Himalayan rock salt is a healing mineral that has been used for centuries! It can be used to treat many ailments – from asthma, sinusitis, eczema, to improving bone strength, and even preventing muscle cramps.
The beautiful pink, red and white hues of himalayan rock salt are an indication of it’s rich mineral and and iron content.
You may have seen himalayan salt lamps around recently, as they are becoming more and more popular. Salt lamps are great for purifying the air and reducing electromagnetic radiation (EM). We are constantly exposed to EM everyday from our electronics. Salt lamps emit negative ions, which help to cancel out the positive ions that our electronics (cell phone, computer, TV) emit.
They also help to improve breathing and reduce symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, coughs and other respiratory ailments by filtering out dust, mould, mildew, and dander molecules.
Another benefit that I find with my himalayan salt lamp, is that the warm, low light is very relaxing for the evening. I like to have it on before I go to bed and during my yoga practice to help calm the mind and create a sleepy atmosphere.
Himalayan Rock Salt Inhalers
One of my favourite ways to get all the benefits of this wonderful mineral, is my himalayan rock salt inhaler. I have seen tremendous benefits for my own health and seasonal cough with the use of this simple & natural product. This is how the negative ions from the salt can benefit your lungs and breathing:
“The trachea is the windpipe, the passage through which air travels into our lungs. Along the trachea are cilia, tiny organelles which keep airborne particles from passing into the lungs. If cilial activity is inhibited, as in cystic fibrosis, more foreign particles are introduced into the lungs. If cilial activity is uninhibited, the junk is kept out of the lungs and discharged later via saliva and mucus. Research shows that negative ion exposure increases cilial activity in the trachea of humans and monkeys, while positive ion exposure inhibits it.” 
When you use your himalayan rock salt inhaler, the negative ions that you are inhaling help to increase cilial activity in the trachea. This helps to flush out built up pollutants, dust, pollen, and any foreign particles that might be causing the irritation in your chest.
Here is a quick demo of how I use my rock salt inhaler with essential oils to ease seasonal congestion and coughs:
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