Rock salt is far superior to traditional iodized salt. Rock salt is millions of years old and pure, untouched by many of the toxins and pollutants that pervade other forms of ocean salt.
Known in the Himalayas as “white gold”, contains the same 84 natural minerals and elements found in the human body. A few of these minerals include: sodium chloride, sulphate, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Along with sodium, Himalayan salt has high quantities of phosphorous, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, bromine, zirconium and iodine. All of these minerals occur naturally, so the mineral content is available in rock salt format as well as with the smaller grains of Rock salt.
Rock salt is another name for the mineral halite which is commonly known as sodium chloride and has a chemical formula NaCl. It is commonly known as table salt or ‘Sendha namak’ in Hindi, ‘Rati Uppu‘ in Telugu, ‘Intuppu‘ in Tamil, ‘Kallu Uppu‘ in Malayalam, ‘Kalluppu‘ in Kannada, ‘Shende Lon‘ in Marathi, ‘Sindhalun‘ in Gujarati and ‘Saindhava Lavan‘ in Bengali. It is formed by the evaporation of salty water from large water bodies such as inland marginal seas, enclosed bays and estuaries in semi-arid regions where it is found in enormous deposits. In the Indian subcontinent, it is found in the Himalayan region where it known as the Himalayan crystal salt.
There is a difference between the rock salt and the common salt that we mostly consume. Sendha namak is the purest form of rock salt that is available in India in small quantities. Thus, it is costlier than commercial salt. Unlike commercial salt which is iodized, rock salt is more granular with large chunky crystals, has less salty taste and is not chemically processed. It can be used as a healthy substitute of common salt as it is rich in minerals and does not pose health problems like high blood pressure, puffiness in the body or eyes.
This form of salt has also been maturing over the past 250 million years under intense tectonic pressure, creating an environment of zero exposure to toxins and impurities.
Rock salt’s unique cellular structure allows it to store vibrational energy. Its minerals exist in a colloidal form, meaning that they are tiny enough for our cells to easily absorb.
The health benefits of using natural Rock Salt in brief may include:
Controlling the water levels within the body, regulating them for proper functioning Promoting stable pH balance in the cells, including the brain. Encouraging excellent blood sugar health Aiding in reducing the common signs of aging Promoting cellular hydroelectric energy creation Promoting the increased absorption capacities of food elements within the intestinal tract Aiding vascular health Supporting healthy respiratory function Lowering incidence of sinus problems, and promoting over-all sinus health Reducing cramps Increasing bone strength Naturally promoting healthy sleep patterns