History of Himalayan Salt

“Salt is born of the purest of parents: the sun and the sea.” – Pythagoras 

WATER, EARTH, FIRE, AND AIR. According to the ancients, those are the four elements that create our life force. We believe there is another element, a 5th element – salt. This element enhances a healthy life and embodies the healing power of nature.

For tens of thousands of years, cultures around the world used salt–in its original form as a home purifier and healer of disease. Modern medicine and science have confirmed what our ancestors have always known. Salt is one of the oldest, natural remedies of all time.

Jesus famously instructed his followers to be “the salt of the Earth”. In Islam, consumption of salt is recommended before and after meals to protect against a myriad of diseases. Both historically and in modern days, salt is used in Christian, Shinto, Buddhist, and Jewish ceremonies as a ritual purifier as well.

Scientists have concluded that Himalayan Salt was formed 250 million years ago after a collision of tectonic plates in the earth. The resulting mountain range trapped a shallow inland sea that when over time as it evaporated resulted in enormous salt beds that were deposited and then recently discovered as the healthiest salt on earth.

In its purest form, Himalayan ionic salt is not at all like iodized table salt, or sea salt. The healing powers of Himalayan ionic salts come from the 84 minerals and elements found in its natural form, as well as the beneficial, neutralizing ions that it releases into the air that provide a calm, energizing, healing affect to all those who experience it. (See healthbenefits of Salt)

Health Benefits of Himalayan Salt

The natural healing powers of Himalayan salt have provided numerous health benefits to all mankind that include improvements to attention deficit disorders, anxiety, asthma, air quality, hormonal balance, detoxification, energy levels, respiratory conditions, skincare, and many more!

Medically, salt and the nutrients that it provides are as essential for proper hydration as water. Salt is used by the body for balancing pH and regulating its cell structure. Salt strengthens bones, creates electrolyte balance, regulates metabolism, improves circulation, and aids in digestion. Certain types of salt can also help eliminate toxins and free radicals in the body.

With such a wide array of benefits, it is of little wonder that physicians in both modern and ancient times have been advocates for the role of salt in maintaining a healthy body.

Famous Literary Quotes about Salt

The lovers of God go into the salt and are made entirely pure.

— Rumi

I shivered in those solitudes when I heard the voice of the salt in the desert.

— Pablo Neruda

I am the drop that contains the ocean. Its waves are amazing. It’s beautiful to be a sea hidden within an infinite drop.

— Yunus Emre

Free will is the salt of devotion; otherwise, it would have no merit.

— Rumi

There goes a man who is worth his salt.

— Unknown

Famous Religious Quotes about Salt

You are the salt of the Earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?

— Matthew 5:13

Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

— Colossians 4:6

Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.

— The Buddha (from the Udana)