Pink salt, also known as Halite and originated in foothills of the Himalayas, is primarily a fossilized sea salt.
It contains calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and iron. The high amount of minerals, specifically iron, causes the pink tint.
Comparing to other types of salt, pink salt is more expensive. However, it has higher purity and more benefits for the body.
Halite is the most qualified crystalline salt chiefly found in Pakistan. It is far more than the common kitchen salt and sodium chloride.
In addition to sodium chloride, it contains 84 types of minerals. Pink salt is a natural combination with a thoroughly crystalline structure; therefore, it is easily digested with no extra energy.
Halite is the only discovered salt on the planet with these properties. We can use pink salt as a food seasoning; however, you should not replace the table salt (Iodized salt) with it if it is the only way to get iodine.
Pink salt or pink Himalayan rock salt is a unique type of sea, which is available in pink or red, you can find it in Punjab where is about 300 km from the Himalayas. The minerals diversity gives the salt an extraordinary color and beauty.
The presence of chemical elements such as potassium creates a distinguishing taste comparing to the ordinary salts and it is suitable for cooking.
Pink salt is beneficial for body and health. Let us talk about some benefits of Himalayan pink salt.
Skin and hair
*note: Although salt provides benefits skin and hair, always test any type of mask before wearing it thoroughly by rubbing a small amount of it on the skin of your hand. Let it be for at least 20 minutes to make sure you are not allergic to.
Acne and pimples
If you have an acne-prone skin Himalayan pink salt can help you. It is a natural antibacterial and antiseptic which helps treat acne and pimples by controlling skin bacteria.
Pink salt is a natural facial and body scrub; therefore, it removes dead skin cells from the surface of your skin and utterly cleans pores.
Halite is an organic deodorant that helps eliminate the unfavorable smell of sweat.
Organic facial toner
Melting some Pink salt in water acts as a natural facial toner that can reduce open pores and lighten your skin tone.
Pink salt is useful for treating itchy scalp and dandruff due to its antiseptic properties.
Himalayan pink and red salt rapidly increase serotonin, a key hormone in regulating body and mood, due to its high amount of minerals. Additionally, Himalayan salt has an anti-inflammatory effect and improves blood circulation in the body and strengthens the immune system. Therefore, it is greatly helpful for healing severe migraines.
Treating respiratory diseases
According to Lung Health Institute research, pink salt helps the respiratory system. Regarding the anti-inflammatory effect of pink salt, it helps reduce throat mucus. If you inhale the salt steams, it may treat chronic bronchitis.
Moreover, the anti-inflammatory property of Halite can help with asthma and cleanse the lungs.
Anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of salt help cleanse the sinuses and treat nasal congestion and sinusitis.
body’s pH balance
Due to sodium and electrolytes in halite, it maintains the body’s acid-base balance (blood pH), thus strengthens the immune system, and improves digestion.
Some believe consuming Himalayan salt balances stomach acidity and increases digestive fluids in the liver and pancreas. Therefore, it improves gastrointestinal health.
Antibacterial property and wealth of minerals in salt prevent cavities and eliminate bad breath.
One study found out that low levels of blood sodium cause a decline in blood volume. Low blood volume provokes the sympathetic nervous system and leads to insomnia at night.
Minerals and sodium in pink calm the nerves and improve sleep.
Stress and depression
The abundance of Minerals in Himalayan sea salt induces serotonin secretion. Serotonin improves mood and can treat stress and depression.
Pink salt can:
- regulate blood sugar
- reduce leg and back pain
- mprove blood circulation
- Prevent heart disease
- Treat osteoporosis
- Treat high blood pressure
- speed up metabolism and weight loss
- Improve thyroid function
Ps lamp and the Benefits
ps lamp is a natural air purifier. When the lamp heats up, the flow of electric charge forms water vapor. The vapor absorbs the air pollutants.
Treating allergies, asthma, seasonal depressive disorders, coughs and boosting energy are other benefits of the salt lamp.
Himalayan pink salt is still a salt! Therefore, excessive consumption causes blood pressure and edema in people with heart failure,
liver cirrhosis and kidney disease. Taking one teaspoon of halite per day fulfils the body’s requirements.
Himalayan salt contains 84 minerals including sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, bromide, chloride, iron, copper, and zinc.
Pink salt and table salt have almost the same chemical structure. However, table salt consists of 97 to 99 percent of sodium chloride, while Himalayan salt contains 87% sodium chloride and more minerals.
**Note: PS has many benefits for the body, but some scientific sources do not recommend the oral consumption of it due to the lack of iodine for the health of the body. Consult your doctor first.