8 Surprising Benefits of Pink Himalayan Salt


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One of the world’s most potent and powerful “hidden secrets” is nowadays the pink Himalayan salt! It is pulled from the world’s most beautiful (and highest) mountain range and has been prized for its healing and restorative powers ever since the ancient times.

In fact, it was so prized that people used it effectively as a currency system. Actually, its price was higher than its weight in gold thousands of years ago!

Nowadays, we are just starting to rediscover the truly transformative power of Himalayan salt, revealing the health benefits for the human body the ancients long understood.

Hopefully, you’ll be able to use the information below to decide as to whether or not you should be purchasing this excellent product of nature in the future.

What Exactly Is Himalayan Salt Anyways?

Himalayan mountains

This salt is a natural and ridiculously pure mineral substance that is pink in color (thanks to iron oxide) and gathered from a giant mine in the Pakistani part of Himalayan Mountains.  People used it for thousands and thousands of years as a natural medicine and therapeutic cure.

The ancients understood just how powerful and potent this mineral truly was! There is a real reason why words about its power have spread for thousands of years.

Pay attention: There are almost too many significant benefits that your body will enjoy when you start to use the pink salt on a regular basis.

Though this list is nowhere near complete or comprehensive, it should provide you with a “foundational education” as to why it is so prized, sought after, and valuable as a natural remedy!

Benefit #1 – Provides Your Body with 84 Trace Minerals & Other Bio Compounds

salt on table

As mentioned above, this product of nature is widely regarded as the cleanest, purest, and most “mineral-dense” salt available on the planet. Surprisingly, there are over eighty much-needed trace minerals, electrolytes, and other elements.

Here is a list of the five most concentrated elements:

  1. Chloride (Cl) – 590.93g / kg
  2. Sodium (Na) – 382.61g / kg
  3. Sulfur (S) – 12.4g / kg
  4. Calcium (Ca) – 4.05 g / kg
  5. Potassium (K) – 3.5 g / kg

(See complete table on TheMeadow.com)

The Himalayan salt includes even trace amounts of minerals that are toxic to your body in large quantities, such as radium, plutonium, uranium, thallium or lead.

Benefit #2 – Effective for Detox

woman with detoxing smoothie

Salt and water have always played a vital role in our bodies, and they continue to play it on a daily basis for each and every one of us. Although water is of the utmost importance to detoxify the human body, it is the salt that is the “vehicle”.

It allows your body to transfer toxins from healthy cells to your bloodstream. From there, you can push them out of your systems much more easily.

What is more, Dr. Mark Sircus points out that sole (maximally saturated water with Himalayan salt) is extremely beneficial for your digestive system:

Daily use of sole is believed to stimulate the peristalsis of the digestive organs, balance the stomach acid, support the production of digestive fluids in the liver and pancreas, regulate the metabolism and harmonize the acid-alkaline balance.

Here is his recipe to make your own sole:

  1. Place several Himalayan Crystal Salt stones or granules in a glass container
  2. Cover the salt with two to three inches of pure, spring water
  3. Let it dissolve for 24 hours
  4. If every piece of salt dissolves, add more crystals and let it stay for another 24 hours
  5. Repeat until the water can no longer dissolve the salt
  6. The salt crystals will then drop to the bottom of the container

The best part? Your sole is a natural conservant so it will never go bad. Just keep it covered to avoid dust particles getting in there and water from evaporating.

Did you know?

A teaspoon of sole contains 480 mg of sodium or 20% of the Daily Reference Value of 2400 mg based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet.

Benefit #3 – Lowers Your Blood Pressure

low blood pressure

This statement may sound like a mistake because Himalayan salt contains sodium (Na) that is responsible for fluid retention and rising of one´s blood pressure. However, it contains smaller amounts of this substance than regular table salt.

In addition, the pink version includes small amounts of potassium (K) that human body can use for lowering blood pressure.

Because Himalayan salt is absorbed into your bloodstream much more efficiently than regular table salt, it can be used in small doses to help modulate your blood pressure much more efficiently.

If you replace your regular table salt for its pink version, you should see a slow, gradual decrease in your blood pressure. Obviously, you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and stay within the recommended maximum daily intake of 2400mg of sodium (ideally you should stay within 1500mg limit).

Related research study:

“In this study, the association of estimated intake of sodium and potassium, as determined from measurements of excretion of these cations, with blood pressure was nonlinear and was most pronounced in persons consuming high-sodium diets, persons with hypertension, and older persons. (Funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and others.)”

– Mente, A., et al. Association of Urinary Sodium and Potassium Excretion with Blood Pressure. 2014.  The New England Journal of Medicine. 371: p. 601-611.

