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Soma Salt is the preferred salt of the Ancient Ayurvedic texts.
The ancient Charak Samhita, Ayurveda’s central reference text, lists eight edible and beneficial kinds of salt coming from the Himalayas. It names the best among them, Soma Lavan, or Soma Salt.
This cooling variety of salt is said to give numerous benefits in Charak Samhita. Soma Salt is described in Chapter 27, Verse 300 as: rochanam (tasty), deepanam (increasing the digestive fire, which supports all seven tissues), vrishyam (supporting shukra dhatu, or reproductive tissue), chakchushya (supporting the longevity of the eyes by cooling the liver), avidahi cha (not creating a digestive imbalance due to excess heating quality, and not causing retention of toxins as other salts do), tridoshagnam (pacifying all three doshas and having a somewhat sweet taste), lavanottamam (the best of all salts).
Soma Salt is a cooling rock salt, as the name soma suggests. In nature, soma represents the cooling, nurturing elements which are so often missing in modern life. While all salts have a hot (agni) quality, only Soma Salt has the cooling (soma) quality needed to balance it.
Soma Salt is extracted from the mountains of North West India in the historic land of Sindh. In Vaidya Mishra’s Shaka Vansya Ayurvedic lineage, this salt is known as the “Queen of Salts” due to its high mineral content and its unparalleled somagenic qualities.
We take great care to purify the large, salt rocks that we receive from India using a Shaka Vansya purification technique passed down in Vaidya Mishra’s family.
Each batch is tested in an independent lab to make sure that there are no unwanted minerals or contaminants. Tests reveal the following mineral content: Calcium 361 mg per 100 g, Iron 1.1 per 100 g, Magnesium 102 per 100 g, Potassium 1600 mg per 100g, Sodium 16,800 mg per 100g.
Soma lavan (Soma Salt)
Fine, powdered salt in 1 oz (sample size), 8 oz, and 1 lb
Add to any savory dish. You will find that this salt is less salty and more satisfying than other salts. By comparison, other salts seem almost harsh compared to the sweetness of Soma Salt.
Use under the guidance of a Shaka Vansya Ayurveda practitioner. Please consult with your physician before using Soma Salt.
This product and statements have not been evaluated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and are not intended to be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All of the information above is intended to be used for educational purposes only and may not be used to replace or compliment medical advice.
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Posted by Unknown on 6th Jan 2017
Like all of the other reviews I agree there is no going back! soooo much better than regular sea salt and i feel the difference in my body between the two. Thank you
Posted by Charles Winter on 12th Nov 2016
I have eaten the salt for several years. I don't feel much difference between this or other natural salt product but on the recommendation of others I feel it's good.
Posted by Saasha.P on 15th Sep 2016
We completely switched to this salt and i feel i dont bloat as much.It has a nice taste and is not overpowering. You may have a tendency to over use it but be careful. Add after completely cooking the meal so you eat less salt.
they do form lumps in my wooden container, but i dont mind since i add the lumps in gravy/curry.
it doesnt sprinkle like table salt but thats because this doesnt have additives and its pure.
Posted by Unknown on 25th Aug 2016
I have been using this salt in my neti pot for the last 1.5 and love it, my allergies are kept at bay and i have not gotten sick at all!!!
Posted by Alan Wolfson on 31st Dec 2015
You must try this salt. there is no going back. Thank you Vaidya
Posted by Aparna on 8th Sep 2015
I love using this salt! It balances my pitta and does not dehydrate my body.
Posted by Mukunda on 6th Apr 2015
This salt is super tasty and amazing
Posted by Darlene Yarbrough on 3rd Apr 2014
I used soma salt for a few months and then ran out. So, I decided to use up the remaining sea salt I had on hand from earlier. I could hardly eat the food I salted with it. The sea salt was harsh. It seemed too salty. I have always called Soma Salt "soft salt". It seems to melt into the food. Fortunately, my order has arrived with two envelopes of soma salt so I won't run out.
Posted by Gaurav on 27th Feb 2014
Soft and silky are the words that come to mind to describe it! Have been using this salt ever since I came to know about it. Going back to the commercial table salt after using this feels like ingesting a firecracker.......
Posted by Sita on 17th Oct 2013
This is by far the best salt available anywhere! The flavor is great, and both my husband and I noticed that it never causes any joint swelling like regular salt. I use it in all my cooking as well as on the table. Highly recommend it - I just wish that it was available in larger packages :)
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