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Benefits of Sendha Namak And Its Side Effects

Sendha Namak is ideal for maintaining skin health and hair health. It also reduces yellowing of nails, fights stress, combats respiratory diseases, digestive disorders, purifies the air, promotes weight reduction and cures sinus.

Benefits of Sendha Namak And Its Side Effects

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Sendha Namak
Nutritional Value of Sendha Namak
Health Benefits of Sendha Namak
Maintains skin health
Reduces the yellowing of the nails
Maintains hair health
Helps to combat respiratory problems
Fights with digestive disorders
Reduces stress
Purifies the air
Promotes weight reduction
Promotes weight reduction
Uses of Sendha Namak
Side-Effects & Allergies of Sendha Namak
Cultivation of Sendha Namak

Sendha Namak

Sendha Namak is also popularly known as Halite or rock salt. It is the natural form of sodium chloride and is a type of a salt. Sendha Namak usually forms isometric crystals and is usually white or colourless. It can also be gray, yellow, orange, red, pink, dark blue or light blue depending upon the kind of impurities present in them. It usually occurs along with borates, halides and sulfades. Sendha Namak or halites are found in most parts of the world. The one found in France appears to be filled with fibrous vein filling with a purplish colour. Sendha Namak forms very quickly in rapidly evaporating lakes, thus resulting to modern artifacts with a coating of halite crystals or encrustations.

Nutritional Value of Sendha Namak

Since Sendha Namak is a form of a mineral and has isometric crystals of Sodium Chloride, it can also contain elements like zinc, iron, manganese, potassium and magnesium. It is suitable for consumption and is used in the preparation of different cuisines throughout the world. However, it is low in iodine, it also contains a lot of beneficial minerals in its composition that makes it perfect for including it in your regular diet. Sendha Namak can also be mixed with iodized soil for more health benefits.

Health Benefits of Sendha Namak

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Sendha Namak
Health Benefits of Sendha Namak

Maintains skin health

Sendha Namak is known to have a lot of skin benefits. It helps to detoxify and cleanse the skin in a thorough way. Accumulation of our dead skin cells can cause a dull and rough appearance in the skin. Sendha Namak exfoliates these skin cells and protects all the layers of the skin. This results in a glowing and youthful looking skin. It also makes the skin tissues strong and rejuvenates the skin, therefore making it look firm and young. Massaging Sendha Namak on your skin can refine your skin and can eliminate all the dead skin cells which make your skin look dead and dull. Sendha Namak enables the nutrients and minerals inside the salt reach the cells to regulate their absorption in the form of ions in your body. This makes your skin healthy due to increased circulation.

Reduces the yellowing of the nails

Sendha Namak has beneficial properties which take care of your nails. It can also help to keep your nails white. Usually, nails can become yellow due to certain diseases, discoloration and frequent use of poor quality nail polish. Sendha Namak can easily reduce the yellowing under the nails and makes them shine beautifully.

Maintains hair health

Sendha Namak is vital for maintaining the health of your hair and scalp. It has beneficial cleansing properties, so it helps to remove dead skin cells and impurities from the hair. It also prevents to strip the hair off its healthy oils. One can also put Sendha Namak on their hair by mixing it inside their shampoos. This will not only condition your hair but also make it strong and immune to breakage. It also helps to remove dirt from the scalp and makes it shiny and well-nourished.

Helps to combat respiratory problems

Sendha Namak is helpful for people who are suffering from sinus, migraine and other respiratory ailments. Gargling with Sendha Namak can relieve painful tonsils, dry cough, throat swelling and throat pain. If it is dissolved in water and used as a facial steam, it can do wonders for people suffering from ear and nose discomforts, bronchitis, asthma, etc.

Fights with digestive disorders

Sendha Namak helps to relieve digestion issues. It can be used as a natural substitute for laxatives. Apart from this it also soothes heartburn, removes gas and improves appetite. This is due to the beneficial minerals which are possessed by Sendha Namak.

Reduces stress

Stress has become very common in today’s world. It can get triggered due to the smallest reasons and can sometimes lead to anxiety, depression, loss of appetite, etc. According to researchers, Sendha Namak helps to relax the mind and the body. Sendha Namak can be consumed by mixing it any beverage or plain water, if consumed on a daily basis, it can manage anxiety and stress. Taking a bath in a hot tub which contains rock salt and water is a sure way to relieve stress and helps one feel refreshed.

Purifies the air

Pollution has become very evident in our society these days. Harmful toxins released form cars and buses can make the air extremely polluted. Sendha Namak also tends to reduce allergens, pathogens and airborne irritants by absorbing the water vapour from the air. Sendha Namak has the properties to pull out the toxic components from the environment and helps to neutralizes them.

