Black Salt Scientific Name
No scientific name found. Contains salts of Sodium, Calcium and Magnesium
Black Salt Other Names
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.
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Black Salt Side-effects and Warnings
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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