Himalayan Salt

Himalayan salt is a salt coming from the Khewra Salt Mines in the Himalayan Mountains of Pakistan that comes out in a reddish or pink color, with some crystals having an off-white to transparent color. It is commonly used for cooking, skincare, and wellness and is reported as being the purest and most beneficial salt available. For over 200 million years Himalayan crystal salt remained untouched until recently. This salt comes from a time when the planet was unpolluted by human activities.

Himalayan salt contains a full spectrum of 84 minerals and trace elements. It is an unrefined, unprocessed raw salt that is hand-mined from abundant salt caves that were formed over 200 million years ago as ocean salt settled in certain geologic pockets around the earth. This salt was deposited long before the earth became polluted with heavy metals, pesticides and PCBs. Conventional white salt that is largely used today lacks the minerals that Himalayan Salt has except for one, iodine, which is artificially added to the salt. Iodine is a naturally occurring mineral in the ocean. It is abundant in seafood and in genuine sea salt, but it is completely missing from refined white table salt.

Pure, natural Himalayan salt has been subjected to enormous pressure over millions of years. The pressure is responsible for creating the salt crystals. The higher the amount of pressure the more superior or excellent the state of order within the crystalline structure. Salt, for us, is foremost an information carrier and not a spice. For information to be absorbed into our cells, a crystalline structure is necessary.

Chemically, a stone and a quartz crystal are both silicates. However, the vast difference in the amounts of pressure they were subjected to, distinguishes them. The quartz crystal embodies a perfect geometric form, a perfect state of order within its structure. The stone does not. Its elements are coarse, because it was not subjected to enough pressure to create a crystalline structure.

Crystal salt layers wind through the mountain of salt, shimmering in transparent white, pinkish or reddish veins. Only with sufficient pressure was the salt of the salt mountain transformed into crystal salt. The elements trapped within the crystal salt are in particles small enough to be able to penetrate the human cells and be metabolized.

The balanced crystalline structure of the salt crystals reveals the fine branching with no shadows or rough edges. The crystal is not isolated from the inherent mineral elements but is connected to them in a harmonious state. This indicates that the energy content, in the form of minerals, is balanced and can be easily metabolized by the body. When taken into the body, it has a vital energetic effect on the body. The result is a net gain for the body and zero energy loss.

Benefits of Himalayan Salt

The benefits of Himalayan salt over regular table salt are numerous. Some of the benefits are the following:

  • It is the highest grade of natural salt.
  • Under an electron microscope, it has a perfect crystalline structure.
  • It is immune to electromagnetic fields.
  • It contains no environmental pollutants.
  • There is no limited shelf life.
  • Its unique structure stores beneficial vibrational energy.
  • All of its inherent minerals and trace elements are available in colloidal form.
  • Its array of elements forms a compound in which each molecule is inter-connected.

Connection with Ayurvedic Medicine

For thousands of years of Ayurvedic medicinal tradition, Himalayan Salt has been the one salt that is considered truly therapeutic. This unique salt contains the perfect balance of colloidal minerals, similar to that found in the primal sea from which the first cell emerged. Pristine Himalayan mountain salt is regarded as superior to sea salt due to the fact that modern oceans are often polluted by oil spills, dioxins and mercury. Salt is an essential nutrient which determines fluid balance and cellular detox. In Ayurvedic medicine, the following benefits are reported:

Regulates the water content throughout your body.

  • Promotes a healthy pH balance in your cells, particularly your brain cells.
  • Promotes blood sugar health.
  • Promotes the absorption of food particles through your intestinal tract.
  • Supports respiratory health.
  • Promotes sinus health.
  • Prevention of muscle cramps.
  • Promotes bone strength; ensures optimum delivery of the key minerals for good bone density.
  • Encourages healthy sleep patterns-it naturally regulates sleep.
  • Supports your libido.
  • Promotes vascular health.
  • In conjunction with water it regulates blood pressure.
  • Serves as a source of balanced electrolytes.
  • Natural treatment for athletes’ foot.
  • Oral hygiene.
  • Helps reduce the signs of aging.

Full Spectrum Mineral List

Below is a spectral analysis of Himalyan salt. This list shows all the trace minerals, electrolytes, and elements contained in Himalayan salt.


