indian food


 Apple iTunes


All about salt


With the advent of industrial development, natural salt has been chemically cleaned and reduced to the combination of sodium and chloride - unnatural, isolated, unwholesome substances.

Natural crystal salt consists not only of two, but of all natural elements. These are identical to the elements of which our bodies are built and those originally found existing in the primal ocean from where all life originated.


Original unprocessed salt consist of 84 naturally found trace elements absolutely necessary for the body

- regulates the water content

- vital to nerve cells communication and information processing

- balances blood sugar levels, reduces aging

- aids absorption of food in intestinal tract

- natural antihistamine - clear sinuses

- makes the bone structure firm


According to ayurveda organic rock salt (sindala and kala namak) is healthiest - it is known to be cooling, anti- acidic, anti-bilious, anti-phlegmatic, carminative and digestive.

Both rock salt and sea salt have these benefits because of

Sodium: cures acidity, gas and purifies blood

Chlorine: frees the body from foreign elements

Calcium: formation and growth of bones

Phosphorous: sharpens the mind

Iron: helps in absorbing oxygen

Manganese: balances salt in the body

Potassium: strengthens nerves, heart and liver

Copper: adds iron content to the body

Sulphur: purifies blood and skin

Silicon: strengthens eyes and ears

Magnesium: a general health tonic

Fluorine: strengthens bones


We can reduce the use of salt by adding foods to our diet that have natural salt content like carrots, cabbage, guava, cucumber, radish, banana, fenugreek. Herbs, garlic and lime when sprinkled upon food reduces the need for salt, without detracting from the taste.

The wisest choice would be to use rock salt, sea salt and black salt.







Copyright Namaskaar Inc. 2006-2012 Web design and food photography Marzena K Saigal  @