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Himalayan Salt and Crystal Benefits

By Iva Briggs

What is Himalayan Salt?

Himalayan salt was formed over 250 million years ago, when extreme weather and geological changes including massive earthquakes trapped oceans underneath the earth’s crust, and within a certain period of time, it crystallized and formed solid rocks of pure natural salt. This natural salt has been mined from the Punjab region in Pakistan ever since the discovery, and fulfills the world’s major portion of natural salt needed for edible, bath, and medicinal purposes.

What is the difference between Himalayan Salt and regular salt?

Himalayan salt has been unexposed to toxic pollution from the air and water, therefore it is considered one of the purest salt found on earth. This salt is 100% pure with no added chemicals like that of regular table salt. When you swap table salt for himalayan salt, your body also has an easier time processing it, since it doesn’t require as much water to clear out the excess sodium.

 

Himalayan Salt Benefits

  • Improves Digestion and Helps your Body Detox

Himalayan salt contains more than 80 minerals including potassium, iron and calcium. These aid our body’s natural detox process and promote the removal of toxins and bacteria.

The high mineral content also balances our body’s pH level, causing better immunity, metabolism and an easier time digesting food.

  • Balances Electrolytes and Lowers Blood Pressure

The natural iodine in himalayan salt, rather than added iodine in processed table salt, is very effective at helping your body create an electrolyte balance, which helps your intestines absorb nutrients and lower blood pressure.

  • Regulates Blood Sugar and Hormone Balance

A daily dose of Himalayan salt can ensure proper flow of fluids in the body. A good balance of minerals and hormones can help in improving your insulin sensitivity and prevent sudden blood sugar spikes.

  • Improves Sleep

Do you often wake up in the middle of the night? Studies have shown that low-sodium diets cause blood volume to decrease in the sympathetic nervous system, which activates adrenaline and the “fight or flight” response. To remedy this, try sole water daily, or when you wake at night, put a pinch of himalayan salt on a spoonful of honey.

  • Purifies the Air

Himalayan salt is known for its ability to purify indoor air, reduce allergies and improve your overall well-being.  When this salty air is inhaled, the particles travel through the entire respiratory system and the antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of salt clean your lungs and sinuses. The salt therapy is also used to treat seasonal allergies and chest congestion. Himalayan salt lamps not only add beauty to your house, but they also double up as (much-needed) air purifiers. These lamps attract the moisture from the air and, due to the warmth on the surface, the moisture evaporates quickly. The process of evaporation creates negative ions which react with the pollen, dust, dirt, pollutants, and allergens, which carry a positive charge, and neutralize them, purifying the air.

  • Boosts Mood and Overall Well-Being

Himalayan salt lamps produce a small amount of negative ions- odorless, tasteless molecules that we find in abundance in natural environments, such as the mountains and beaches. Studies suggest that these ions can boost serotonin and alleviate symptoms of depression.

  • Soothes Sore Muscles

Chronic pain? Take a himalayan salt bath! Salt and mineral baths are a great way to relieve sore or cramped muscles. Mineral baths make it easy for our bodies to absorb the magnesium and other trace minerals in the salt, which can fortify bones and connective tissue that may be contributing to soreness.

 

Sources:

https://healthyhumanlife.com/blogs/news/benefits-of-himalayan-salt

https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/6-wonderful-benefits-of-himalayan-salt-the-purest-salt-on-earth-1683201

https://himalayansecrets.com/pages/what-is-himalayan-salt

Healing Stones

What Do Crystals Do?

Crystals are known as "vibrational medicine's most effective instrument," meaning they can alter the vibrational energy of your body and space. When used in jewelry, or placed in areas such as your bedroom, livingroom, bathroom, or car, the cleansing or positive energy in the crystals can be a very powerful tool for eliminating negative energy that may be causing a sleu of mental and physical health problems. Once the balance is restored, the body can resume its healing rhythm.

Additional Benefits

Crystals have also been known to have many additional benefits. Emotionally, crystals can aid in blocking negative thought patterns and reducing stress, common with those who struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health disorders. Physically, crystals have been reported to decrease pain, reduce inflamation, aid the digestive, immune, and endocrine systems, and lower blood pressure. Metaphysically, crystals help your chakras, opening your mind, body and spirit to peace and harmony.

How Do I Know What Crystal is Right for Me?

Each crystal has specific emotional, physical, and spiritual benefits! For example, if you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low energy, and nausea, then the citrine crystal is the one for you. If you are looking for a crystal for chronic pain, that creates a space of serenity and calm, the amethyst crystal is perfect for you. A great way to find out which stone is right for you is to go to a local crystal shop, go online and google around, or ask us right here at Bella Natural Health! We have crystals here for you to choose and bring home to promote a space of healing and peace.

*Note: If you purchase crystals online, make sure to look at reviews! There are many sellers (like Amazon, and ebay) that sell fake crystals. Local sellers are always the better way to go, or online sellers like Etsy are a safer way to assure quality. 

Sources:

https://www.grinningcheektocheek.com/benefits-of-using-crystals-in-your-home

https://www.charmsoflight.com/amethyst-healing-properties

https://remedygrove.com/bodywork/Crystal-Healing-Citrine-Crystal-Properties-and-Meaning

https://remedygrove.com/bodywork/The-Benefits-of-Crystals

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