The Ayurvedic Sanskrit name of rock salt is “Saindhav lavan” . Saindhav lavan is one among 5 salts described by ayurveda.It is also known as “Halite”, which is a mineral of Sodium chloride. Rock salt is rich in minerals and does not pose health problems. The benefits of rock salt have been described here.
This salt enhances the taste of formulations and recipes in which it has been used.
Rock salt supplies minerals which are required by our body. Our body requires salt for its proper functioning. Salt enhances water absorption, maintains PH and helps in movement of nutrients between tissue fluid and cells.
Ayurvedic formulations for digestive disorders contain Saindhav lavan as it improves appetite, removes gas and soothes heartburn.