g/kg – Grams per kilogram

DIN – German Standards Institute

ICG – Ionchromatography

AAS – Atom absorbtion spectrometry

TXRF – Total reflection – X-Ray – Floresence-Spectometry

ppm – Parts per million

FSM – Flamespectrometry

FSK – Frequency Spectroscope


Hydrogen H 1 0.30 g/kg DIN

Lithium Li 3 0.40 g/kg AAS

Beryllium Be 4 <0.01 ppm AAS

Boron B 5 <0.001 ppm FSK

Carbon C 6 <0.001 ppm FSK

Nitrogen N 7 0.024 ppm ICG

Oxygen O 8 1.20 g/kg DIN

Flouride F- 9 <0.1 g/kg Potentiometer

Sodium Na+ 11 382.61 g/kg FSM

Magnesium Mg 12 0.16 g/kg AAS

Aluminum Al 13 0.661 ppm AAS

Silicon Si 14 <0.1 g/kg AAS

Phosphorus P 15 <0.10 ppm ICG

Sulfur S 16 12.4 g/kg TXRF

Chloride Cl- 17 590.93 g/kg Gravimetrie

Potassium K+ 19 3.5 g/kg FSM

Calcium Ca 20 4.05 g/kg Titration

Scandium Sc 21 <0.0001 ppm FSK

Titanium Ti 22 <0.001 ppm FSK

Vanadium V 23 0.06 ppm AAS

Chromium Cr 24 0.05 ppm AAS

Manganese Mn 25 0.27 ppm AAS

Iron Fe 26 38.9 ppm AAS

Cobalt Co 27 0.60 ppm AAS

Nickel Ni 28 0.13 ppm AAS

Copper Cu 29 0.56 ppm AAS

Zinc Zn 30 2.38 ppm AAS

Gallium Ga 31 <0.001 ppm FSK

Germanium Ge 32 <0.001 ppm FSK

Arsenic As 33 <0.01 ppm AAS

Selenium Se 34 0.05 ppm AAS

Bromine Br 35 2.1 ppm TXRF

Rubidium Rb 37 0.04 ppm AAS

Strontium Sr 38 0.014 g/kg AAS

Ytterbium Y 39 <0.001 ppm FSK

Zirconium Zr 40 <0.001 ppm FSK

Niobium Nb 41 <0.001 ppm FSK

Molybdenum Mo 42 0.01 ppm AAS

Technetium Tc 43 unstable artificial isotope – not included

Ruthenium Ru 44 <0.001 ppm FSK

Rhodium Rh 45 <0.001 ppm FSK

Palladium Pd 46 <0.001 ppm FSK

Silver Ag 47 0.031 ppm AAS

Cadmium Cd 48 <0.01 ppm AAS

Indium In 49 <0.001 ppm FSK

Tin Sn 50 <0.01 ppm AAS

Antimony Sb 51 <0.01 ppm AAS

Tellurium Te 52 <0.001 ppm FSK

Iodine I 53 <0.1 g/kg potentiometrie

Cesium Cs 55 <0.001 ppm FSK

Barium Ba 56 1.96 ppm AAS/TXR

Lanthan La 57 <0.001 ppm FSK

Cerium Ce 58 <0.001 ppm FSK

Praseodynium Pr 59 <0.001 ppm FSK

Neodymium Nd 60 <0.001 ppm FSK

Promethium Pm 61 unstable artificial isotope – not included

Samarium Sm 62 <0.001 ppm FSK

Europium Eu 63 <3.0 ppm TXRF

Gadolinium Gd 64 <0.001 ppm FSK

Terbium Tb 65 <0.001 ppm FSK

Dysprosium Dy 66 <4.0 ppm TXRF

Holmium Ho 67 <0.001 ppm FSK

Erbium Er 68 <0.001 ppm FSK

Thulium Tm 69 <0.001 ppm FSK

Ytterbium Yb 70 <0.001 ppm FSK

Lutetium Lu 71 <0.001 ppm FSK

Hafnium Hf 72 <0.001 ppm FSK

Tantalum Ta 73 1.1 ppm TXRF

Wolfram W 74 <0.001 ppm FSK

Rhenium Re 75 <2.5 ppm TXRF

Osmium Os 76 <0.001 ppm FSK

Iridium Ir 77 <2.0 ppm TXRF

Platinum Pt 78 0.47 ppm TXRF

Gold Au 79 <1.0 ppm TXRF

Mercury Hg 80 <0.03 ppm AAS

Thallium Ti 81 0.06 ppm AAS

Lead Pb 82 0.10 ppm AAS

Bismuth Bi 83 <0.10 ppm AAS

Polonium Po 84 <0.001 ppm FSK

Astat At 85 <0.001 ppm FSK

Francium Fr 87 <1.0 ppm TXRF

Radium Ra 88 <0.001 ppm FSK

Actinium Ac 89 <0.001 ppm FSK

Thorium Th 90 <0.001 ppm FSK

Protactinium Pa 91 <0.001 ppm FSK

Uranium U 92 <0.001 ppm FSK

Neptunium Np 93 <0.001 ppm FSK

Plutonium Pu 94 <0.001 ppm FSK

Additional Combined Elements

Water H2O 1.5 g/kg DIN

Ammonium NH4+ 0.010 ppm Photometrie

Nitrate NO3- 0.09 ppm Photometrie

Phosphate PO4 3- <0.10 ppm ICG

Hydrogencarbonate HCO3- <1.0 g/kg Titration