The Indian black salt, also known as “Kala Namak”, is a popular variety of Indian volcanic stone salts. It gets it’s deep dark color because of the minerals and iron found in it and when ground it looks pink in color.
It has other trace elements like sulfates, sulphides and magnesium. The hydrogen sulfide provides its distinctive smell (said to resemble that of hard-boiled egg yolks).
Black salt has been used for hundreds of years as traditional medicine, for cooking and as a beauty aid. Its benefits are plenty, and it acts as a cooling spice and recommended as a treatment for many health issues.
1. A HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE TO SALT
Many of you would be surprised to know, scientific researches show that the common salt i.e. the white salt we use can cause paralysis, thyroid problem, impotency issues and high blood pressure problem. Luckily, there’s an excellent alternative to this Iodized salt – black salt.
2. THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
Black salt is a cooling salt and loaded with therapeutic advantages. Apart from being laxative and also curing intestinal disorders, it helps improving eyesight.
Roasting the salt in a copper vessel until the color change and mixing the salt with warm water is effective in treating intestinal gas .
The aromatic sulphur and salt water is used to heal topical inflammation and infections.
This salt contains small amounts of iron compounds, which are highly beneficial for iron deficiency anemia.
5. SOFT AND BEAUTIFUL SKIN
Instead of using chemical based soaps, foot baths and spas, consider using black salt in your bath water. Make sure that the water isn’t too hot.
In case your skin is sensitive and prone to irritations, it works as an excellent healing element. It works magically for cracked feet, swollen feet, athlete’s foot, warts and sprains.
Black salt will heal away all your pain and worries while you enjoy a pure and natural salt bath. Your body will feel completely rejuvenated and replenished.
Caution and side effects: Black salt is likely safe in dietary amounts. The dietary amount of this salt should not exceed from 2.5 grams a day.
Benefits of Indian black salt must not to be confused with Hawaiian black salt, smoked sea salt or black salt used in Wiccan ceremonies (for jinx removing).
The salt is obtained from either natural volcanic mines in Northern India and Pakistan or the surrounding salt lakes of Sambhar or Didwana.
Ordinarily, the salt was refined with heat, charcoal along with plant materials like ground harad seeds, which supposedly also has medicinal and aphrodisiac properties.