It’s known, that natural sea salt has many healthy and healing properties. This kind of salt contains more than 60 ingredients that have a positive impact on your health, skin and hair. Its structure is closest to blood plasma. Sea salt contains all the chemical elements (64 in total) – copper, potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, manganese, zinc, chromium, selenium, sulfur, silicon, bromine, iodine etc.
Sea salt has an alkaline effect, balancing the level of acid in the body. This eliminates the risk of fatal diseases. It helps strengthen the immune system and it is more easier to cope with various diseases, such as flu and allergies.
Natural Sea Salt Benefits
1.Sea salt influences cardiovascular system
Scientists have shown, that regular consumption of salt, dissolved in water, can greatly reduce bad cholesterol in the body. Salt also controls high blood pressure and cardiovascular system.
2. Sea salt alleviates diabetes
Metabolic disorders, such as diabetes can be successfully treated with sea salt, as it helps to reduce the level of sugar in the blood.
More than 20% of the sodium in human body accumulates itself in the bones.With adding more sea salt in food, osteoporosis can be avoided or reduced.
3. Sea salt is also useful for respiratory system
Seaweed minerals, containing in seawater, help to restore mucos membrane. Salt is a good source of potassium, which makes easier functioning of the muscle fibers.
4. Sea salt helps in cleansing blood
It contains large amounts of vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant and neutralizes free radicals.
5. Baths with sea salt can stimulate the release of excess water from skin and tissue
This prevents the accumulation of excess fluid, and skin becomes firmer, younger and healthier. And it helps dead skin cells to remove themselves more easily.
6. Sea salt is a natural remedy for oily hair
Salt helps to absorb excess oil from your hair, leaving it soft and beautiful. Due to the abundance of minerals in sea salt, hair becomes more fluffy. The salt provides enough nutrients for hair follicles, that’s why it becomes more robust.
Folk Recipes with natural sea salt
Nasal irrigation with sea salt
In all kinds of fever and sinusitis, as well during initial cold symptoms (dryness and scratching nose, pharynx), irrigate your nose with natural sea salt – concentration of 1 teaspoon per 200 ml of water. The procedure can be done when both nostrils are blown. Take a syringe or Jala Neti , press left nostril with finger and pour the liquid into the second. The head should be tilted slightly. If you do everything right, the water falls into the nasopharynx and runs out from the second nostril. You can do this irrigation 3-4 times a day.
Make a gargle with sea salt
Salted water is used as a gargle against colds – pain, inflammation, difficulty swallowing. Take two cups of warm boiled water, add 2 teaspoons fine sea salt and stir. Make a throat gargle and then spit out the solution.
Sea salt perfectly relaxes muscles and soothes the nervous system. Take 500 gr natural sea salt, add it in a tub (warmed to body temperature) and lie down for about 15-20 minutes. You can add also a few drops of soothing essential oils – lavender, jasmine, lemon balm, chamomile. During the procedure minerals actively penetrate the skin, restoring the balance in the body. You can do up to ten – twelve procedures (every other day.)
Mix fine sea salt with shower gel and make a massage of your body. You can add oil of geranium or grapefruit. Rinse with warm water, then put on a warm morning gown and go to bed.
Skin and joints
Many skin diseases – psoriasis, vitiligo, neurodermatitis, eczema and others are treated with sea salt bath. Furthermore, it can be used to treat diseases of the joints, rheumatism, osteochondrosis.
Salty baths with lime blossom
Bath with lime blossom, mint and sea salt will cure your feet from swelling. Take 2 handfuls of mint leaves and lime blossom, pour it with 1 liter of boiling water and leave it in water bath for 10 minutes. Strain into a basin, add a handful of sea salt and mix, then soak your feet. The procedure lasts 15 minutes.
As an additive in food
We often hear that salt raises blood pressure and is generally harmful.With sea salt things are different – it improves thyroid function, activates digestive enzymes, normalizes blood pressure, regulates water balance, strengthens the immune system.