Black Salt As A Spice And Medicine

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Black salt, also known as Kala Namak and Sanchal, is a special type of Indian volcanic rock salt.
Black salt is not really black. This delicious salt has a purple color and distinctive smell of sulfur, which is very similar to the smell of boiled eggs.
Black salt is obtained from the volcanic regions of Pakistan and India.
It is used in Indian cuisine as a condiment, which gives a specific flavor to salads, snacks, chutney and other Indian dishes.

This spice is also very popular in the western world, especially in vegans and vegetarians circles.


Black salt is often used in food because it has the taste and smell of eggs, for example, it is often added to the tofu or paneer cheese for better and different taste.
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According to Indian medical science, Ayurveda, black salt is a very healthy food.

Ayurveda believes that black salt …

is a good source of iron,
improves digestion,
helps against bloating and constipation,
prevents heartburn,
improves vision,
rejuvenates the body.

According to ayurvedic doctors, sea and especially rock salt are best for health.

Unlike those common salt does not increase the content of sodium in the blood and therefore it is especially recommended for patients with high pressure.


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