Benefit #4 – Boosts Energy & Relaxes Your Body

relaxed man jogging

If you have started to feel a little bit foggy or fatigued, the odds are stacked against you that you are dealing with a loss of electrolytes and salt in your body. Luckily, you can restore and replenish your organism in a hurry with the pink Himalayan minerals.

Thanks to its unique composition and ability to be absorbed into the bloodstream more quickly than traditional table salts, you can immediately reap its benefits.

All you have to do is to drink a glass of water with a teaspoon of sole prepared according to the instructions above (see the Benefit #7 in this article).

Related research study:

“Upon analysis and diagnoses of Group 3, (drinking FIJI Water combined in a solution with the natural, Original Himalayan Crystal Salt), as a teaspoon-per-day of Sole treatment, the beginning average-measured-group-index of 32.33% [deviance from normal state of 0.00%], decreased during the study to the incredibly low average index of 8.57% by the end of the treatments.”

– Dr. Hendel, B., Ferreira, P. Water & Salt – The Essence of Life. 2003. Natural Resources.

Benefit #5 – Banishes Sinus Issues & Respiratory Conditions

woman with easy breathing

Did you know that Himalayan salt can boost the health of your whole respiratory system? When mixed with hot water and dissolved, this salt can clear up sinus issues and improve any respiratory condition you may be dealing with (including asthma).

All you have to do is to:

  1. Bring 1 gallon of water to boil in a pot.
  2. Remove your pot from a stove and place it on a pot holder on your table.
  3. Dissolve 1/2 cup of Himalayan salt in it through stirring.
  4. Lean your face over the pot but keep the distance of around 12 inches to avoid burning your face with steam.
  5. Cover your head with a towel to form a tent that will trap hot steam with salt particles in it.
  6. Breathe as you would normally (for 5 to 10 minutes) and breath slowly and deeply in and out once every minute.

Because these pink crystals emit negative ions, you’ll be able to attack your sinus issues with a full force without ever compromising your respiratory (or any other) system.

Related research study:

“Halotherapy [inhalation of micronized dry salt within a chamber] proved to be a highly effective method in a complex sanatorium treatment of patients with chronic bronchitis. Its use promotes more rapid liquidation of clinical manifestations of disease, improves indices of vent function of lungs, especially those values that characterize bronchial conduction (volume of forced exhalations per second, index Tiffno), increases tolerance to physical load, normalizes indices of reduced immunity and leads to increasing the effectiveness of patient treatment in sanatorium.”

– Maev, E.Z., Vinogradov, N.V. Halotherapy in the combined treatment of chronic bronchitis patients. 1999. Voenno-Meditsinskii Zhurnal. 320(6): p. 34-37, 96.

Benefit #6 – Improves Your Sleep

woman sleeping well

When your mind is at ease, and your muscles are relaxed, your sleep is going to become healthier and more regular. By switching to pink salt, you will improve the condition of both your body and your mind thanks to various trace minerals such as potassium or magnesium.

All you have to do is to follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a glass jar
  2. Add five teaspoons of raw organic honey and one teaspoon of pink salt
  3. Mix it well to make a consistent paste
  4. Dissolve one teaspoon of this mixture under your tongue before going to bed

This way you will also give yourself every substance you will need to replenish and restore your energy levels overnight during your sleep.

Related research study:

“The low sodium diet [less than 500mg a day] was also associated with disturbed sleep patterns: decreased rapid eye movement and slow wave sleep and increased wakefulness. ”

– Vitiello, M.V., et al. Sodium-restricted diet increases nighttime plasma norepinephrine and impairs sleep patterns in man. 1983. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 56(3): p. 553-556.

Benefit #7 – Balancing Out Your Body’s Acidity & Alkaline Levels

pink himalayan salt bath

As Dr. Axe points out on his great website:

Pink Himalayan sea salt’s rich mineral content can help balance your body’s pH levels. You may think this is no big deal, but when your pH has a healthy acid-to-alkaline ratio, it makes a huge difference in your overall health. A proper pH helps foster your immunity and encourage good digestion. Since pink Himalayan salt contains sodium as well as other electrolytes, it has a direct effect on the pH of your blood.”

If you are looking to promote a true balance between your acid and alkaline levels in your organism, preparing a pink salt bath is the way to go.

All you have to do is to follow these simple steps:

  1. Fill your bathtub with hot water (beware not to burn your skin).
  2. Put and dissolve around 1 and a 1/2 pounds of this salt into it.
  3. Optionally, you can add around 2 cups of Epsom salt as well.
  4. Submerge as much of your body as possible and soak for at least 20-30 minutes.
  5. While taking this bath, sip slowly one glass of water to promote sweating and detox.

