Salt in the form of a rock instead of a mineral is rock salt. I would rather be talking the layman’s language as I know and understand that. Technically, it is called halite and it’s chemical composition has been very well explained by Wiki. Large water bodies got evaporated and then got covered by sediments resulting in rock salt. Interesting isn’t it!? It is white but may be pink, blue and so on depending upon the type of impurity it has. Rock salt is in the form of large crystals. And these large crystals can also be used to make something very interesting i.e. rock salt lamps. I shall soon do a post of Himalayan salt lamp DIY.
Rock salt has commercial uses. It can’t be used for cooking as it has a lot of impurities. The purified and refined form of rock salt is easily available in the market and can be used for consumption.
Rock salt, known as sendha namak, was nothing but fasting salt for me. However, recently I got to read a lot about Rock Salt and its benefits. And now I am using this salt in my day to day cooking.
Sendha Namak is prepared by evaporating the seawater. It does not contain high amounts of sodium chloride like table salt.
Rock salt is a form of the mineral. It has 82 out of the 94 known trace elements which our body needs, such as, magnesium, potassium, calcium, zinc, etc.
What is metabolism? Metabolism means the proper functioning of the cells and organisms. Rock salt stimulates the metabolism of the body.
Rock salt controls acidity. It improves the bowel movement, thereby strengthening the digestive system. The presence of minerals in the salt help in this.
Rock salt gargles give relief from throat pain, dry cough, etc. Lamps made with rock salt are also very helpful. They are air ionizers and clean the air.
Table salt is high in potassium and therefore the people who suffer from hypertension should use rock salt instead of table salt, which has lower levels of potassium.
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Disclaimer: The writer of this article has no medical qualifications. The article is based on the information available on the internet.
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