Do you think black salt regular salt but black in color? If yes… How come its black and not white? And… Where and how to use it?
For these and many other interesting facts let’s explore black salt together…
Black salt is a popular condiment in India. It is also known as Himalayan Black Salt or Indian Black Salt. It is harvested from the natural salt mines in Northern India and Pakistan. It is a type of rock salt normally dark reddish black in color and has pungent, sulfurous odor. It smells muck like eggs due to its natural Sulphur content. It appears pinkish gray or light purple color in powder form.
Black salt has great importance in Ayurveda. It is a key ingredient in many Ayurvedic remedies especially those used in curing digestive issues.
1. Black salt may prevent muscle cramp or spasm.
Black salt contains adequate amount of potassium. Mineral potassium is not only crucial in regulating muscle functioning but also helps absorb other minerals well. Thus, it may effectively help reduce muscle cramps and spasms by relaxing them.
2. Black salt is used in digestive problems.
Black salt is very commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat indigestion, constipation, gas, and heartburn. It is also used to treat high blood pressure and anemia.
Black salt is excellent on reducing heartburn. Access of stomach acid causes heartburn. Fortunately, black salt is loaded with alkaline minerals, due to its exposure to high temperatures. This helps balance out the negative effects of stomach’s acid production.
3. Black salt is used for skin care
Anti-inflammatory properties and rough texture of black salt helps heal cracked heel, swollen foot and even sprain. It also acts as a cleanser helping in opening clogged pores and providing a gleaming skin.
How to use black salt for cleansing?
1.Mix some black salt and distilled water in a bowl; let the solution rest overnight. The salt will absorb water completely. Apply it on the affected areas.
2. Add black salt in your bath water instead of chemical peels, soaps or solutions. It is excellent for rejuvenating skin. It also heals cracked and swollen feet, athlete’s foot and sprains.
Using black salt
Make a salad interesting salad dressing with Black salt, lemon and cilantro and use it over spicy fruit salsa or chickpea salads.
Continuing with Himalayan Pink salt…
Himalayan pink salt is popularly known as Sendha namak is the Indian. It is a coarse salt, also called halite or land salt. Its available in many grocery and health food stores. Here are some interesting things to know about this delicious salt:
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