There are many good things about Himalayan rock salt. It can be used as a healthier replacement to regular table salt or even as a source of ionized air, as seen in glowing rock salt lamps that are available. In short, rock salt is useful as a versatile addition to a healthy lifestyle.
The Human Body and Salt
Salt is as essential to the body as water is. The body requires salt daily to maintain proper functioning in the areas of water absorption, cell communication and metabolic processes. Therefore, increasing the quality of salt consumed will provide enhanced vitality to these crucial processes and enhance health, wellness and energy levels.
About Himalayan Rock Salt
Himalayan crystal salt is pristine due to it's formation in ancient salt lakes. It is hand-mined from underground deposits in the Himalayas. The salt contains the same trace elements that are found in the human body, which makes it a nutritional powerhouse. There are 92 trace elements and Himalayan rock salt contains 84 of these. No other type of salt contains as many minerals.
Benefits and Uses
Himalayan rock salt will yield immediate health benefits when used to replace traditional table salt to season food -- due to its trace mineral content -- which help re-mineralize the body. It naturally replenishes electrolytes and balances pH. It also improves functioning of body systems -- such as the nervous system -- and improves connective tissue in internal organs. Uses include clearing sinus congestion, healing cuts, and use in warm compresses for injuries. It can also make a healthy and refreshing salt bath.
Himalayan rock salt can also be used to improve indoor air quality. Himalayan rock salt is used to make rock salt lamps which contain a bulb which heats the salt. The salt then expels its minerals into the air for fresh, ionized air. Using rock salt lamps also helps balance indoor electromagnetic radiation from electronic devices such as computers, televisions and cell phones. Rock salt lamps also put out a warm, serene glow -- which serves to add exotic ambiance to a room.
By Zachariah C. Miller