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Health Benefits of Himalayan Salt and Benefits of Sole

Rajan is a botany and chemistry major. He has worked as a poultry breeder for 23 years, breeding layer and broiler parents.

Salt is as essential a component of the human body as water. It helps to maintain normal cell equilibrium, metabolism and absorption of water. Therefore, in effect, it can be said that a better quality of salt will ensure more energy, vitality, health and wellness of the human body.

Himalayan crystal or rock salt is, therefore, better than the normal refined table salt that we are so used to consuming every day in foods.

It may not be out of place to say here that salt is a natural antibacterial and fungicide and it never goes bad. Read on to find out the health benefits of Himalayan salt and benefits of sole.

Sources Of Salt

All salt is mainly obtained from 2 sources viz

  • Seawater
  • Rock salt

Seawater salt is produced by evaporation of the salty water.

Rock salt is mainly formed due to drying up of the lakes and seas. In some areas the salt beds maybe 1000 feet deep and spread extensively too.

The extraction of salt from these beds is by mining or by extracting it in a solution. When extracted in solution the brine that reaches the surface is evaporated to get the salt crystals.

Himalayan Crystal Salt or Himalayan Salt

It is also called white gold. It is basically, rock salt or halite. Himalayan crystal salt is mined from the Khewra salt mines in Pakistan about 300 km from the Himalayas and also from the foothills of the salt ranges in Pakistan.

The colour may range from pink to reddish for some while others may have a transparent to off white colour. The colour is dependent on its mineral content and iron levels.