Promotes weight reduction

Losing weight has been a common concern among men and women, consumption of Sendha Namak can help to reduce fat and helps a person to become thin. This takes place due to the minerals in Sendha Namak which reactivates insulin by reducing the sugar cravings. The less the craving for sugar, the less a person will consume it. Consumption of Sendha Namak on a daily basis can help combat weight gain and obesity.

Promotes weight reduction

Losing weight has been a common concern among men and women, consumption of Sendha Namak can help to reduce fat and helps a person to become thin. This takes place due to the minerals in Sendha Namak which reactivates insulin by reducing the sugar cravings. The less the craving for sugar, the less a person will consume it. Consumption of Sendha Namak on a daily basis can help combat weight gain and obesity.

Uses of Sendha Namak

Sendha Namak has a variety of beneficial uses such as boosting metabolism, stabilizing blood pressure (only in low blood pressure patients), keeping skin healthy, treating insect bites, herpes and arthritis. It also soothes heartburn, removes gas and improves appetite.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Sendha Namak

Sendha Namak should not be consumed in quantities which exceed more than 6 grams per day because of the high sodium content in it. Too much sodium content can prove fatal for our body. It should also be used along with other spices and herbs. Also, Sendha Namak should not be consumed by people who have a high blood pressure, as it can be detrimental for their health.

Cultivation of Sendha Namak

Sendha Namak comes from salt domes which are usually found in parts of America, Pakistan, United Kingdom, India, Romania, Netherlands, Spain, Germany and France. They occur in wide beds of evaporate sedimentary minerals which result from the drying up of enclosed seas, playas, lakes, etc.

Popular Questions & Answers

My mom got back pain from loge time. She have difficulties to sit down and stand in kitchen and cook. I need help and suggestion for good doctor.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Try few things for your back pain: - Apply Ice and Heat Heating pads and cold packs can comfort tender trunks. Most doctors recommend using ice for the first 48 hours after an injury -- particularly if there is swelling and then switching to heat. You can use whichever you find comforting as long as your skin is protected. - Limit Bed Rest Studies show that people with short-term low-back pain who rest feel more pain and have a harder time with daily tasks than those who stay active. -Keep Exercising Activity is often the best medicine for back pain. Simple exercises like walking can be very helpful. But remember to move in moderation, Stay away from strenuous activities like gardening and avoid whatever motion caused the pain in the first place. -Maintain Good Posture most people have poor posture when going about their daily activities, putting unnecessary strain on their backs. -Strengthen Your Core Most people with chronic back pain would benefit from stronger abdominal muscles. If the abdominals are weak, other areas must pick up the slack. When we strengthen the abdominals, it often reduces the strain on the lower back. - Improve Flexibility Too much tension and tightness can cause back pain. By increasing flexibility you need to put an equal load throughout the body from the feet all the way up to the head. -Sleep the Right Way The amount of rest you get is important, and so is the position you get it in. Sleeping in a bad position or on a mattress without support can cause back pain. Back sleepers should put pillows under their knees. Side sleepers should place pillows between their knees to keep their spine in a neutral position. Stomach sleeping causes the neck and head to twist and can put undue stress on the back. -Use Relaxation Techniques Research shows that practices such as meditation, deep breathing and yoga, which help put the mind at rest, can do wonders for the back. -See a Specialist Developing an individualized exercise plan is essential to managing chronic back pain. Some patients need more core strengthening while others benefit mainly from stretching and improving flexibility. Please consult a Orthopedic Physiotherapist for the right exercise plan. Best wishes.

Hi my BP is 148/98 can I avoid salt complete my? If so. How many days Is there any other side effects if I avoid salt Pls help.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
replace your salt take lahori namak or sendha namak in place of normal salt take arjunarishtam and hridyarnav ras for 2 weeks

Hi, I want to get loose motions please give some natural food to get loose motions or some tablets. I want to get lose motions not stop.

B.A.M.S
Ayurveda, Noida
Take only dahi chawal jeera sendha namak, for 7 days, drink pure water, and take 1/2 tsf bail churn will be helpful to you. Avoide spicy oily fast and junk food.

Sir mujhe bhukh nhi lagti h aur pet bhi saaf nhi rahta h kirpa aap mujhe koi upay batade jisse mujhe bhukh bhi lage aur mai fit rahu.

BHMS, Certified in Aesthetic Skin Treatments, Certified in Applied Behaviour Analysis
Homeopath, Mumbai
Take natural homeopathic treatment without any side-effects. For constipation eat Dried fruits, such as dates, figs, prunes, apricots, and raisins, are another great source of dietary fiber that acts as constipation relief. Prunes, in particular, are great because they not only are high in fiber, but also contain sorbitol, which is a natural laxative. Consult.
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I was diagnostic on november with TSH-22.14. I am taking thyroid medicine regularly from november month. I have limbs form on/off in my throat around 7/8 years. I was diagnostic today with Tiny colloid cyst in both lobes of thyroid and Hyperechoic lesion in right lobe of thyroid. That mild cyst will go automatically or what I should do?

