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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.


 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.

The salt has been tested for unwanted minerals, heavy metals, or contaminants.

Click here to read an entire article on the Ayurvedic understanding of Salt

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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.


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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  1. I love the taste 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Oct 2023

    Being Pitta, it is an excellent cooling salt.I use it in baking, all my cooking.

  2. Lovely salt 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Jul 2023

    Wonderful earthy and delicate flavor.

  3. Ideal salt 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Jul 2023

    I have been using soma salt for years. It is the perfect ingredient for salting foods and for adding to water.

  4. I love the taste 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Jun 2023

    I love soma salt. I use it every day in my cooking. Again, I feel grateful every time I measure it out and put in my food. It is also cooling which is good for my Pitta.

  5. Love this salt 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Oct 2022

    For many years I have used the multi-colored Himalayan salt thinking it was the best for me. Then I discovered Soma Salt. It tastes great and is not overwhelming.

  6. New product to me and I love it! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Oct 2022

    I was introduced to this salt for a two-week Ayurveda detox program. The taste is mild enough to drink with warm water and then layers well for cooking. With the soft texture, I have more control over the amount to be used and really love that. I specifically used it for kitchari but will continue to use it going forward.

  7. Salt but not Salty 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Feb 2022

    This salt is very delicate and perfect for my Pitta/Vata constitution. It provides flavor without an overly salty taste...highly recommended.

  8. truly the best salt 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Dec 2021

    i am never unduly thirsty after a meal prepared with this cooling salt,
    if i eat out, invariably i am overly thirsty after having mainstream cheaper and more heating salts.

  9. Fabulous salt 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Nov 2021

    Such special salt- the taste, texture, and smell is wonderful.

  10. Cooling salt! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Oct 2021

    This salt is very finely ground, and I love to use it in everything. It's so great knowing it won't aggravate my pitta!

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