Elements & minerals in Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt

source : http://www.saltnews.com/chemical-analysis-natural-himalayan-pink-salt/

Element

Symbol

Analysis Type

Hydrogen

H

0.30 g/kg

Lithium

Li

0.40 g/kg

Beryllium

Be

<0.01 ppm

Boron

B

<0.001 ppm

Carbon

C

<0.001 ppm

Nitrogen

N

0.024 ppm

Oxygen

O

1.20 g/kg

Flouride

F-

<0.1 g/kg

Sodium

Na+

382.61 g/kg

Magnesium

Mg

0.16 g/kg

Aluminum

Al

0.661 ppm

Silicon

Si

<0.1 g/kg

Phosphorus

P

<0.10 ppm

Sulfur

S

12.4 g/kg

Chloride

Cl-

590.93 g/kg

Potassium

K+

3.5 g/kg

Calcium

Ca

4.05 g/kg

Scandium

Sc

<0.0001 ppm

Titanium

Ti

<0.001 ppm

Vanadium

V

0.06 ppm

Chromium

Cr

0.05 ppm

Manganese

Mn

0.27 ppm

Iron

Fe

38.9 ppm

Cobalt

Co

0.60 ppm

Nickel

Ni

0.13 ppm

Copper

Cu

0.56 ppm

Zinc

Zn

2.38 ppm

Gallium

Ga

<0.001 ppm

Germanium

Ge

<0.001 ppm

Arsenic

As

<0.01 ppm

Selenium

Se

0.05 ppm

Bromine

Br

2.1 ppm

Rubidium

Rb

<0.04 ppm

Strontium

Sr

<0.014 g/kg

Ytterbium

Y

<0.001 ppm

Zirconium

Zr

<0.001 ppm

Niobium

Nb

<0.001 ppm

Molybdenum

Mo

<0.01 ppm

Technetium

Tc

N/A unstable isotope

Ruthenium

Ru

<0.001 ppm

Rhodium

Rh

<0.001 ppm

Palladium

Pd

<0.001 ppm

Silver

Ag

0.031 ppm

Cadmium

Cd

<0.01 ppm

Indium

In

<0.001 ppm

Tin

Sn

<0.01 ppm

Antimony

Sb

<0.01 ppm

Tellurium

Te

<0.001 ppm

Iodine

I

<0.1 g/kg

Cesium

Cs

<0.001 ppm

Barium

Ba

1.96 ppm

Lanthanum

La

<0.001 ppm

Cerium

Ce

<0.001 ppm

Praseodymium

Pr

<0.001 ppm

Neodymium

Nd

<0.001 ppm

Promethium

Pm

N/A unstable isotope

Samarium

Sm

<0.001 ppm

Europium

Eu

<3.0 ppm

Gadolinium

Gd

<0.001 ppm

Terbium

Tb

<0.001 ppm

Dysprosium

Dy

<4.0 ppm

Holmium

Ho

<0.001 ppm

Erbium

Er

<0.001 ppm

Thulium

Tm

<0.001 ppm

Ytterbium

Yb

<0.001 ppm

Lutetium

Lu

<0.001 ppm

Hafnium

Hf

<0.001 ppm

Tantalum

Ta

1.1 ppm

Wolfram

W

<0.001 ppm

Rhenium

Re

<2.5 ppm

Osmium

Os

<0.001 ppm

Iridium

Ir

<2.0 ppm

Platinum

Pt

<0.47 ppm

Gold

Au

<1.0 ppm

Mercury

Hg

<0.03 ppm

Thallium

Ti

<0.06 ppm

Lead

Pb

<0.10 ppm

Bismuth

Bi

<0.10 ppm

Polonium

Po

<0.001 ppm

Astatine

At

<0.001 ppm

Francium

Fr

<1.0 ppm

Radium

Ra

<0.001 ppm

Actinium

Ac

<0.001 ppm

Thorium

Th

<0.001 ppm

Protactinium

Pa

<0.001 ppm

Uranium

U

<0.001 ppm

Neptunium

Np

<0.001 ppm

Plutonium

Pu

<0.001 ppm

Why Is Himalyan Salt Better?

Himalayan crystal or rock salt contains all the trace elements and minerals that the human body contains. Of the 92 known minerals, 84 are found in Himalayan crystal salt. No other variety of salt contains as many trace minerals. Because of the presence of these trace minerals Himalayan crystal salt is a powerhouse of nutrients.

Himalayan crystal salt is hand-mined and therefore it retains its unique salt structure and the health-giving properties.

All electrolytes are simply minerals ions in solution form. And Himalayan crystal salt is an excellent electrolytes' replenisher due to its numerous mineral content that is in colloidal form. It thus helps to balance the PH very fast.

Compare this with the regular table salt which is dried at 1200 degrees F. The intense heat not only destroys the chemical structure of the salt but the additions of chemicals to make it flow better are the factors that play havoc with the health of the body. The scattered crystals of the salt, as well as the absence of the minerals in it, make it totally dead as far as its health benefits to the body are concerned.

How Much Salt Is Required Daily By Us?

Our body requires just about 500 mg salt or sodium per day while we consume on an average of 4 to 6 grams of salt daily. Some of us go as far as 10 grams and more. This is not difficult to imagine because of our increased use of processed foods which are loaded with salt, as salt acts as a preservative too. The property of salt to act as a food preservative is well known.

Our body is able to flush out 5 to 7 grams of salt per day. for every gram of retained salt, the body uses 23 grams of cell water to neutralise this salt. When water is withdrawn from the cells thus it upsets the fluid balance of the cell.

As the quantity of retained salt increases, the body recrystallizes this excess with animal proteins like the ones in dairy etc to produce uric acid to get rid of this excess salt. When this uric acid is not removed from the body it starts to crystallize and deposit around the joints and bones and leads to joint pains.

Excess salt also leads to water retention in the body which in turn leads to cellulite formation.

Likewise, crystallization of salt causes the formation of stones in the kidneys and gall bladder.

Difference Between Himalayan Crystal Salt, Sea Salt, Rock Salt and Table Salt

The sea salt crystals are irregular, separated from one another and disconnected from the elements or minerals in them. Because of this, the body cannot absorb them even with expending huge amounts of energy.
Also, sea salt is no longer healthy due to the toxic wastes being dumped into the oceans and the oil spills in the seas which have become a regular feature in recent times, even making the consumption of marine life dangerous and questionable.

In Rock salt, these minerals or elements cling to the outside or the crevices of the crystalline salt structures. They are not included within the crystalline structure for them to attain a colloidal state - a state whereby the cells can readily absorb them.

Table salt is pure sodium chloride. Pure sodium chloride is needed for industrial purposes and the excess over consumption landed up in our kitchen in the form of table salt.

Table salt contains added iodine and fluorine.
It also contains chemicals like calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate and aluminium hydroxide which are added to increase the flow of the salt and to prevent clumping.

Aluminium, however, is absorbed and deposited in the brain and has been purported as a causal factor in Alzheimer disease.

The purification of table salt also removes all the minerals and trace elements. Therefore for all practical purposes, the nutrient value of this salt is zero apart from the fact that it is dangerous to health.

