A salt story: Are you taking too much or too little amount of Salt?

Sodium chloride (NaCl) is the scientific name given to salt. It is essential in innumerable ways if taken in the correct dose. Salt is the buddy ingredient of our sense of taste. Apart from that it has a healing effect on our mind, body and soul!

Plunging yourself in a hot bathtub of salt water in the evening drives away all fatigue! You can equally pamper yourself with a homemade exfoliation by mixing lemon and salt and scrub your face and body.

If you cannot do without coffee or you are having pizza tonight, (any cheesy and high in carbohydrate food) make sure you do brush your teeth and give your mouth a lukewarm salt water gargle. That can guarantee to protect your teeth from losing its twinkling glow, whilst driving bad breath!

Did you know that taking a bit of salt and honey before going to bed can help in having a sound sleep? Yeah, that’s true! This is because this mixture can work wonders and regulate your hormonal imbalances which could be the cause of a series of illness. So, before spending your hard earned money at the doctor’s cabin, try this chill pill and be stress-free!

Furthermore if you are a plant lover, no need to jump over all chemicals in the nearby mall; see your plants flourish by just adding little amount of salt once every fortnight when watering them! Simple right?

When preparing your pickles, try rubbing salt on them (mango, olive…) before the sun dry process. This will not only make your achar yummy,  but it will help to preserve them for a longer time. Mine is the imli achar 🙂

It is also considered to have powerful spiritual remedy. Here you go:

Holy Bible

“And every offering of your grain offering you shall season with salt; you shall not allow the salt of the covenant of your God to be lacking from your grain offering. With all your offerings you shall offer salt.” Leviticus 2:13

Holy Garuda Purana Preta Khanda

“Salt is on par with everything divine. It yields everything the person wishes for himself. No dish tastes without salt. Hence, salt is the favourite with the   Pitrs   (ancestors). The gift of salt leads them to heavens. Salt originated from the body of Lord Vishnu, hence yogins praise a gift of salt. Whenever a person is on their deathbed salt should be given as a gift. It opens the door way to the heavens.” (29: 30­33)

Holy Quran

And it is He who has released [simultaneously] the two seas, one fresh and sweet and one salty and bitter, and He placed between them a barrier and prohibiting partition.” (25:53)


Too much salt:

  • Brain does not work to its full capacity
  • Feel thirsty
  • Swelling
  • Overweight due to water retention in the body
  • High blood pressure

Too little salt:

  • Weakness and fragile bones
  • Fatigue
  • Headache along with nausea
  • Cramps
  • No taste in food

*Kindly note that this text is only an informative one, with no particular discrimination or so to beliefs or religious matters.

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