Commonly used in the Indian kitchens, black salt, also popularly known as kaala namak has known to be a type of Indian volcanic rock salt. Unlike its name, the black salt has a pinkish-grey hue due to the presence of iron and other minerals. It adds a distinctive flavour to most dishes and is known to be a healthy form of salt. Most people use it as an effective home remedy for stomach problems and is known to be good for people with high blood pressure levels, considering it is low on sodium.
Here are some of the benefits that black salt has to offer:
- Aids weight loss. Since black salt contains less sodium as compared to regular table salt, it doesn’t cause water retention and bloating
- Prevents muscle spasms and cramps
- Treats acidity
- Laxative benefits
- Promotes healthy hair