The Himalayan crystal salt has a perfect crystalline structure that is very even and the elements are contained within this structure and connected to it so in a colloidal form. This makes them be easily absorbed by the cells and they get metabolized fast.
It is only under sufficient compression that the minerals are included within the crystal structure in a colloidal form.

Himalayan crystal salt from Pakistan

Himalayan crystal salt from Pakistan

Health Benefits Of Himalayan Salt


Plinius, the Roman writer (23 AD - 79 AD) said: " Crystal salt is the most important remedy for mankind".

Himalayan crystal salt is a naturally occurring salt that has been hand-mined ancient oceans that have dried up more than 250 million years ago. This makes them virtually without pollutants. They also contain varied mineral content and due to these 2 qualities is said to be a miraculous healer.

The various health benefits of Himalayan salt include :

  • Regulates the water distribution of all cells in the body, maintains a healthy body PH by replenishing electrolytes.
  • Normalizes irregular heartbeat and blood pressure. Improves circulatory system health.
  • Normalizes blood sugar levels.
  • Clears sinus congestion and other respiratory distresses like asthma, bronchitis, allergies, excess mucus and phlegm production, coughs etc.
  • Prevents rheumatism, gout and arthritis.
  • Increase libido.
  • Removes excess acidity, corrects digestive health of the stomach and intestines.
  • Checks formation of varicose veins.
  • Strengthens the bones.
  • Checks muscle cramps. Improves muscle tone and strength.
  • Benefits the nerves and nervous system for better nerve responses.
  • Reduces stress and maintains serotonin and melatonin levels. Promotes good sleep.
  • Detoxifies the body.

Himalayan crystal salt can be used to replace the normal table salt to obtain the health benefits on a regular basis.

How To Make Sole

Sole (Pronounced as So-Lay) - What Is It ? Benefits Of Sole?

When the sun-dried the vast ancient oceans its energy was preserved in these salt crystals. "Sole" means liquid sunlight. It is Himalayan crystal salt in solution form, made with water.

Procedure to make Sole

  • Add some crystals of the Himalayan salt to a glass container. Add pure water. Let it stand for 24 hours. Cover the glass container.
  • Then see if the crystals have dissolved completely or not. If they have, add more till finally the solution is fully saturated and no more of them can dissolve. This can be seen by the undissolved salt crystals at the bottom of the container.
  • The sole so made is 26% saturated now and is ready for consumption.

Dose: 1 teaspoon of this sole is to be mixed in a glass of pure water and consumed before breakfast on an empty stomach. Use a plastic or wooden spoon, not metal as it reacts with the sole.

The consumed water energizes and its action stays for 24 hours. 1 teaspoon is the daily dose. As with any therapy, regularity is important.

The ingested sole activates the stomach and intestines within minutes. It improves metabolism and digestion.

Note

When the water in the glass container reduces more Himalayan crystal salt can be added to the remaining water. Add more pure water and repeat till the salt solution is fully saturated and can dissolve no more of the crystal salt.

At all times, keep the sole solution covered to maintain its potency. If this is taken care of the solution never goes bad as salt itself is antibacterial and antifungal.

Benefits Of Sole

A teaspoon of sole:

  • Provides about 478 mg of sodium.
  • Gives 24 hours of energy.
  • Regulates the acid-alkaline balance in the body and normalizes blood pressure.
  • Keeps the excess crystal-forming minerals in blood from crystallizing thus reducing rheumatism, arthritis, kidney and gall bladder stones from forming.
  • Controls and treats skin problems.
  • Removes toxins from the body.
  • Relaxes the nervous system.
  • It benefits the circulatory and respiratory systems.

Points To Note

  • People who have issues with their kidneys and those who have salt consumption related high blood pressure should talk to their doctor before starting the use of this salt.
  • Consume on empty stomach before breakfast in the morning.
  • Do not consume coffee, immediately after consuming sole, as it is too acidic changes the PH of the body and nullifies the effect of the sole. You can take it a couple of hours later.

About Himalayan Salt Lamps

Interestingly, the very source of the Himalayan crystal salt is also the source from where Himalayan crystal salt lamps are produced. These are made from blocks of the Himalayan crystal rocks and have far-reaching. health benefits as well.

To know more read my hub below.

