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Rock salt - Saindhava lavana

What is Saindhava Lavana?


Saindhava lavana is name for Himalayan Pink rock salt. The word “Saindhava” refers to the ancient Sindhu Kingdom talked of in the Indian epic The Mahabharata. The Sindhu kingdom was located in the Indus river valley in modern day Pakistan. “Lavana” means “salt”. So Saindhava Lavana means salt that comes from the region of the Indus river valley. The famous Khewra Salt Mine, one of the primary sources of Saindhava Lavana, is located in the foothills at the head of the valley beside one of the tributaries of the Indus.

Saindhava lavana, which is mined in Pakistan, is sold widely in India as a culinary salt. Many Indians mistakenly believe the salt actually originates in India. Saindhava lavana is also the base salt that goes into making Kala Namak and Sajji salts. Saindhava Lavana is also sold in Europe and the United States as “Himalayan Pink” or “Himalayan Pink Sea Salt” (even though it is a rock salt). It is ground and used as a culinary salt, carved into salt lamps, and also carved into Himalayan salt blocks used for cooking and serving food.

Chemical composition


Sodium chloride is the major ingredient making up to 98 %. It contains many useful minerals and elements. It also contains Iodine, Lithium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Chromium, Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Strontium, etc.

Qualities of Saindhava lavana:


  • taste – salt, slightly sweet taste
  • potency - cold
  • qualities – light, unctuous,
  • effect on Tridosha – the salt taste usually increases Pitta, but Saindhava Lavana, being cold in potency helps to balance Pitta. Because of its Salt taste, it balances Vata and It helps to relieve chest congestion due to sputum accumulation, because it also relieves Kapha. Hence it is one of the rare Ayurvedic substance that balances all the three Doshas.

Rock salt side effects


It is not indicated in people with high blood pressure, edema and water retention. In very high doses, it may increase blood pressure. Restrict intake in Pitta conditions.

DISCLAIMER: The information in this document is presented for the sole purpose of imparting education on Maharishi AyurVeda and neither the information nor the products are intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure or prevent any disease. If you have a medical condition, or are pregnant or lactating, please consult a health professional and it is recommended that you speak with your physician before making significant changes to your diet or routine.


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Unit: 250g
SKU: 14032

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Maharishi AyurVedaRock Salt (Saindhava Lavana)


Unlike normal salt Rock salt does not increase Pitta dosha. It is said to pacify all three doshas when used in appropriate quantities.

Contents

250g in a clear PET pot.

Rock Salt 250g powder

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14032

Directions


Use in Cooking

Ingredients:


  • Rock Salt

Contraindications/Precautions


Restrict intake in Pitta conditions.

Allergy advice: Contains


None known.

Additional Information

Quantity 250g
Ean code 5025868140328
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Rock salt - Saindhava lavana

What is Saindhava Lavana?


Saindhava lavana is name for Himalayan Pink rock salt. The word “Saindhava” refers to the ancient Sindhu Kingdom talked of in the Indian epic The Mahabharata. The Sindhu kingdom was located in the Indus river valley in modern day Pakistan. “Lavana” means “salt”. So Saindhava Lavana means salt that comes from the region of the Indus river valley. The famous Khewra Salt Mine, one of the primary sources of Saindhava Lavana, is located in the foothills at the head of the valley beside one of the tributaries of the Indus.

Saindhava lavana, which is mined in Pakistan, is sold widely in India as a culinary salt. Many Indians mistakenly believe the salt actually originates in India. Saindhava lavana is also the base salt that goes into making Kala Namak and Sajji salts. Saindhava Lavana is also sold in Europe and the United States as “Himalayan Pink” or “Himalayan Pink Sea Salt” (even though it is a rock salt). It is ground and used as a culinary salt, carved into salt lamps, and also carved into Himalayan salt blocks used for cooking and serving food.

Chemical composition


Sodium chloride is the major ingredient making up to 98 %. It contains many useful minerals and elements. It also contains Iodine, Lithium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Chromium, Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Strontium, etc.

Qualities of Saindhava lavana:


  • taste – salt, slightly sweet taste
  • potency - cold
  • qualities – light, unctuous,
  • effect on Tridosha – the salt taste usually increases Pitta, but Saindhava Lavana, being cold in potency helps to balance Pitta. Because of its Salt taste, it balances Vata and It helps to relieve chest congestion due to sputum accumulation, because it also relieves Kapha. Hence it is one of the rare Ayurvedic substance that balances all the three Doshas.

Rock salt side effects


It is not indicated in people with high blood pressure, edema and water retention. In very high doses, it may increase blood pressure. Restrict intake in Pitta conditions.

DISCLAIMER: The information in this document is presented for the sole purpose of imparting education on Maharishi AyurVeda and neither the information nor the products are intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure or prevent any disease. If you have a medical condition, or are pregnant or lactating, please consult a health professional and it is recommended that you speak with your physician before making significant changes to your diet or routine.

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