There’s a lot of information on the internet about the benefits of Himalayan salt. Many people don’t realize that unlike table salt, Himalayan salt contains the same 84 natural elements and minerals that are found in the human body, minerals which contribute to your overall health and vitality. Its minerals are in an ionic state, which means that they are tiny enough for our cells to absorb easily.
Salt therapy isn’t new
Although it’s relatively new to the United States, salt rooms have been used for therapeutic purposes in Eastern Europe for more than 200 years. Years ago it was common practice for people with lung conditions to visit salt mines for their healing benefits. Ancient Greeks also used Halotherapy (salt therapy) for respiratory problems.
In the United States, salt therapy is becoming more widely known and appreciated with the introduction of salt rooms in spas and other wellness businesses. Salt is known for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties. While many people visit salt mines around the world to help rid themselves of respiratory ailments of all kinds including allergies, asthma, congestion and hay fever, others flock to salt rooms popping up in cities like New York, Orlando and London.
But you don’t have to travel far to reap the benefits of Himalayan salt. You can enjoy the health benefits by adding Himalayan salt to your diet, routine or home. Himalayan salt is available in numerous forms such as blocks, slabs, lamps, rocks, ground salt for culinary purposes, coarse salt for baths, or you can make your own Sole.
Benefits of salt inhalers
Modern salt inhalers combine the best of old world and modern technology. The small Himalayan salt rocks rest at the bottom of the inhaler. When you inhale, the natural moisture in the air absorbs the salt particles into the lungs. This will help to reduce inflammation in the lungs and can help with other conditions such as asthma, allergies, colds, congestion, hay fever and sinus congestion. Unlike traditional inhalers, this therapeutic technique offers no negative side effects.
• Salt is a natural expectorant and may help in reducing excess mucous.
• Reducing mucous, may eliminate night time coughing and post nasal drip, allowing you to sleep better.
• Himalayan salt contains 84 natural elements and minerals that are found in the human body.
• Salt inhalation therapy can reduce redness and swelling of nasal passages.
• Himalayan salt inhalers can reduce irritation and inflammation from pollutants and smoke.