Some of my hubs on health topics

Disclaimer

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 or practice.

This article is for health information purposes only.

The Health Benefits Of Himalayan Crystal Salt

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2012 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 01, 2020:

You are welcome asereht1970. Thanks for reading the article.

asereht1970 from Philippines on January 29, 2020:

I know someone who sells Himalayan Salt Lamp and a lot of people buys it. I never knew its heath benefits prior to reading this article. Thanks for sharing.

Angela on May 01, 2019:

Can I eat food a few minutes after as long as I drink it on an empty stomach? Also can I drink caffeinated tea right afterwards?

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 09, 2018:

Thank you Deborah.

Deborah Minter from U.S, California on April 14, 2018:

I love himalayan salt! Good article.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 19, 2017:

Yes, I agree entirely. Thanks for stopping by.

Fin from Barstow on November 26, 2017:

well i will definitely follow up on this with a physician. I think it sounds nice, but then again, so do a lot of things.

Linda on May 25, 2017:

Very informative! Thank you for this! I'd like to suggest my friends and family in New Delhi switch to the Himalayan salt. Where in New Delhi would they be able to find good quality pink salt? Is it freely available in grocery stores and will it be authentic?

I just discovered your articles, gonna page mark them :) I like the way you write and share information...clear, to the point, and very informative. You're doing humanity a great service by sharing info on health matters, hope you continue

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 01, 2016:

Chun use pink himalayan salt only

Chun on August 28, 2016:

could i make my sole with the black himalayan salt?

mehranbiz on March 23, 2016:

Himalayan Crystal Salt is the most beneficial, cleanest salt available on the planet. It was formed about 230 million years ago where the energy of sun has dried up the original, primal sea. This crystal salt is absolutely pristine and natural, identical in composition to the ancient primal ocean. Himalayan salt is most commonly found as coarse grains, fine grains, or large blocks in Pink Dark pink and in white colors. Himalayan Pink Salt is used by holistic chefs, spas, health professionals, and individuals for its range of nutritional and therapeutic properties. Pink salt may be used in the same manner as table salt for culinary dishes and baking, but it is purer and higher in mineral content. Mehran corporation exports all kind of salts

janeshwar kumar jain on May 04, 2015:

useful inormation.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 09, 2013:

Hi Glenn, you are very right in that our food intrinsically contains enough salt for us. But we have been so conditioned to addition of salt to foods that we cannot prevent ourselves from literally binging on it when we eat processed foods.

Nice to know you appreciate this aspect of the hub.

Many thanks for visiting and commenting so positively about the need to curb our salt cravings and use.

Much appreciated.

Glenn Stok from Long Island, NY on January 09, 2013:

This was a fascinating article that held my interest through to the end. You motivated me to do more research on the subject. Specifically on the latest findings on the possibility that Aluminium causes Alzheimer disease.

I also found it interesting that normal table salt has so many other ingredients. I generally stay away from it anyway. When I cook I find that the actual taste of foods is sufficient, and does not require the addition of salt. I'm surprised that so many people have a desire to add so much salt when cooking. They should all read your hub.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 03, 2012:

kitkat, glad you now have the info to go with the Himalayan Salt. It can safely be replaced with the normal table salt in daily use. Thanks for coming by.

kitkat1141 from Ontario, Canada on November 02, 2012:

What a fascinating article, and very detailed. Last week I bought a grinder of Himalayan Crystal Salt at Costco because I liked the pink color! I had no idea I had made such a good health choice! I can't get over the number of minerals you listed!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 18, 2012:

Hi Nithya,

Glad you found this informative. Thanks for the read, vote and passing it on.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on August 18, 2012:

Interesting and useful, never knew so much about Himalayan Crystals. They are amazing. Voted up.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 21, 2012:

Gypsy, if you cannot locate this salt around the place you live, this salt is easily available online. so getting it shouldn't be a problem.

I'm glad you like the information. Many thanks for reading and voting.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on July 21, 2012:

Voted up and useful. Thanks for sharing this very interesting and informative hub. Have to check out if this salt is available somewhere here in Latvia. Passing this on.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 19, 2012:

Bill, this has started happening with increasing regularity now. The entire day yesterday I was hardly able to work on hubpages. The pages wouldn't load. Seems to be okay this morning.

Thanks once again Bill; I do hope you give this salt a shot.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 19, 2012:

A lot of good goes in favor of this salt my friend. Giving it a try is a good option.

