It is said that the ‘father of medicine,’ Socrates, was among the first to discover the, almost magical, healing ability of salt, after noticing how quickly seawater would heal wounded fishermen’s hands.
Anyone, who has gone swimming in an ocean with a scab, wound or skin problems will notice how fast the salty seawater clears them up. Being so healing to outside the body it would make sense for it to have the same effect within, when included in the diet in a responsible way.
Salt has been given much bad press over the years and probably for good reason. The refined table salt that much of the Western world has been consuming, and which is used in all processed foods, is nothing short of toxic to the body and can cause all kinds of health problems. However, that is not to say all salts are toxic. Salt, or sodium, regulates the body’s water balance and is essential for proper electrolyte balance, but not just any salt, we need to be having the stuff nature created in its natural form.
Organic, unrefined sea salt is known to contain 92 trace minerals needed for good health and could be classed as a superfood. It has many healing and health benefits and is essential in our daily lives.
Not only is sea salt a great medicinal healer, it is deeply purifying and from a holistic point of view, it is known to have the power to draw out and dissolve negative energies from the emotional and physical body. This is especially helpful if your day involves interacting with others, where too often one can take on their stressed or anxious energy.
The best way to get an external, daily, sea salt cleanse (if you don’t live near the ocean) is in a salt bath. Immersing the body for at least 20 minutes in salt water will cleanse and soften the skin, healing skin problems and removing any negative energy which may have built up. For best results add 1 to 2 cups of sea salt to a warm bath.
So to get the most healing powers from organic, unrefined sea salt, use it inside and outside the body. Use it in your cooking and and in your bathing. Just remember to ditch the toxic refined table salt. The only thing it is good for is defrosting the snow on an icey path.