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
Cont medicine hve iodine rich food- milk, yoghurt, baked potato, sendha namak- crystal salt, iodized salt write latest tsh level on private consultation for advise good luck.

Popular Health Tips

10 Effective Tips To Help You Stay Healthy During Navaratri Fasting!

PG Diploma in Nutrition & Diabeties, M.Sc.in Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ghaziabad
10 Effective Tips To Help You Stay Healthy During Navaratri Fasting!

Navaratri is just around the corner, and it will culminate into Dussehra. Each of the nine days of the festival is dedicated to nine forms of Goddess Shakti.

It is a time of fasting, and it is considered to be the best time to cleanse the body and make the body stronger. Most people who undergo fasting do not consume pulse, grain, and meat during this period which would make the body devoid of essential nutrients. It is important to make the most of this time, it’s also important to stay healthy and maintain a diet that helps you get through the coming 9 days of continuous fasting. Hence, here is an insight into how to carry on with the fasting and enjoy the festive spirit healthily.

Tips To Fasting In A Healthy Way!

  1. It is always better to eat small meals instead of complete starvation. This will help in maintaining the proper amount of blood glucose level and ensure that one does not get tired easily.
  2. Unless you are on a 'nirjal vrat' (fast where you don't even have water), keep yourself hydrated. It is always good to keep the body hydrated by drinking lots of water. Other liquids like coconut water, buttermilk, green tea and lemon water are healthy additions.
  3. As the body is devoid of any regular source of protein during this time, the diet can comprise Amaranth, which is an excellent source of protein. Amaranth porridge with milk or daliya with lots of vegetables can just fuel up the body for the whole day.
  4. High carbohydrate foods like potatoes and sabudana should be combined with fibrous vegetables like cabbage, tomatoes, capsicum, bottle gourd, etc.
  5. The vegetables should be roasted, grilled or baked instead of deep-frying them.
  6. To make up for the deficiency of carbohydrates and protein, you can also make chapattis or pooris with the help of Kuttu. Samak rice is also very good for the digestive system during this time. It should be accompanied with lots of vegetables.
  7. The craving for sweet can be met by fruits, apple kheer, Samak rice kheer, and raita. One should not go for food which is deep-fried or those easily available packets of salted snacks. This is because they are high in salt and fat content. Almonds, raisins or walnuts can be taken in.
  8. Refined sugar should never be used and should be substituted with healthy alternatives like jaggery or honey.
  9. During this time, if a heavy lunch is taken, the dinner should be kept light.
  10. While cooking food, rock salt or sendha namak should be the only salt which is used. It helps in keeping the blood pressure levels in control and also helps in better absorption of minerals.

Fasting is an age-old phenomenon, practiced for ages for religious purposes aimed at improving good health if done right. Embrace the joy of festival with the best of fasting recipes. From old favorurites to new ones, indulge in a lot more than just a usual fare-

#Recipe1: Banana Walnut Lassi Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup low-fat yoghurt
  • 1/2 banana
  • 3-4 walnuts (or include Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, almonds and pine nuts)
  • 1 tsp seeds (mix of flax seeds and sesame seeds)
  • 1-2 tsp honey

Method-

  1. Step-I In a food processor, pour yoghurt, whey powder, flax seed, sesame seeds, walnuts, honey and bananas.
  2. Step-II Blend it well till smooth and creamy.
  3. Step-III Transfer into a glass and garnish with chopped walnuts before serving.

#Recipe2: Sabudana Khichdi Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sabudana (sago)
  • 1/2 cup peanuts (roasted)
  • 2 Tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp zeera (cumin seeds)
  • 3-4 sabut lal Mirch (whole dried red pepper)
  • 1 sprig kadhi patta (curry leaves)
  • 2 tsp or to taste sendha Namak (white rock salt)
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 Tbsp hara dhania (coriander leaves)
  • 1 tsp green chillies, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

Method-

  1. Step-I Soak Sabudana in water for about an hour.
  2. Step-II Drain, then spread over a thick cloth for about 1hour. It is important for the water to drain out very well and there should be no moisture.
  3. Step-III In a bowl, mix sabudana, peanuts, sendha namak or rock salt, and chilli powder very well, so that it is coated well with this mixture.
  4. Step-IV Heat the ghee and add zeera, lal mirch and kadhi patta.
  5. Step-V When mirch darkens a bit, add sabudana mixture and turn around over low heat till cooked through.
  6. Step-VI Take it off the heat, add the lemon juice and mix well.
  7. Step-VII Serve garnished with the coriander leaves and green chillies.

