Salt as per taste. You must have often heard or read this line while watching or reading the food recipe. If there is no salt in the food, it does not taste good in the food. Salt increases the taste of the food. At the same time, it is also very beneficial for health. It considered a good source of sodium and also makes digestion good, but excessive use of salt can also harm the body.
“Salt is the king of the kitchen”
Here, we are talking about rock salt. In Hindu fasts, people often use rock salt instead of ordinary salt. Rock salt contains calcium, potassium, magnesium as well as 84 kinds of micronutrients in comparison to ordinary salt. Moreover, to make our lives less tainted, it is not refined but pure and natural.
Rock salt is from our ancient history. It is being used in Ayurveda for centuries. It is mentioned as “Sandhav salt”. Rock salt has numerous health benefits. From strengthening muscles to relieve bloating; it is also considered a boon for asthma patients.
Rock Salt Mine
The largest rock salt mine is in the Punjab province of Pakistan. This mine is known as the “KHEWDA SALT MINE”. It is also known as Lahori salt. Local tourists come to see this mine a lot. The mine is 160 km south of Islamabad which is the second-largest mine in the world. Every year 4.5 lakh tonnes of salt is extracted from the Khewda mine. Experts believe that the salt can be extracted from it for several hundred years.
This mine is about 35-40 km long. This salt is slowly extracted from this mine so that it can support the rocky walls inside it. If we talk about the depth of the tunnels, then they will be 830 meters long. These salt mines are the main attraction for the tourists there. Keeping this in mind, it has been fully illuminated with light. Many items made of this salt have also been kept in this mine. This embellishes four moons in its beauty.
In India, this salt is extracted from the Gula mine of Himachal Pradesh. This particular mine was closed for many years, but now it has been started again. Apart from this, a lot of salt comes from the Sāmbhar lake of Rajasthan.
Benefits of Rock Salt –
In Low Blood pressure –
Rock salt is considered very beneficial in low blood pressure. It is considered good medicine for low blood pressure. It can be taken by mixing it with water. Use half a teaspoon of rock salt in a glass of water.
In High Blood Pressure –
People who have high blood pressure should mix it in water and take a bath. Put 100 grams of salt in a bucket of water and take a bath. Bathing should be done by putting it on the rest of the body except the head. After bathing, leave the body like this for 5 to 7 minutes, do not wipe with a towel. Wear clothes and do not use soap. By doing this, you can get rid of high blood pressure disease within 15 to 20 days.
Improves digestion –
It works as a medicine. People who have stomach gas problems should use it
Removes the Deficiency of Electrolyte –
Electrolytes are very important in the human body. Without these, the body feels difficulty in doing its work. By using rock salt daily, electrolytes remain and ph level is also maintained.
Reduces stress –
This salt reduces stress. People who have a stress problem should consume it daily.