Black Salt (Kala namak)


Black Salt Scientific Name

No scientific name found. Contains salts of Sodium, Calcium and Magnesium

Black Salt Other Names

English: Black Salt
Hindi: Kala namak, Sochal Lavan, Saunchar Namak, Chauhar Koda, Choharkada
Sanskrit: Souvarchala, Roochaka, Akshapaka, Dhaumat, Manyapak

What is Black Salt ?

This salt is dark reddish black in color, mainly obtained from salt mines of India, Pakistan, bangladesh, Nepal and other Himalayn regions. It is known for a characteristic pungent smell and strong sulfur odor

In addition to Sodium chloride, this salt contains Calcium, Magnesium, Sulphides and minor to micro amounts of other minerals.

In Ayurveda, black salt is used for its antioxidant property, for enhancing digestion and for promoting healing. Black salt is often used as a part of Ayurvedic formulations that aim at reducing abdominal distention and cramping.

Common forms of Black Salt

Salt Powder, Granulate

Black Salt is commonly used for:

  • Appetite Low
  • Treating indigestion, constipation
  • Treating flatulence & abdominal distension
  • Curing obesity
  • Smoking
  • Curing muscles spasm
  • Managing high cholesterol
  • Reducing diabetic complications
  • Treating acidity & heartburn
  • Curing and preventing anemia

Black Salt Dosage

Powder: As per your taste requirement, but avoid taking more than 6gm/daily

Black Salt Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Excessive intake can cause nausea and vomiting.
Not so common side-effects: Not known
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Not known
Children: Not known
High doses can affect blood pressure levels hence hypertensive patients should exercise caution and should take therapeutic doses under medical supervision only.

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