Natural objects that seemingly have very little intrinsic value sometimes have an impressive way of helping us live better lives.
Kelp, for instance, looks like a stringy ocean weed but is now being investigated for anti-cancer properties.
And now, scientists are surprised to learn how these weird-looking deep earth lamps could improve your sleep and your breathing.
How Himalayan Rock Salt Lamps Could Improve Your Health
If you’re a fan of salt (and you should be since it’s vital for life), then you’ve probably heard about Himalayan salt.
Like the namesake implies, Himalayan rock salt comes from salt harvested from deep in the earth.
What the name won’t imply is how good Himalayan rock salt lamps are for your health.
According to Dr. Axe: “real Himalayan salt crystal lamp is actually a solid block of Himalayan salt that has been hand-carved and possibly provides health benefits by the warming of the salt particles when the lamp is turned on.”
In this case, the benefits don’t come from ingesting the salt, but by the release of salt ions into the atmosphere.
Here’s how they can possibly improve your health.
May Reduce Allergy Symptoms:
There is research to suggest the release of negative ions into the atmosphere can help to neutralize positive ions that can cause allergic reactions.
In particular, the release of negative ions from Himalayan salt lamps could help to bring down things like pollen, pollution, pet dander, electrosmog, and more.
The only reason this works is because most allergens are positively charged ions. As experts at the American Academy of Asthma, Allergies and Immunology note: “Negatively charged ions may bind to and charged particles in the air or environment and help with neutralization or elimination.”
The same negative ion emission that helps to knock out the positive ions in the air won’t just help with allergen levels, but also make the air cleaner and smell better.
This air purification isn’t just a blessing for your lungs but also serves to freshen up a home, so it has a better aroma.
May Help With Asthma:
One of the most damaging forms of lung disease is asthma, and asthmatics resort to many potentially dangerous drugs so that they can breathe better.
Recent advancements in drug technology have made it so Himalayan salt is included in drugs because of how it positively affects airways.
That same kind of salt is also used to treat another harmful respiratory disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
According to the Lung Institute, “Some people have found salt therapy to be an effective option for relieving symptoms of lung disease, resulting in easier breathing.”
By turning on a lamp that discharges microscopic particles of salt into the atmosphere, it can help people with these lung conditions lives improve.
Help Improve Mental Well Being:
Himalayan lamps give off a beautiful, pinkish, yellow glow that can help transform a person’s mental well being.
The laws of color therapy dictate that the warm pinkish to orange glow of the salt lamps will induce a sense of calm and relaxation.
Rules On Purchasing a Himalayan Lamp
To get the maximum benefit of a Himalayan Salt Lamp, it’s crucial to purchase an authentic lamp, as there are quite a few counterfeits out there.
The easiest way to ensure the lamp you’re purchasing is authentic is that the salt is guaranteed to have been mined from Pakistan. That is the only place to find the salt used in these lamps, and if it doesn’t have a guarantee it comes from Pakistan, then the odds are that lamp is fake.