Himalayan salt is the pure form of salt that is available for the number of commercial and home purposes such as used for cooking, medicines, and cosmetics. This appetizing salt has beautifully formed crystals which range in colors from white to reddish pink. The reddish color of salt due to presences of a high content of iron and minerals in the salt crystals. Its regular consumption provides the bunch of essential minerals and electrolytes which are helpful to maintain overall body function such as release toxin from body, balance pH, improve circulation of blood as well as helpful in proper nutrients absorption.
History of salt
The Himalayan pink salt is formed during Jurassic era about 250 million years ago.it naturally found in the Himalayan mountains and has been considered a valuable interest for many countries.
Pink salt is considered as purest salt over the earth. Numbers of theories are belonging to it. For example, the ancient sea beds inside the salt mountains were covered by the lava and this lava protects the salt from pollutants and toxins. Due to these natural protection phenomena of God, many scientists believe that is the purest salt on earth.
Many geologists believe that the range of salt mountains are formed due to the movement of tectonic plates. Firstly, people have used it for the preservation purpose. So, it was most common amongst trading people. Mostly in Nepal people used it for the trading of fish.
These days this salt located near the foothills of the Himalayas in Pakistan. Mining of salt in Pakistan strictly regulate in order to preserve it.
This pure salt is used for the number of purposes that are following;
Preservation of food
Preservation of food: This salt is used for the preservation purpose from an ancient time. People used it to store fish, meat and many vegetables. So, it was important for trading purpose.
Culinary uses: This salt has more nutritional value as compared to common table salt. So, it is mostly used at home for cooking purposes.
Pharmaceutical uses: This salt is used to treat many diseases and also used in the preparation of many medicines. It treats with the sinus infection, bones weakness, wrinkles, and cramps etc.
Halotherapy is a unique non-invasive treatment in which salt is converted in micro particles and spread in air which is helpful to treat variety of lower and upper respiratory disorders as well as many skin diseases such as bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, eczema and psoriasis.
Background of Therapy
Salt is used as therapeutic purpose from many centuries. First time it studied in 1843, when they observed the physical condition of some salt miners in Poland despite their poor nutrition. Those miners rarely faced any respiratory diseases such as flu, common cold. After this research, the salt mines became popular for the respiratory issues researchers. IN Russia, certified salt rooms as medical complex devices for the treatment of respiratory and skin issues. Now in these days it is spread successfully in Western Europe, Canada, north America as well as Israel and give positive effects.
How salt works?
The environment of salt room free from the allergens, pollutants and pathogens. The unique beach like environment of our salt room creates an exclusive stress-free environment of the room.
During this treatment, the micro particles of salt enters in the body and move towards cellular regions deep inside. At cellular level, these micro particles stimulate the inner lining of the airway passage, improves the mucous production and makes the immune system better against pathogens. Through this treatment the deficiency of sodium chloride can be overcome.
Similar to sinus issues, these salt particles in air also helpful to treat number of skin diseases such as eczema, dermatitis etc.
Ions in salt
Pink salt contain positive sodium ions and negative chloride ions, bounded together. These salt particles break into ions due to heat and moisture. When you inhale air in this room, salt particles enter in your lungs via airway passage and break. The negative ions stimulate the inner skin of respiratory tract.
From ancient time pink salt considered to be effective in the treatment of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This salt therapy helps to induce ease in breathing and proven to be effective in treating lungs diseases. COPD is a devastating and degenerative lung disease associated with restriction of airflow in as well as out of the lungs. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease itself describes that it also includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Various researchers considered halotherapy is effective treatment method for COPD patients. But clear evidence not yet confirmed.
History of Pink Salt for COPD
In history, Individual suffers from lung diseases moves to the caves and surprisingly their breathing issue solved. Various such studies are performed in favor of COPD. A recent study performed on 35 individuals using halotherapy. This study revealed following fact without inducing adverse effect.
85% mild asthmatic patients get relief
97% cystic fibrosis and chronic bronchitis person cured by this
75% severe asthma cured by it.