#Recipe3: Sabudana Bhel Recipe
Ingredients: 

  • ½ cup sabudana 
  • 1 medium-sized potato (boiled and peeled)
  • 1 pinch red chili powder 
  • 1 tablespoon peanuts 
  • 1 tablespoon cashews
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • few drops of lemon juice or as required
  • rock salt or sendha namak as required

Method-

  1. Step-I Soak the sabudana in enough water overnight or for 4-5 hours.
  2. Step-II In a pan, dry roast the peanuts till they are browned and crisp. Remove and keep aside.
  3. Step-III In the same pan, roast the cashews till golden. Remove and keep aside.
  4. Step-IV Heat 2 tsp of oil in the same pan. Add the sabudana and continue to stir while sauting them.
  5. Step-V Stir and cook till the sabudana pearls become transparent, softened and completely cooked.
  6. Step-VI Mix the mashed boiled potatoes, peanuts, cashews, coriander leaves, lemon juice, rock salt, red chili powder.
  7. Step-VII Garnish with a few coriander leaves and serve the sabudana bhel in bowls.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist.

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Health Tip - Diarrhea

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Health Tip - Diarrhea
Powder of sonth (dried ginger), jeera (black cumin) and sendha namak also used to stop diarrhea. Take this powder with lassi (whey) to cure diarrhea (loose motions)

What is flatulence?

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
What is flatulence?
What is flatulence?

Flatulence is the condition of having excessive gas in stomach or intestine. This can result in uncomfortable feelings of bloating, as well as increased belching (burping) or passing of gas from the rectum.

Home remedies for flatulence

1. Take 2-3 gm of black pepper (kali mirch) and long pepper (piplamul, lindi pepper, piplamool) powder with honey (shahad) twice daily.

2. Slowly chew a small amount of fennel (souf) seeds or put them in a cup of boiled, hot water for 3-5 minutes and then slowly drink.

3. Eat a fresh piece of ginger (adrak) or added some fresh ginger to your food.

4. Mix two drops of peppermint oil in half a cup of cold water and drink twice daily.

5. Take 4-5 gm of ajowan (ajwain) with rock salt (sendha namak, khanij namak) twice or thrice a day.



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Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
What is indigestion (dyspepsia)?

Indigestion is a term used to describe a feeling of fullness or discomfort during or after a meal. It can be accompanied by burning or pain in the upper stomach.

Home remedies for indigestion

1. Mix equal part of ginger juice (adrak ka rass) with lemon juice (nimbu ka rass) and add some rock salt (sendha namak, khanij namak) and take it before meals.
2. Take 2-3 gm of dried ginger powder with lukewarm water.
3. Take carrot juice.
4. Take 1 tsp. Of peppermint oil three times a day between meals.
5. Chew and swallow a spoonful of fennel or caraway seeds stop indigestion.
6. Roast, grind and sieve fennel seeds. Take half a teaspoon of this powder along with water twice daily.
7. Take 10 gm of old jaggery (gudha) with a pinch of long pepper (piplamul, lindi pepper, piplamool) powder
8. Mix 3 gm of ajowan (ajwain) powder with 3 gm of dried ginger powder and take it one hour before meals.


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Indigestion - The Ayurveda Way

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
Indigestion - The Ayurveda Way
What is indigestion (dyspepsia)?

Indigestion is a term used to describe a feeling of fullness or discomfort during or after a meal. It can be accompanied by burning or pain in the upper stomach.

Home remedies for indigestion

1. Mix equal part of ginger juice (adrak ka rass) with lemon juice (nimbu ka rass) and add some rock salt (sendha namak, khanij namak) and take it before meals.
2. Take 2-3 gm of dried ginger powder with luke warm water.
3. Take carrot juice.
4. Take 1 tsp. Of peppermint oil three times a day between meals.
5. Chew and swallow a spoonful of fennel or caraway seeds stop indigestion.
6. Roast, grind and sieve fennel seeds. Take half a teaspoon of this powder along with water twice daily.
7. Take 10 gm of old jaggery (gudha) with a pinch of long pepper (piplamul, lindi pepper, piplamool) powder
8. Mix 3 gm of ajowan (ajwain) powder with 3 gm of dried ginger powder and take it one hour before meal.

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Table of Content

Sendha Namak
Nutritional Value of Sendha Namak
Health Benefits of Sendha Namak
Maintains skin health
Reduces the yellowing of the nails
Maintains hair health
Helps to combat respiratory problems
Fights with digestive disorders
Reduces stress
Purifies the air
Promotes weight reduction
Promotes weight reduction
Uses of Sendha Namak
Side-Effects & Allergies of Sendha Namak
Cultivation of Sendha Namak