Friday, 28 August 2020

[] 2 Types Of Salts - Sendha Namak (Rock Salt) And Kala Namak (Black Salt) And Their Health Benefits :-


     Disclaimer : This is General Health Advice.Consult Family doctor

     Disclaimer : This is General Health Advice.Consult Family doctor

 2 Types Of Salts - Sendha Namak (Rock Salt) And Kala Namak (Black Salt) And Their Health Benefits :- 
Some common types of salts are :

Table salt - This is the regular refined salt, that has added chemicals, that we consume everyday in our food.
Kosher salt - This is a large grained irregular shaped crystal salt mainly used for removing as much blood from meat as possible according to the Jewish dietary laws.
Sea salt - This salt is produced from the sea water.
Pickling salt - A very fine salt without any additives used in brines used to pickle foods.
Celtic salt - It is made by solar evaporation of water from the Celtic sea.
Seasoned salt - This is a variety of salts to which herbs are added, like garlic salt, onion salt etc.
Sendha namak (Rock salt) - A large crystalline salt usually used for making ice cream in ice cream machines. Food grade rock salt is available to use in cooking.
Kala namak (Black salt) - A dark reddish black colored crystalline salt that turns a pinkish grey color when ground. It has a distinct sulfurous odor and taste.
According to Ayurveda, Sendha namak or Rock salt is the best salt for eating. The next best is Kala namak or Black salt.

Sendha namak is mined from underground deposits of dried up lakes. It is unrefined, non iodized and without added anti caking agents. It is white to pink to blue in color.
khewra rock salt light pink
This salt is lower in sodium than regular table salt and contains 94 trace minerals as opposed to just 3 of these in the common table salt. As this salt is pure, it is used in religious fasts in India. It does not contain the toxic wastes that sea salt has because of the polluted waters today.

Sendha namak or rock salt is used in Ayurvedic medicines as it treats disorders arising from disturbances in the 3 doshas.

Rock salt benefits the heart, is good for diabetics, prevents osteoporosis, reduces depression and stress, prevents and treats muscle cramps, numbness and tingling sensations, regulates blood pressure, keeps the blood vessels flexible, maintains the correct acid-alkaline levels, helps in digestion, relieves a number of skin problems, benefits in relieving arthritic problems etc.

It is more cooling than sea salt and can be used in small quantities even when other salts have been prohibited.

In India rock salt or sendha namak is used in making chutneys, raita ( a variety of yogurts), chaats, snacks etc.

It lowers the freezing point of water and when sprinkled on ice is used in ice cream making machines. Rock salt is also applied on roads to prevent ice formation on roads in winter and even on ice to make it soft for easy removal.

Rock salt is the best salt for consumption and replacing the common salt with sendha namak completely for those suffering with arthritis will offer them a lot of relief.

Sendha salt (commonly known as rock salt) is more beneficial than other edible salts for patients suffering from chronic kidney disease.

Kala Namak (Black Salt)

Black salt or Kala namak is a dark brown almost black colored crystalline salt that changes to a pinkish grey powder once it is ground. It is also called sanchal. It has a sulfurous smell much like boiled eggs because of the sulphur in it.

Kala namak is rich in iron and many other trace minerals and is cooling in nature. The dark color is due to its iron content.This salt is obtained from the natural salt mines in Northern India and Pakistan.

Kala namak or Black salt is extensively used in Ayurvedic medicine. It is also used as a condiment in Indian cooking and is added to chaat, chutneys, sprinkled on fruits and other Indian snacks before eating. It tastes great on cut vegetables too.

Black salt is low in sodium. It is also much used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat health issues like indigestion, constipation, bloating, gas, flatulence and heartburn. It is also used to treat goiter and hysteria, poor vision, high blood pressure, anemia,. It ensures proper sodium/phosphorus balance.

Ayurvedic toothpastes contain Kala namak as one of its ingredients.


The information provided in this hub is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician, or health care provider before taking any home remedies, supplements or starting a new health regime.

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