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Soma Salt

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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. super salt! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Apr 2015

    This salt is super tasty and amazing

  2. SOMA SALT WINS OUT! 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  3. Very nice salt 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.......

  4. Best salt anywhere!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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 :)

  5. Very little for a lot of flavor 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Aug 2013

    I bought this on the recommendation of an Ayurveda practitioner. I use it whenever I cook. It took a little getting used to, because you can use less than regular table salt, for the same salty flavor. At first I used what I considered a "normal" amount, and the dish tasted too salty. The next few times, I used substantially less, and then it actually wasn't salty enough. I don't know the exact formula, but you might start out using 1/2 what you'd normally use, and adjust from there.

    The salt is a very fine powder, with a slight pinkish tinge. I keep it in a glass jar for convenience. Over time, due to moisture in the air, the salt has caked up a bit, but it is easy to break up to use.

    It is a little less convenient to use than granulated table salt, because due to the caking, you can't really sprinkle it from a shaker. Every time I want to use it, I need to use a clean, dry spoon to scoop it out. But considering the health benefits, I think this it is well worth this slight hassle. I have just bought my second bag, and one for my parents as well.

  6. best salt ever 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Aug 2013

    I love salt. I have a large variety of special, natural salts. The only one I use is the Soma Salt, since it is by far the very best tasting salt I have ever had. It is truly satisfying to the palate, and the bonus is that it is so great for our bodies. It is the premium salt for mankind!

  7. Tastes great and good for you 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th May 2013

    My ayurvedic recommended soma salt and I really love it. It is very fine in texture, almost like baking soda, so it blends easily with your food. I add it to the organic split mung dahl while it's cooking as well vegetables.

  8. I love this product. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th May 2013

    I started using this product while visiting my daughter in Seattle and loved it. It is very light and makes food task delicious.

  9. The only salt I use 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th May 2013

    I love Soma Salt. I give it as a gift, all the time. There's something about it that makes everything taste marvelous. It's in a powdery form so using it took some adjusting to, but now I prefer it over all others.

  10. Best Salt 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Apr 2013

    My favorite salt I've found. Really smooth, not harsh. Love that it's full of minerals and so pure.

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