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10 Benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt for your Health
The Himalayan Pink Salt. Origins
The Pink Salt, the finest variety of all types of salts has its origins in the Himalayan and Asian Mountains an area stretching from China and Pakistan including Afghanistan Buthan and Nepal.
It is the only salt that has all the crucial 84 minerals, in the right proportions with a unique advantage of being unprocessed, therefore it retains all its qualities and benefits at the best.
This is possible as the Himalayan pink rock is a fossil which is extracted from the mountains and not from the sea. These beautiful crystallised salt gems sit under layers of lava rocks of what it was, once upon a times an ocean, that disappeared when the Himalayan mountains emerged more than 250 million of years ago, when oceans ware not polluted.
Contrary to the sea salt that has to be processed, bleached and cleaned in order to eliminate moisture losing many minerals, the Pink salt does not have to go under any kind of industrial refinery that it is why preserves all the minerals that contains, which have remained integral and protected by the lava, therefore, not contaminated by any form of pollution.
The importance of Minerals in our body
10 Benefits associated with Himalayan Salt.
Please be aware that this article does not want to be a substitute of any medical advice to treat the below conditions, while the salts can be a good way to keep the body and mind in good health.
There are many benefits associates with the salt.
- It is an excellent cooking salt whose amount of sodium is relatively low compared with the white salt.
- Can be used to prepare bath salts that have a highly detoxing effects keeping the skin moisturised as the sodium keeps the water to the outer layer of the skin. This will improve greatly the hydration in your body.
- The sodium helps to regulate muscle’s contractions and it also regulate the blood pressure keeping it in the right balance. It also helps nerves transmission and hearth functions. The Himalayan salt recommended daily consumption, would be between 1500 and 2300 mg.
- Improve the balance of sugar in your blood and it is beneficial in keeping your thyroid well functioning.
- It is a powerful antihistamine.
- It is a powerful disinfectant
- It prevent many ailments like colds, dermatitis, conjunctivitis
- Using on the skin is also an excellent peeling that helps to get rid of the dead cells and helps to with blood circulation.
- Reducing asthma and improving lungs functionality.
- Beneficial in coughs and chest congestion treatments.
Dr. Dan Engle on the benefits of Himalayan Pink Salts
How to use Pink Salts: 3 ways
Detoxing and Relaxing at Home Spa.
I like to start with one of my favourite ways of having a bath. There is nothing better that a spa without having to pay for it! This one is really relaxing as the salt added to the water releases all its mineral and helps detox the body getting rid of all the toxins. It is also very beneficial if you suffers from cramps and muscle strains. For instance if you have just started fitness gym and back home you feel a little bit in pain.
Simply add 1-2 pounds of the Himalayan salts or a solution of pink salt diluted about 5% (from the jar you have prepared, see below) to your bath which must not be too hot but a mild temperature. Do not stay in the bath for more than 15 minutes as it is really powerful on your muscles.
Salt Sole :
A very simple way to prevent many ailments is to have a jar of water filled with pink salt. Take a spoon a day. Make sure that your jar does not have a metal lid and do not use a metal spoon (best way is drinking directly from the jar).
Pouring some water 1-2 pounds of salt preferably use big crystals in a glass container. While most of the crystals will dissolve, make sure some of them would sit at the bottom of the jar and stay visible. Leave it for one hour to set properly.
Water will saturated with salt at 26%. So as long as the salt will be still sitting at the bottom of the vase, you will have a salt solution of 26%.
You can use it as:
Crystal bath salts
Take one spoon a day at room temperature to improve and treat conditions like:
Excess production of saliva
Structure your bones to prevent Osteoporosis
This sole is a powerful antihistamine
It facilitate a better sleep
It clears mucous from the lungs and it could benefit greatly people suffering from Asthma and cystic fibrosis.
At last but not least it could be beneficial in healing all the conditions previously described.
The Salt Lamp:
The beautiful salt lamps are not only wonderful pieces of furniture but are also an ideal way to depurate the environment in your home from excessive exposure to elettromagnetic frequency generated from television computer and other devices. This is possible because those lamps produce negative ions that combine with the positive ions generating by dust, pollens, and other elements in the air would neutralise those ions and it would reduce the negative effect of those element in the air. The negative ions are produced by the moisture in the air that would be attracted by the lamp in and quickly would evaporate the water generating the negative ion.
The beneficial effects on purifying air could result in an healing of migraines, general improving of good mood, calming and relaxing body and mind. The lamps last indefinitely but you might need to change the bulb from time to time.
The Benefits of using Pink Salt Lamps
Have you ever suffered from Colds? What is your approach?
Himalayan Salts are a great natural source of 84 minerals that our body needs to function properly. Although they are not a substitute of any medical treatment, they can contribute to improve our health conditions and they are particularly indicated for:
1. Asthma and lungs conditions
2 Dermatitis and allergies
3. Nerves trasmissions/brain functions
4. Muscle pains
5. They contribute to balance the sugar in blood
You can take the salt:
1. In your daily diet as a substitute of your white salt
2. Make a salt and take 1 spoon a day
3. Take it as a salt bath
4. Buy a lamp salt.
Pink Salt versus White Salt.
The simplest answer is that Pink Salt is better because it is unprocessed and comes from under the mountains protected from pollution. White Salt comes from the sea, it suffers from being processed and depleted of many minerals so the benefits are not as much as the the ones in the pink salt.
I was introduced to the Pink Salt from a friend of mine who has set up a halotherapy centre in my native city of Milano. Halotherapy is the use of air and vapour from salts in order to treat respiratory ailments, skin conditions and stress. The centre in Milano has two rooms completely covered by pink salt from the floor to the ceiling with pebbles and pink stones. It is a beautiful environment where you can relax while breathing the air which is purified by the salt. 45 minutes treatment is equivalent to 3 days by the seaside. As Milan is a very polluted city I would recommend to anyone living in there to visit this centre.
If you drop to Milan either for business or tourism or you live in Milan and you are interested to visit the centre here the address : Biohima Via Vallazze 66 Milano Italy www.biohima.com