5 Amazing Health Benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt

5 Amazing Health Benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt

Himalayan pink rock salt gets its name as it is predominantly found in the Himalayan foothills and it's pink in color due to the presence of traces of minerals like potassium and magnesium. It is claimed to have a lot of benefits over regular table salt and is naturally rich in iodine.


Anti-inflammation agent

Himalayan pink salt has antimicrobial properties suitable for treating acne, psoriasis, and eczema. The magnesium in the pink salt reduces inflammation effectively and can calm irritations and breakouts. It can also be used as a refreshing facial spray and has the effects of an anti-aging agent. Using it as a brine bath can help soothe out cramped muscles and soft tissues.


Wave goodbye to sleep problems

 Consuming pink Himalayan salt can strongly enhance the quality of your sleep and can also improve libido. To induce a great sleep it is advised to consume it with honey.


Agent of therapy

Pink Himalayan salt is used in lamps to purify the air and reduce allergies. These lamps are beautiful to look at and at the same time serve the purpose of air purification. The salt therapy eases out mucus and helps to purify the airways. Through a placebo effect, the lamps can ease you out and make you feel relaxed. You can use it to gargle your mouth to help you soothe a sore throat. 


Hair problems no more

Pink Himalayan salt promotes a healthy scalp by dissolving a product build-up and removes dandruff. It can also act as a hair texturizer for faking beachy waves-very helpful for those who need a tousled hair look.


Nutritional benefits

This rich mineral content in this salt can detoxify the body and can lower the blood pressure as it is low on sodium. Himalayan pink salt can boost your electrolytes and give you better immunity and better recovery from the common cold or flu. It is also is said to regulate blood sugar by improving insulin sensitivity. This salt also induces a better appetite and also helps digestion by producing the right enzymes.


How to use Himalayan pink salt?

This salt can be used as a cooking salt and also a finishing salt. The coarser variety of salt is mainly used as a finishing salt and the finer variety is for cooking. You can also add a pinch to desserts to enhance the taste. For therapeutic purposes, it can be used as salt-inhaler and also used to induce salt-rich air in a room for inhalation. It can be added to the bath to soak in the minerals or also be added to get a great pedicure for your tired feet. Mix a teaspoon of it to a glass of water and consume it daily to flush out all the toxins from the body.


---Written by Khadeeja Bilquees.A,  a blogger who is a fitness enthusiast and a paleo consultant.