So trusted is it that some ranchers have blocks of Himalayan Pink Salt in their stables for horses to lick for nourishment, especially in the winter months when frost and snow-logged grounds prevent them from grazing.
Common table salt is basically just sodium chloride after processing, not the best thing to be taking in everyday. Himalayan Pink Salt, hand-mined from the Khewra salt mine in Pakistan- the second largest mine in the world- has sodium chloride plus many more elements.
I’m also using it a few days a week as a morning flush in a brine solutions sometimes called ‘solé water’.
Solé (meaning sun) water is a solution of Himalayan Pink Salt and water that is extremely salty. It takes a lot of getting used to to drink the entire glass and it reminds me of accidentally downing a great gulp of seawater at the beach in St Thomas, Jamaica (I swear I get the feeling of being out there when I drink this :)) and feeling it burn, even in your nose. It’s no surprise because our bodies are essentially made of salt and water, in a very similar concentration as sea water.
When you make the solution there should be so much salt in the water that some of it cannot dissolve and settles on the bottom of the container. Some of the pinkish matter also separates from the rocks.
Himalayan Crystal Salt contains about 84 mineral elements that the body needs. Some of these elements are needed in trace amounts.
Directions for use: Can be used to replace normal table salt.
Alternative directions: Fill a glass with about 1/3 salt crystals and fill up with water. After 1 hour you will receive a saturated saline solution of 26% salt, called brine. Take 1 teaspoon of this solution in a large glass of water and drink it first thing in the morning every day.