Pink Himalayan Salt Lamp
Himalayan pink salt (sometimes called pink salt) is a naturally occurring mineral which is widely used both for its delectable flavor and its devious color. The pinkish hue comes as a result of traces of strontium, potassium and manganese. It is obtained from the mineral-brine pools found in saline lakes all over the world and is formed by the evaporation of water containing chloride and other minerals. The pink color is due to the presence of ferric oxide.
This mineral is formed by an acid process when water evaporates in the presence of heat. Since the water contains trace minerals like potassium and magnesium, the minerals dissolved in the water are separated out into small quantities. Some of these minerals stick to the bottom of the crystal structure, while others are carried off in vapor. These small quantities of minerals are then dissolved in water, separated from one another and made into a crystal salt.
Pink salt is produced commercially in different forms and amounts as a result of the various mining techniques used to obtain it. There is considerable variation in the mineral content of the product obtained from each mine, and this contributes to its wide usability and delectable flavor. It is used both as table salt and as a kitchen ingredient both for its delectable flavor and for its delectable color.
One of the most important sources of this pink salt is the alkaline nature of the lake Alchi, situated in the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal. This lake is naturally blessed with a rich mineral content, which includes calcium, sulfur, iron, manganese, zinc, copper, sodium, phosphorus and magnesium. All these minerals come in various shades of pink and are extremely delectable. The trace elements present in the water and the pink color derive from them. Calcium, for instance, is the third most important mineral in the earth after oil and gold and is responsible for the pink color of the mineral.
Most of the salt products derived from the alkaline lake Alchi are used in Asian cuisine. This is because the salt contains trace minerals which make it ideal for food seasoning and baking. These trace elements are sodium, chloride, tin, magnesium, calcium, bromine, selenium, zinc and iron. The salt also possesses a characteristic of being transparent and odorless. A type of pink Himalayan salt called khewra salt is used extensively for its delectable pink color and for its numerous health benefits such as improving immunity, curing diabetes, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, curing cancer and helping to prevent heart diseases. Moreover, the salt helps in maintaining blood pressure and cholesterol levels in the body and prevents various kinds of infections.
Pink Himalayan salt lamps are highly popular nowadays for their healing properties and therapeutic effects on various types of diseases. The salt therapy is a centuries old method of healing and improving the health of people by using the natural mineral of pink salt. It is widely used in salt lamps for curing various disorders and is known to cure asthma and tuberculosis. A pink salt lamp made of natural pink Himalayan salt can be used to treat stress and to stimulate the mind and body. The therapeutic benefits of pink salt lamps include reducing stress, relaxing the mind, revitalizing the energy level and improving the immunity system.
Pink Himalayan salt lamps are considered to be ideal for promoting overall health as they detoxify the body and provide healthy benefits. Sea salt and rock salt are both effective and have similar effects on the body. The only difference lies in the method of detoxification. Both sea salt and rock salt can improve and regulate the metabolism, blood pressure, cholesterol levels and sugar levels, while pink Himalayan salt does all these and much more.
Negative ions are essential for maintaining good health and can improve the blood flow and circulation. Pink Himalayan salt contains trace elements such as sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, bromine, selenium, iodine and zinc. These trace elements are important in maintaining a balance in the body and are useful in fighting off various types of infections. Himalayan crystal salt has been used since ages for its positive health benefits and therapeutic effects on the human body.