Himalayan Pink Salt Benefits

By Jane Williams

Himalayan pink salt is mined by hand in the Himalayan mountains. The color can range from white to deep red, depending upon its mineral and iron levels. Himalayan salt is richer in minerals than ordinary table salt, containing over 84 kinds that include calcium, potassium and magnesium. Believed to be the purest form of salt on Earth, Himalayan pink salt is mined from sea salt deposits from ancient sea beds--meaning it doesn't contain the pollutants and chemicals found in today's sea salt.

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Himalayan pink salt is the purest form of salt and is mined from the Himalayan mountains.


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Himalayan pink salt can help normalize blood pressure.

Himalayan pink salt's natural minerals make it the preferred choice of chefs, spas and health professionals who promote the holistic lifestyle. Adding Himalayan salt to your regular diet can provide essential minerals and support proper absorption of nutrients. It can also normalize blood pressure, eliminate toxins and help balance the body's electrolytes and pH levels.


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Himalayan pink salt can be used to create a brine bath.

Himalayan pink salt can be used to create a brine bath, which can help strengthen the immune system, detoxify your body and heal skin diseases. Soaking in brine baths after surgery can also assist in quicker healing and recovery. Facial steams help minimize asthma and bronchitis symptoms, as well as ear infections and some respiratory tract infections. Soak a cloth in a brine solution of the Himalayan pink salt and use for open wounds or for joint conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis or gout.


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You can use this salt instead of regular table salt.

Due to its higher mineral content, Himalayan pink salt can be used to replace regular table or sea salt to support a healthy lifestyle. Use it in the kitchen anywhere regular table salt is called for. Multiple grind choices are available, including fine, medium and rock. Finely ground can be used in regular salt shakers, while the larger pieces can be ground in a mill. It provides a richer flavor than table or sea salt and does not contain additional chemicals or additives. Himalayan salt is easier for the body to digest, and its high mineral content provides more nutrients, encouraging better health.