Ayurvedic medicine practitioners consider kala namak, also known as black lava salt or sanchal, a cooling spice that individuals often use to regulate electrolytes or the gastrointestinal tract.
Kala Namak has a characteristic sulfur aroma produced by the trace elements calcium sulfate and sulfate. In rock form, the mineral appears dark brownish pink to dark violet in color. When pulverized into granules or a fine powder, the salt may be pink to light purple in color. Some people combine the salt with ground harad seeds, which supposedly also have medicinal and aphrodisiac properties.
Many use kala namak in warm bath water, replicating the hot thermal springs found around the world. The salt and sulfur content not only reportedly alleviate aches and pains, but also act as a natural disinfectant. Individuals use the aromatic sulfur and salt water to heal topical inflammation and infections. Cultures may also use the pungent mixture for clearing and enhancing healing of the respiratory tract.
Himalayan Bath Salt Crystals contain 84 essential minerals, more then any other salt, such as magnesium, potassium, bromide, and calcium are readily absorbed into the skin. Naturally harvested from mineral-rich ocean waters that dried and crystallized 250 million years ago.
Natural Himalayan salt minerals help the nervous system, relieve stress, can relieve water retention and restore a healthy calcium balance, which strengthens bones and nails. Our salt contains potassium, which you need for your blood after exercise, and which you need for moist, healthy skin and all-over energy.
Himalayan salt water bathing also reduces inflammation of the muscles and joints, Bromides in the salt relaxes muscles and relieves pain and soreness. Patients with recurrent infections have turned their health around with regular salt bathing. Hippocrates encouraged his patients to bathe in warmed seawater in a treatment called thalasso-therapy.
You may use it as body scrub too!
Avoid hot bath after meals.
Please consult medical doctor for heart disease, blood pressures, pregancy related concerns.