This is my niche and I'm thankful to friends like you and other readers who appreciate my efforts with reading what I write.

Thank you Bill.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 19, 2012:

That's weird Rajan! I know I commented on this but I don't see my comment. Anyway, great information as usual; you are the best at informing us about these items. We actually use sea salt at our home; I'll pass this on to Bev so she is aware.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 19, 2012:

Hi Janine. There is a lot in favor of using Himalayan crystal salt and I'm sure it will benefit in your case. Thanks for stopping by, voting and sharing.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 19, 2012:

Thanks for appreciating the information Olde Cashmere. Thanks also for the visit, the numerous votes and sharing the hub.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 19, 2012:

You just continue to educate me my friend. I knew nothing about this; I'll pass it on to Bev and see if she already knows; if not we'll be trying it.

Thanks for the information. You have definitely established a niche for yourself.

Janine Huldie from New York, New York on July 19, 2012:

I really never knew all the benefits of Himalayan Salt, but after reading your hub I think I may need to look into getting some, because I do suffer from sinus issues and if it can help would definitely try it. Thanks, have voted up and shared too!!

Olde Cashmere on July 19, 2012:

Really a pleasure to learn so much about Himalayan Crystal salt rajan jolly. This hub was excellent and I like how you included the differences between other salts. Voted up, shared, interesting, awesome, and useful :)

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 18, 2012:

Hi Shelley. I'm glad you have the information to go for this salt now. To make the best of it you can use it to replace the table salt you are using.

Thank you for reading and I appreciate the comments.

Shelley Watson on July 18, 2012:

Hello Rajan, I have seen Himalayan salt in one of our speciality stores and wondered about it. I will now buy some, as once again you have educated me. Thank you!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 16, 2012:

Hi Vespawoolf. Sole is nothing but a solution of the same himalayan crystal salt in water. You can definitely try it as a detox. The entire procedure is given.

I'm glad this is helpful. Thanks for reading, voting and sharing.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on July 16, 2012:

I love Himalayan pink salt, but I had no idea of all the health benefits. I've never heard of sole, although I've used a similar method with Epsom salts. Now that I understand the natural benefits of crystal salt so I plan to try it for detoxing. Thanks so much! Voted up and shared.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 15, 2012:

brittvan, thanks for this useful input. Glad you stopped by.

Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 15, 2012:

Hi Aurelio. I think it should be easily available there. Thanks for giving it a read, vote and sharing it. Much appreciated.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 15, 2012:

TT, glad you like the info. Just replace the table salt with this one. That should help.

Appreciate your visit. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 15, 2012:

Hi Sue, I would certainly be interested in getting your feedback once you use sole. Thanks for reading and giving it the votes and share.

You have a good day too.

brittvan22 from Atlanta, Georgia on July 15, 2012:

love the hub rock candy is used to help singers in hitting high notes.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on July 15, 2012:

Wow, this is exotic that it may not be available here in Southern California. But let me see if our local Indian store has it. Voting this Up and Useful. Shared.

Terrye Toombs from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. on July 15, 2012:

Very interesting stuff, Rajan! I'm addicted to salt and I wonder if this would help. :) VUMS!

Sueswan on July 15, 2012:

Hi Rajan,

I have a container of Himalayan Crystal Salt that has been sitting in my cupboard for over two years. I stopped using it to two years ago because I was diagnosed with border line high blood pressure. My doctor told me to cut out all salt. I did because there was no way I was going on medication.

After reading about the benefits, I think I will give the sole a try. If my blood pressure goes up, then I will stop.

Voted up and away!

Have a good day. :)

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 15, 2012:

dinkan, it is always a pleasure to receive your comments. Thanks for taking time to read and comment. Glad you liked the information.

dinkan53 from India on July 15, 2012:

I really enjoyed your article on the Himalayan salt. It is very informative. Lot of readers will be benefited from your writing. Rated up and interesting.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 15, 2012:

Trinity sole is a wonderful way to get a full day's dose at one go and starts acting within minutes.

Thanks for sparing time to read, comment and vote. Much appreciated.

Trinity M on July 15, 2012:

Very interesting article rajan. I will definitely look into the sole as I love natural remedies. Voted up and useful.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 14, 2012:

ehealer, I totally agree, salt is naturally present in all foods. We need to go slow on salt consumption and consume the healthier himalayan crystal salt but in moderation.