Symptoms of COPD:
Main symptoms associated with COPD are:
Due to excessive mucus production, you have to clear your throat in morning
Cyanosis (bluish fingers nail bed as well as lips)
Shortness of the breath
Respiratory infection (most frequent)
Chronic cough associated with clear, yellowish, white or greenish sputum
Unintended reduced weight
Ankles, foot and legs swelling
Lessen energy level
Working of the pink salt therapy:
According to Pink Salt therapy, it detoxifies the respiratory tract as well as speeds up the toxins elimination. Main characteristic associated with it are:
Reduces IgE level
Looses excessive mucus or mucolytic
Reduce immune system oversensitivity
Remove airborne pollens pathogens
Salt helps to treat tissue damage by penetrating deep into the tissue
Sometimes it takes 12 month to treat condition properly.
Himalayan salt in very beneficial and famous for its numerous health benefits. From ancient time human use this salt for a therapeutic purpose to treat verity of lungs disease. It increases the lung capacity to carry oxygen as well as makes your skin and hairs more beautiful. It has been proven very beneficial for the humans. Ancient Greeks people used this Himalayan or pink salt to treat various respiratory conditions as well as used to clean the nasal cavity and throat.
According to some researchers such as Dr. Feliks Boczkowski, a physician doctor observed that people work in salt mines have healthy lungs and no any irritation in breathing unlike other people that live in highly polluted area.
Modern salt therapy
Modern salt therapy in which simple Himalayan table lamps are used that works on ancient and modern techniques of salt therapies and provided us numbers of health benefits. Unlike other pharmaceutical drugs, this natural treatment has no any negative side effects of salt.
How it’s works?
Himalayan salt lamps work simply by making simple micro particles that a person inhale. These small particles move deep down into the alveoli (air balloons in lungs) and cleans all polluted particles and toxins from lungs, also reduces the overall lungs inflammation and balance the histamine response as well as dry the mucus and speeds up the healing process in the lungs. These salt particles heal up the damage tissues of lungs because it has following properties which overall works together;
Salt speeds up mucociliary transportation and dry the excess mucus.
It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
It enhances the immune system.
It removes pathogens and toxins from respiratory system.
Benefits of salt
It has several benefits such as;
It promotes mental calmness by reducing the stress.
It increases your sleep cycle.
Increasing your breathing capacity. Due to this lung carry more oxygen filled air and circulates oxygen in the body.
It is helpful to lowering your blood pressure.
It reduces the snoring (due to breathing issues).
It reduces a night cough.
It kills pathogens as well as act as detoxifier against many chemicals.
Pink salt is not refined as normal table salt. Pink salt is a great source of getting 90 trace elements directly. When a salt mask is applied to the skin, due to its great absorbing power it penetrates deep into the skin and cures various skin ailments. It reduces the formation of pimples, acne, psoriasis as well as it boosts up the healing process. It helps to exfoliate the skin cells. It has a bactericidal effect, in this way it treats various skin infections. In short, we can say it is a great natural skin salt treatment.
PINK SALT MASK
Various skin conditions can be treated by using pink salt as a detoxifier. It helps to kill infectious microorganisms from the skin. It helps to remove toxins out of the tissue and cell. Aloe vera stimulates new cells growth and has antibacterial properties. In this way, it is readily effected in the cure of acne because it destroys the old acne cells and replaces with a new one. Dryness and roughness of the skin are due to the dehydration. Aloe vera is an excellent skin moisturizer. This aloe vera increases the skin elasticity and act as an antioxidant. Pink salt helps to minimize the pores in this way it gives you a perfect flawless skin.
Salt: 1 ½ tbsp
Aloe vera gel: ¼ cup
Direction to use:
Take the aloe vera leaf and cut it from the center and remove the gel from the center of both these pieces with the help of a spoon. Take this gel in a small bowl. Whisk it properly until properly liquefy. Add salt to it and mix it properly. Take a clean brush and apply this mixture on the skin. Leave it on the skin until it properly dried within 30 minutes. Wash your skin with lukewarm water. Dry your skin by patting it with a soft towel or tissue. Moisturize your skin after this.
PINK SALT TONER FOR ACNE
Salt: 1 tbsp
Distilled water: ¼ cup
Direction to use:
Take a small saucepan and put above-mentioned ingredients in it. Place it on the medium heat. Stir it to dissolve the salt crystal faster as compared to a normal rate. Remove the pan from heat and place it aside to until it cool. Pour this into a spray bottle. Mist it over the clean skin. Remain this solution on the skin until dry properly on the skin. After this rinse your skin with warm water. At last, apply any moisturizer on the skin.