* Indian black salt is considered a cooling spice in ayurvedic medicine and is recommended for many health issues such as constipation, indigestion, heartburn, bloating, flatulence, goiter, poor eyesight and hysteria, according to the book “Herbs that Heal.” In India, black salt is sometimes recommended to people on low-salt diets due to hypertension because it’s believed to be lower in sodium content compared to regular table salt.
Black Salt is a type of Indian volcanic rock salt commonly used in India, Pakistan and other Asian countries. The “black” salt is actually pinkish-grey due to the presence of iron and other minerals. Indian black salt has a very distinctive sulfurous taste, often compared to hard-boiled egg yolks. Its health benefits are numerous according to ayurvedic medicine, but the claims are largely anecdotal as no scientific research has been conducted on Indian black salt to date. Consult a naturopath or ayurvedic practitioner about the potential health benefits of Indian black salt.
Used in cooking vegetables, bean/lentil, rice, chicken/fish curries, etc. Sprinkle on vegetable/fruit salads and plain yogurt.
*The above does not offer medical advice. Please consult your doctor for any health-related or medicinal uses of the above spice.