Thanks for stopping by and I would appreciate a feedback on the results of your using this salt.

Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 14, 2012:

thelyricwriter, thanks for so many kind words. I'm sure using this salt will be healthy choice. I would appreciate a feedback on this. Thanks for all the votes and it is a pleasure to see you here my friend.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 14, 2012:

Susan, nice to know you are already using this wonderfully healthy salt. Thanks for reading and leaving your input.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 14, 2012:

Sandra, I'm glad you like the hub. Hope you find the change of salt beneficial. I appreciate your stopping by. Thanks.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 14, 2012:

Harsha, we can replace the usual white table salt with the Himalayan crystal salt. Sole of course is a wonderful way to keep getting the benefits especially if one is eating outside food which has the normal salt in it.

Thanks for reading, appreciating and voting.

Deborah from Las Vegas on July 14, 2012:

Rajan, this is truly and interesting and beautiful hub. We all overdo it on the salt, even if you don't add any, it is in the food. But I would like to try the Himalayan salt, and see what happens. Thanks for the info.

Richard Ricky Hale from West Virginia on July 14, 2012:

Rajan, voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting. Very well written article my friend. I had never heard of this before until this article. I would try it for sure. I always believe in trying something once. You did a great job with your research and stats. Will be sure to share this by tweet. Very useful information and article:)

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on July 14, 2012:

I use Himalayan crystal salt but never realized all the benefits from it. I first started using it when I found a garlic Himalayan crystal salt at my local health food store.

Great hub!

Sandra Busby from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA on July 14, 2012:

One of my favorite hubs. Good salt is so important to me. I've been using the salt from the Camargue, but I'm going to look for some Hilalayan crystal salt. Thanks.

Harsha Vardhana R from Bangalore on July 14, 2012:

Great info. I initially thought it needs to rarely used as it may imbalance the system!

Sole as 24 hour energy source is really promising!

Up!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 14, 2012:

Susie, I'm happy to see you liked the information. I much appreciate your visit, comments and your votes. Thanks for sharing it too. Have a good day.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 14, 2012:

laadhy, thanks for reading and leaving your comments.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 14, 2012:

MelChi, this is wonderful info - the doc suggesting Himalayan crystal salt. Since its been quite sometime you switched over to this I'd be interested to have your feedback on the benefits.

Thank you for all the votes, the wonderful input and glad you stopped by.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 14, 2012:

flashmakeit, I feel nice to know you found this good. It's always a pleasure to see you. Thanks for reading and commenting.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 14, 2012:

Tammy, I bet you do feel a difference after using the Himalayan crystal salt. I'd certainly like to have your feedback on this.

I'm glad you appreciate the write up. Thanks and glad to see you again.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 14, 2012:

@ mecheshier, thanks for stopping by. Appreciate all the votes and likes. Thank you.

@ unknown spy Glad to see you. thanks for reading and appreciating.

Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on July 14, 2012:

great information rajan, I did not know of Himalayan Salt actually so it was very interesting. I tend to use rock salt although I have to either eliminate salt or reduce now in my diet. Thanks rajan for another great hub. Voted and shared:)

laadhy from Maldives- The Paradise on Earth on July 14, 2012:

informative hub

Melanie Chisnall from Cape Town, South Africa on July 13, 2012:

Wow! I didn't realize that there were so many health benefits to Himalayan Crystal Salt! My doctor told me to switch to this salt about 3 months ago, and I can't imagine going back to regular table salt or sea salt. My husband also loves this salt. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful benefits, I'll give the Sole a try this weekend. Voted up, interesting, awesome and useful :)

flashmakeit from usa on July 13, 2012:

Useful information about salt. I am ready to learn more about salt because I always felt salt improved my health. Thank you for the knowledge.

Tammy from North Carolina on July 13, 2012:

I just switched to the himalyan sea salt. I am glad to see it has even more benefits than I thought. I like celtic sea salt too. Excellent information!

Life Under Construction from Neverland on July 13, 2012:

Very informative and useful hub.. im glad to learn something new from you rajan jolly.

mecheshier on July 13, 2012:

Excellent Hub. I couldn't agree with you more. Especially the free flowing table salt.

Fabulous pics and superb info. Thank you for sharing. Voted up for useful and awesome.