This should do the trick. The ancients used this approach to detoxify themselves on an almost weekly basis, and now you can too.

Related research study:

“This analysis has revealed three independent variables that regulate pH in blood plasma. These variables are carbon dioxide, relative electrolyte concentrations, and total weak acid concentrations. All changes in blood pH, in health and in disease, occur through changes in these three variables.”

– Kellum, J.A. Determinants of blood pH in health and disease. 2000. Critical Care. 4(1): p. 6–14.

Benefit #8 – Promotes Health of Your Arteries


Last but not least, this salt can help you to eliminate all damage done to your arteries that could potentially lead to the creation of varicose or “spider” veins. It is tremendously effective at clearing up your arteries.

Except that, this product of nature is great for improving blood circulation across your whole body – which will eliminate the possibility of varicose veins from ever popping up in the first place.

Related research study:

“These scientific findings have shown that the significant, positive health benefits of FIJI Water were enhanced in combination with the positive benefits of using a natural crystalline salt solution as a treatment to normalize the self-regulatory system of the human body. The best results were achieved within this group and the individual diagnosed parameters of human organism functions, which also resulted in significant positive changes of the respiratory system, the blood circulation system, the elimination system, the spleen and liver system, the skin system, the metabolic system of all organs including the vessel system as well as the gall bladder, the urinary bladder and the kidney system.”

– Dr. Hendel, B., Ferreira, P. Water & Salt – The Essence of Life. 2003. Natural Resources.

What People Say About This Salt

Great Comment from Diana

“I just used the salt mix with warm water and lemon to clear peritonsillar abscess (puss build up in my tonsils). I’ve been dealing with this for the past 4 days. Doctors gave me antibiotics and told me they have to drained the abscess through a procedure but have to wait for a few days to see if the antibiotics make it go away.”

“I couldn’t eat or talk, it was really painful. I was told to do a home remedy since the antibiotics were not helping and the swollen tonsil was getting bigger and painful. I gargled almost a whole cup of warm water, himalayan pink salt and lemon. I couldn’t believe how fast this was working. All this yucky green stuff started coming out of my throat.”

“The mixture had some way some how made a puncture right where abscess was and the swollen tonsil drained on its own, well with the help of the mixture I gargled. I noticed the soreness was going away, I’m able to talk clearly and my ear pressure disappeared. Coincidence? Idk, but it worked like magic. Just my experience.”

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Final Verdict: Product of Nature You Need to Have at Hand

Click on the Image Above to Watch the Video About Benefits of Sole & How To Make It

There is a tremendous amount of people that could benefit from replacing their daily supply of refined table salt by its much better pink version. Because of its unique composition, it’s able to provide you with some significant health advantages.

Those who are smart and savvy about all-natural remedies rant and rave about Himalayan pink salt (and for good reason). It’s relatively inexpensive today, and getting yours will be one of the best decisions you end up making.

Water & Salt book cover

I highly recommend a book called Water & Salt: The Essence of Life for anyone who wants to learn more about how this salt affects your well-being.

Hello, I hope you find here all the best info that will help you lose weight and feel healthy and fit. My pen name is Christine and I want to make this site a great resource for those that want to get fit. Please, keep in mind that this website is for informational purposes only and that you always need to consult your decisions with your doctor.
  • Bob J

    I have been using this salt freely for about 5 months.Some of the amazing benefits I have experienced include lower blood pressure. I’m so glad- overjoyed to have found it! Also clearer eyes and weight loss due to my water balance being normalized. I’m positive it’s due to it. I have made no other changes. For cost you can get a premium quality brand off amazon. Like 5 lbs for under $20. Losing 10 lbs+ and 117/75 BP measurements instead of 140/95 – well worth it! I’ve been using the fine grain brand from San Francisco.

  • Alex

    Can you please provide the sources of all this seemingly miraculous information? This salt could spell the end of the pharmaceutical industry!

  • zubeda

    I am hvng migrain since frm 30 years. Is himalayan salt cure it..(nw am hvng thyroid n yric acid problem )..pls reply.

  • Scott Terry

    Bullshit, stop your lying. The trace elements have no significance at all. The salt just tastes better to me, that’s why I use it…..and the fact it was formed millions of years ago.

  • good pink salt! must try 🙂

  • Himalayan Salt contains the same 83+ traces of minerals and elements that are found in the human body. Many people now suggest that Himalayan Pink Salt is the purest salt that can be found on earth and has a much lower sodium intake per serving that regular table salt.

  • qapool

    How can we use it when it is toxic??

  • Ann S

    Pink salt is sold in bulk at Sprouts market. You can buy a lot or as little as you like. It is not especially expensive sold by the pound. I think it is about 4 to 5 dollars. Good luck.

