yesterday I was hardly able to work on hubpages. The pages wouldn't load. Seems to be okay this morning.

Thanks once again Bill; I do hope you give this salt a shot.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and useful. Thanks for sharing this very interesting and informative hub. Have to check out if this salt is available somewhere here in Latvia. Passing this on.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Gypsy, if you cannot locate this salt around the place you live, this salt is easily available online. so getting it shouldn't be a problem.

I'm glad you like the information. Many thanks for reading and voting.


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Interesting and useful, never knew so much about Himalayan Crystals. They are amazing. Voted up.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Nithya,

Glad you found this informative. Thanks for the read, vote and passing it on.


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kitkat1141 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

What a fascinating article, and very detailed. Last week I bought a grinder of Himalayan Crystal Salt at Costco because I liked the pink color! I had no idea I had made such a good health choice! I can't get over the number of minerals you listed!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

kitkat, glad you now have the info to go with the Himalayan Salt. It can safely be replaced with the normal table salt in daily use. Thanks for coming by.


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Glenn Stok 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

This was a fascinating article that held my interest through to the end. You motivated me to do more research on the subject. Specifically on the latest findings on the possibility that Aluminium causes Alzheimer disease.

I also found it interesting that normal table salt has so many other ingredients. I generally stay away from it anyway. When I cook I find that the actual taste of foods is sufficient, and does not require the addition of salt. I'm surprised that so many people have a desire to add so much salt when cooking. They should all read your hub.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Glenn, you are very right in that our food intrinsically contains enough salt for us. But we have been so conditioned to addition of salt to foods that we cannot prevent ourselves from literally binging on it when we eat processed foods.

Nice to know you appreciate this aspect of the hub.

Many thanks for visiting and commenting so positively about the need to curb our salt cravings and use.

Much appreciated.


janeshwar kumar jain 19 months ago

useful inormation.


mehranbiz 8 months ago

Himalayan Crystal Salt is the most beneficial, cleanest salt available on the planet. It was formed about 230 million years ago where the energy of sun has dried up the original, primal sea. This crystal salt is absolutely pristine and natural, identical in composition to the ancient primal ocean. Himalayan salt is most commonly found as coarse grains, fine grains, or large blocks in Pink Dark pink and in white colors. Himalayan Pink Salt is used by holistic chefs, spas, health professionals, and individuals for its range of nutritional and therapeutic properties. Pink salt may be used in the same manner as table salt for culinary dishes and baking, but it is purer and higher in mineral content. Mehran corporation exports all kind of salts


Chun 3 months ago

could i make my sole with the black himalayan salt?


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rajan jolly 3 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Chun use pink himalayan salt only

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