  • Debra

    Yes I would love to win and try the pink salt.

  • diana

    I just used the salt mix with warm water and lemon to clear perotoncillar abcess ( puss build up in my tonsils). I’ve been dealing with this for the past 4 days. Doctors gave me antibiotics and told me they have to drained the abcess through a procedure but have to wait for a few days to see if the antibiotics make it go away. I couldn’t eat or talk, it was really painful. I was told to do a home remedy since the antibiotics were not helping and the swollen tonsil was getting bigger and painful. I gargled almost a whole cup of warm water, himalayan pink salt and lemon. I couldnt believe how fast this was working. All this yucky green stuff started coming out of my throat. The mixture had some way some how made a punture right where abcess was and the swollen toncil drained on its own, well with the help of the mixture I gargled. I noticed the soreness was going away, I’m able to talk clearly and my ear pressure disappeared. Coincidence? Idk, but it worked like magic. Just my experience.

  • E Harvey

    Just starting on my Detoxing of my body and getting healthier,
    Yes I would love to win the bath salts!

  • Andre Lima

    There is a sucker for everthing. Any snack oil in your bag?.

  • bohemia

    Getting it tomorrow!

  • La

    Winners, Homesense sells it

  • Strange one

    2 pounds of salt in a bathtub..really???
    And what is going to happen to our septic field?

    • Misty08

      I was thinking the same thing. 2 tablespoons sounds better.

  • Thulani

    I bought My pink salt in Alexander, Joburg, South Africa…and I was told to take it with a glass of water early morning and must be thé first thing I take everyday…its not as salty as sea salt

  • Wayne

    84 minerals and compounds is way more than I knew was in salt. I’m interested in learning more about this.

  • Leanne

    A Pink Salt bath sounds absolutely luxurious. I really want to try that. Now where to find pink salt?

    • Barbara Abshire

      It’s now 2 dollars a pound at Sprouts, or online. IT is called Himalayan salt.

  • Paula

    This is a great article. I didn’t even know about pink salt until reading this article, it has informed me well.

  • Ree

    People are scared of salt but it plays a part on being healthy than people think.Without salt we would be poorly.

  • Sharni

    Pink Salt sounds good. I will have to check out my local area to see who sells it. Knowing my luck it will be extremely expensive though.
    I wouldn’t mind a luxurious bath in it as I know that can be beneficial. Great read!

    • Pradeep

      One can find the salt in Indian or Asian shops. The salt is widely used as a food additive in almost all houses of India.

  • Kate Klawitter

    I love pink salt! We have been using it for a few months now…u can use it just like regular salt in any dish. Just got done eating eggs sprinkled with a little pink salt…Delish!

  • Heather Guthrie-Hoey

    INCREDIBLE!!! Just heard about from friends struggling w/Lyme Disease, like myself. Excellent article! BUYING PINK HIMALAYAN SALT for the family! Thank you! Sunny Blessings Y’all~

  • Joy

    is there a difference between Himalyan bath salts and eating salt

    • Pradeep

      No..As far as I know……

  • Gracey

    Pink Himalayan salt is the way to go! You can store this salt in a dark place and it will last for many, many years. Its also good when you are craving a salty dish. I cut up organic potatoes and put a bit of olive oil and pink himalayan salt and stick it the oven for about 35 minutes. So good:)

  • Paula Harriet

    I have been using Pink Himalayan Salt for quite some time now. I used to use sea salt until I read that virtually all salt is sea salt because it all came from the sea at one time or another in the Earth’s history.

    The term “sea salt” is just a way for people to buy it. White processed salt can still be called “sea salt” even though it is devoid of full-spectrum sea minerals, which sucks:(

  • Rain Forest Queen

    Pink Himalayan salt is so amazing, here in Costa Rica, we use it in many drinks. It gives it a wonderful taste. This mineral was formed over 250 million years ago. It is truly a blessing, with over 84 minerals. Thanks for sharing this, I hope more people will switch to the PINK!

  • Stephanie

    Wow the good old ancient days, when people valued things that made their bodies healthier and stronger and not precious metals.

  • Julie

    I bought my first bottle of Pink Himalayan salt from Bj’s last month. Here is what I have noticed, it is not as salty as Sea Salt at all, but it still tastes really good.

  • Ruth Anne Mak

    It has a different flavor…I love it!

  • val yenko

    All of that from some pink salt?! That’s amazing and I am headed out to the market to buy some now. One question, does it taste more earthy than regular salt?

    • Kate Klawitter

      No it tastes the same, but might have to use slightly less than regular as it is a tad bit more salty